Kuemper Catholic Mass

"The overall goal of Catholic education is heaven, but knowledge alone will not get us there. Virtues in Practice helps students to practice and live out the faith in their everyday lives!"

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Prayer of the Year

Act of Charity
Oh my God, I love You above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because You are all good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of You. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.
Amen

Year Three – Charity
October – Friendship

Virtue Video of the Month

What is a Virtue?

A virtue is a good habit and behavior showing high moral standards. The word virtue comes from the Latin word Virtus, which means strength. Our fallen nature is weak and can easily become entangled in a vice, but graces the graces available to us through Christ enable us to overcome our weaknesses and develop strength, or virtue. People who are virtuous enjoy the freedom of being their best selves and growing closer to God, so don’t forget to pray this grace!

Getting Started

✓Parent Guide: The Parent's Guide has all home project information for each month.
There are multiple home project choices for each month!

✓File Archive: All files can be found in our Google Drive folder as a backup in case you didn't complete a past month's project. You may download or print any of these files at any time.

✓Workbooks: Each grade-span has a month-to-month workbook that you will be using throughout the year. You may download or print any of these files at any time.

Saint Card of the Month

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GRADE K

Home Projects of the Month​

  1. Take a tour of the church when it is empty. In a whisper, point out the statues, sanctuary, altar, tabernacle, sacrist, windows, etc. Practice showing reverence to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist by genuflecting facing the tabernacle.
     

  2. Discuss the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Practice making a Spiritual Communion.
     

  3. Discuss why bowing is a sign of reverence. Practice bowing gently at some of the following times: before receiving Holy Communion, when entering the sanctuary, when passing before the tabernacle, when saying Jesus’ Name, when saying the Glory Be, during the Creed at the words “by the power of the Holy Spirit… became man”.

 
 

Saint Card of the Month

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GRADES 1-2

Home Projects of the Month​

  1. Take a tour of the church when it is empty. In a whisper, point out the statues, sanctuary, altar, tabernacle, sacrist, windows, etc. Practice showing reverence to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist by genuflecting facing the tabernacle.
     

  2. Discuss the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Practice making a Spiritual Communion.
     

  3. Discuss why bowing is a sign of reverence. Practice bowing gently at some of the following times: before receiving Holy Communion, when entering the sanctuary, when passing before the tabernacle, when saying Jesus’ Name, when saying the Glory Be, during the Creed at the words “by the power of the Holy Spirit… became man”.

 

Saint Card of the Month

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GRADES 3-5

Home Projects of the Month​

  1. Who are your closest friends? What virtues are strengths for them? This month, make a goal of telling your friends which virtues you admire in them the most. This is a great way to encourage them to grow even more in that virtue.
     

  2. Each night this month, pray for your friends by name.
     

  3. Discuss: Who are your friends? Do you talk about important things together, and help each other to do what’s right? Try doing that once per week.
     

  4. How often do you talk to people who do not eat at your lunch table? Set a goal number of times per week and discuss your success.

Saint Card of the Month

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GRADES 6-8

Home Projects of the Month​

  1. Discuss your friendships. Do you friends help you to be yourself, or do you find that you have to act differently when you are around them? True friends will love you for who you are. This month, take mental note of who among your friends most encourages you to be yourself, even if the two of you disagree at times.
     

  2. Would you do something mean to keep your friends? This month, pay attention to whether your friends are habitually kind to each other. How do you friends talk about someone when he or she isn’t around? See if you can raise the bar.
     

  3. How often do you ask/give advice to your friends? Take mental note this month of how often you share advice and whether the advice is based on faith and solid values.
     

  4. Do you feel like you don’t have any friends in your class? Discuss what you have in common with the different kids in your class. Do you really know them? If you really feel that they share little in common with you, is there a club, group, or team you could join? What are you interests?
     

  5. Invite a friend to spend the night on Saturday and join you for Mass Sunday morning. Discuss the homily and how you can help each other to grow in holiness.