16. March, 2019Uncategorized

OK 6th grade, here is the complete list of all the standards in case you missed any.  The quiz this Wednesday, 3/27, will be taken from numbers 1-60.  Making flash cards is a good idea, and having a family member quiz you as well.

6th grade standards

1: Trinitarian God = the Trinity = God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

2: God created both the entire universe and humanity in particular.

3: Original Sin is Adam and Eve’s first act of disobedience and pride that corrupted the human race and broke their relationship with God.  It is also called the Fall.

4: God shows us deep love and care even after we sin.

5: God gives us free will so we can freely choose to love Him and each other.

6: God’s plan is for all humans to be united with Him in Heaven.  This plan is also called God’s Providence.

7: God communicates with people through Revelation: God making Himself and His divine plan for salvation known to His children.

8: We will all be raised after death to either eternal union with God (Heaven), or eternal separation from God (hell).

9: Incarnation means God (the Son) acquired human nature.  This is a mystery of our faith because human thought cannot fully understand it.

10: The patriarchs are Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel), with whom God formed His covenant and began to draw a people to Himself.

11: The Chosen People are the Israelites – the descendants of Israel’s 12 sons to whom God chose to reveal Himself.  He chose them to be the people through whom eventually Jesus would come into the world.

12: The book of Exodus describes how God saved the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.

13: In the book of Exodus God reveals His name to Moses as YAHWEH, which means I AM.

14: Monotheism means belief in only one God.  Christianity and Judaism (the Jewish faith) are both monotheistic religions.

15: Part of God’s covenant with Israel was to bring them to the Promised Land of Canaan.

16: God sent prophets – human beings who spoke to Israel on God’s behalf – to teach them and correct them when needed.

17: The major prophets in the Old Testament are Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and Isaiah (acronym J.E.D.I.).

18: The Gospels are the New Testament accounts of the life of Christ.  The four Gospels are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

19: The author of Matthew’s Gospel is writing to a Jewish audience that sometimes had difficulty accepting Gentiles.

20: Gentile = a non-Jewish person.

21: Jesus began his ministry in the town of Capernaum.  He called 12 men to Himself who became the 12 apostles.

22: Jesus challenged His disciples to be salt for the earth and light for the world: preserving what was good and helping people find the path to salvation.

23: Disciple = a follower of Christ.

24: Apostle = one of the original 12 men Christ chose to lead His Church.  The modern day apostles are the bishops.

25: Synoptic means ‘same eye’; it refers to the 3 Gospels that tell similar events in Christ’s life.  These 3 Gospels are Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

26: The Gospel of Matthew includes most of the Gospel of Mark.

27: The Gospel of Matthew references the Old Testament as a prefiguring device for Christ (think Isaac almost being sacrificed, Joseph enduring great suffering to save many people, etc)

28: Sacraments are efficacious signs, instituted by Christ, to give us grace.

29: Efficacious means something that actually works.

30: To institute something means to start something.

31: The sacraments are entrusted to the Church by God to accompany a person from birth to death.

32: Three sacraments have an indelible character, meaning they put a spiritual mark on the soul that says the person belongs to Christ.  An indelible mark can never be erased.

33: The 3 sacraments that place an indelible mark on the soul are Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders.

34: When someone receives Holy Orders, they are called ‘ordained’.  Ordained people include priests, deacons, and bishops.

35: During Mass, non-ordained ministers help to serve as well.  These non-ordained ministers include lectors (who read the scriptures to the people), and Eucharistic ministers (who distribute communion).

36: A Holy Day of Obligation is a day on which Catholics must attend Mass.

37: The Holy Days of Obligation in the U.S. are: January 1 (Mary Mother of God), 8/15 (Assumption of Mary), 11/1 (All Saints Day), 12/8 Immaculate Conception of Mary, 12/25 (Christmas), and every Sunday.

38: Covenant: Solemn promise between God and His children.

39: God makes a covenant with each of us starting at our Baptism.

40: We keep the covenant God has made with us by doing our best to live like Christ each day.

41: The Scriptures (Bible) teach us how to live good moral lives.

42: ‘Moral’ means in agreement with God’s laws and plan for us.

43: Original Sin and concupiscence make Christian living more difficult, but Christ overcame this sin and all sin.

44: Christ’s grace given to us today makes moral living possible, though not always easy.

45: Natural Law means knowing right and wrong using our minds (human reason).

46: An example of natural law is the fact that pretty much everyone knows that murder is wrong, no matter where they grew up or what religion they are.

47: The State refers to the government of a country.

48: It is the job of the State to protect the rights of its citizens through just (fair) laws.

49: As Christians we have a responsibility to work for the common good, as well as to keep our promises.

50: Through Baptism we are made brothers and sisters in Christ.

51: We are called to speak out against injustice and suffering, just like the prophets in the Bible did.

52: The Psalms are prayers in the Old Testament that Jesus Himself liked to pray.

53: The Eucharistic Liturgy (the Mass) is the Catholic central act of worship.

54: The Lord’s Prayer has seven parts, including praising God and asking God to supply our needs.

55: The Bible, especially the Gospels, are helpful for meditative prayer (thinking deeply about what God’s word may be saying to you).

56: The rosary has 4 sets of mysteries: the Joyful, the Luminous, the Sorrowful, and the Glorious.

57: There are 5 types of prayer: blessing/adoration (worship of God), petition (asking God for specific requests), intercession (asking God to help specific persons), thanksgiving (giving thanks), and praise (recognizing the supreme greatness of God).

58: The Catholic Church continues Christ’s saving work today, especially through the 7 sacraments.

59: The Church’s visible bonds of unity are: one origin in Christ, one baptism, and an unbroken line of popes/bishops from the time of St. Peter (the first pope).

60: The pope is the leader of the Catholic church throughout the world.

61: The church is a community of God’s people called to continual reform and renewal.

62: The Magisterium is the teaching office of the bishops in union with the pope.

63: Evangelization means spreading to Gospel to those who do not know about Christ.  It is the job of all Catholics.

64: The pope is the successor to St. Peter, who was the first pope.

65: Our friendship with other Christians means we recognize what we share in common, while also being honest about how we differ.

66: Jesus prayed in the Gospel of John that all of His disciples would be one.

67: The Catholic Church has two main divisions: Roman Catholic, and Eastern Rite Catholic.  Both recognize the pope as head, but their ways of worship are different.

68: All human beings are made in God’s image and likeness.

69: Human sexuality is a gift from God, to be expressed only in marriage for the good of the spouses and the procreation of children.

70: The Christian virtues of purity of heart and chastity help us to respect others.

71: The Catholic church teaches the right use of human sexuality.

72: A vocation is a calling from God we receive based on God’s plan for us.  We learn our vocations through prayer.

73: Both the vocation to Matrimony (marriage) and the vocation to Holy Orders are important for the life of the church.

74: A man receives the sacrament of Holy Orders from the bishop who calls him to a life of service to the church.

75: A Catholic priest promises obedience to the bishop, and makes a vow of celibacy (living a holy, non-married life).

76: The deacon is a special role of service in the church for both married and unmarried men.

77: All vocations are calls from God to love and serve others.

78: The Torah is the first five books of the Bible.  It is divinely inspired by God.

79: The Qur’an written in Arabic is the sacred book of the Muslim faith.  The Muslim faith is called Islam, and is a monotheistic religion.

80: The Church is a sign of unity and peace in the world.