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Grades 7-10

Contact info: Teresa Lovejoy (860) 806-5347, NewHartReligiousEd@yahoo.com

 

Click here for the NEW  Course Requirements for grades 7 - 10.pdf

 

Click here for the NEW Service Reflection.pdf

 

Click here for the Family Mass Reflection Booklet.pdf

                                    

Curriculum:

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. 

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 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.

 

Welcome!

Any families who are new to our parish, please contact Teresa Lovejoy for information regarding our Religious Education Program. Contact info: (860) 806-5347,NewHartReligiousEd@yahoo.com

Schedule

Highlights:

The Fall Schedule of Classes is now available.  Click here for the Fall-2016-Religious-Education-Schedule.pdf

Classes will again meet mostly on Sunday mornings (with occasional Saturday morning classes) at Antolini School from 9:30 - 11:00.  In addition to classes, families with children preparing for sacraments  (First Reconciliation and First Communion)  will be scheduled for two or more retreats on Saturday mornings or Weekday evenings throughout the school year. 

New This Year:

* Saturday retreats for children and parents in sacramental years.

* All parents are encouraged to stay in your child's classroom for opening prayer from 9:30-9:40.

* Pre K and Kindergarten meet monthly in the cafe.  No fee!

* Parent Bible Study with Biblical School Graduate and RCIA instructor Sanita Gingras. 9:30 in the conference room.

Registration for Religious Education:
Registration forms  for the 2016-2017 School year were due on June 17. We are still accepting registrations, but please include a ten dollar late fee. Click here for the Registration 2016-17.pdf form.

Confirmation 2016:

The Most Reverend Henry J. Mansell, Archbishop Emeritus, will celebrate the Confirmation Mass on Friday, October 21st at 7:00 PM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Harwinton. Fifty-six candidates from the linked parish communities of IHOM and ICC will be presented to the Archbishop by our Pastor, Father Timothy O'Brien.

Click here for  SERVICE ACTIVITY REFLECTION SHEETS pdf (Please note the parent section on the bottom of the sheet)

Click here for a link to the Archdiocese of Hartford website, where you can find today's Mass readings in the "Resources" section. http://www.usccb.org/When you read through the scripture for the day, you can scroll down to the bottom of the page for a form on which to enter your email address if you'd like the daily readings sent to you every morning.

 

Click here for the Family Mass Reflection Booklet.pdf

Click here for the official notice of How to Report an Incident of Sexual Abuse to the Archdiocese of Hartford reportabuse.pdf