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Violet McCartney
We’ve begun to look at what Mass is. In our preparation for First Holy Communion, we will look quite closely at each step of the Mass, in order. Right now, we talked about how Jesus gave us everlasting life. We also talked about the Last Supper, and its importance as the first Communion. We will...
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This week in Religion, we spent time talking about the Christmas Season as it is in the Church. We also spent a whole class learning about the Epiphany. I hope that your child remembered to share it with you. As usual, we read this coming weekend’s Gospel reading and completed some activities about it.  ...
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In Religion this week, we looked very closely at the start of the new Church year. We discussed what happens during Advent, which began two weeks ago, and the class thought about what they can each do during this most special time. We’ve made Jesse Tree ornaments for the school’s tree and have practiced for our Advent/Christmas Program. They are...
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In Religion class, we looked at the Act of Contrition more closely, breaking it down into the 3 main parts. Many of the children already know it, as we say it daily for our dismissal prayer. How are the Ten Commandments coming along? Some know those so well already. Keep practicing both. For the Ten Commandments, I won’t be very...
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This week in Religion, we continued to get ready for Reconciliation by discussing sin is intentional, not accidental. We also listened to 2 wonderful stories from the Bible which spoke to the Sacrament. We heard about the Prodigal Son, looking closely at the Father’s constant love and forgiveness. We also heard about the Shepard looking for the...
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We are learning so much while preparing for Reconciliation. Our discussions have included talking about a special gift from God called free will. We’ve had a great discussion about what is a sin and how that’s different than an accident. We’ve also talked about the difference between mortal and venial sins. We’ll be preparing for the sacrament all the way...
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In Religion, we learned about the Great Commandment. We’ve also looked closely at what each of the Ten Commandments means and discussed how the Ten Commandments relate to the Great Commandment. A copy of the Commandments has been sent home. Please start helping your child memorize all ten. They will be tested on the Ten...
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With Reconciliation on December 4th, we have begun our intensive study to prepare for the Sacrament. This week, we talked about the Bible, how it is God’s Word, and learned about the different parts of the Bible. I will be handing out the Ten Commandments to the class in the coming weeks, and all the children will have to recite...
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The class learned that the Church has its own seasons and Church year. We learned what the seasons were called and briefly talked about each. As the year goes on, we will talk more about each season, as they happen. We began with Ordinary Time, which is the season we are in now.   The class has been...
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This week in religion class, we finished talking about Confirmation. Next week, we will discuss the Church Year and Ordinary Time. After that, we begin our months long preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  In Language, we introduced adjectives. So now the class can classify the subject noun, verb, adverbs, and adjectives, with article adjectives...
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