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Family Life Education

The Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishop's (OCCB) Family Life program, Fully Alive, is taught from grades 1-8 in conjunction with the catechetical series Born of the Spirit and We Are Strong Together for each grade level. Family Life makes up 20% of the Religion program occurring within one of the 30 minute Religion classes per week (4 Religion and 1 Family Life session per week). This program reflects the truth, morals and values of Catholic teaching. It is made up of 5 themes as follows:

  • Theme 1: Created and Loved by God emphasizes the dignity and meaning of each human life;
  • Theme 2: Living in Relationship addresses the relational nature of the human person, a reflection of God;
  • Theme 3: Created Sexual: Male and Female emphasizes the value of the individual and human relationships focusing on the goodness of our sexuality in its relational and procreative dimensions;
  • Theme 4: Growing in Commitment explores God's call to faithfulness; and
  • Theme 5: Living in the World examines the meaning of human activity and its influence on human society and on the individual.

The themes for each grade level build on the content covered in the previous year. Topics within each of the themes are studied at deeper levels with each succeeding grade.

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The Edge(Posted:9/20/2016)

THE EDGE Youth Group:  Calling  Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8's!!  Check out what living on “The EDGE” is all about. Join us as we kick off another new season with a FUN/SOCIAL Night ( free refreshments) on Monday, September 26, 2016, at 6:45 pm in the downstair’s hall of   St. Joseph’s Catholic Church,  Clark St. , Powassan.   THE EDGE is an awesome Catholic youth ministry that uses live music, drama, small group discussions, guest speakers, games, Scripture, crafts and other cool stuff to explore issues about our Faith, solid values, youth concerns and happy living!!  Double bonus: snacks and prizes! The EDGE meets  Monday evenings from 6:45 to 8:30 pm .    Every night has a different theme and activities.  If you are in  Grades 5, 6, 7, or 8, you SO need to be at the EDGE , regardless of what school or church you may attend, or where you live. And it's all FREE. Chill out with your friends and make new ones.  No need to pre-register.  Call Pauline @ 705-724-5964 or Jeannine @ 705-724-3424 for more information. Let us know if you need transportation. 

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NPSC Newsletter - Summer Issue(Posted:7/25/2017)

Find out what's happening inside our Catholic schools. In this issue:

  • SJSH Students Receive Bronze at National Science Fair
  • Heritage Fair Recognition
  • Students Selected to Sit on Minister's Advisory Council
  • Students Recognized for Ontario Volunteer Program
  • Le Councours et Festival d'art oratoire

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