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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 September 16th

Posted on Sep 15, 2019

Thank you to all who supported Fisher Fest this past weekend.  It's such an important fundraiser for our parish and we are so grateful for the service offered by both our students and parents to make it possible and successful!

On Tuesday, Sept. 17th, Roy Petitfils, licensed counselor and social media speaker, will be presenting to our falcons during the school day and parents and community members in the evening. Mr. Petitfils is an internationally recognized expert in understanding and raising children.


***7th Grade Religion***

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This week we will be starting chapter 2 in our Blest Are We book.  This chapter discusses the baptism of Jesus.  We will be discussing the symbols and sacramentals used in the celebration of Baptism as well as the other six sacraments and their significance to our Catholic faith.  The corrected chapter 1 tests will be returned to the students and will be posted to Powerschool by Wednesday of this week.

*Students should continue to work on their FIVE hours of required service for this first trimester.


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***8th Grade Religion***

This week will begin working in our Church History book and will be discussing the growth of Christianity throughout the ages.  We will be looking at specific time periods and will noting the progress and challenges that were involved with the growth of Christianity in each of these periods.  The first chapter focuses on early missionary activity, the persecutions of Christians, and the Church's response to gnoticism.

*Students should continue to be working on their EIGHT hours of required service for this first trimester.