Religious Education 2020-2021

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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.

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St. Joseph – Part II

Pope Francis continues his reflection on the life of St. Joseph whom the pope believes was a beloved father who saw in Jesus the love of God.  He dedicated his life to serving the Messiah who in turn grew to maturity in Joseph’s home.

In return Jesus looked at Joseph and saw God’s tender love and mercy.  Furthermore, that love and mercy would show itself through the story of Israel’s salvation history, a story Jesus would hear from Joseph.  Francis reflects that God’s work is not always through the better parts of our history.  God does not always work through human strength, but often His plans are realized through human frailty and weakness.

The pope also reflects on how God communicated with Joseph through dreams in which angels spoke to Joseph.  The first dream told Joseph to stay with Mary after she learned she would give birth to Jesus (Mt 1:20-21).  The second dream told Joseph to take Mary and Jesus to Egypt (Mt 2:13-15) in order to avoid the wrath of Herod.  The third dream ordered Joseph to head for Israel (Mt 2:19-21), and the fourth dream to journey to Galilee (Mt 2:22-23).  Joseph always listened, with patience and obedience to God, traits that he would teach to his child Jesus.

Francis believes that in our current situation where women are often abused psychologically, verbally, and physically, that Joseph stands as a respectful and sensitive man because of how he treated Mary.  Though he did not fully understand what was occurring with Mary, Joseph’s faith told him to protect and keep her safe.  He was proactive in accepting not only Mary, but others as well.  Francis argues that Joseph accepted and welcomed others as they are, “without exception, and to show special concern for the weak, for God chooses what is weak (1 Cor 1:27)”.

The pope considers Joseph to have possessed “creative courage”, for understanding that Mary and the child Jesus needed protection and safety from dangerous people such as Herod.  But Joseph trusted in God and found a creative way to protect his wife and child.  Francis applies the lessons learned from Joseph to our lives when he states, “if at times God seems not to help us, surely this does not mean that we have been abandoned, but instead are being trusted to plan, to be creative, and to find solutions ourselves.”

- St. Joseph, pray for us

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 - February

David and Goliath (note: Thread the yarn through the holes, pull tight to make a bag for the pompoms)

Jesus Picks His Disciples

Burning Bush

Last Supper

Easter

Pentecost

Saints for the Month of April

St. Vincent Ferrer lived in Europe during between 1350 and 1419.  He joined a Religious group of priests known as the “Dominicans”, and then spent his time studying, praying, and preaching about Jesus throughout countries such as France, Spain, and Italy.  The crowds were often so large they could not fit inside a Church, leaving Vincent no choice but to preach outside.  He continued to travel throughout Europe, teaching the people about the life of Jesus.  He died in 1419, and his feast day is celebrated on April 5.

St. Marguerite d'Youville was born in Canada in 1701.  She would be educated at school for several years and married at the age of 20.  She dedicated herself to the poor and the sick.  She made clothes for those in need and begged for money so she could bury those who had died without any means.  Beginning in 1737 other women joined her and shared her mission to help others.  She would take charge of a hospital in Montreal in order to provide greater services to the ill.  Today the Sisters of Charity of Montreal continue her work.  They run hospitals and nursing homes, as well as care for those with disabilities.  Marguerite died in 1771, and her feast day is April 11.

1st Grade                                  

Lesson Plan - Feb 15 to Feb 28

Lesson Plan - Mar 1 to Mar 14

Lesson Plan - Mar 15 to Mar 28

Lesson Plan - Mar 29 to Apr 11

Family Life

2nd Grade                                 

Lesson Plan - Feb 15 to Feb 28

Lesson Plan - Mar 1 to Mar 14

Lesson Plan - Mar 15 to Mar 28

Lesson Plan - Mar 29 to Apr 11

Family Life

3rd Grade                                 

Lesson Plan - Feb 15 to Feb 28

Lesson Plan - Mar 1 to Mar 14

Lesson Plan - Mar 15 to Mar 28

Lesson Plan - Mar 29 to Apr 11

Family Life

 

March 14 - 4th Sunday in Lent                        Jesus is the Savior of the World

March 21 - 5th Sunday in Lent                        Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead

March 28 - Palm Sunday                              Jesus Rides a Donkey Into Jerusalem

April 1 - Holy Thursday                                Jesus Last Supper

April 2 - Good Friday                                  Jesus Dies on the Cross

4th Grade                                  

Lesson Plan - Feb 15 to Feb 28

Lesson Plan - Mar 1 to Mar 14

Lesson Plan - Mar 15 to Mar 28

Lesson Plan - Mar 29 to Apr 11

Family Life

5th Grade                                

Lesson Plan - Feb 15 to Feb 28

Lesson Plan - Mar 1 to Mar 14

Lesson Plan - Mar 15 to Mar 28

Lesson Plan - Mar 29 to Apr 11

Family Life

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                               

Lesson Plan - Feb 15 to Feb 28

Lesson Plan - Mar 1 to Mar 14

Lesson Plan - Mar 15 to Mar 28

Lesson Plan - Mar 29 to Apr 11

Family Life

7th Grade                                 

Lesson Plan - Feb 15 to Feb 28

Lesson Plan - Mar 1 to Mar 14

Lesson Plan - Mar 15 to Mar 28

Lesson Plan - Mar 29 to Apr 11

Family Life

 


 

8th Grade                           

Lesson Plan - Feb 15 to Feb 28

Lesson Plan - Mar 1 to Mar 14

Lesson Plan - Mar 15 to Mar 28

Lesson Plan - Mar 29 to Apr 11

Family Life

PROMISE TO PROTECT

THE DIOCESE OF TRENTON is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People and to its own policies and guidelines in regard to the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minors.

If you have been sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy of anyone representing the Catholic Church, or if you know someone who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan

ABUSE HOTLINE: 1 -888-296-2965 or via e-mail at [email protected].

The Diocese of Trenton reports any allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.  Anyone with an allegation is also encouraged to provide that information to local enforcement authorities.