Grades 7-10 Religious Education
at St. Matthew Church
ALLELUIA! JESUS IS RISEN!
Happy Easter Everyone!
As we continue to shelter in place and practice social distancing I want to take a moment to let you know although we are not gathering for classes I am here for you. Below are links to class resources so that you and your teen can continue on your faith journey. Please be sure to check out the main Faith Formation page for some fun links to help you stay connected with our Risen Lord.
I will be sure to email you with any news concerning Confirmation and/or the up coming Faith Formation Year.
God Bless you everyone! Stay well!
Links from our Faith Formation Home Page Grades 7 and up
Easter is all around us: Sign and Symbols
What's the Rosary again???: Busted Halo's Rosary in 2 minutes
Divine Mercy Lesson: The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
CLASS RESOURCES BELOW
GRADES 7 & 8:
The text we use for grades 7 and 8 is "We Live Our Faith Catholic Identity Grade 7"
Please use the link below and the username and password.(The login is case sensitive)
The sign in is: Religion E-book Log-in
The text we use is located all the way at the bottom, 3rd from the left.
An Additional resource is Pflaum Gospel Weeklies. This program provides material for grades 7-8 (also good for grades 9 & 10). The lessons go along with the Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday Masses. Vision PDF DOWNLOAD
CONFIRMATION GRADES 9 AND 10:
The Saint Matthew Confirmation program follows the guidelines of the Diocese of Norwich. The program consists of 2 years of studying our Faith, Catholic Social Teaching, the Workings of the Holy Spirit in our lives and Community Service. We will delve into a deeper prayer life through learning and participating in different devotions of the Catholic Faith, attending Mass together and through Adoration. Our vision for our students is that they will grow in wisdom, knowledge and love, having the confidence to go out into the world to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and live a faith filled life, steeped in the Catholic Tradition.
The program for Confirmation Prep years 1 & 2 (Grades 9 & 10) are as follows:
"Chosen Your Journey Toward Confirmation" by Ascension Press, the flip book here: Chosen.
"Decision Point" by Dynamic Catholic
ALL Confirmation students - check out this video for a nice reminder of what Confirmation is: Confirmation 101
Faith Formation Enrichment Form for Grades 7 - 10
As faithful Catholics, our lives are enriched through prayer/worship, knowledge, service and community. In grades 7 – 10 (2nd year Confirmation prep) we will be further developing our relationship with God and with each other by deepening our prayer life and by reaching out to others who are in need, with kindness and compassion. To help our students make a conscious effort to deepen their prayer life and to serve others in God's name, the students will complete a Faith Enrichment Form throughout the year and turn it in by the last week of class.
Faith Enrichment Form In-Class Grades 7-10
Home Study Faith Enrichment Form Grades 7 & 8
Prayers, Practices and Goals of Our Catholic Faith for Grades 7-10
Linked below is a chart of Catholic prayers and practices that should be memorized. In addition there is a list for specific goals each student should acheive at each grade level. You may download the document for your convenience.
Prayers, Practices and Goals, Grades 7-10
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Before enrolling your child in Religious Education, you must register at Blessed Sacrament Parish.