Who do you think Jesus is?
Who was Jesus then?
Where and when was he born?
What was his religion?
Where did he live?
When did he live?
Where did he travel?
Who influenced his life?
What were his values?
6-4 BC • Birth of Jesus Christ
5-4 BC • Escape to Egypt. Slaughter of children.
4 BC • Herod the Great dies (spring).
7-8 AD • Jesus visits Jerusalem as a child.
12 AD • Augustus makes Tiberius co-regent.
14 AD • Tiberius becomes Caesar (August 19th).
25 AD • Pilate & Caiaphas appointed to office.
29 AD • Ministry of John the Baptist begins.
29 AD • Christ’s ministry begins.
31 AD • Tiberius executes Sejanus (Oct 18th).
33 AD • Jesus dies (Friday, April 3rd, 3:00pm).
36 AD • Pilate dethroned. Caiaphas deposed.
37 AD • Tiberius Caesar dies.
Year 5 – Spirit Filled Person Investigation
Spirit Filled person to self -connect the qualities of your Spirit filled person to your own qualities, connect your person to an event in your life (Gifts and Fruits)
Spirit Filled Person to story- connect your Spirit Filled person to a story that you know eg: newspaper article, story book, family history
Spirit Filled Person to world– Where do you see your Spirit Filled Persons influence in the world today eg: through the actions of others.
Saint to self -connect the qualities of your Saint to your own qualities, connect your saint to an event in your life (Gifts and Fruits)
Saint to story- connect your Saint to a story that you know eg: newspaper article, story book, family history
Saint to world– Where do you see your Saints influence in the world today eg: through the actions of others, St Francis looked after animals PETA looks after animals today, St Angela patron of the sick.
Choose two gifts of the Holy Spirit and explain how your chosen Saint used these gifts in their life.
Choose two fruits of the Holy Spirit and explain how you chosen Saint displayed this fruits in their life.
Explain why you chose this particular Saint and how it will impact your life in the future.
Present Learning in any form you like- art, poetry, models, music, movie, photography
Each Year 6 to have a piece of artwork to accompany investigation (for church display)
Complete by week 9 to present in week 9 to a small group.
What is Pentecost? This is a very special time in the Bible when the disciples and other Christians received the Holy Spirit. Before I explain why and how this happened there’s a few things you need to know first.
God didn’t just pick any day for this to happen. Like everything God does, he has a specific time, purpose and reason for it and Pentecost was no exception.
Pentecost occurred 50 days after Easter Sunday or 50 days after Jesus rose from the dead. Jesus had already gone back to Heaven so the disciples and new believers of Jesus were waiting to receive the Holy Spirit because that’s what Jesus told them would happen. Plus, since Jesus wasn’t with them any more the Holy Spirit would help bring them closer to God.
Just before Jesus was taken up to heaven he told them that they would receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on them and they’d be his witnesses in the whole world (Acts 1:8). Even more, he told them much earlier that the counselor (or Holy Spirit) would be sent by the Father, that He would teach them all things and remind them of everything he said to them (John14:26).
So, the Holy Spirit is super helpful to us! He becomes a part of us when we become a Christian and understand that Jesus died and rose for us. When we’re ready to try to live a life pleasing to God the Holy Spirit becomes part of us so we have a part of God with us all the time.
The day of Pentecost was a bit different though. People had already become Christians but the Holy Spirit wasn’t a part of them yet. This would be the first time everyone who was a Christian would receive the Holy Spirit.
Pentecost was a day to celebrate the end of the grain harvest. It was like Thanksgiving is for us in Canada when the farmers have collected their crops and all the hard work is done.
The people would offer two loaves of bread they had made from their crops and two lambs were waved before the Lord as a thank offering. This was their special way of thanking God for the weather and for helping them get a crop for that year.
The disciples and other Christians had come together to thank God and suddenly a sound like the blowing of a strong wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. I have a feeling the windows weren’t open either!
Next they saw tongues of fire that separated and came to rest of each of them. I’m not sure if they could see the tongues of fire or if it’s how the people could explain what they felt happening. When the tongues of fire came they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in different languages.
They may have used the words tongues of fire to explain the way they were speaking and the fire was a way to describe the Holy Spirit. Either way, they all got pretty excited and things got a bit noisy.
