=Prairie Rose;8314163]Hi friends
I’m teaching Confirmation to 8th & 9th grade students as part of our Parish religious ed program. (Not a Catholic School setting) The previous teacher has moved to another town, so contacting her isn’t an option.
I’m in charge of decorating our classroom and I need ideas or suggestions on what to put on the walls & the bulletin board. The room is as barren as the desert and I mean that literally - the walls are newly painted in a sand color and the carpet is much the same - it needs some eye-catching and/or informative posters or charts - but I haven’t had much luck with just general searching on the Internet.
What links or recommendations does anyone have??
Thanks so much…
Prairie Rose - newbie catechist
***If the classroom has a Crucifix, a staute or Picture of Mary and a Good Bible along with the “United States Catholic Catechism for Adults” and a Catholic Bible, that is ALL the decoration you need.
I taught this same group for four years. KEEP IN MIND the END GOAL…
Confirmation is a Sacrament Instituted by Jesus Christ that creates a “personal Coenant realtionship with the Confirmed and God.” VERY SERIOUS stuff.
It is critical that thye understand the Nature of this sacramnet and just what the committment IS [in some specific detail] that they are commiting to before and with God.
- To Actually Know what it is we believe and practice
- As much as time permits to understand why we believe these truths
So they should KNOW the Commandments [Catechism Reference]
The Marks of the CC
Exacly in detail what we profess to beleive in the CREED [Catechism reference]
Prayer forms and what the Lords prayer means and the Biblical foundation for the 'Haul Mary [Luke ch.1]
The Seven Sacraments and what they do, require and WHY [Catechism reference] ESPECIALLY Confession Eucharist and Confirmation
The Mass: What is is and how to participate and WHY the Mass
IF you can accomplish this, you will have been successful in at least pointing souls towards heaven
A final topic, time permitting is how to ue the Bible; bible history and how to understand what it is your reading.
Feel free to contact me if you have further questions. [PJM]
God Bless you, and thank you for your ministery.