Our religion series is Finding God and is published by Loyola Press. Finding God presents the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church through active-learning techniques that allow children to participate, learn, and grow in faith and discipleship. Rooted in Ignatian spirituality, the Finding God program engages the whole child—mind, heart, body, and soul—uniquely guiding children to practice prayer and reflection, to explore scripture, and to find God in all things. Finding God encourages children to witness faith all those they meet.
Please visit the web site, https://www.loyolapress.com/faith-formation/finding-god/finding-god-2013, to find study guides and activities for your child. Make sure to browse through your child’s textbook, too, so that you are aware of what your child is learning at school. We will also be talking about the seasons of Advent and Lent, the Holy Days, and the Rosary. Mass planning will also be a part of our curriculum. Our attitudes in religion are carried throughout the day.
Our religion series for our students in grades 5-8 is Blest Are We: Faith in Action published by RCL Benziger Religion Publishers. Blest Are We: Faith in Action is a theme-based curriculum with each grade level focused on one area of Church doctrine centered on Jesus’ life, teachings, and the sacraments he instituted as well as Salvation History and Early Church History beginning with Pentecost. Through our religion programs we work at connecting doctrine (what we believe) to how we worship and how we live. The Faith in Action Component of the Curriculum invites the young people to think of ways that they and Holy Rosary can put into practice the principals of Catholic Social Teaching.
Please visit the website, http://blestarewe.com, for some resources for students like study guides, games, and activities. Available this year for students and families is access to e-books for religion, so your children will always have access if they leave their religion book at school. Make sure to browse through your child’s textbook on a regular basis, too, so that you are aware of what your child is learning in school.
Adoration and Benediction
As part of our ongoing efforts to model and live our Catholic Identity at Holy Rosary Catholic School, we are pleased to include the opportunity for our students and staff to experience Eucharistic Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament during the school day. HR students and staff will go to our church on the First Fridays of each month when school is in session. Our students will have the opportunity to be in the Lord’s presence in a special way through this form of prayer. On the First Friday of Advent and the First Friday of Lent, we will also attend Benediction in church at 2:00pm with Father Bernie or Fr. Martin.