Coordinator: Teresa Lovejoy
Contact info: (860) 806-5347, YouthMinicc@yahoo.com
Grades 7 – 10: Walking in Faith
In grades 7 – 10 we strive to have students walk in their faith by adding increasingly more involved service learning activities and social justice projects to the curriculum, thus encouraging students to further develop their Catholic Faith and establish their identity and role within the church and larger community. Topics are elevated to the appropriate level of development so that students have a greater understanding of their faith as teens. Prayer, living as disciples, gratitude, decision making, stewardship, gifts, and how the gospel relates to teens as individuals play large roles in this program. Please see the Course Requirements for grades 7-10 for further information.
Grade 7: We Are One Body
The New Testament and the ministry of Jesus Christ; the precepts of the Catholic Church, Church stances, Recognizing my Gifts and Those of Others, Discipleship, Child Lures Program- Teen and Internet version
Prayers: The Nicene Creed
Grade 8: Christian Living
The History of the Catholic Church; Marks of a True Christian, Moral decision making, the Saints; the Precepts of the Church
Prayers: Act of Contrition and introduction to the Rosary
Grade 9: Making the Connection:
The Holy Spirit, Discipleship, Making Moral Decisions, How Jesus Calls Us to Live, The Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit, 1 Saints Project, pick Confirmation names and sponsors.
Prayers: introduction to the Stations of the Cross
Grade 10: Confirmed in Christ
Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit, My Gifts, Saints and Models for Christian Living, Confirmation Names, Reflection on Service and plan for your future as a practicing adult Catholic , Confirmation Retreat, Confirmation.
As Confirmation should not be the end of our spiritual learning, it should have accomplished a personal understanding of the basis of Catholicism from other Christian faiths, an understanding of how to pray, an introduction to scripture, basic familiarity with and how to use the bible, understanding of the Sacraments and the Holy Eucharist, and establish an understanding of an appropriate code of behavior.
The ultimate goal of Catholic religious education is to establish within each student a personal relationship with Christ and belief in the Holy Trinity, a connection with the greater world family of Catholics, a strong moral code of behavior, and motivation toward discipleship.
The date for Confirmation will be announced soon!
Click here for the Registration 2014-2015.pdf form (Registration forms were due in June. Any forms turned in now must include the $15 late fee.)
Click here Course Requirements for Grades 7-10.pdf
Click here for the Program Overview 2014-2015.pdf
Click here for the 2014 Confirmation Packet 2014
Click here for a link to the Archdiocese of Hartford website, where you can find today's Mass readings in the "Resources and Links" drop down menu (the tab on the far right). If that link is not working, go to USCCB.org and click on the Bible link.
Click here for the SERVICE ACTIVITY REFLECTION SHEET
The 2014-2015 CCD Schedule will be published in August.
Classes will again meet from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Ann Antolini School on alternate Sunday mornings.ublished in August.
Sept. 22, 2014: Moving With the Spirit Retreat for grades 8, 9, & 10. 5 - 9 p.m. Click here for permission slip: PARENT consent waiver form.pdf
Click here for the official notice of How to Report an Incident of Sexual Abuse to the Archdiocese of Hartford report_abuse.pdf