6th & 7th Grade

Teachers:  Chad Arkenberg & Ted Staller
Years Educational Focus:  Our 6th and 7th grade program is focused around God's revelation of Himself to man and the
gift of His life through the sacraments.  We will be using a new text book this year by Ignatius Press titled THE LIFE OF
GRACE.  We will also focus on learning how to defend and explain our Catholic Faith.  

Some of the Goals we have for this years are:

Prayers-- Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Act of Contrition, Prayer Before Meals, Guardian Angel,
Apostles Creed, the Rosary, Hail Holy Queen, Stations of the Cross.

Catholic Doctrine-- Know the Golden Rule, Know the Ten Commandments, know the cardinal virtues and the difference
between a mortal and venial sin.

Liturgical Year-- Know the colors of the liturgical year and identify the seasons, Be able to tell what major Christian
Holidays conclude the seasons of Lent & Advent, Be able to identify how many days are in the seasons of Christmas and
Advent, Lent and Easter.

Seven Sacraments—Be able to list the seven sacraments (in order) and explain what it means to make a good confession.

Order of the Mass— Be able to list the four major parts of the Mass (Introductory Rites, Liturgy of the Work, Liturgy of
the Eucharist, Concluding Rites) and know the steps in each part.

Sacred Vessels & Vestments—Be able to name the holy items in our church, name the items related to the Holy Eucharist,
and Father's attire.

Bible Skills---- Be familiar with the basics of the Bible (Old Testament, New Testament, what books are in a Catholic Bible
that are not in a Protestant Bible), know the books of the Bible and have a working knowledge of how the mass readings are
found in the Bible.

Church History-- Be able to put scrambled historical events into correct order (Abraham 1850BC, AD Jesus is born in
Bethlehem, 64 AD Christian persecution begins under Nero, 300AD emperor Constantine ends Christian persecution, 325
Council of Nicaea....).
2017 - 2018 School Year:
Weekly Classroom Topics and Summary - Click on Date
August 23: All classes kicked off the PSR school year by attending Holy Mass.

August 30th Class: Knowing God through Creation

September 6th Class: Divine Revelation

September 13th Class: Creation

September 20th Class: God's Plan of Salvation/Holy Prophet Moses

September 27th Class:  1st class test over the first 5 chapters & The Prophets

October 4th Class:  Jesus our Saviour

October 11th Class: Living Rosary in the Church & Review of last weeks lesson.

October 18th Class: Saving Mission of Jesus

October 25th Class:  2nd Class test over chapters 6 through 9.

November 1st Class:  Mass - All Souls Day & All Saints Day

November 8th Class:  Review for Test - Test #2

November 15th Class:  Trivia Night

November 29th Class:  Christ - Source of all Grace

December 6th Class:  Jesus founds His Church and The Church in our time.

December 13th Class:  Doctrine of Grace

Christmas Break

January 3rd Class:  Review of the Catechism & Apologetics Group Exercise

January 10th Class:   The Theological and Cardinal Virtues

January 17th Class: Class cancelled due to weather.

January 24th Class:   The Seven Sacraments and Gods Call to Reconciliation

January 31th Class:   The Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation

February 7th Class:   The Gifts of the Holy Spirit & The Parts of the Holy Mass

February 14th Class:  Ash Wednesday - Holy Mass

February 21st Class:  The Holy Eucharist

February 28th Class:  Sacrament of Penance & Class Confession

March 7th Class:  Test #3 & Student Questions and Answers

March 14th Class:  Sin and Mankind & Student Questions and Answers

March 21st Class:  God's Mercy/Forgiveness & Student Questions and Answers

March 28th Class:  Review and Stations of the Cross

April 4th Class:  Continue Review......

April 11th Class:  Holy Orders & Student Questions

April 18th Class:  Anointing of the Sick & Student Questions

April 25th Class:  Sacrament of Marriage & Student Questions

May 2nd Class:  Religious Magic Show & Pizza! - Starts at 6:00PM!

May 9th Class: PSR Closing Mass & Awards

Summer Break.................................................................