All middle school students are required to complete a certain number of community service hours. These can be done at home, at school after hours, at sports games, and in the community. All the hours must be done on a volunteer basis. These hours help the students learn and understand Catholic Social Teaching while helping our students develop social skills and learn the importance of responsibility and service to others.
All hours should be recorded on the handout and turned in twice; once in December and once in May. Hours completed during the summer count toward December hours ONLY. Students should work in at least two different service areas. Service hours will be counted as a project grade in all classes.
6th grade ~ 6 hours per semester
7th grade ~ 9 hours per semester
8th grade ~ 12 hours per semester
This year focuses on Sacred Scripture. God’s revelation of himself to us started in the Old Testament and was fulfilled with the coming of Jesus Christ explained in the New Testament. Students will learn about the events that took place and the prophets and chosen people through whom God worked to prepare for the coming of Christ and the establishment of the Church. They will learn what prayer is and how to establish a relationship with God.
This year focuses on understanding what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God and what it means to live as a disciple of Christ. They will learn about some of the lives of the saints and they will study the seven Sacraments which are, Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. They will learn about the importance of prayer and the different types of prayer as well as Theology of the Body inspired from the writings of St. John Paul the Great.
This year focuses on what it means to be a member of the Church. Students will study the different vocations with a focus on God’s plan for love and marriage. They will learn what the universal call to holiness means, how to continue a life of prayer, how to live a moral life, and the history of the Catholic Church.