Grade 8

Grade  : 8

Teachers:  Jacob Chacko / Roshan Philip

Contact Email:     jakester174@gmail.com ,        Rosh903@gmail.com


DATE: 1/22/2017 Sunday

Today we did Sacred Scripture #6: The Gospel of John – We took detailed notes on who the Gospel writer was, what was his writing style, and who was his audience.   The main point of his Gospel was to give an invitation, a most serious one, to all to see Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God.  We noted also the “I Am” sayings which are only found in John’s Gospel.  After the 1st 18 verses we see the Gospel divided into 2 sections, the Book of Signs, and the Book of Glory.

One more interesting point we quickly touched on was the Last Supper painting.  In that you will find that society sometimes tells us that the person sitting next to Jesus (left side of painting – with long hair) was not John, but Mary Magdalene.  This is false.   See the following explanation…..then teach others not to believe the lies the world tells you.

https://www.osv.com/OSVNewsweekly/ByIssue/Article/TabId/735/ArtMID/13636/ArticleID/8243/Real-message-of-Last-Supper.aspx

Homework:

NO homework was assigned for this week.

Additional information:

REPORT CARDS:  Report cards for 8th grade will be given out soon.  We apologize for the delay, however there were a few students who missed their last exam, and they need to take it before finalizing the grades.

FOOD DRIVE – Our annual food drive has ended.  This year the 11th grade produced more than 700 cans of food by themselves!  A very proud accomplishment by them and I greatly appreciate their efforts.

Reminder!!

IF you are absent from class you must contact us, your teachers, to get the information about what we discussed in class.  This is one small way you can become responsible.


DATE: 1/15/2016 Sunday

We did Sacred Scripture #5- The Gospel of Luke & Acts of the Apostles.   Luke’s unique perspective on Jesus can be seen in the six miracles & eighteen parables not found in the other gospels. Luke’s is the gospel of the poor and of social justice.  Reading Luke’s gospel gives a good idea of his character as one who loved the poor, who wanted the door to God’s kingdom opened to all, who respected women, and who saw hope in God’s mercy for everyone.    Luke also has a special connection with the women in Jesus’ life, especially Mary.  It is only in Luke’s gospel we hear the story of the Annunciation, Mary’s visit to Elizabeth including the Magnificat, the Presentation, and the story of Jesus’ disappearance in Jerusalem.

Homework:

No homework regarding this chapter.   You were assigned the BIBLE QUIZ 2017 homework (handout).   You are suppose to  answer the questions and turn in the paper.  This will count as part of your homework grade.  It is due next Sunday, Jan 22.

Additional information:

IF you are absent from class you must contact us, your teachers, to get the information about what we discussed in class.  This is one small way you can become responsible.


DATE: 1/15/2016 Sunday

We did Sacred Scripture #5- The Gospel of Luke & Acts of the Apostles.   Luke’s unique perspective on Jesus can be seen in the six miracles & eighteen parables not found in the other gospels. Luke’s is the gospel of the poor and of social justice.  Reading Luke’s gospel gives a good idea of his character as one who loved the poor, who wanted the door to God’s kingdom opened to all, who respected women, and who saw hope in God’s mercy for everyone.    Luke also has a special connection with the women in Jesus’ life, especially Mary.  It is only in Luke’s gospel we hear the story of the Annunciation, Mary’s visit to Elizabeth including the Magnificat, the Presentation, and the story of Jesus’ disappearance in Jerusalem.

Homework:

No homework regarding this chapter.   You were assigned the BIBLE QUIZ 2017 homework (handout).   You are suppose to  answer the questions and turn in the paper.  This will count as part of your homework grade.  It is due next Sunday, Jan 22.

Additional information:

IF you are absent from class you must contact us, your teachers, to get the information about what we discussed in class.  This is one small way you can become responsible.


DATE: 1/8/2017 Sunday

We did Sacred Scripture #4- The Gospel of Matthew.   Matthew’s Gospel portrays Jesus as inviting people to make changes – changes in the way they relate to God, AND to one another.   St. Matthew was a tax collector called by Jesus to follow Him.   His Gospel was written in Aramaic, the language that our Lord Himself spoke and was written to convince the Jews that their anticipated Messiah had come in the person of Jesus.  But to understand the portrait of Jesus (that Matthew gives) we must refer back to the Torah.   The Torah, also known as the Pentateuch, is the core of Jewish belief and religious practice.   Gospel takes into account the importance of the Torah to his readers.   As the Torah consists of five books, the Gospel of Matthew consists of five main discourses.

Homework:

Pick 2 of the Beatitudes.  Explain in your own words how they are connected to “salt and light” statements and give specific examples from your life.

Additional information:

IF you are absent from class you must contact us, your teachers, to get the information about what we discussed in class.  This is one small way you can become responsible.



DATE: 11/6/2016 Sunday

We did Lesson 9 (page 55) – We read and talked about how we are all called to participate in the mission of proclaiming Jesus by the virtue of our baptism.  We are all called to bear witness to Him by leading a life in accordance to the Gospel.

Homework:

  1. Read remaining pages of chapter.
  2. Answer question #5 on page 60.   Please specific in your answer and relate it to your own life.  Please do not just write one or two sentences, try to put more thought into it.

Additional information:

FOOD DRIVE WILL START NEXT WEEK.   Bring in the canned food!

 


DATE: 10/23/2016 Sunday

We did Lesson 7 (page 44) – We shared about how we are called to be a Community of People who share.   We had the phrase “Sharing is Caring”.  We are called as christians to share our lives with others – our time, talents, wealth, example, etc.

Homework:

  1. Read remaining pages of chapter.
  2. Answer the following questions on looseleaf paper…1) What are the teachings of the early Church on sharing, and how can you apply it in your life? (be specific)2) It is the hope of resurrection that urges one to share. What is this hope all about and how does it connect to your life? (be specific)

Do your journal entry also!