WEEK 1 (September 19, 2021)

Today we got to know each other! We discussed the upcoming 7th Grade CCD Mass, which will be at 11 a.m. on October 3, 2021. We also talked about the Gospel reading for this past weekend:

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lectionary: 134, Sunday, September 19, 2021

Gospel

Mark 9:30-37

Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee,
but he did not wish anyone to know about it. 
He was teaching his disciples and telling them,
“The Son of Man is to be handed over to men
and they will kill him,
and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.” 
But they did not understand the saying,
and they were afraid to question him.

They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house,
he began to ask them,
“What were you arguing about on the way?” 
But they remained silent.
They had been discussing among themselves on the way
who was the greatest. 
Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them,
“If anyone wishes to be first,
he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” 
Taking a child, he placed it in the their midst,
and putting his arms around it, he said to them,
“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me;
and whoever receives me,
receives not me but the One who sent me.”

WEEK 2 (September 26, 2021)

Hello 7th grade students! For this week, we will learn more about Jesus. Read pages 17-26 and then complete the quiz on page 19.

Read pages 32 and 33, and highlight the faith words.

Email photos of page 19 and pages 32 and 33.

Read this week’s Gospel:

Twenty- Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel

Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

At that time, John said to Jesus,
“Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name,
and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.”
Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him.
There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name
who can at the same time speak ill of me.
For whoever is not against us is for us.
Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink
because you belong to Christ, 
amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward.

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,
it would be better for him if a great millstone
were put around his neck
and he were thrown into the sea.
If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off.
It is better for you to enter into life maimed
than with two hands to go into Gehenna,
into the unquenchable fire.
And if your foot causes you to sin, cut if off.
It is better for you to enter into life crippled
than with two feet to be thrown into Gehenna.
And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out.
Better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye
than with two eyes to be thrown into Gehenna,
where ‘their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.'”

WEEK 3 (October 3, 2021)

This week we read through our Opening Prayers.

Then we discussed the Gospel readings for this week:

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel

Mark 10:2-16 or 10:2-12

The Pharisees approached Jesus and asked,
“Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?” 
They were testing him.
He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?” 
They replied,
“Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce
and dismiss her.”
But Jesus told them,
“Because of the hardness of your hearts
he wrote you this commandment. 
But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. 
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh.

So they are no longer two but one flesh. 
Therefore what God has joined together,
no human being must separate.” 
In the house the disciples again questioned Jesus about this. 
He said to them,
“Whoever divorces his wife and marries another
commits adultery against her;
and if she divorces her husband and marries another,
she commits adultery.”

And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them,
but the disciples rebuked them.
When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them,
“Let the children come to me;
do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to
such as these. 
Amen, I say to you,
whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child
will not enter it.”
Then he embraced them and blessed them,
placing his hands on them.

OR:

The Pharisees approached Jesus and asked,
“Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?” 
They were testing him.
He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?” 
They replied,
“Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce
and dismiss her.” 
But Jesus told them,
“Because of the hardness of your hearts
he wrote you this commandment. 
But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. 
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh.

So they are no longer two but one flesh. 
Therefore what God has joined together,
no human being must separate.” 
In the house the disciples again questioned Jesus about this. 
He said to them,
“Whoever divorces his wife and marries another
commits adultery against her;
and if she divorces her husband and marries another,
she commits adultery.”

Then we worked on Chapter 6. Please do all activities and the chapter review. We also worked on our prayer books and memorial cards. If you need any materials for these projects, contact Mrs. Frederick at stroseparishdre@gmail.com. Also, remember to email her photos of your work. Have a happy week!

See the attached link video below for instructions on making the prayer book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7QGP0PrFHk

See the attached link video below for instructions on making a memorial card: https://youtu.be/Q6926ZLc2zw

WEEK 4 (October 10, 2021)

We said our opening prayers to begin.

Then, we worked on chapter 2. Please do all activities, the chapter review and the faith in action sections. Photograph and email your work for credit!

Continue working on your prayer books and memorial cards! Have a great week!

WEEK 5 (October 17, 2021)

We begin with our opening prayers. This week we worked on chapter 3. Please do all of the activities, the chapter review andReturn to the faith in action activity. Also, work on the vocabulary word section of your notebooks and prayer intentions in the back of your notebook.

WEEK 6 (October 24, 2021)

Welcome back, 7th graders! We begin our lesson with our opening prayers. This week, we read through chapter 4. Please do all activities, the chapter review, and the faith in action activity. Also, take a look at Ordinary Time on page 318 in your class book. Finally, add more prayers to your prayer book! What will you pray for?

WEEK 7 (October 31, 2021)

Howdy, 7th graders! We begin our lesson with our opening prayers. This week, we read through chapter 7. Please do all activities, the chapter review, and the faith in action activity. Have you finished your memorial card? Take time to do that this week if you haven’t finished it for a loved one. Finally, add more prayers to your prayer book! Who is God calling you to pray for?

WEEK 8 (November 7, 2021)

We begin this week with our opening prayers. Then we work on chapter 5. Please do all the activities, the chapter review and the faith in action activity.  We continued to work on our prayer book and did a candle project. More information will come soon on this fun project!

We also read this weekend’s Gospel Reading:

Mark 12:38-44 or 12:41-44

In the course of his teaching Jesus said to the crowds,
“Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes
and accept greetings in the marketplaces,
seats of honor in synagogues, 
and places of honor at banquets.
They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext
recite lengthy prayers. 
They will receive a very severe condemnation.”

He sat down opposite the treasury
and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury. 
Many rich people put in large sums.
A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents. 
Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them,
“Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more
than all the other contributors to the treasury. 
For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth,
but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had,
her whole livelihood.”

WEEK 9 (November 14, 2021)

This week we began with out opening prayers. Then we worked on chapter 8. Make sure you complete all activities, the chapter review and the faith in action activity. Then read the Beatitudes, Matthew 5: 3-12

The Beatitudes

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 Blessed are they who mourn,

for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,

for they will inherit the land.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

for they will be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful,

for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the clean of heart

for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,

for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

WEEK 10 (November 21, 2021)

This week, we prayed our opening prayers. Then, we read the Gospel.

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Gospel

John 18:33b-37

Pilate said to Jesus,
“Are you the King of the Jews?” 
Jesus answered, “Do you say this on your own
or have others told you about me?” 
Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? 
Your own nation and the chief priests handed you over to me. 
What have you done?” 
Jesus answered, “My kingdom does not belong to this world.
If my kingdom did belong to this world,
my attendants would be fighting
to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. 
But as it is, my kingdom is not here.” 
So Pilate said to him, “Then you are a king?” 
Jesus answered, “You say I am a king. 
For this I was born and for this I came into the world,
to testify to the truth. https://bible.usccb.org/daily-bible-reading
Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”

Then, read about Advent on pages 322-329.

WEEK 11 (December 5, 2021)

We begin with our opening prayers. Then we read the Gospel for this weekend’s Mass (https://bible.usccb.org/daily-bible-reading). We worked on chapters 9 and 10. Please complete all activities in these chapters as well as the chapter reviews. Soon, we will complete a candle project! More details will be coming soon!

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