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September 30 - October 4

Due:

Friday - CHOSEN Page

Monday - Chosen – Who is Jesus?

Tuesday - Students will appreciate how the Church survived the barbarian invasions.

Students will explore the beginnings of the monastic movement.

Wednesday - Explore how the early monks evangelized Europe.

Students will explore the establishment of a Christian empire and the causes of the Schism of 1054.

Thursday - Students will recall the growth and changes in the Church during the Early Middle Ages

Friday - Students will know the power and importance of having a personal relationship with Jesus.

Parents / Students enjoy the videos of Matthew Kelly:

https://dynamiccatholic.com/confirmation/view-program/

Announcements:

6th, 7th & 8th Grade level Mass celebrated each Thursday.

All written assignments are to be turned in on a loose leaf sheet of paper, no ragged edges or torn paper. Prepunched paper holes should be on the left. Paper must have a proper heading: first and last name, class period, and date due to top right.

Chosen Page is due Friday.

Service Projects

The students are encouraged to give witness to and integrate into their lives the message and mission of Jesus, especially through service. Eighth Grade students are expected to complete 2 service projects each quarter. Each service should indicate the corporal work of mercy completed. Christian service reflection cards should be completed by October 11. I ask that the service projects not repeat throughout the year. Please speak with me about special circumstances.

It is my hope that students will grow in their understanding of what it means to sacrifice for the sake of others when giving of their own time, talent, or treasure. Services should take a minimum of 30 minutes. If purchasing items, it is my hope that the students will use funds that they have been earned.

I ask that service completed for immediate family members not be turned in for school service projects. I am asking students to reach out to the greater community.

Following is a list of possible activities:

Make and deliver cards, decorations, or treats to brighten someone's day.

Homeless Shelters and Soup Kitchens
Donate food or supplies to your local homeless shelter or soup kitchen. Check the local yellow pages for homeless shelters and soup kitchens in your area.

Helping the Elderly
Volunteer to mow lawn or shovel snow for an elderly person in your community. Check with your local senior citizens center or place of worship for a list of people in need.

Visit a Nursing Home
Visit a local nursing home in your community. Many elderly in a home enjoy playing games, talking, or listening to a good book. Be sure to call the nursing home in advance to make arrangements for how your family can best help.

Help the Animals
Children love animals, so why not use this interest in animals to help out at your local Humane Society by donating your time or supplies (pet food, old blankets).

Support a Local United Way Charity
Use the United Way website to find a volunteer opportunity in your neighborhood. Simply type in your zip code!