High School (9th-12th)

** NEW ** Click here to view the 20-21 Calendar


4.12.21 Updates to Guidelines

As we finish out the 20-21 Faith Formation year from online ZOOM classes to in-person, we would like to have your cooperation in regards to safety/security as well as general expectations at our parishes.

  • Parents must come inside to pick up their son/daughter at the end of class.  Class normally ends at 8pm; however, if we are in the middle of discussion, we ask for your patience as we finish.
  • Students are expected to wear masks during class and we will continue to social distance.
  • Students have been asked to bring their own writing utencil (pencil/pen, highlighter) and their workbooks, outlines to class.
  • Respectful behavior to their peers and our volunteers is always expected.  Parents will be called for their support.

Mass is at 6pm at ABVM.  If student arrives late, please do not enter the sanctuary if Gospel is being read; wait, then enter respectfully.

4.8.21 Actualizaciones a las Pautas 

Al terminar el año 20-21 de Formación en la Fe, desde las clases de ZOOM en línea hasta las presenciales, nos gustaría contar con su cooperación en lo que respecta a la seguridad  y las expectativas generales en nuestras Parroquias.
* Los padres deben entrar a recoger a su hijo/a al final de la clase. La clase normalmente termina a las 8pm; sin embargo si estamos en medio de un tema, le pedimos paciencia al terminar.
* Se espera que los estudiantes usen cubre bocas durante la clase (esto debe incluir cubrir la nariz) y continuaremos con la distancia social.
* Se les ha pedido a los estudiantes que traigan su propios útiles (lápiz, bolígrafo ,marca textos) sus libros de texto, outlines y Chosen a la clase.
* Siempre se espera un comportamiento respetuoso con sus compañeros y con nuestros voluntarios .Se llamará a los padres para pedir su apoyo.
 
La Misa es a las 6pm en ABVM.  Si el estudiante llega tarde, por favor no entre al Santuario si se está leyendo el Evangelio; espere y luego entre respetuosamente. 

4.5.21 New sessions begin for High School (4/7 thru 5/19)

Wed 4/7 Confirmation Preparation (CF21 ABVM/StJ) classes for 10th-12th are at ABVM, 6:30pm, IN-PERSON (Daniel Mancilla, Gene Wilson)

Wed 4/7 Confirmation Preparation (CF21 StM) classes for 10th-12th are at St Mary, 6:30pm, IN-PERSON (Libby Gonzales)

Wed 4/7 Non-prep classes for all parishes, 9th-12th, are at St John (CF22,CF23), 6:30pm, IN-PERSON (Cindy Tovar)


3.29.21 All High School Students, 9th-12th, classes are now in-person (3/31-5/19).

Course I Exam on Wed 3/31, 6:30pm.  If you are CF21, go to ABVM.  If you are CF22 or CF23,  go to St John.

Resources to study for Course I Test


Parent Meeting(s) were held on 3/2 and 3/4. CF Slides from Meeting


3.10.2021 and 3.24.2021  ALL 9th-12th students report to ABVM for class.  6:30pm.  Mass is at 6pm.

CF21 Students-Deadline for required paperwork is March 12.

Wed, 3/10 In-person, ABVM, 6:30p, ALL students, bring Course I workbooks and journal/spiral
Wed, 3/17 NO CLASS, Spring Break
Wed, 3/24 In-person, ABVM, 6:30p, ALL students, turn in Course I workbooks and spiral (and essays)
Wed, 3/31 In-person, split by new class assignment
  In-person, Wed, 4/7 thru Wed, 5/19

 


Resources to study for Course I Test

*Course I Study Guide

*Course I Glossary

*Essay Questions for extra credit

These essay questions can be submitted on 3/24 for extra credit (max of 3) on the test/assesment.  Answer to the question must be written as a full page, double spaced.  Please include the question at the top and your name.

