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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 March 6th

Posted on Mar 03, 2017


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Last week we discussed our Lenten promises and how important it is that we FAST from those things that weaken our relationship with God as well as FEAST upon those things that bring us closer to God.  May we all remain strong with our thoughtful promises during this Lenten season.

***7th Grade Religion***

This week we will be continuing on with our study of Hinduism.  We will be discussing the places and practices of Hindu worship as well as the rituals connected to significant events such as birth, marriage, and death.  As we continue our study of Hinduism, we are comparing and contrasting Hinduism with the two other religions we have discussed so far this year, Catholicism and Buddhism. 

***All Students should be continuing to satisfy their FIVE hours of required service for this third trimester.

***8th Grade Religion***

This week we will be covering chapter 8 in our Morality book,  This chapter discusses the the 5th commandment, though shalt not kill, how this commandment pertains to the life of an eighth grader, and our call to be peacemakers here on earth.  This chapter also discusses the Catholic church's view on controversial topics in our society such as euthanasia and capital punishment. 

The first period class who celebrated mass in the classroom last week, will be taking the chapter 6 test on Tuesday of this week.

***All Students should be continuing to satisfy their EIGHT hours of required service for this third trimester.