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The middle school students did a wonderful job of preparing their saint presentation and costumes on Friday, and guessing each other’s saints.  The 6th graders were particularly creative in designing their costumes!

Here’s what the middle school religion classes will focus on this week –

8th Grade:

For the next few weeks, 8th graders will study the meaning of “the four marks of the Church” (The Church is One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic).  This week they will focus on “The Church is One: One in Faith, One in Worship, One in Governance, One in Charity.”

7th Grade:

7th graders are planning this week’s Mass, which will be on Wednesday instead of Thursday.  They will also continue their study of the life of Christ, as we begin a study of the calling of the Apostles.  By the end of the week, students should be able to tell you the difference between an Apostle and a Disciple, which one of the Apostles did NOT die as a martyr, and a few other interesting details about the Apostles themselves.

6th Grade:

This week, they will continue their journey through the Old Testament.  Their religion binders are divided into sections of Old Testament History, so that class notes are divided into historical periods.  This week students will continue to focus on Jacob’s favorite son, Joseph.  This chapter will complete the period of “Early Jewish Fathers” or “Patriarchs,” and transition into the next period, “Slavery in Egypt.”