Deacon Bob Carter
Welcome to St. Michael’s CCD Grade 9 Class.
The upper level, 9th grade, students will be taking classes aimed at preparing them for their future in the Catholic Church. Each student will learn more about the Ten Commandments and how they apply today. They will learn about Catholic Social Justice and in particular Charity. The classes are intended to be interactive and fun. There will be break-out sessions where smaller groups of students will discuss topics and prepare a short overview aimed at assessing grasp of learned knowledge and application to today’s social situations (current events).
Students are expected to attend Mass weekly at a Mass of their choice.
Students will also be expected to be present for all classes unless prior arrangements are made with the Director of Religious Education.
There will be a minimum two page paper on a topic of their interest, related to Social Justice and Charity.
Typed; Times New Roman; 12 size Font; Double-spaced.
There will be a service project (to be defined).
In addition to the Bible, students will have required reading from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Parents are welcome to sit in on any of the classes.
Most importantly the students will explore their own faith and gain a deeper understanding of that faith.
The second week’s class will include a comprehensive assessment of the student’s current knowledge gained to date. The assessment will include questions related to the Nicene Creed, elements of the Sacraments as they relate to Baptism, Communion, and Reconciliation. Other questions will assess their understanding of the Mass and 10 Commandments. While the assessment will be graded it will only be used as a means to determine where the student’s knowledge is so that the curricula may be tailored to meet their needs.
Lesson Topics will include:
1. Who Is God?
2. Desire For God
3. Natural Revelation
4. Divine Revelation
5, The Incarnation
6. Faith and Discipleship
7. The Trinity
8. Mary Mother of God
10. Ten Commandments (Decalogue)
Please be sure to check the calendar for class dates and times.
For more information on each class (Lesson Plan), you may use the Lesson Plan selector on the right. Note: The curricula may be changed after the week 2 assessment.