Religious Education 2021-2022

WELCOME!!!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 2021-2022

PLANS AND INFORMATION

Religious Education plans for 2021-2022 are being designed.  However, it had been decided during the past year to postpone all the 2020-2021 Sacrament celebrations for both St. Dorothea’s and Precious Blood to the summer.  Consequently, Religious Education is currently immersed in the planning and celebration of 11 sacraments, which are occuring during July and August.  This has slowed down plans and registrations for next year.

Those plans (in-person, virtual, hybrid) and Registration forms should be available by the beginning of September.  At that time families of students enrolled during 2020-2021 will be contacted by Religious Education with information and Registration forms.  New families should check the website for Registration forms needed by new families.

Religious Education for 2021-2022 will begin towards the end of September / beginning of October.

HELP IS NEEDED!!  If you're interested in being a Teacher or an Aide, please contact the Religious Education office at [email protected]  The main requirement is a desire to share the faith with the children of the parish.  Thank you!

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St. Joseph – Part III

The pope offers a reflection of St. Joseph the carpenter and worker.  Francis believes that Joseph teaches all the value, dignity, and joy of providing and living from one’s own efforts.  St. Joseph reminds us that in becoming man, God made a statement of not disdaining work.  Consequently, employment is especially important for a family, and without that employment human dignity can be shattered, and families torn apart.  As a result, Francis is concerned of the unemployment that has resulted from the covid-19 pandemic.  He prays for “Saint Joseph the Worker to help us find ways to express our firm conviction that no young person, no person at all, no family should be without work!”

He then compares St. Joseph to being the earthly shadow of the heavenly Father as Joseph watched over and protected Jesus, his earthly son.  As a shadow he reflected God’s love by never making himself the center of life.  Joseph did not think of himself but instead focused on the lives of Mary and Jesus.  “Joseph found happiness not in mere self-sacrifice but in self-gift.  Likewise, whatever vocation we choose should not be focused on sacrifice but instead be a gift of self and “a sign of the beauty and joy of love.”

Pope Francis concludes his apostolic letter by asking us to increase our love for St. Joseph, as well as our prayers to him.  To help with the prayers, he offers the following:

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,

Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To you God entrusted his only Son;

in you Mary placed her trust;

with you Christ became man.                                                                                                                         

 

Blessed Joseph, to us too,

show yourself a father

and guide us in the path of life.

Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,

and defend us from every evil.  Amen.

 

- 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

GOSPEL READINGS

April 4 - Easter                                        Jesus Rises from the Dead

April 11 - 2nd Sunday of Easter                      Jesus Appears to His Disciples

April 18 - 3rd Sunday of Easter                      Jesus Again Appears to His Disciples

April 25 - 4th Sunday of Easter                      Jesus is the Good Shepherd

May 2 - 5th Sunday of Easter                        Jesus is the Real Vine

May 9 - 6th Sunday of Easter                        Jesus Preaches Love

May 13 - The Ascension                                Jesus Ascends to Heaven

May 16 - 7th Sunday of Easter                        Jesus Prays for His Disciples

May 23 - Pentecost                                    Jesus Gives the Gift of the Holy Spirit

 

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.