UPPER: GRADES 7+HS
Hail Mary – Gentle Woman
Easter Version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah
In Christ Alone (Virtual Choir #3 / A Cappella)
The Catholic Astronaut from Augustine Institute:
How do I value the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist?
Google and read about Eucharistic Miracles, all of the stories are incredible.
God of Wonders https://youtu.be/QAuGRhZsMCs- DOCUMENTARY OF GOD’S CREATION
What does it mean that God is a God of miracles?
Observe the sky during the day and at night, Ask yourself a question How Great is my God who created all universe, write your thoughts, questions, poem…
Apollo 13” shows men solving problems with intelligence, skill, teamwork, and bravery. The movie shows the process of preparing for space travel in the 1970s. It raises issues of loyalty to individuals on the team against the need for loyalty to the team as a whole. The role that Ken Mattingly played in saving the mission, even when bad luck prevented him from being on the spacecraft, shows that even if you cannot be on the first team, you can still perform an essential role, save the day, and become a hero. Each of the astronauts, in his own way, is a positive male role model.
How did the people at NASA work through the failure of Apollo 13? How does this relate to Catholic doctrine of loving one another?
Daniel S. Goldin, former administrator of NASA, said that one should never be deterred by failure but that if you learned from your failures, they would be the building blocks for later success.
If we analyze the process of making principled decisions, we’ll improve the chances of making effective decisions that will satisfy our needs and stand the test of time.
What Do We Value in Life? People value many different things. Values can include: acting in an ethical manner, getting rich, having a happy family life, buying a new car, being popular, wearing the right clothing, fitting in, having children; building a satisfying career; having a good marriage; eating well; traveling; having a good reputation; being healthy, etc
It’s not always easy to know what we really value. We must be honest with ourselves and perceptive about how we will feel about the consequences of our actions, now and in the future.
Consistent actions are joyful and we can focus our full energies on what we are doing. Acting ethically also affirms our relationships with our loved ones, coworkers, and friends. Consistent actions liberate energy within us whose source is beyond us because it furthers everything we deeply and truly believe in. Acting ethically is, therefore, a liberating and empowering experience.
(Be honest; Don’t deceive, cheat or steal; Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do; Have the courage to do the right thing; Build a good reputation; Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country)
- Was Lovell right in agreeing to remove Ken Mattingly from the team?
Reasonable minds could differ on this point, as it is a close call because the chances of Mattingly getting measles was slight. However, the film takes the position that Lovell made the right decision. He could not sacrifice the potential success of the mission and risk wasting all of the effort and money put into the mission, out of loyalty to one member.
(Do what you are supposed to do; Persevere: keep on trying!; Always do your best; Use self-control; Be self-disciplined; Think before you act — consider the consequences; Be accountable for your choices)
- What would have happened had anyone at NASA or on board the spacecraft not done their best?
Before the Throne of God Above – Selah [with lyrics
Jesus Paid it All – Fernando Ortega – Lyrics
One Bread, One Body:
How did Don Bosco help young people to change their lives? How does your life experience compare to the boys in the movie?
How did Mother Theresa show her love for God and neighbor? How did she overcome violence in the society where she worked, in India and elsewhere?
How can we learn from her life today?
Please visit our website at the Archdiocese Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity: Find out how our church applies Catholic Social Teaching. You would be surprised to see how many good things are happening around us!
“Christ Be Our Light”
“Miserere Mei Deus”
“All Creatures of Our God and King”
“Table of Plenty”
Summer Opportunities for Youth
Summer Virtual Sacred Space for Youth
During the summer, Cabrini Retreat Center will provide “virtual sacred space” for teens, inviting them to engage with their peers on a faith level through social media. The desire is to provide a “safe place” to keep the spirit of “Kairos / God’s Time” alive and support the teens in a summer that will be very different from what they might have imagined.
To do this well, Cabrini Retreat Center asks for your help and the help of youth leaders from past Kairos retreats or retreats that have been cancelled or rescheduled in the past few months. Cabrini is extending a special invitation to these young people to prepare and share a 1 – 2 minute reflection that may include a bit of the “Karios experience”. Contact Kathleen McManus for more information.
Benedictine Summer Conference – July 10 – 12, 2020
This conference has moved to online. Benedictine College is excited to invite you and your teens to join them this summer for Virtual BCYC Encounter. At BCYC Virtual Encounter, students will be inspired by Catholic youth presenters from all walks of life. 2020 speakers include Sister Bethany Madonna of the Sisters of Life and youth minister Mark Bocinsky, as well as Noelle Garcia, musician and author of the Lighthouse Media talks 13 Reasons Why You Matter and Getting Others to Heaven.
Light of the World! Summer Institute – July 6 – 9, 2020
This virtual summer program is an opportunity for high school students to investigate, research, and learn how faith and culture interact with everyday life. Students witness faithful excellence in action in business, science, politics, sports, and the arts. This year’s virtual program will welcome rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Learn more and apply here.
Life Teen Leadership Conference for Upperclassmen – June 22 – 26, 2020
This conference has moved to online. The Life Teen Leadership Conference plays a significant role in the formation of teen leaders for many parishes. Learn more about the virtual conference and register here.