Religious Education 2020-2021

WELCOME!!!

Every two weeks there will be a new assignment which will invite you to learn about the life of Jesus.  To find an assignment look below and click on the grade level to which you belong, and the date which you need.  For the 1st through 6th Grade, students will use the "Christ in Us" book and portal for their learning.  For 7th and 8th Grade, students will use online "Decision Point" videos in conjunction with a workbook.

HELP SHARE THE JOY OF CHRIST'S BIRTH BY HELPING OTHERS!!

To celebrate the gift of Jesus' birth and to remember its meaning in our lives, Religious Education is collecting gift cards for the Robert Wood Johnson HIV / AIDS Pediatric Unit located in New Brunswick.  The hospital unit is looking for gift cards in any amount from Walmart, Shop Rite, or Target.  If you wish to donate, enclose the card in an envelope and please mail or drop it off at either St. Dorothea’s or Precious Blood (please indicate the amount in some way).  Also, PLEASE WRITE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION on the envelope to insure it is received by Religious Education.  The cards need to be received at the Church by January 31.  Thank you very much for your assistance!!

CHRISTMAS REFLECTION

But the angel said to them, "Don't be afraid!  I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people.  This very day in David's town your Savior was born - Christ the Lord!"                                                  - The gospel of Luke

In the middle of all the celebrations and activity of the season - the lights, trees, food, gifts, Santa, and more, let us not forget the heart of the season - the birth of Jesus Christ!  A birth in which God became one of us, and in doing so offered us His eternal friendship - a friendship which gives us joy, hope, and love.  A friendship that is always available for us - this is the great gift of Christmas.  This message gives us encouragement through all the events of our lives - the good ones and the difficult ones.  Even in the current pandemic God offers us a hope that we greatly need.  God is always with us!

Therefore, let us accept this great offer of friendship and love, and respond with our friendship, love, and prayers.

As the great philosopher Linus Van Pelt once said, "That's what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown!".

Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!!

St. Dorothea pray for us!

Deacon John

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE

ST. DOROTHEA'S CHURCH

Saturday - 4:00 PM

Sunday - 8:30 AM  and  10:00 AM

MASS SCHEDULE

CHURCH OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD

Saturday - 5:30 PM

Sunday - 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM

Pre-K and K Arts & Crafts

Abraham (Stary sky) and

Christmas (Baby Jesus in manger)

Saints for the Month

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton was born in New York in 1774 as a member of the Episcopal Church.  She married and had five children but unfortunately her husband died when she was 30 years old.  Elizabeth continued caring for her children while joining the Catholic faith and starting a religious community of sisters who served the schools, hospitals, orphanages, aged, and mentally challenged.  She died in 1821 and was canonized as the first American saint in 1975.  Her feast day is January 4.  She is the patron saint of seafarers and widows.                       - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton pray for us

St. Thomas Aquinas was born in Italy in 1225.  At age 19 he joined an order Dominican priests and dedicated himself to studying, writing, and teaching the Catholic faith.  He became a Master of Religious writings.  His works are still studied and taught to this day.  He bacame an advisor to kings and popes.  However, he did not credit his writings to a high level of intelligence but to the time he spent in prayer.  His feast day is January 28.  He is the patron saint of students and those who study religion.                                                                          - St. Thomas Aquinas pray for us    

1st Grade                       God shares His life

Lesson Plan - Nov 30 to Dec 13    with us by

Lesson Plan - Dec 14 to Jan 3      becoming one of us

Lesson Plan - Jan 4 to Jan 17

Lesson Plan - Jan 18 to Jan 31

2nd Grade                       God became one of

Lesson Plan - Nov 30 to Dec 13     us when He was

Lesson Plan - Dec 14 to Jan 3      born as Jesus

Lesson Plan - Jan 4 to Jan 17

Lesson Plan - Jan 18 to Jan 31

3rd Grade                       Born an infant in a

Lesson Plan - Nov 30 to Dec 13     manger to Mary

Lesson Plan - Dec 14 to Jan 3      and Joseph

Lesson Plan - Jan 4 to Jan 17

Lesson Plan - Jan 18 to Jan 31

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time                           Jesus Begins to Choose Apostles

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time                          Jesus Chooses Four Fishermen                        

 

4th Grade                       Born in a manger

Lesson Plan - Nov 30 to Dec 13     because there was

Lesson Plan - Dec 14 to Jan 3      no room at the inn

Lesson Plan - Jan 4 to Jan 17

Lesson Plan - Jan 18 to Jan 31

5th Grade                       Following a star

Lesson Plan - Nov 30 to Dec 13    the shepherds led

Lesson Plan - Dec 14 to Jan 3     the sheep to Jesus

Lesson Plan - Jan 4 to Jan 17

Lesson Plan - Jan 18 to Jan 31

INFORMATION FROM THE TRENTON DIOCESE

Celebrate the faith at home with activities and videos from the Trenton Diocese, especially designed for families and children.  Click on the link below.

Celebrate the Faith at Home!!

6th Grade                       And the angels

Lesson Plan - Nov 30 to Dec 13    sang "Glory to God

Lesson Plan - Dec 14 to Jan 3       in the highest"

Lesson Plan - Jan 4 to Jan 17

Lesson Plan - Jan 18 to Jan 31

7th Grade                       Three wise men

Lesson Plan - Nov 30 to Dec 13    came to visit Jess

Lesson Plan - Dec 14 to Jan 3      in order

Lesson Plan - Jan 4 to Jan 17

Lesson Plan - Jan 18 to Jan 31

 


 

8th Grade                       to worship Him and

Lesson Plan - Nov 30 to Dec 13    give Him gifts

Lesson Plan - Dec 14 to Jan 3

Lesson Plan - Jan 4 to Jan 17

Lesson Plan - Jan 18 to Jan 31