Mrs. Mary Stratman- Junior High Religion

Mrs. Mary Stratman- Junior High Religion

Mrs. Mary Stratman- Junior High Religion

Mrs. Mary Stratman- Junior High Religion

November Bible Verse:
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free,
there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:28

Patience- Waiting without complaint

:  St. Rita of Cascia

Please join us for lunch with Sr. Michelle!
We are so lucky to have Sr. Michelle come and visit with our Junior High students once a month during lunch!  Meet us in Mrs. Stratman's room and enjoy good conversation!  The following dates are scheduled!
September 18, October 16, November 13, December 11, January 22, February 19, March 18, April 15, May 13

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


Dates for 2020 8th grade Confirmations:
Holy Trinity- 
Confirmation Practice: Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm @ Holy Trinity Church
Confirmation: Saturday, April 25,2020 @ 4:30 pm Mass @ Holy Trinity Church with Msgr. Timothy Nolan
St. Patrick Church of Merna and St. Mary's Church in Downs-
Confirmation: Sunday, April 19, 2020
Dates for 7th grade Confirmation Parent Meeting:
Holy Trinity-
Parent/Child Meeting: Monday, September 30 @ 6:30 @ Holy Trinity Parish Center
St. Patrick Church of Merna-
Parent Meeting: Thursday, September 5 @ 7:00pm in Shamrock Hall

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 24 hours of services as part of their Confirmation preparation.  12 hours will be completed in 7th grade and 12 in 8th.  A minimum of 6 hours is asked to be completed in each of the two areas each year.  Students are asked to look at the 12 hours/year 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 4 hours are due the end of the first trimester.  The next 4 are due at the end of the 2nd trimester.  And the final four are due at the end of the year.  If your student has finished hours early, please turn them in!  They do not need to wait until the end of the trimesters. 

**Please make sure all columns on the sheet are filled out.  I will not record hours that do not have the proper signatures or information completed on the form.**  


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.  

Lunch with Sr. Michelle!!

Please bring your lunch to my room on the following days for good conversation and fun with Sr. Michelle!  All are welcome!
October 16
November 13
December 11
January 22
February 19
March 18
April 15
May 13

Builders Club

Meeting Dates:

Officers Only
Sept. 24
Oct. 29
Nov. 26
Dec. 17
Jan. 28
Feb. 25
March 31
April 28

Open to All
Oct. 1
Nov. 5
Dec. 3
Jan. 7
Feb. 4
March 3
April 7
May 5

Thank you to our amazing Reps and Officers, as well as all members of Builders Club, who gave their time and service to make our community a better place to be!  We had a wonderful year and look forward to continuing this work next year.  A special thanks to our 8th graders who worked hard all year, especially on the Butterworth Awards.  Your commitment to service and our school is invaluable!