Honors Theology 10 Assignments
Homework for 1/25/15

Consider the word "HESED" Hebrew word meaning infinite or unending mercy.

Go back to the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  Find one scripture story that supports God's infinite or unending mercy.  Create a 8 1/2" X 11" poster that tells the story. You can use any form of art (collage, cartoon, drawing, or any way you can illustrate the story.  You can tell the story in present day example or in the time of Jesus.

Put the word HESED, the scripture reference (e.g. John 1:34-39) and your name and period (front of poster, lower right corner) 

On the back of the poster explain why this story illustrates HESED.

Due: 1/30/15

Homework for 1/4/15

Exam Study Guide distributed Monday, 1/5/15 in class

Study the guide during the week. Complete review in class Wed. to Fri.
Homework for 12/7/14

The assignment this week is the Knights of Columbus Essay due 12/18/2014


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 should appear only on the Official Knights of Columbus Essay Contest entry form which should be stapled to the essay. (THIS FORM WILL BE GIVEN IN CLASS)
Essay should be paper clipped.
All entries become the property of the Knights of Columbus and will not be returned.


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/Christian 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 devlopment of the topic in a compelling style?

Homework for the Week of 11/16/14

Work on your presentations for topics assigned. Be ready to present on date assigned.

Chapter 5 in Morality Text pp. 123 -128

Highlight key words and phrases and in notebooks complete Review and Reflection sections on pp. 125 and 128. 



Home Assignment for week of 9/7/14 due on 9/12/14 - Question and Answers in Notebooks (Answers should be found in your notes)

  • Explain the four marks of the Church - One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic
  • What is meant by Sacramental Economy?
  • How is Jesus an efficacious sign?
  • Explain why saying Jesus is the "Primordial Sacrament" is different than saying he is the eighth sacrament
  • What are the three dimensions of the Church that are similar to three dimensions of the sacraments?


Home Assignment for week of  9/14/14 due on 9/19/14 - Interview your parents about your baptism using the following questions. (Questions and Answers should be recorded in your notebooks.

What was the date of my baptism? (Your family may have to look this up, so allow time for the answer.)
   2.  Who are my god parents?
   3.  Why did your choose my god parents?
   4.  Where was I baptized?
   5.  Was I baptized by a priest or deacon?
   6.  Did other members of my family or friends celebrate my baptism with us?


Begin work on your diocesan essay STAND UP FOR LIFE due 10/8/14.
Information and rubrics follows.

The Stand Up For Life Essay and Multimedia 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. 
For the essay component, 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     
For the multimedia component, two winners will be chosen in each deanery, a first place winner in each division.  From these deanery winners the top two 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      
All winners and their parents will be honored at an awards ceremony on Sunday January 18, 2015. 
Visit our Contest website at:  http://www.allentowndiocese.org/life/essaycontest    
  SENIOR DIVISION THEME  Addressing the Humanitarian Emergency of Unaccompanied Children 

In a recent article, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), stated “Our country is witnessing the results of a drug war and intensifying gang control: child refugees. The number of unaccompanied children fleeing their home countries has alarmingly increased - numbers arriving to the U.S. have doubled every year since 2011, creating what Pope Francis has described as a "humanitarian emergency."
Increasing despair has led many families, youth and children to the inevitable conclusion that they have no choice but to flee. They are primarily fleeing violence. They aren’t just coming to the United States; in fact, other Central American countries have experienced a sharp increase in asylum claims in recent years as well.

Discuss what the Church is doing to protect and care for these children before, during and after their journey, and address the root causes of why they are leaving their homes.    What can we do as a society to assist these children?  How does this issue speak to the defense of human life?  What does Jesus call us to do for those who are struggling?  

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. 

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.    

JUDGING CRITERIA:  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.   

1. Each multimedia submission must be the original work of the student and it shall not have been submitted in any other contest for publication.  
2. The entry may be any combination of power point slides, video, animation, music and voice over multimedia.  It must be 2 – 5 minutes long and be self- running and require no interaction from the user. 
3. Audio entries must include a print-out of the lyrics. (If interviewing someone, a signed permission form from the interviewee giving consent of participation must accompany the entry form.) 
4. Entries must be submitted on a CD, DVD, or flash drive with a cover.   
5. The judges are not to know the names of the student. Therefore, the name of the student and all other identifying information should not appear in the work.    Instead, the entry should be accompanied by a cover sheet given to you by your teacher

Homework for the week of 9/28/14

In your bible, read the story of first Pentecost
(Acts of the Apostles)

 In your notebooks list the main points of the first Pentecost.  How is this event connected to the Sacrament of Confirmation?

Diocesan Essay due 10/8/14  

Homework for the week 10/12/14

Work on team presentations for Confirmation and Eucharist

Presentations are to be at least 10 minutes long
Research should include Church Resources, e.g. Vatican Website
Presentations should include key points of your topic, A/V e.g. power point, video, etc.
ALL TEAM MEMBERS NEED TO HAVE A DEFINED PART IN THE PRESENTATION - either in the research, design or presentation to class.