Welcome & TOB Chapter 1 - Part 1

Welcome & Intro
  • Introductions
  • Expectations for Student Behavior
  • Class Rules
  • Introduce Truth & Life Bible App
    • Will use with our opening Bible Reading
    • Can be loaded on iPhones, iPods, and Android devices
  • Introduce Topic for the class
    • Theology of the Body for Teens
 Opening
  • Prayer
 TOB – Chapter 1 (Part 1 of 2) - Who Am I?
  • DVD Clips – Part 1
  • Story Starter – You Can’t Take It With You
  • Bridging The Gap 
 Closing
  • Announcements for next week
    • Bring your smart phone or iPod if your parents allow you to bring them to class and install a free Bible App.
  • Prayer
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Welcome - 2017/2018

Welcome

Full 2017/2018 Class Calendar now available
in the link in the right column.

First Student Session: 9/13/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

First Parent Session: 9/27/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Please see the initial parent note below:


Hello Middle School CCD Parents!

I am excited about this coming year and the resources we will be using!  We are using "Theology of the Body: Middle School Edition" published by Ascension Press. This will be the second time we have used this resource and because it is video-based it is very engaging for the kids. Click the following link to view a short introductory video with clips from the videos used in class: https://youtu.be/MgYgBhPqHVU.   

COMMUNICATIONS

I have a Blog (website) setup for this class that will be used along with parent emails to keep parents and students informed.  The Blog site can be found at mphmmsccd.blogspot.com so share this site with anyone interested in what is going on in the Middles School CCD class. Please bookmark this site and check it weekly to see the new information.  This site is also mobile friendly so it can be viewed on a smart phone or tablet.

CLASS SCHEDULE

The normal class session will be 90-minutes from 7:00 to 8:30.  However, there will be one or two movie night sessions that will be scheduled for 2-hours from 7:00 to 9:00.  There will also be a few parent sessions scheduled from 7:00 to 8:00.  The sessions that will be different than the normal 7:00 to 8:30 schedule will be clearly identified on the Class Schedule found in the right-hand column of the class blog site: mphmmsccd.blogspot.com.

The first session on Wednesday, 9/13, will be a normal student session from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.  If you have not turned in the registration form before that session, please send the completed form with your son or daughter.  If you need a registration form, please contact the Parish office.

If you have any questions regarding the content of this letter or anything else related to the Middle School CCD classes, please contact me.

God Bless!

Gary Lauderbaugh

2/22/2017 - Deeper Dive - Angels, Demons, Death, & Judgment

Bible Reading:
Catechism Reading: Paragraph #1033
 
Opening Prayer:
 
Review, Link & Introduce:
 
Last week we discussed how we are called and chosen by God, but because we have free will we have are responsible for how we respond to that call. We are not puppets on the end of strings that God controls.  We must freely choose to follow him.  We also discussed how the sacrament of Confirmation is not the end of something, but the beginning of an incredible new phase in your faith journey.
 
This week we are being introduced to Angels & Demons and the "Last Things", Death, & Judgment.
Class Stewardship Project:
  
Organize and Plan Projects:
 
Lesson:
  • Catholic Answers - 20 Answers - Angels & Demons
    • #1 - What are angels?
    • #4 - What is the angels' relationship with us?
    • #6 - What are demons?
    • #7 - What powers do demons have?
    • #9 - How do demons attack people?
    • #10 - How does a person become possessed?
    • #13 - Do demons ever possess places or things?
    • #17 - Is there any connection between demons and witchcraft, Ouija boards, and psychics?
  • Catholic Answers - 20 Answers - Death & Judgment
    • #1 -What is Death?
    • #2 - How do we know there is an afterlife?
    • #3 - Is reincarnation possible?
    • #4 - What is the particular judgment?
    • #5 - What is purgatory?
    • #9 - Should we pray to saints in heaven?
    • #11 - What does the Catholic Church teach about the end times?
    • #12 - What do other Christians believe about the end times?
    • #13 - What is the general judgment?
    • #14 - What is Hell?
    • #15 - Is the doctrine of hell unjust? 
Action Items:
  • Next Week(2/22)
    • Ash Wednesday Service (7:00 - 8:00)
    • Class Service Project Planning (8:00 - 8:15)
  • Bible Challenge:
    • Continue to read two chapters from Matthew every week.  We are reading Chapters 17 & 18 this coming week.  
 Closing Prayer:
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2/15/2017 - DP - Session 10 - Confirmation

Catechism Reading: Paragraphs 1309 - 1310 

Opening Prayer:

Review, Link & Introduce: 

In the last class we learned about salvation and the free and undeserving Grace God gives us to be able to respond to his call to become children of God.

This week we will learn about the sacrament of Confirmation you will be receiving in April and how that sacrament helps us to more confidently respond to God's call to serve him and his Church.


Decision Point: Session 10 - Confirmation  
                                          (Student Workbook Link)

Decision Point Opening Prayer:







Action Items:

  • Re-watch the videos from session 10.
  • Continue the challenge to read two chapters from Matthew every week.  We are reading Chapters 15 & 16 this coming week.
  • We WILL have class next week. The 2/22 and 3/22 classes were swapped in the schedule.

Closing Prayer

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