  1. What is the main assertion of relativism? What are its consequences with regards to the origin, nature, and destiny of the human person? What is the Catholic response to relativism?
  2. What are the essential differences between the Protestant and Catholic views of Scripture? What difficulties arise because of these differences?
  3. What is the relationship between Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition? Why must we take them together? What are the consequences when they are separated?
  4. Why is it dangerous to make the proofs of scientific investigation the sole basis of our beliefs? What are some other methods by which truth can be communicated and grasped?
  5. What is the main assertion of relativism? What are its consequences with regards to the origin, nature, and destiny of the human person? What is the Catholic response to relativism?
  6. What are the essential differences between the Protestant and Catholic views of Scripture? What difficulties arise because of these differences?
  7. The Dogmatic Constitution Dei Filius states “Therefore we define that every assertion contrary to the truth of enlightened faith is totally false” (7). How does the Church reach the conclusion that faith and reason can never be in conflict?
  8. Explain how the Old and New Testaments are connected to each other. Why do we need both of them in order to understand Salvation History?
  9. What is the relationship between Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition? Why must we take them together? What are the consequences when they are separated?
  10. Why is it dangerous to make the proofs of scientific investigation the sole basis of our beliefs? What are some other methods by which truth can be communicated and grasped?
  11. The Dogmatic Constitution Dei Filius states “Therefore we define that every assertion contrary to the truth of enlightened faith is totally false” (7). How does the Church reach the conclusion that faith and reason can never be in conflict?
  12. Explain how the Old and New Testaments are connected to each other. Why do we need both of them in order to understand Salvation History?

 

9th Grade (ABVM.St John.St Mary)

Cindy Tovar

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83855665072

**NEW CODE

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86885973469

10th-12th Grade (ABVM)

Gene Wilson

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88027793207

10th-12th Grade (St John/St Mary)

Daniel Mancilla

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83179887440

**NEW CODE

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81126033695

At this time, HS Theology classes are via ZOOM on Wednesday(s), starting at 6:30pm.

**There are new login codes for ZOOM for 9th/Cindy's class and 10th-12th/Daniel's class.  Please check the links above.


3.3.20 21 Last class on ZOOM

  • Announcements
    • For those students in CF21, please get any needed documents submitted by March 12
    • Next week, in-person, meet at ABVM, 6:30pm, bring your workbook and journal
  • U5.C13 The Gospel of John
    • St John the Evangelist
    •  Homework
      • Work on any missing assignments and bible journals
      • Work on any essays for credit

 


2.28.2021

  • Students are encouraged to attend with their parents.
  • Parent Meeting in English, Tue, 3/2 at 6:30pm
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  • Estudiantes pueden participar con sus padres.
  • Junta para los Padres en Espanol, Jue, 3/4, 715pm, en persona, St John

**NEW/Nuevo** 2.26.2021

We will be switching to IN-PERSON classes starting Wednesday, 3/10 for ALL high school students.  Classes will be held at Decatur/ABVM, 6:30p-8p, until April. Masks are to be worn and social distancing will be used. Students will be given their new class assignment prior to 4/7.  If you teen has successfully completed the 2 years of faith formation, they are eligible for CF21.  Stay tuned for a notice concerning parent meeting(s) for 9th-12th, including Confirmation Preparation details.

Vamos a cambiar a clases EN PERSONA a partir del Miércoles, 3/10 para TODOS los estudiantes de High School.  Las clases se llevarán a cabo en Decatur/ABVM, 6:30p-8p, hasta Abril.  Se usarán cubrebocas y se practicara el distanciamiento social.  Los estudiantes recibirán su nueva asignación de clase antes del 4/7.  Si su hijo(a) ha completado los 2 años de Formación de Fe, es elegible para CF21.  Esté atento a un aviso sobre las Reuniones de Padres de los grados 9no al 12vo incluidos los detalles de la Preparación de la Confirmación. 

