Mrs. Maria Bilodeau » Middle School Homework

Middle School Homework

Oral Test on Friday, September 4. 
“Don’t worry about anything, but in all your
prayers, ask God for what you need, always
asking him with a thankful heart. And God’s
peace, which is far beyond human
understanding, will keep your hearts, and
minds, safe, in union with Jesus Christ.” -
Philippians 4: 6-7

Test covers: 
1. The Redemptorist Order. 
2. The Catholic Mass
Test types: 
1. Multiple choice 
2. True/False 
3. Short essay 
Oral Test on Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22
Our Lesson #1 was about the Catholic Mass and it is our goal to help our students understand that "peace begins with us" and at Mass, we exchange the peace sign as an exchange of grace.  Exchanging the sign of peace comes after the consecration because it refers to the "paschal kiss" of the risen Christ present on the altar.  It comes just before the breaking of the bread during which "the Lamb of God is implored to give us his peace."  This peace of the risen Lord is invoked, preached, and spread in the celebration of Mass, by means of a human gesture lifted up to 'the realm of sacred'  We remind ourselves that Christ is our peace, the divine peace.  
They have to memorize this: 
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
– John 14:27