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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 Oct. 19th

Posted on Oct 19, 2020

***7th Grade Religion***

This week, we will be starting chapter 3 in our Blest Are We textbook and will be discussing mortal sin and venial sin. We will also be discussing our conscience and how it guides us into making good decisions based upon the values and virtues of our Catholic faith.  We will also be discussing the ways in which our conscience is formed and how the formation of our conscience is an "ongoing process" that continues throughout our lifetime.

***All students should be working on completing their FIVE hours of required service for this first trimester.

***8th Grade Religion***

This week, we will be starting chapter 4 in our Church History book. This chapter discusses the evangelization of Christianity throughout Europe. It also highlights the monastic movement and the other ways Christians battled the barbarian invasions in the Roman empire.  The corrected chapter 3 tests will be returned to the students on Tuesday.

After studying the history of the Nicene Creed, our 8th grade students will compose their own creed.  The students will be expressing their beliefs about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Church, and life thereafter in their creeds.

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