Grades 7-10 Religious Education
at St. Matthew Church
Welcome back to another Faith Formation Year! As we move into fall there is an air of excitement and perhaps a little trepidation. Our year is definitely going to have a different feel to it, but, I am convinced that together and through prayer we will grow to new heights in our faith and love of God and one another. Let us all pray for an increase of Faith, Hope and Love in this upcoming year.
Please listen to the Parent Orientation Video that will give you a glimpse of the year to come.
Although we may not be able to physically be together, we will still be together in spirit and on ZOOM! I have lots of wonderful things planned to make this year a year filled with Faith, Hope and Love and many, many blessings!
Parent Orientation Video
Discover Mary and the Saints! (link to the CatholicYouth Community of the Blessed Sacrament, WI) https://www.blessedsacramentteens.org/content.cfm?id=9055
CONFIRMATION GRADES 9 AND 10:
The Blessed Sacrament Parish 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) is:
"Chosen Your Journey Toward Confirmation" by Ascension Press
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.