8th Grade Religion

Welcome to 8th Grade Religion!  2023-24 School Theme:

Walk as children of Light.  

In our religion classes, the emphasis is on building a relationship with the God who loves us. In 8th grade, we do this through the lens of Church   History. It is an exciting ride! We study transformative events and movements through the ages and inspirational Saints from different periods. We   learn of God’s undying presence in the Church despite our failings over the centuries. Some of our basic units include

The Age of the Martyrs

Church Fathers and Monasticism

Crusades and the Renaissance Church

The Protestant Reformation

The Nature of the Church

Church Councils through the ages

Morality and Virtues

Sacraments and sacramentals

The Liturgical Year

Forms of Prayer

Each topic opens up a different insight into God’s love for the world, and for each one of us as His Beloved. We practice different ways of praying in   class, we read scripture, we grapple with hard questions, we hear the Truth that Jesus came to bring. Students express their learning in creative   projects ranging from watercolors to google slides. We let God touch our souls through music and art.

May this year of religion class help us to nourish and deepen the gift of faith we have been given.

 All religion topics and assignments are posted weekly in Google Classroom.