GRADE 7 – 10 Schedule
For those registered for INDIVIDUAL RELIGION CLASSES: 2020-2021
Gr. 7: Encounter – Bible Study
Gr. 8: Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School
Gr. 9: Confirmation 1
Gr. 10: Confirmation 2
Update on Faith Formation Individual Classe
Faith Formation Classes in Gr. 7 – 10 this year will be in the form of Zoom Meetings, in which there are both large group lessons followed by small group discussions in break-out rooms (led by Virtus certified volunteers) where more personal interaction is possible. Lessons will be interspersed with short interactive games. The goal this year is to both learn and grow in one’s faith while forming an interactive community in a virtual manner with one’s classmates. This social interaction seems to be such a needed dimension at this time. Little or no written work will be required for those who participate in these Zoom lessons since there will be active participation. (The only exception to this will be the Confirmation 2 requirements already discussed at the May parent meeting which can also be found in the Confirmation section of the parish webpage for you to review.) Attendance at each meeting will be noted. Classes will not be recorded, nor will students be allowed to record. Using the video is encouraged for more interaction, particularly in the breakout rooms, but not required. Please make sure that your child only uses video with your permission. Use of the audio will be required. Links to these Zoom meetings are sent only to those participating in this class.
For those parents who prefer that their child not participate in these Zoom lessons, the same lesson can be done independently, with some written work required to demonstrate having accomplished the lesson. All work must be emailed to the teacher the same day as the planned lesson or it will be considered an absent class.
Confirmation 1 and 2 students cannot be absent or be missing work for more than three classes for the year.
Classes will normally be 1 ½ hours twice a month (with a few exceptions.) The general schedule follows:
Confirmation 1: Sundays, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Text: CHOSEN, Your Journey toward Confirmation
Confirmation 2: Sundays, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Text: CHOSEN, Your Journey toward Confirmation
Gr. 7: Tuesdays, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Text: ENCOUNTER: Experiencing God in the Everyday (Bible Study)
Gr. 8: Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Texts: THEOLOGY OF THE BODY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL (John Paul II)
Tuesday Classes Dates
The emphasis is more on the spiritual and theological dimension with less on the biological at the middle school level. It deals with the dignity of the person and of each other. I will send you a link beforehand so you can preview online. I will leave most of the biological aspects to the parents.
2nd half of year: ALTARATION (Study of the Mass)
Texts can be picked up in the Church Hall at the same time as the Pflaum Weeklies: Sunday, 9/20 from noon – 5:00 pm. Reminder: children in Gr. 7 – 8 have the option of remaining in the WPC program with Pflaum Weeklies or taking one of the above courses. Everyone can participate in the WPC program four times a year with their families.
All texts and most videos can also be viewed online this year and unless you notify me otherwise, children will be able to view the online text through a parent’s email.
Exact dates of these classes will follow within the next week or two. Guidelines and Class Expectations during a Zoom Meeting will also be emailed soon.