Welcome to the 6th assignment for Catechism Kids! This week we are learning about David and Goliath. Go here to read more about them:
David and Goliath
Read about this in your own Bible at 1 Samuel 17.
When you think you know the story, give this online quiz a try:
David and Goliath Quiz
Write an email into the group letting us know how you did on the quiz!
Color the following picture and e-mail it to Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org :
Coloring Book Picture
Welcome to the 5th assignment for Catechism Kids! This week we are going to be learning about the Assumption of Mary. Go here to read about it:
The Assumption of Mary
Assignment – write an email into the group explaining what “Assumption” means.
Activity: Go to Mass on Tuesday night or Wednesday to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption.
Go here to answer the discussion board question:
Go here to print and complete the Mary activity:
E-mail it to Nancy at email@example.com to post on the page.
Welcome to the 4th assignment for Catechism Kids! We will be taking a trip to Rome for this lesson.
Pack your bags! We are going to Rome to visit the Vatican Museum! Press here to get started:
After viewing the museum, answer the following question and send it into the group.
Question: What is your favorite artwork and who is it by?
When complete, answer the discussion board question:
For your extra credit you are going to color an online picture by Michelangelo. This picture is called “Delphes Sylphide” and it is located on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The colors are provided for you online. You just need to click on them. When complete you may print it, scan it, and e-mail it to me for our coloring page. Press below to get started:
Micehlangelo's Delphes Sylphide
I hope you enjoy this week’s lesson! Have fun!
Welcome to the 3rd assignment for Catechism Kids! This lesson is about a special person and a special chaplet.
This week we are going to be learning about Saint Faustina and the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy.
Read the following paragraphs:
Saint Faustina was born Helena Kowalska in the village of Glogowiec west of Lodz, Poland, on August 25, 1905. She was the third of ten children. When she was almost twenty, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, whose members devote themselves to the care and education of troubled young women.
The following year she received her religious habit and was given the name Sister Maria Faustina, to which she added "of the Most Blessed Sacrament," as was permitted by her Congregation's custom.
In the 1930s, Sister Faustina received from the Lord a message of mercy that she was told to spread throughout the world. She was asked to become the apostle and secretary of God's mercy, a model of how to be merciful to others, and an instrument for reemphasizing God's plan of mercy for the world.
The message of mercy that Sister Faustina received is now being spread throughout the world; she has been recognized by the Church as a "Saint"; and her diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul, has become the handbook for devotion to The Divine Mercy. She would not have been surprised, for she had been told that the message of God's mercy would spread through her writings for the great benefit of souls.
Through Saint Faustina, Jesus also revealed special ways to live out the response to His mercy–one of which is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, as both a novena and a prayer for the three o'clock hour–the hour of His death.
Go here and recite the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy: (You will need rosary beads)
This week your assignment is to make Divine Mercy bookmarks to distribute to your family and friends.
Press below to make the bookmarks:
The extra-credit assignment this week is to design and color your own bookmark.
Print the blank bookmark, decorate, scan, and e-mail it back to me for display on the site.
Here is the blank bookmark:
Don’t forget to answer this week’s discussion board question:
I hope you enjoy this week’s lesson!
In His Love,
Welcome to the 2nd assignment for Catechism Kids! Our second lesson is about someone very special.
This week we will be learning about Mother Teresa of Calcutta from some pages on the EWTN site. Explore the site below, and your assignment is to list three things that you learned about her by searching through this site. List the three things and mail them into the list by Saturday, July 28, 2007. Press here to find the page:
When you are done with this assignment, please answer the discussion board question by pressing here:
For extra credit this week you may color a picture of Saint Therese de Lisieux and either e-mail it to Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it directly to be scanned and placed on our web site. Press below to find the coloring book page:
Have fun with this week’s assignment. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Welcome to the first assignment for Catechism Kids! Our first lesson deals with making the right choices in life.
Read the story (or have someone read it to you) and answer the three questions below. Send your answers into the group for discussion by Saturday, July 21, 2007. Don’t forget about the Extra Activity and Extra Credit Assignments located below the questions. Enjoy!
A long, long time ago, a young man set a goal for improving himself. We call these New Year's resolutions, but way back then he simply called it a goal. He wanted to stop being a gossip. And since he wasn't going to gossip any more, he thought he'd find a way to make amends for the gossip he had spread in his past.
The young man went to see the rabbi because he was the wisest man in town. The rabbi's advice was valued and trusted. He asked the rabbi, "How can I make it up to the people about whom I've gossiped? I want to fix everything."
The rabbi told him, "Go get a chicken from the butcher. Bring it to me. On the way, pluck all the feathers from the chicken so that it's ready to cook when you get here."
Now, back in the time of this story, the butcher wasn't a clean glass counter at the Piggly Wiggly. The chickens didn't come in nice shrink-wrapped packages. The butcher himself went out back, grabbed a chicken, and then handed over the carcass, feathers and all. And his shop was on the opposite end of town from the rabbi's home, so the young man had quite a way to go before he delivered his poultry to the rabbi's stove. To save time, he plucked the feathers as he walked briskly across the town.
The young man finally arrived at the rabbi's home. "Here it is," he panted. "It looks like a good one. And I plucked every last feather. Have I made amends? Have I fixed the damage done by my past gossip?"
"Thank you," the rabbi replied. "To fix the damage done by your past gossip, you now need to find all of the feathers from this chicken and put them together again."
"But...but...I can't do that! They are all over town! They have flown to the winds! It would be impossible to gather them all again!" the young man sputtered.
"Ah, and so it is with gossip. Once released, it flies to the winds. It spreads all over town. It is impossible to make amends. To truly stop gossip from hurting, you must not spread it to begin with."
1.What motivated the young man to seek the rabbi? Do you think this motivation is strong enough for him to continue to work on his resolution?
2.What is the lesson of this story?
3.Why is gossiping wrong? Explain.
Extra Activity: Press below to answer an online question about this lesson:
Extra Credit: Earn an extra credit star by your name on the membership page by completing the following activity:
Write a short story or poem about a person who learns not to gossip. Before you start, have in mind your character names, and what is going to happen in the beginning, middle and end of your story. It can be as long or short as you want. When complete, e-mail it to Nancy at email@example.com Your story will be added to our “student creations” page.
Additional Extra Credit: Earn an extra star by your name on the membership page by completing the following activity.
Say the following prayer to your guardian angel and ask him or her to help you make the right choices in life. When complete, press the link below the prayer to find a coloring book page of a guardian angel. Print the picture, color it, scan it, and send it in to me (Nancy) at firstname.lastname@example.org If you do not know how to scan pictures, send me an e-mail and I will send you my address. I will scan it for you and add it to our “student creations” page. Here is the prayer:
Angel of God,
My Guardian dear,
To whom His love
Commits me here,
Ever this day
Be at my side,
To light and guard,
And to guide.
Press below to find the coloring book page:
Guardian Angel Coloring Page
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I hope you enjoyed this week’s lesson!