8th Grade Religion

"The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength."    (This is our school theme for the year.)

 

RELIGION HOMEWORK - Week of January 20

8ACC - Decision Point - pgs. 170 #2,3  174 #s 1, 2, 3,  177 #s 1, 2, 3,  

8R -  Decision Point - pgs. 170 #2, 174 #s 1, 2, 3

 

 

 

8ACC and 8R - Final Summary for Advent Project - due Jan. 15 - submit through google docs (see questions for summary below)

 

8R Answer the following questions.  (Based on Matthew 6:21 - "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be.") - due Jan.15

1)  If you had to rush out of your home because of an emergency and would not be able to return, what three items would you take with you?

2)  Think about your three items from Question #1 - What does this say about you and what you value? 
(Matthew 6:21 - "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be.")

3)  How would you feel about the things you had to leave behind, that would be destroyed?  (The apostles left EVERYTHING to follow Jesus.  They must have felt He was all they needed.)

 

 

8ACC and 8R - Vocabulary Quiz on Tuesday, January 14 - Terms below

Eucharist - the Greek word for "thanksgiving".  It is the sacrament that is most central to the Faith because it "re-presents" Jesus' sacrifice on the cross and allows us to receive Him, present yet hidden in the form of bread and wine.  It is truly the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ.

monstrance - an open or transparent receptacle in which the consecrated Host is exposed for veneration (great respect, reverence)

Eucharistic Adoration - the type of prayer that incudes a profound expression of love, awe, and respect for God.  It is practiced in the presence of the Eucharist.

Liturgy - comes from the Greek word meaning "work".  In the liturgy, God invites us to participate in His work of saving us from sin and blessing us so that we can share His life.

Mass - comes from the Latin word "missa" meaning "to send".   The Mass is the center of the life of the Church.  The two main parts are:  the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

transubstantiation -  the complete change that occurs in the bread and wine during the consecration at Mass.  When the priest speaks the words of Christ at the Last Supper, the bread truly becomes the Body of Christ, and the wine becomes His Precious Blood.

The Final Summary for your Advent Project is due January 15.  

Answer any FIVE of the following questions based on your experience with the Advent Project.

1.  What did you learn from completing this project?

2.  In what ways did you change as you worked on your habit?

3.  How did the project help you become a better version of yourself?

4.  How did your project affect others?

5.  How did God help you with accomplishing your goal?

6.  How did you grow closer to God during this time?

7.  What impact will this project have on your future?

8.  What was your biggest challenge and how did you deal with it?

9.  If you could change anything about the way you completed this project, what would that be?

 

 

 8ACC and 8R - ADVENT PROJECT - In order to prepare for Christmas during this Advent season, you have chosen to work on a habit that will enable you to become a better version of yourself.  You have identified the habit - next you should create a plan for you to succeed.  You may include a calendar, some type of measurement and might even want to use an accountability partner.  Throughout Advent, you will provide me with a weekly update.  I will review your update and give you feedback to help you achieve your goal.  The following dates are the due dates for each update:  December 5,  12,  and 19.   Your updates MUST be sent to me at cdraeger@sttaob.com through google docs.  You MUST submit three individual updates before each of the deadlines.  You cannot send two updates during one week period.  After Christmas break, you will be asked to write a reflection summary about your experience.