It says that there were people of many different nationalities staying in Jerusalem from all over and many of them speaking different languages. These people ran over to see what all the noise was about and were surprised to hear their own languages spoken throughout this group. The Bible even lists up to 16 different places people were from and could hear their language spoken!
Things must have sounded crazy! Imagine all these people speaking many different languages at the same time and shouting out praises to God excited that something amazing from God had just happened to them.
It was no surprise that the crowd that had gathered to check out what was happening thought that there wasn’t something special happening, after all they weren’t there when the Holy Spirit came to them. So some of the crowd started making fun of them and started to think that they had too much wine and it was making them act funny.
When Peter started to hear these rumors he raised his voice and talked to the crowd. He explained that they weren’t drinking wine because it was only nine in the morning (people usually drink orange juice or coffee that early in the morning). Plus, the people celebrating Pentecost didn’t eat or drink till at least ten in the morning.
He explained that Joel, a messenger of God’s word said that this very thing would happen a long time ago. God usually would tell a prophet when something important was going to happen way before it actually happened. Just like the Bible told us a Savior (Jesus) was going to come and save us long before Jesus was even born.
Peter continued and explained how God brought Jesus to them and that they had crucified him. The crowd understood and felt responsible for doing this and they wanted to know what they could do now.
Peter explained that they should repent (say they’re sorry and stop doing bad things) and be baptized so that others would know that they believed in God and were trying to change. Now, because of Jesus death and his resurrection people could be forgiven and receive the Holy Spirit from now on.
That means we receive the Holy Spirit when we accept Christ or become Christians. The word Christian actually means Christ in us. The special thing about having the Holy Spirit is that God never leaves us so we can talk to him or ask for help anytime.
The Holy Spirit actually helps us in many ways, he comforts, teaches, helps us grow in our relationship with God and gives us strength to get rid of the bad habits in our lives. He also gives us power and helps us know when we’ve done something wrong. Of course, we need to want to grow, learn and change to be more like God for the Holy Spirit to really work with us.
So Pentecost was super special for the disciples and special for us even now because that was the start of us receiving the Holy Spirit and being able to ask for forgiveness.
L.O- We are investigating the infancy narratives and how it has been portrayed in many ways such as books, video and songs.
Click the infancy-narratives to read the scripture passage from the Bible.
Scripture sites where Jesus is teaching about how to live.
L.O- We are learning about the writer’s of the Gospel.
Click HERE for an online bible.
Choose one of the Gospels and read some of the scriptures about the teachings of Jesus. Read the stories that you can relate to in your own life and present a modern day interpretation.
- Jesus’ miracles and teachings (Mt 4–25; Mk 1–13; Lk 4–19:27; Jn 2–17)
Once you have chosen your stories try to make connections by-
- Text to text
- Text to Self
- Text to World
What are some of the learnings Jesus wanted for his community?
How can you relate to the teachings today? Give some examples.
What connections can you make to your own experiences, feelings and beliefs?
Reflect on the teachings of Jesus and identify the impact of the Word of God on your life and actions
Choose a story by your author and link it to your Big Idea.
Using Wordle cut and paste a scripture you were using and see what words are most used.
SPIRIT FILLED PEOPLE
What have these people done for others? Research a chosen person and present your
learning Students research one of these characters to find out:
What significant events was this person involved in?
What other people were involved?
What kind of choices did this person have to make?
What were the consequences of these choices?
Did this situation affect his/her relationship with God?
What were the strengths and weaknesses of this person?
Why did this person teach you and others?
Michael Long Rosie Batty
Jim Stynes Dr Catherine Keenan
Fred Hollows Jamie Oliver
Victor Chang Lady Diana
Anh Do Mother Theresa
Dali Lama Angelina Jolie
Emma Watson David Beckham
Jason Stephens Fr Bob McGuire
Cathy Freeman St Therese of Liseux
Malala Yousafzai Martin Luther King
Ghandi Oprah Winfrey
Dick Smith Adam Goodes
Bono Vincent Lingiari
How to Become a Saint in the Catholic Church
First of all, a clarification: The Catholic Church doesn’t make saints like Hollywood makes movie stars. Catholics saints are men and women who lived holy lives in obedience to God’s will, and they became saints at the moment they entered heaven. However, the Church does recognize those souls that the Church can confirm are in heaven as saints.
The process for being declared a saint is ancient, traditional, and often mysterious. Evidence must be presented to persuade Church officials that the person in question in fact lived a virtuous life, had faith, and had the support and help of God. The Church also looks at miracles as evidence that God is working through that person.
