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Religious Education - Sacrament Preparation - Grades 7 & 8


Sacramental Preparation Grades 7 & 8


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When Jesus had finished washing his disciple's feet, he put his garments back on and reclined at table, again he said to them, "do you realize what I have done for you? You call me teacher and master and rightly so, for indeed I am. If I therefore, the master and teacher have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another's feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that I have done for you, you should also do.”

John 13:12-16


Jesus has given us a model of how we should live our lives. He has told us to serve others. Our lives should be an example of humble servant love, all to build up the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth. In light of this Gospel message, we will change how service is performed for grades 7 and 8.


Grades 7 and 8 service hours have beeb changed to service opportunities. I believe this will enhance our Confirmation prep program, and get closer to the true meaning of service.

Students are to complete 5 service opportunities:

  • Two with their family for the parish
  • One with or without their family for the parish
  • Two with or without their family for an organization outside of the parish

Examples of parish type of ministries:

  • PADS
  • Family Picnic
  • Hospitality after Mass
  • Shoe Cleaning
  • Help set up and run parish wide / school events
  • Food pantry help
  • Christmas gift collections
  • Religious Education aid
  • Children's Liturgy of the Word

These are a few examples of what can be done in our parish, your own ideas are certainly welcome.

Examples of service outside the parish:

  • Feed my starving children
  • Nursing home visits
  • Not for Profit events
  • Service to the local community
  • Your own ideas

These are only a few examples, your own ideas are most welcome.


I hope to be posting ideas on the website throughout the summer and the school year. If you have an opportunity please let me know at:


Once a project has been completed please submit the reflection sheet to your teacher/catechist, if you have done service over the summer just hold on to them until the new school year begins.


Please call the RE office 630-960- 3565 with any questions.



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