Week of December 8, 2013
Reminder - 5 points extra credit for submitting the Knights of Columbus Essay - Due Friday, December 13th
Text - The Sacrament of the Eucharist
Read pp. 118 - 145
Highlight key phrases and definitions
Week of November 25, 2013
Text - Chapter 4 Confirmation - Be sure that all key words are highlighted and Review questions are completed.
Extra Credit Essay
Following Essay is optional and you write an essay it is due Friday, December 13, 2013. Any Honors Theology 10 students who participates will receive 5 extra credit points.
The theme of the Knights of Columbus Essay Contest is: “The Importance of Religious Freedom.”
Essays must reflect the assigned theme and topic, and be submitted by the published deadline.
Essays must be the student’s original work.
Essays must be typed on 8 1/2” X 11” paper, one sided, double spaced, with one-inch margins.
Essays must be between 500 and 750 words long.
The student’s name, grade, address and telephone number should appear on the cover sheet which should be paper clipped to the essay.
All entries become the property of the Knights of Columbus and will not be returned.
Judges will be selected by the sponsoring Knights of Columbus council, assembly or circle. Council, assembly members, clergy, civic officials and/or members of the community may serve as judges.
Essays will be judged on a 100-point scoring system:
20 points: Overall impression — How well does the essay describe the role of a Catholic citizen in a free society?
30 points: Content — How clearly is the theme presented?
20 points: Grammar — How well is the essay written with respect to sentence structure, paragraph construction and spelling?
30 points: Style — Does the essay show creativity, imagination and development of the topic in a compelling style?
TEST FOR THIS CHAPTER WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - DAY TO BE ANNOUNCED
Diocese of Allentown - Essay Contest 2013 - Due 9/30/13
JOINTLY SPONSORED BY THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AND THE OFFICE OF PRO-LIFE ACTIVITIES AND SOCIAL CONCERNS
The Stand Up For Life essay contest is a voluntary contest open to all students in grades seven through twelve in public and private schools in the Allentown Diocese, as well as home-schooled students at those grade levels.
Four winners will be chosen in each deanery, a first and second place winner in each division. From these deanery winners the top four essays will be chosen and the winners awarded the following prizes:
JUNIOR DIVISION SENIOR DIVISION
(Grades 7 and 8) (Grades 9 through 12)
1st prize $125 1st prize $200
2nd prize $ 75 2nd prize $100
All winners and their parents will be honored at an awards ceremony on Sunday January 19, 2014.
RULES FOR THEME DEVELOPMENT
1. Each essay must be the original work of the student and it shall not have been submitted in any other contest for publication.
2. The theme, covering all points, must be developed in no longer than 800 words.
3. The essay must be neatly written or typed on only one side of the paper.
4. The judges are not to know the names of the writers. Therefore, the name of the student and all other identifying information should not appear on the essay. Instead, the essay should be accompanied by a cover sheet, (sample attached) which includes the student’s name, address, telephone number, school, and grade. The essay and cover sheet shall be secured by a paper clip – please do not use staples to attach the cover sheet.
All original entries shall be forwarded to the following deanery coordinators* in time:
The judges shall select the winners based on the following:
THEME DEVELOPMENT* 40
ORIGINALITY AND IMAGINATION 20
USE AND ACCURACY OF REFERENCES 10
CLARITY OF EXPRESSION 10
GRAMMAR, SPELLING, AND NEATNESS 10
CONCLUSION (“I” Statements) 10
*The author developed the essay theme, covering each point, so that the message is communicated to the reader in logical, clear, and concise terms, sentences, and paragraphs.
SENIOR DIVISION THEME
Protecting Our Right of Conscience
On January 1, 2014 the so-called “HHS Mandate” will go into effect, requiring most employers to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilization procedures for their employees – regardless of their moral objections to such prescriptions or procedures.
According to the mandate, the coverage will be without a co-pay, co-insurance or a deductible; in a word, free. In January 2012 a very narrow exception to the mandate was made, in an effort to prevent employers of non-profit charitable and religious organizations from violating their religious beliefs by providing the coverage. The exception is, however, so narrow that Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, spokesperson for the USCCB, said, “HHS has such a narrow standard as to who operates a religious ministry, Jesus himself couldn’t pass muster.”
What is our conscience? How is the HHS Mandate a threat to the conscience of Catholics who believe what the Church teaches about human life and sexuality?
In #17 of his encyclical Humanae vitae, Pope Paul VI predicted that “grave consequences” would result from the use of contraception inside marriages. Based upon his words, do you see the potential for “grave consequences” in the enforcement of the HHS Mandate? If so, what are those consequences? In what ways can you, as a young person, articulate the truth about the sacredness of human life and our sexuality – and therefore educate others about the consequences of the Mandate?
Start work on Diocesan Essay
Study for Test on Chapter 1 - FRIDAY
Week of September 2
Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments Text pages 7 - 25
Highlight all key words and definition
Complete For Review questions pp. 11, 15, 20
Monday Test on Chapter 1
The student's observance of total honesty is required in the pursuit o his/her formal studies. No instance of plagiarism, cheating, or falsification of research work, examinations, or academic records will be tolerated. A student will receive a failing grade.