For Sunday, June 7, 2020
A Zoom class is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. today. Please check your email for the invitation and link to the Zoom call.
For Sunday, May 31, 2020
Zoom class. Please check your email for the invitation and link.
For the week of May 24, 2020
Memorial Day weekend. There is no religious education lesson for this week.
For the week of May 17, 2020
Good Sunday morning, everyone!
I hope everyone had a good week. First thing……. Can everyone think of at least one good thing that happened to them (how God blessed them) during this past week? Do you remember that one thing? Okay, now take 3 slow and quiet deep breaths. When you finish, thank God for that one good thing that happened, then say an Our Father.
Next….. What do you remember from what you studied in last week’s class?…. Again, without looking at the text, can you remember how to say the Apostles Creed? Try!… Do you remember what everything means?…. Okay, I’ll ask you that again in a few weeks.
This coming week (Thursday) we will celebrate the feast of the Ascension. Do you know what we celebrate on that day? Today I ask you to study page 236 below and answer the question at the bottom of the page.
Finally, as always, I ask you to pray for your classmates and their families (JEN CALLS ZACK).
For the week of May 10, 2020
Good morning, all you “JEN CALLS ZACK” kids! How are you all doing? I hope you and your families are all well. It looks like we’re starting to have some nice weather. But we still have to be careful when we go outside. But I’m sure you all listen to what your parents tell you about being outside when other people are around.
Before you do this week’s lesson, take a little time and take 3 slow and quiet deep breaths, then say an Our Father. Next, take a couple of minutes to remember what you did last Sunday. Do you remember what you studied last Sunday?…………………………………………………………………………… Can you remember, without looking, how to say the ” Act of Contrition”? After you’ve tried to remember, read it again to see what you forgot.
For today’s lesson, please study page 48 (below). Again, I think you may have been taught the “Apostles Creed” in the Second or Third Grade. Do you remember studying this before? Anyway, read it two or three times, then see how much of it you can say without looking. If you’re not sure what something means, write it down. Then either ask someone in your family what it means, or save it until you come to church again and someone there will help you.
Finally, print the below attachment (if you can) and write the correct word in the blanks (chose from the words that are at the bottom of the page).
Finally, again please remember to pray for your classmates and their families (JEN CALLS ZACK).
Thank you, Mr Dan
For the week of May 3, 2020
I hope you are all well. And even though you might not have the chance to go outside very much. I hope you do have the chance to let the light of your mind shine, and the warmth of your heart glow at home.
This week, first please take a couple of minutes to remember what you studied last week about the rosary and the four sets of mysteries. See how many you can remember without looking. Then for today’s lesson, please study pages 95 and 96 (below). I think you’re all familiar with the Sacrament of Reconciliation, so this should just be a chance to remember what you learned before. Please try to make sure you are able to say the Act of Contrition (page 96) without reading it.
Finally, again please remember to pray for your classmates (JEN CALLS ZACK).
For the week of April 26, 2020
I hope you and your families are all well.
Try to remember what you studied last week about the rosary (pages 198 and 199). Then read pages 200 and 201 (below). In reading these two pages, you’ll see that there are four sets of mysteries (Joyful, Light, Sorrowful and Glorious) and five individual mysteries in each set. That makes 20 mysteries (4 x 5 = 20) all together. Try to remember the names of all the mysteries and their meaning.
Also, please remember to pray for your classmates (JEN CALLS ZACK)
For the week of April 19, 2020
Please read the two pages above about the Rosary. While you’re reading page 198 (the first page), follow the description that they give you by matching what they say with an actual set of rosary beads (if you have one). If you don’t have a set of rosary beads then follow the description with the picture on the second page (199).
Also, very important, please remember to say a prayer for “JEN CALLS JACK” for each of your classmates and their families (as well as for kids everywhere and their families – “K”).
I look forward to ‘seeing’ you all again.
No reading/homework assignment for Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.
For the week of April 5 – 11, 2020
Please review the following three pages. The last page instructs you to write a prayer thanking Jesus for the strength to forgive others. Email your prayer (with your name and grade) to:
As always, remember to pray for your classmates [JEN CALLS ZACK] and their families!
For the week of March 29 – April 4, 2020
Works of Mercy, Corporal and Spiritual
We can show our love for Jesus and follow his example by caring for others. The Church recommends the following Works of Mercy to help us do this:
- Feed the hungry.
- Give water to the thirsty.
- Clothe the naked.
- Shelter the homeless.
- Visit the sick.
- Visit the imprisoned, or ransom the captive.
- Bury the dead.
These Corporal Works of Mercy (above) are ways we can care for people’s physical needs. The Spiritual Works of Mercy (below) are ways we can care for the spiritual and emotional needs of people:
- Instruct the ignorant.
- Counsel the doubtful.
- Admonish the sinner.
- Bear wrongs patiently.
- Forgive offenses willingly.
- Comfort the afflicted.
- Pray for the living and the dead.
When it comes to helping yourself or others, it’s important to distinguish between ‘wants’ and ‘needs.’ Needs trump wants! Consider the following circumstances and decide if they are ‘wants’ or ‘needs’:
Farmers living in a country where it hasn’t rained for a long time. Do they want or need water?
You see a big picture of a McDonald’s Big Mac and feel like eating one too. Do you want or need a Big Mac?
Your friend has a new toy and you feel like having it too. Do you want or need the toy?
It suddenly starts raining. You have an umbrella, but the boy/girl next to you does not. Does he/she want or need to share your umbrella?
A friend says he/she has your favorite candy but doesn’t want to share it with you. Do you want or need that candy?
Young man arrives in New York but has no money and doesn’t know anyone. Does he want or need a place to stay?
A little girl is crying because he is lost and can’t find his mom. Does he want or need his mom?
Your really feel like continuing to play your video game, when your mom says it’s time to eat. Do you want or need to play the video game?
Children living in New York but neither mom nor dad can find a job. Do their parents want or need to find work?
You see a commercial for Coca Cola and you feel like drinking one too. Do you want or need the Coca Cola?
Children living in a country where war is going on. Do those children want or need protection from the war?
It’s such a hot day that a woman by herself faints on the sidewalk. Does that woman want or need to find some shade and have a drink?
You have 5 shirts – one red, one blue, one green, one white and one orange. Then you see a purple one in the store that you like. Do you want or need that purple shirt?
Remember to pray for your classmates [JEN CALLS ZACK] and their families!
For the week of March 22-28, 2020
This week, we study the Stations of the Cross. After Jesus died, his followers made specials shrines along the path that Jesus walked from where he was condemned to where he was buried. These shrines became symbolized in the Church by the 14 Stations of the Cross.
For a good introduction to the Stations of the Cross, click on The Religion Teacher link below, scroll down and check out the Lesson 5 video on the Stations of the Cross:
The Religion Teacher – Stations of the Cross
And remember, as I ask you to do each week, pray for each other and your family!
For the week of March 15-21, 2020
Most recently, the fourth grade class talked about celebrating Lent and Holy Week. Please review the following two page images and do the exercise on each page: a prayer of thanks and ways to share the love of Jesus with others. Write your prayer and your list of ways to share on a separate piece of paper and be sure to bring it with you when classes resume.