Bringing your faith to life and your life to faith.
Instructions: Each reflection should be one page, typed, Times New Roman, 12pt font, double-spaced and is due at the next class. Please bring all assignments to the next class or e-mail them to Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 10th Class on Reconciliation. Due March 10th.
Reflection Paper Question: Forgiveness is a choice. All of us have been in situations where we've been hurt by someone's actions or words, and wondered why it's happened to us. What is your reaction when someone hurts you-do you react in anger? Do you want to wound the person who wounded you, seeking revenge? Do you prefer to have a resolution that brings peace so you can move forward in the relationship? Sin separates us from God and from one another. How is your relationship with God? How are the relationships with your family, friends, people you encounter each day? Do you feel like there is a need for Reconciliation? What steps can be taken to achieve Reconciliation?
January 13th class on Sacraments of Initiation. Due February 10th.
Reflection question: Describe a group, team or organization that attracts you. Name three characteristics of the group that make you want to join it. What are some qualities of the Catholic Church that would attract people to it? All of us are committed to certain groups (i.e. our friends, family, teams, clubs, Church etc.). State two ways that you can keep the Church at the center of your daily life.
December 9th Class on Living Out Your Faith. Due January 13th.
Reflection question: Name two core Catholic beliefs that you try to live by. Why is each important to you? Describe a situation you have been in that confirmed the importance of one of these beliefs in your own life (for example, resisting the temptation to cheat or talking to someone that everyone else ignores).
November 4th Class on Saints. Due December 9th.
Reflection question: Reflect on your own life. What are you good at (this could be something you have noticed or someone else has noticed in you)? How do you plan on nurturing this gift? How can God help you share this gift and how can you use it to glorify God? Consider the traditional Catholic saints. What saint’s story speaks to you (you can use one Mrs. Spillman spoke about or research on your own)? How does this saint challenge you?
October 14th Class on the Creed. Due November 4th.
Reflection question: The Christian Creed tells us of a world created by a loving Father, a world valued so highly that God would send his only Son to save it, a world guided by the Holy Spirit, a world in which God continues his work through the Church. What do you think about this way of seeing the world? What are some challenges to seeing the world in this way? Name one or two concrete examples of how you can live out the Creed.