Mrs. Mary Stratman- Junior High Religion

Mrs. Mary Stratman- Junior High Religion

Mrs. Mary Stratman- Junior High Religion

Mrs. Mary Stratman- Junior High Religion

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9

***Please pray for our 8th graders as they are confirmed this month!  Come, Holy Spirit, come!!***

: Justice

:  St. Thomas More

Saint Websites
Looking for some good websites for your saint research? Check out some of these!


Dates for 2019 8th grade Confirmations:
~St. Patrick Church of Merna parishioners will be confirmed on Sunday, April 7th, at 3:00.  Confirmation practice will be Saturday, April 6 at 10:00.  Sponsors are asked to attend if possible.  If they are not able to come, a parent will need to attend.

~Holy Trinity Parishioners will be confirmed at the 4:30 Mass on Saturday, April 27.  Confirmation practice will the Friday, April 26 at 6:00.

You can find all Confirmation Forms under the Files Tab.

Service Hours
All 7th grade students are asked to find opportunities in their parish and community to put towards their 12 hours of services as part of their Confirmation preparation.  A minimum of 6 hours is asked to be completed in each of the two areas.  Students are asked to look at the 12 hours as a minimum and to continue to take advantage of service opportunities even after the minimum has been reached.  

Please click HERE for a service hours form.

The first 6 hours must be completed by the end of the second trimester on Friday, February 22, 2019.  The remaining 6 hours will need to be completed by Monday, May 6, 2019.

How to turn in your service hours:  Once you have completed 6 hours, please bring the form to school for me to check.  The service hour sheet must be turned in showing all hours have been completed by Monday, May 6, 2019!  

Students will need to fill out their log as they complete service hours.  Please make sure to have a supervisor sign for the hours served at each location.  

Mass and Spiritual Formation

***Please join us for Mass on Wednesday mornings at 8:45! We love to have parents and families join us to celebrate Mass!  Each class has the opportunity to plan the Mass and it rotates through the classes throughout the year.  

***Do you have a Mass intention?  Would you like our all school Mass said for someone special to you and your family?  Please contact the school office!  We welcome special intentions in memory of those that have gone before us.  

***Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is every Friday in the chapel.  Please know that you are always welcome to stop in any time during the day to spend time in prayer and reflection with the Blessed Sacrament.  Each class has the opportunity each week to spend time during Religion class.  How blessed we are to have Jesus present in the Eucharist right in the center of our school!

***The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered to our students on a 6 week rotation for grades 3-8.  After Mass on Wednesday mornings, we are blessed to have our parish priests hear confessions for our students and staff.  

Monthly Service Projects
September- 1 year membership for 13 year old boy to YMCA --- ✔ COMPLETED
     ~During the month of September, Junior High students raised money by doing acts of service in their home.  The money collected went towards a 1 year membership to the YMCA for a 13 year old boy.  The membership was $270, but our kids raised over $320!!! Great job, students, for your prayers and donations for this boy!  You have changed a life!  
October- Operation Santa
      ~During the month of October, we collected Christmas cards from Junior High families.  On October 16th, we celebrated "Christmas in October" in Religion! We wrote Christmas cards to soldiers overseas that will not be home this holiday season.  We continued our service project for the troops by collecting Halloween candy and putting it in bags to donate to a local organization, Operation Santa, who sends stockings to the soldiers.  We were blessed to have Katy, the president of the organization, come to accept our cards and candy at morning assembly after giving the school a brief overview of what Operation Santa is.  In total, we wrote over 400 cards for the troops and donated over 350 bags of candy! Way to go, Junior High kids!  You are amazing!
November- Samaritan's Purse - Coin Collection
    ~Samaritan's Purse is an international Relief organization that helps bring aid to those in third world countries.  Each class chose a gift to raise money for during the month of November.  They were asked to bring in change and boy did they ever! Here are their gifts and the total amount they raised.
8A $32.43 towards "Hot meals for a child"
8B $38.78 towards "Clean water project"
7A $21.40 towards "Drill a well for a village"
7B $39.86 towards "Medical equipment and supplies"
6A $35.09 towards "Mend a child's heart"
6B $77.02 towards "Mend a child's heart"
December- Adopt-A-Family
      ~Our goal this year for our family of 4 was $1,250.  We ended up raising $1,304!!! Thank you to all of those who donated!!! Your generosity will provide a local family with a fabulous Christmas this year!  Builders club officers and representatives went shopping for the families and we able to buy not only their needs, but their wants as well.  YOU are making a difference!  Go Saints!
January- Catholic Schools Week Service Project: T3!!!!
     - St. Vincent De Paul is very much in need of personal hygiene products.  We are having a Junior High competition to see what grade can bring in the most toilet paper, toothbrushes,and toothpaste.  Please be as generous as you can!!! The winning class win a spirit wear day!!!
February- TBD
March- TBD
April- TBD
May- TBD


Builders Club

Meeting Dates:

Officers and Reps Only
Sept. 25
Oct. 30
Nov. 27
Dec. 18
Jan. 29
Feb. 26
March 19
April 30

Open to All
Oct. 2
Nov. 6
Dec. 4
Jan. 8
Feb. 5
March 5
April 2
May 7