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Mrs. Maura Grochocinski, Junior High Religion

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  I am looking forward to a unique and successful school year with your child.

A little about myself: due to the difficulty in pronouncing my last name, I am known to the SJF students and to many parents as “Mrs. G.”  I live in Most Holy Redeemer parish and my husband and I have been blessed with three wonderful daughters, a son-in-law, and a new grandson, Martin McGrath Guinane.

This year will be my 21st year teaching at Saint John Fisher. I have taught different grades and various subjects throughout the years. I have enjoyed teaching religion in the Jr. High for the past eleven years, watching my students grow both academically and spiritually.


7th & 8th Grade Religion-Week of January 7th

Posted on Jan 06, 2019

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a relaxing break.  As we return from break, this is a good opportunity to assess accomplishments, efforts, and necessary changes for a strong finish in this second trimester.  Progress report check for the second trimester is Wednesday, January 16th.

***7th Grade Religion***

This week, we will begin chapter 6 in our Blest Are We textbook. This chapter discusses the meaning of the term "vocation" as well as the two sacraments that are considered to be vocations, Holy Matrimony and Holy Orders.

***All students should continue to work on their FIVE hours of required service for this second trimester.

***8th Grade Religion***

This week, we will be continuing on with our Confirmation preparation.  We will be discussing the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit as well as the people in our lives that best demonstrate these gifts.  The students' graded sponsor essays will be returned to them this week.  The students will be instructed to revise their corrected essays making the noted corrections reflected on their essays. After celebrating Confirmation, the students will me mailing their revised sponsor essays along with a thank you note to their sponsors.

***All students should continue to work on their EIGHT hours of required service for this second trimester.