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Holy Rosary and St. Benedict Parishes
Archive for September and October 2017
Challenge Curriculum is Brilliant for Our Catholic Girls! Why?
Find out by reading below.
What makes our curriculum unique?
Question of the Week
In Challenge and Conquest, our curriculum is based off the questions teens have about God, their faith, the world, and themselves. The theme for each week is a question. The weekly activity in the team leader guidebooks gives the team leader a path to lead the team down and discover the answer to the question of the week.
First, they turn to the YOUCAT to find a solid catechetical answer to the question. Then the team leader goes through the 6 parts of the Challenge/Conquest weekly meeting where they gain a better understanding of the question of the week.
Grounded in the Catechism/ Hundreds of Games and Activities
Each weekly meeting has at least 1 game, activity, or experience; and relevant video clips; a gospel reflection to find how Jesus answered the question, and 2 saints or story of someone who discovered the answer in their own life.
The curriculum and guide for each weekly activity is in the team leader guidebooks and we also include access to the online resource center with hundreds of printouts and additional materials that to help the team leader lead the meeting.
Hundreds of Downloads and Printouts
Adapted for Boys and Girls
On the curriculum maps, you will see that Conquest and Challenge have the same theme or question each week but sometimes the saints, games, and activities differ to work better with boys or girls.
The curriculum charts for the 2017-18 Series 1 can be found by clicking on this link..
Never Repetitive, Always New
We have 3 different series to cover 3 years so that it does not get repetitive for the teens. We also update and add new videos, activities, and material each year to the curriculum to keep it new and relevant. Series 2 and 3 are similar but contain different questions, activities, saints, and gospels.
Virtue Centered Curriculum
Conquest and Challenge have a virtue centered curriculum, encouraging the kids to put their faith into action each week. We take this one step further by encouraging the boys and girls to live the virtue of the month and get to know the life of a saint each month.
· October 13th - Talk for Moms - “Did you hear me?” by Sr. Kathleen from Holy Rosary Parish, Milton.
This was a beautiful reflection by Sr. Catherine, from Holy Rosary Parish. Sister's talk touched upon the art of listening, which we all do every day, as mothers. She gave short examples from recent movies, of types of listening we do, every day. The most common type or technique is "listening with the heart." We all can find 4-5 minutes of prayer time, driving in the car, waiting for a child, to reconnect with Our Lord, throughout the day. Sister's talk left us all reassured that the vocation of motherhood is difficult, exhausting, challenging, but so rewarding and noble!
The talk lasted from 7:15 – 8:00pm. Since it is the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, we ended by praying a decade of the Rosary to our dearest Mother.
Please plan to attend the next mom's talk on November 10.
Photos from Sr. Catherine's Moms Talk, Oct. 13, 2017
Rosary Rally in Milton on Saturday Oct 14,2017
We will be praying for Canada, as a reparation for all of the public offenses against Our Lord. "Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayer, to appease the anger of God, and to call down His mercy."
St. Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort (Secret of the Rosary).