This school year, we are implementing the Diocese of Grand Rapids Theology Curriculum Framework for Catholic Schools. This framework, according to former Assistant Superintendent Jill Annable, has "...three parts: encounter, grow, and witness. Throughout students’ experiences in our Catholic schools, they are provided intentional moments to encounter Jesus Christ through activities such as participating in Mass, receiving the sacraments, and acts of service. Students grow in their understanding of Church teaching in all subject areas, including a renewed rigor in their understanding of Catholic theology. They are also empowered to witness God’s love to the world."
One of the focuses of this new curriculum framework is Theology of the Body, teachings based on 129 Wednesday audiences from Saint John Paul II that address the Church’s integrated vision of the human person. We are kicking off our PreK-8 study of Theology of the Body next week with a school wide introduction to the tenants of TOB during Doyle's Daily. To help you as parents understand these teachings, Mrs. Amy Giroux has graciously created two minute formation videos for you; these will be shared each day next week along with other resources that will help you understand this "inspiring vision for human flourishing through the knowledge of God’s great love for us, inviting us to reject sin and embrace virtue." Watch your email and/or our social media outlets for each day's teaching Monday-Thursday next week.
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