Wed, 3/3 ZOOM call as currently assigned
Wed, 3/10 In-person, ABVM, 6:30p, ALL students, bring Course I workbooks and journal/spiral
Wed, 3/17 NO CLASS, Spring Break
Wed, 3/24 In-person, ABVM, 6:30p, ALL students, turn in Course I workbooks and spiral (and essays)
Wed, 3/31 In-person, split by new class assignment
  In-person, Wed, 4/7 thru Wed, 5/19

 


2.24.2021

  • Announcements
  • U5.C12 The Gospels' Central Place in Scripture
    • St Luke
    • The 3rd Station
    • Homework
      • Bible Activity: Sun 2/28 Mark 9:2-10, 2nd Sunday of Lent
      • Activity #1: The Gospel of Matthew, Mark and Luke, pg 92,96,100
        • Complete questions, pg 93,97,101

During the season of Lent, spend time with Jesus by praying the Stations of the Cross

Why do we do the Stations of the Cross?

Why no meat during Lent?


2.17.2021 NO CLASS (Please attend an Ash Wednesday service), classes resume 2/24


2.10.2021

  • Announcements
  • U4.C11 The Unity of the Old and New Testaments
    • St Mark
    • The 2nd Station
    • Homework
      • Bible Activity: Sun 2/21 Mark 1:12-15, 1st Sunday of Lent
      • Activity #1: Review 6-min Video on The Eucharist at SophiaSketchPad.org
      • Activity #2: Read what St Augustine wrote, p88

2.3.2021

  • Announcements
    • Saint Report and Sponsor Form.  Deadline 3/12.
    • Bishop Olson has asked for this information.  Therefore, deadline cannot be extended.  If all information is not received by deadline, student will not be included in Confirmation Mass.  All required information must be on file.
  • U4.C10 Introduction to the Old and New Testaments
    • St Frances Xavier 
    • The 1st Station
    • Homework
      • BIble Activity: Sun 2/7 Mark 1:29-39
      • Activity #1: Family Histories, p77
      • Activity #2: Illustration, p79-80, make notes of what is happening

1.27.2021

  • Announcements
    • Saint Report and Sponsor Form.  Deadline 3/12.
    • Bishop Olson has asked for this information.  Therefore, deadline cannot be extended.  If all information is not received by deadline, student will not be included in Confirmation Mass.  All required information that must be on file includes:
      • Student Sacrament Certificates (Baptism, Communion)
      • Saint Report
      • Sponsor Form including sponsor certificate and pastoral letter if sponsor attends another parish. 
        • For young ladies, sponsor must be female.  For young men, spnosor must be male.
    • Confirmation Masses for CF21
      • St John and St Mary will be celebrated in June.
      • ABVM Confirmation Mass will be celebrated in August.
  • U3.C9 The Bible in Relation to Science and History
    • St Thomas Aquinas
    • Stations of the Cross (14)
    • Homework
      • Bible Activity: Sun 1/31 Mark 1:21-28
      • Activity #1: Faith and Reason, p71
      • Activity #2: Illustration St Thomas, p73

1.20.2021

  • Work on Saint Report and Sponsor Form.  We may need those forms sooner than expected.  You can find the information on https://www.jbdcatholics.org/youth-confirmation
  • Ensure you have your workbook.  We will be asking for those books soon to review.
  • U3.C8 Authentic Interpretation of Scripture
    • Saint Athanasius
    • Homework
      • Bible Activity: Sun, 1/24 Mark 1: 14-20
      • Activity #1: Lenses, p62
      • Activity #2: A Deeper Dive into the Literal Sense, p64

1.13.2021

  • Once you log into the ZOOM session, you must remain for the session to receive credit for the class.  We have noticed students signing in, then leaving or dropping off early before class has ended.  We understand that there may be technical issues; however, we do not see the students return.
  • Ensure that you have your first and last name listed in the participant list.
  • U2.C7 Sacred Scripture in the Life of the Church
    • Saint Benedict
    • Homework
      • Bible Activity: Sun, 1/17 John 1: 35-42
      • Activity #1: Scriptual Scavenger Hunt, pg52
      • Activity #2: Guide to the Rosary, p53-55