Stages on the road to sainthood
Usually, the process of recognizing a saint starts no earlier than five years after a person’s death. Usually, the potential saint’s pastor presents the case to the bishop. Specific stages are met on the path to being declared a saint:
Servant of God: As soon as the person is accepted for consideration, she’s called a Servant of God.
Venerable: After the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints determines that the servant of God lived a life of heroic virtue, she is granted the title of venerable. Heroic virtue doesn’t mean a person was perfect or sinless, but that she worked aggressively to improve herself spiritually and never gave up trying to be better and grow in holiness.
Blessed: After the Church establishes one miracle, the venerable person’s cause is presented to the pope to see whether he deems her worthy of being called blessed. This step is called beatification and is the next-to-last step.
*Saint: Another miracle and the blessed person’s cause is presented to the pope again for his judgment. If he determines that the evidence is clear and that contrary reports aren’t credible, he may initiate the canonization procedure. If all goes well, the candidate is publicly recognized as a saint.
Only people whose existence can be verified and whose lives can be examined are possible candidates for canonization. Candidates for sainthood undergo an investigation:
Informative inquiries are made into the person’s life, reputation, and activities while they lived on earth
Proof that no one has proclaimed or is already proclaiming and honoring the person as a saint before it’s been officially declared
A thorough examination of the person’s written and spoken (transcripts) works
If the thorough background check leads the investigators to declare the candidate venerable, evidence of miracles attributed to the candidate’s intercession with God is sought. Miracles need to be documented and authenticated, so eyewitnesses alone are considered insufficient. Medical, scientific, psychiatric, and theological experts are consulted, and evidence is given to them for their professional opinion. If a scientific, medical, or psychological explanation exists for what had only appeared to be a miracle, then it isn’t an authentic miracle. Only immediate, spontaneous, and inexplicable phenomena are up for consideration as authentic miracles.
A group of Italian doctors (Consulta Medica) examine the healing miracles. Some of the doctors aren’t Catholic and some are, but all are qualified and renowned physicians. They don’t declare a healing a miracle, but instead say, “We can find no scientific or medical explanation for the cure.”
Besides miraculous healings, the commission examines other phenomena:
Incorruptibility: Long after the saint is dead, the body is found free of decay when exhumed from the grave. The Church considers St. Catherine of Siena to be an example. She died in 1380, and 600 years later without any embalming, her flesh hasn’t decomposed.
*Liquefaction: The dried blood of the saint, long dead, miraculously liquefies on the feast day. The Church considers St. Januarius (San Gennaro in Italian; A.D. 275?–305), the patron saint of Naples, to be an example. According to the Church, a vial of his dried blood liquefies every year on September 19.
Odor of sanctity: The body of the saint exudes a sweet aroma, like roses, rather than the usual pungent stench of decay. The Church considers St. Teresa of Avila (1515–82) to be just such an example. The Church believes her grave exuded a sweet fragrance for nine months after her death.
The pope alone decides who is publicly recognized as a saint in churches all over the world and gets a feast day.
The actual act of beatification, in which a person is declared blessed, or of canonization, which is officially recognizing a saint, usually takes place in St. Peter’s Square outside the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica. Sometimes, though, the pope beatifies and canonizes in the country where the person lived and died, as in the case of St. Juan Diego. He was an Aztec peasant, and the Church believes Mary, as Our Lady of Guadalupe, appeared to him in Mexico in 1531. In his case, 12,000 people were present in the Basilica in Mexico City, and 30,000 waited outside, watching on video monitors.
Mercy Parables- Click
Video about mercy and empathy
ONLINE BIBLE– Click the Text to use a Bible.
John 10:10- ‘I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.’
Click on the link below and have a look at the photos, choose 3 and write why you think these photos show dignity.
Look through the Gospel of Mark and choose a story where Jesus is helping those less fortunate.
- What is the message in the story?
- What can we learn from this story about how to live our lives today?
- Jesus cleanses the leper (Mark 1: 40-45)
- Jesus opens the eyes of a blind man (Mark 8: 22-26)
- Feeding of the 5 thousand (Mark 6: 30-44)
- Feeding of the 4 thousand (Mark 8: 1-10)
- Jesus forgives and heals a paralyzed man (Mark 2:1-12)
- Jesus cures a deaf and mute man (Mark 7:31-37)
Sunday 11th October Reading
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark
Go and sell whatever you have and come follow me.
