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The Liturgical Based Class meets on SUNDAYS FOR THE 10:30 DOWN Mass with your child(ren) and then you all remain in church for approximately 30-40 minute lesson with the priest.
Classes/Masses for this program begin in August or September and run into March. There are a few weekends when there are no classes, so please check the Class Dates.
AT THE END OF YEAR YOU HAND IN YOUR FAMILY’S BOOK WITH ALL OF THE ASSIGNMENTS COMPLETED – SEE BELOW FOR ALL PAGES THAT SHOULD BE DONE. PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL PAGES WERE DONE IN CLASS! – please see the Attendance & Make-Up work section to see all the pages covered in class that must be completed by everyone by the end of the year.
Students in Grades 1st – 7th must attend ALL classes/masses.
Students in 8th Grade must attend ALL classes/masses by the class before Confirmation
See additional information for 8th graders below.
ANY Missed Class/Mass REQUIRES the classwork to be completed and a Make-Up Assignment – please see below for instructions.
WEEKLY CLASS PROCEDURE
At the first class you will receive a family book that you will bring to class each week.
Please BRING your book to each class as well as your Bible (New American version).
There will be a bin in Holy Family Chapel Kitchen. In the bin will be a Sign-In Attendance List.
One person from the class should retrieve the Attendance Sign-In and begin the sign-in process. Each of your children will sign-in. They should hand it to the next person until everyone has signed in. Do NOT line up to sign-in.
Each week, during class, you will be working on the book with your children.
Please write your family’s name on the book!
ALL 6th, 7th and 8th Graders need to complete service. Please see the Service page for more information and to download Service Forms. Completed Service Forms can be left in the attendance bin.
8th Graders do not come to class after Confirmation – therefore all work is due prior to their last class as follows:
8th Grade – As with all 8th grade students you will need to complete:
- All your required service by December 1
- Saint paper by November 1 – See Sacrament/Confirmation page of website for directions
- Attend Confirmation Retreat in December
- Complete Confirmation work in Decision Point book received on Retreat – due by February 9
- Complete all work in your book and return book to office by February 9 – be sure to write your name in the book. You may drop it off at the Rectory with a note that it goes to the Catechesis office.
- Confirmation Interview on February 11
- Make Confirmation in February
And your parents will attend the Parent Meeting on October 8
8th Grade required work –
Decision Point Sessions (chapters) 8 – 10 all pages. Complete and either tear them out and hand in with student name on it or make copies of the pages.
At Confirmation Retreat at the beginning of December students are given a Decision Point book. 8th graders must Read the sections and complete the following pages and hand in by February 9.
The work in this book is Confirmation specific and will help prepare them for their Confirmation.
End of January – ALL Class/Masses attended & any needed make-up assignments for missed classes as well as the work covered in class (see below) handed in to the office.
Please see the Class Dates page on our website – Liturgical Program – for the current year’s specific dates for Parent Meetings, Confirmation Interview, and other dates
All of the above is required in order to make Confirmation.
ATTENDANCE & MAKE-UP WORK AND BOOK PAGES COVERED IN CLASS
Because of the way the class is structured, for ANY CLASS MISSED A Make-Up Assignment is required. As well as the work covered in class. The make-up assignment should be handed in at the next class attended.
Please check below to see what was covered in class this past week:
Week 1 – Books handed out – if missed class, please pick up book at Kinane Center and do regular Make-Up Assignment – see instructions below.
Week 2 –Make-Up Assignment + Book Pages 8 – 11
Week 3 –Make-Up Assignment + Book Pages 12 – 13
Week 4 – Make-Up Assignment + Book Pages 14 – 19
Weeks 5 – 8 – Make-Up Assignment + HAND OUTS (please contact the Catechesis Office)
Week 9 – Make-Up Assignment + Book Pages 25 – 28
Week 10 – Make-Up Assignment + Book Pages 29 – 32
Week 11 – Make-Up Assignment + Book Page 33 – 38
Week 12 – Make-Up Assignment + Book Pages 39 – 44
Week 13 – Make-Up Assignment + Book Pages 45 – 49
Week 14 – Make-Up Assignment + Book Pages 54 – 57
Please email the office to find out what was covered in class – when hand outs were used.
MAKE-UP ASSIGNMENT DIRECTIONS
The make-up assignment is a reflection on the three (3) Sunday Readings of the missed weekend.
The Sunday readings are the First Reading, the Second Reading and the Gospel.
You may find the readings by going to the US Catholic Bishops website www.usccb.org
On the top of the screen is a link called Bible. Then click on Today’s Reading. You will see a calendar – Click on the Sunday mass, corresponding to your missed Saturday class. Read each Reading and then:
For each of the 3 readings, use a Make-up Assignment Form (see below to download & print) reflecting on the following:
•Description – What happened? This is the who, what, where…
•Feelings – How did this reading make you feel? Was it sad, hopeful or something else, why?
•God Is In Everything – Did this bring up images of God, Jesus? Did any of the commandments apply to this reading? Which one? Does this reading show God’s grace, justice, power or something else?
•Reflecting – Can I think of something here and now that is like this reading? Has it made me think differently? Which reading did you get the most out of and why?
•Questions – Did this bring up any questions answered, unanswered, unanswerable?
When complete this Make-Up Assignment should consist of three pages of reflections.