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
February – Prudence

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. Practice pausing to THINK before doing things this month. Is this action or word right and good to do? Is it the best thing to do?
     

  2. Practice using I-messages at home (“I felt ____ when you ____, please ______”).
     

  3. Practice thinking out loud about decisions: What are your options? What is good about each option? What is bad about each option? What will happen if you choose this one or that one?
     

  4. Choose a person you think is wise (parent, grandparent, older sibling, neighbor, teacher) and practice going to them once each week for advice on a tough decision.

 
 

Saint Card of the Month

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GRADES 1-2

Home Projects of the Month​

  1. Practice pausing to THINK before doing things this month. Is this action or word right and good to do? Is it the best thing to do?
     

  2. Practice using I-messages at home (“I felt ____ when you ____, please ______”).
     

  3. Practice thinking out loud about decisions: What are your options? What is good about each option? What is bad about each option? What will happen if you choose this one or that one?
     

  4. Choose a person you think is wise (parent, grandparent, older sibling, neighbor, teacher) and practice going to them once each week for advice on a tough decision.

 

Saint Card of the Month

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GRADES 3-5

Home Projects of the Month​

  1. Discuss the short and long term effects of decisions. Practice thinking through long term effects when you are faced with decisions this month.
     

  2. Discuss “ripple effect” or how your decisions affect other people’s decisions and then their decisions affect still other people. Practice thinking through “ripple effects” when you are faced with decisions this month.
     

  3. Befriend a wise neighbor or relative. Get to know the person. Ask about big decisions he or she has made in his or her life. How did he or she choose? What were the results of the decision? Ask advice of this person when you have a tough decision to make.
     

  4. Pause to pray to the Holy Spirit before making decisions. Throughout the month, discuss whether this habit of prayer helps you.
     

  5. Discuss the PRUDENT acronym way of addressing a problem with a peer. Practice using it this month and share the results.

Saint Card of the Month

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GRADES 6-8

Home Projects of the Month​

  1. What are your priorities in life? With a friend, write a list of your priorities in order of importance. Is there every a situation where the order of importance changes? Think of situations where you would have to choose between two of your priorities. What would you do?
     

  2. With a friend, discuss a big decision made recently by an authority figure (family, school, or government). How did the decision affect you and did you agree with it? Try to imagine the point of view of the person in authority and how he or she might have arrived at the decision.
     

  3. Discuss the PRUDENT way of addressing a problem with a peer. Practice using it this month and share the results.