Jesus was setting out on a journey when a man ran up, knelt before him and put this question to him, ‘Good master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You must not kill; You must not commit adultery; You must not steal; You must not bring false witness; You must not defraud; Honour your father and mother.’ And he said to him, ‘Master, I have kept all these from my earliest days.’ Jesus looked steadily at him and loved him, and he said, ‘There is one thing you lack. Go and sell everything you own and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ But his face fell at these words and he went away sad, for he was a man of great wealth.
Jesus looked round and said to his disciples, ‘How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!’ The disciples were astounded by these words, but Jesus insisted, ‘My children,’ he said to them, ‘how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’ They were more astonished than ever. ‘In that case’ they said to one another, ‘who can be saved?’ Jesus gazed at them. ‘For men’ he said, ‘it is impossible, but not for God: because everything is possible for God.’
Mission Day Proposal Sheet click the following attachment
Indigenous Ten Commandments
Moses’ story is found in Exodus. He was a very important person in the Bible for both Jewish and Christian traditions.
Watch the story of Moses
What was the significance of Moses?
What did he do to help his people?
Why do you think he was chosen?
Who are the sacred people, and what are the stories in our Christian tradition that impact on our faith today?
RE Week 6
- Who Is In The Bible?
KWL, 2nd edn, Year 6, Chapter 10, pp. 91–93.
Sacred People from the Old and New Testaments:
Moses, Sarah, Elizabeth, Paul, Peter, James, Martha, King David, Noah, Rachael, Joseph, Jacob, Abraham, Isaac, Rebecca.
Students research one of these characters to find out:
- What significant event was this character involved in?
- Was this is the old Testament or New Testament
- What other characters were involved?
- What kind of choices did this character have to make?
- What were the consequences of these choices?
- How did this situation affect his/her relationship with God?
- What were the strengths and weaknesses of this character?
- Would this character be admired in today’s world?
Aboriginal Creation Story- The Rainbow Serpent
Year 6 Saint Projects
Umi Sienna Daniel Charlie Amilia Sandy Mia
Session 1) Grade 6 –Click and fill out the padlet wall.
Session 2) What are some signs and symbols you see in the ‘Lion King’? Click
What are some signs and symbols you see in the clip that explains the sacrament of Baptism? Click
Session 3) Take notes from the clip Sacraments 101: Confirmation. Click
Session 4) What is a Saint? How do you become a Saint? Click
L.O- We are learning to find characteristics of the Good Samaritan in people today.
– What is the Good Samaritan story in 2015
– Is there a person in your life, community, world that has been like the Good Samaritan.
How did this person display the qualities of the Good Samaritan?
Australian Catholics 2015 Young Journalist Award
Write a story about someone inspiring in your community.
Entries close 29th May 2015
Writing tips and judges’ criteria available online- find out more here
Criteria of competition click here
L.O- We are learning about the significance of the life Jesus and how he has impacted on our lives.
During Holy Week what did Jesus do to make him memorable?
Significant events- Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday
Task- Students will get into groups of four. Each student will choose a day to be the expert. On Monday a teacher will lead a workshop focused on your special event.
Miss Kylie-Palm Sunday
Miss Nitschke- Holy Thursday
Miss Bridget- Good Friday
Mr McCarthy- Easter Sunday
Mr Dando- Getting ready for liturgy.
L.O – WAL about the importance of Advent and Christmas for Christians.
Why are Advent and Christmas important seasons for Christians? How will you show your understanding?
Reputable website links about Advent in the Catholic
and Christian Traditions:
Information about other major world religions links:
Faith has played a major part in the establishment of Australian society. Without their faith, the earliest settlers would have packed up their tools and gone back to England after experiencing the harshness of the Australian landscape. Religious Orders and important faith filled people have supported Australians since these times.
Investigate some of the important Religious and secular Orders and faith filled people who have helped support the faith lives of Australian Catholics over the past 200 years.
Choose one of the following orders, read about them, answer some key questions and share your learning with the group.
Who founded the Order? When?
What was special about the founder of this order?
