|7th & 8th Grade
Teachers: Chad Arkenberg & Ted Staller
Years Educational Focus: The seventh & eighth grade will study the history of the Church – its founding by Christ, its
birth and life in the Holy Spirit, the marks of the one true Church, the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, the saints,and the
role of religious communities in Church history. Also covered is the structure and hierarchy of the Church, the Magisterium,
clergy, religious, and laity. Students come to know and love the Church as Christ’s Body, to better understand the nature of
their life in the Church, and to respond to the teaching of the Magisterium as the sure voice of Jesus, strengthening their lives
in the Church and leading them to discern their specific vocations and to live lives of Christian holiness in the world today.
Creed/Scripture: Students develop an understanding of the mystery of Christ through age appropriate teachings on Church
doctrine and scriptural references.
Sacraments: All of the sacraments are presented in the eighth grade level.
Christian Life: Students will develop their understanding of the dignity of the human person. Students learn to live out
their faith and respond to what they learn by forming a moral conscience and by living out their call to justice and service by
imitating the life of Jesus, particularly through the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.
Prayer: Students develop a prayer life that includes participation in traditional Catholic prayers, the Mass as the greatest
prayer, and spontaneous prayer.
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