Religion

Teacher Grades 6-8:  Mrs. Susan Trieste
Contact Information:  susan.trieste@bdms.org

The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade religion program follows the guidelines set by the Archdiocese of New York which include: the revelation of God in the Old Testament and the New Testament, Jesus and the Gospel message, sacraments, human sexuality, church history, morality, prayer, and personal growth (human person and the human community).

The students also review Catholic prayers and traditions throughout the Church seasons and work on developing an appreciation for liturgy and the Eucharist through various activities, such as planning liturgies and participating in Mass and Benediction. The sacrament of Reconciliation is also offered at various times throughout the school year. Sixth and seventh grade will go on a full-day retreat at the Cappuchin Youth Ministry Center in Garrison in the new year. Eighth grade also goes on retreat, and this will meets the requirement for those seeking Confirmation.

All grades go on retreat during the school year at the Cappuchin Youth and Family Ministry center in Garrison, NY.  The retreats are scheduled for December 7, 2017 (8th grade), March 22, 2018 (7th grade), and April 10, 2018 (6th grade). Information and permission slips will be sent home two weeks before each retreat.

All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will be given the Archdiocesan religion exam in each grade in June. This will count as their final exam.

Confirmation for eighth grade will be on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  A letter will be coming home in September regarding other requirements for Confirmation.