To what particular ministry is this order dedicated? E.g. teaching, nursing, praying for others
What important Australian Institutions are named after this order or its founder/s? e.g. hospitals, schools etc
Benedictine Monks – New Norcia, WA
St John of God Sisters
Sisters of St Joseph
Jesuit priests and brothers
Franciscan priests and brothers
Religious Sisters of Mercy of ALMA (RSM)
De La Salle Brothers
Sisters of Charity
FCJ Sisters (Faithful Companions of Jesus)
Good Samaritan Sisters
Missionary of the Sacred Heart Sisters
Poor Clare sisters
St Vincent de Paul Society
Volunteers of Don Bosco
Pallotine brothers and priests
Nominate your ORDER on this Padlet
First reading: (Acts 2:1-11)
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
When Pentecost day came round, the apostles had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven, the noise of which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and something appeared to them that seemed like tongues of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak foreign languages as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech.
Now there were devout men living in Jerusalem from every nation under heaven, and at this sound they all assembled, each one bewildered to hear these men speaking his own language. They were amazed and astonished. ‘Surely’ they said ‘all these men speaking are Galileans? How does it happen that each of us hears them in his own native language? We hear them preaching in our own language about the marvels of God.’
The word of the Lord
All: Thanks be to God.
Second Reading: (1 Corinthians 12:4-7, 12-13)
A reading from the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians
No one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord’ unless he is under the influence of the Holy Spirit.
There is a variety of gifts but always the same Spirit; there are all sorts of service to be done, but always to the same Lord; working in all sorts of different ways in different people, it is the same God who is working in all of them. The particular way in which the Spirit is given to each person is for a good purpose.
Just as a human body, though it is made up of many parts, is a single unit because all these parts, though many, make one body, so it is with Christ. In the one Spirit we were all baptised, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as citizens, and one Spirit was given to us all to drink.
The word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
Gospel: (John 20:19-23)
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.
In the evening of the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you,’ and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you.
‘As the Father sent me,
so am I sending you.’
After saying this he breathed on them and said:
‘Receive the Holy Spirit.
For those whose sins you forgive,
they are forgiven;
for those whose sins you retain, they are retained.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
CHRISTIAN ROLE MODEL INVESTIGATION
Look at Christian role models or groups. Examine the vocation of these people who build the church today or have contributed to it in the past through their gifts of their words and actions.
Examples of Christian role models are: St Vincent de Paul, Maximilian Kolbe, Weary Dunlop, Moira Kelly, Sacred Heart Mission, Young Vinnies.
- Choose a Christian Role Model, it could be one from above or one of your own
- Write a reflection of your chosen role model, answering the following questions:
1) Why do/did they do what they do?
2) Why are they good role models of people who take their vocation seriously?
3) What gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit do they show? Why/How?
4) Is there any other information you would like to add?
Sign and Symbol- Click
http://www.catholic.org/saints/ http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/Saints/byname.aspx What is your Saints feast day? What is their story? How did they become a Saint? What is their origin? What did they do to become a Saint? What is your Saint a patron for? What qualities did they show? What miracles did they perform? How does this Saint make you want to be a better person? How does this Saint inspire you? What is their history?
In partners you are to choose a sacrament to learn about using the following questions;
What is the sacrament of ….. ?
What are the origins of this sacrament?
Why do catholics celebrate this sacrament?
What symbols, signs and rituals are used in this sacrament?
Compare the catholic practise of this sacrament to other religions and cultures.
In groups investigate and explore the important days of Easter and add your findings to the following padlets:
Following the Beatitudes means making the choice to put God before everything else.
What do the Beatitudes mean for us today? Here are Jesus’ teachings on true happiness as they might be understood by people your age.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Depend on God. Don’t let material things get in the way of loving God and others.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Share other people’s sorrows and joys. Don’t set yourself apart from others.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
Learn to be gentle with people and things. Don’t try to get your way by violence or bullying.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
Work hard to make sure that all people are treated justly. Do what you can to change unjust conditions.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Forgive others and ask their forgiveness. Let compassion, not anger, rule your life.
Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.
Turn your attention only toward what is good and right. Be faithful to God and God’s ways.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Work to bring people together. Don’t contribute to quarrels and fights. Look for ways to solve problems peacefully.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
In difficult times, keep trusting in God and standing up for what is right.
When did she/he become a Saint?
What they did that helped the community?
What Fruits and Gifts do they have and how did they show them?
How are they a role model?
Anything Interesting about your Saint
CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE – Scriptures for Holy Week