12.16.2020

  • Announcements
    • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.  Look for ways to share your talents with Works of Mercy.
    • Saint Report and Sponsor Forms (due March 2021)
    • No classes on 12/23 or 12/30 or 1/6.  Classes resume 1/13.
    • Be sure to pickup your workbook and complete any missing homework.
  • U2.C6 How Was The Bible Put Together
    • Saint Jerome
    • Homework
      • Bible Activity: Sun, 12/20 Luke 1:26-38
      • Activity #1: Illustration, The Francesco, pg47
      • Activity #2: Language Differences, pg49-50

12.9.2020

  • Announcements
    • Tx Pythian Home Project
    • Saint Report and Sponsor Forms (due March 2021)
    • Be sure to pickup your workbook.
  • U2.C5 Divine Inspiration
    • Saint Matthew
    • Homework
      • Bible Activity: Sun, 12/12 John 1:6-8 & 19-28
      • Activity #1: Illustration Matthew & Angel, pg39-40
      • Activity #2: Sake of Our Salvation, pg41-42

12.2.2020

  • Announcements
  • U1.C4 The Transmission of Divine Revelation
    • Saint Pope John XXIII
    • Advent (began 11/30)
    • Homework
      • Bible Activity: Sun, 12/6 Mark 1:1-8
      • Pass It On, pg27-28
      • Activity #1: Understanding Sacred Scripture, pg29-31
      • Activity #2: Understanding Sacred Tradition, pg34

11.18.2020

  • Announcements
    • Happy Thanksgiving!  No class on Wed, 11/25.  Class on 12/2.
    • If you haven't picked up your workbook, please go by the main office in Bridgeport during business hours.
    • Be sure to use your first/last name on ZOOM.  This is how we give credit.
  • U1.C3 Divine Revelation
    • Finish homework from 11.11 and 11.4
    • Work on your Saint Report and Sponsor Forms (due before Spring Break)
      • Saint Report can be written or typed. 
        • View the Youth Confirmation section under Religious Education for more information.
      • Sponsor Form
        • You must select a practicing catholic, who is 16 years of age, confirmed, to participate in this sacrament as your sponsor.
        • Along with the form, we will need a letter from the church your sponsor is attending, signed by the pastor, as well as their certificate.
          • If single, confirmation certificate.
          • If married, marriage certificate.
        • View the Youth Confirmation section under Religious Education for more information.

11.11.2020

  • Announcement
    • If you haven't picked up your workbook, please go by the main office in Bridgeport during business hours.
    • Be sure to use your first/last name on ZOOM.  This is how we give credit.
  • U1.C2 Natural Revelation
    • Bible Journal Activity: Sun, 11/15 (Matthew 25:21)
      • Read the gospel and write a short paragraph of what this scripture is telling you
    • Complete Ch2 Warm-Up: pg 21 : 100 Words or less Word Autobiography
    • Complete Ch2 Activity #2 Benediction of God the Father
  • Next class, Wed 11/18, 6:30pm

11.4.2020

  • In-person session for the first class at ABVM (11/4)
  • Passed out student workbooks and shared links for ZOOM sessions.
  • U1.C1 The Desire for God
    • Homework
      • Bible Journal Activity: Sun, Nov 7/8 Gospel, Mt 25:1-13
        • Read the gospel and write a short paragraph of what this scripture is telling you
      • Complete CH 1 Wrap Up, pg 3-4
      • Complete CH 1 Activity #2 and #3
  • Virtual/Online Sessions begin 11/11, 6:30pm (thru 5/19/21)
    • Students need: Workbook, spiral, bible, YouCat and outlines
    • Please login on time as attendance will be taken.
    • Homework will be given and checked.
    • no class on 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 2/17, 3/17

10.11.2020

  • For 20-21, since at this time, we are unable to meet in-person, we will have ZOOM (online) sessions with 9th-12th.  If and when, we are allowed to return into the classroom, we will at that time, split into in-class vs online based on the current regulations set by Bishop Olson (ie 50%, 3ft social distancing).
  • We have ordered the workbooks for our program, Spirit of Truth : High School Theology.  We will begin with Course I:The Revelation of Christ in Scripture.  Once the workbooks arrive, we will send the ZOOM information via REMIND.
  • Supplies needed: 1-subject spiral, Bible, Outlines of the Catholic Faith