Religious Education

WELCOME!!!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 2021-2022

PLANS AND INFORMATION

As we prepare for the upcoming Religious Education school year, I would like to bring the following information to your attention.  The following requirements have been mandated by the Diocese.

1) Classes can be either in-person or virtual.  However, all students are to have the option of a virtual class.

2) For in-person classes, all teachers and students must wear masks, and all students must social distance by 3 feet.

3) Vaccinations for teachers are required.

Due to the shortage of teachers, the program this year is designed as follows:

Grade K - at home Arts and Crafts - Religious Education will make available the needed supplies.

Grades 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 will be at home - there will be 12 lessons for the year.

Grades 2, 7, and 8 will be offered in person - there will be 12 classes for the school year (students have the option of at home classes).

Registration forms will be mailed home this upcoming Wednesday or Thursday for students enrolled in the program last year.  For new students, forms will be added to this website within the next 7 to 10 days.  Classes for Precious Blood begin on October 18.

Also, teachers for in-person classes are still needed.  If you're interested, please let me know.

Thank you,

Deacon John

HELP IS NEEDED!!  If you're interested in being a Teacher or an Aide, please contact the Religious Education office at jnotaro32@gmail.com.  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.

Amen.

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!!

Pre-K and Kindergarten - For 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

 

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

 

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    

 

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

 

 

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE

CHURCH OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD

Saturday - 5:30 PM

Sunday - 8:00 AM and        9:30 AM

ST. DOROTHEA'S CHURCH

Saturday - 4:00 PM

Sunday - 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM

SAINTS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH

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.

Gospel Readings

April 4 - Easter

April 11 - 2nd Sunday of Easter

April 18 - 3rd Sunday of Easter

April 25 - 4th Sunday of Easter

May 2 - 5th Sunday of Easter

May 9 - 6th Sunday of Easter

May 13 - The Ascension

May 16 - 7th Sunday of Easter

May 23 - Pentecost 

 

 

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