Good News Disciples (Grade5&6) Sunday's 8:30-9:15am
This program will The youth will use Living The Good News, which is a lectionary-based, fully-graded Christian education curriculum. Under the direction of a catechist or catechist team, the youth will use the lessons in the workbook for discussion in class and at home. They will also participate in activities, projects, special seasonal lessons, and prayer experiences that will help them grow in their relationship with God, each other and in their understanding of the Catholic faith. Occationally this group will supplement material from Break Through! Break Through!,helps pre-adolescents explore the Old and New Testaments. We will be exploring key figures in salvation history by learning their stories. In order to promote a higher level of biblical literacy, in one of the years our pre-adolescents will be continuing or beginning their life journey with figures from the Old Testament, such as Abraham, Moses, Ruth, and Isaiah. Figures from the New Testament, such as John the Baptist, Pontius Pilate, Jesus, Mary, and Judas Iscariot, are highlighted in the other year. The lives of these biblical characters will inspire, challenge, and puzzle us as we make connections to our own life experiences. Typically, we will need 3-4 catechists for this program who will work in teams for a group of 25-30. We always need assistance from parents to coordinate our occasional socials, service projects, and involvement at liturgy (which may occur on other days and times). Training and lesson planning time is provided.