Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Unit Test Reminder

Final Unit Test on Wed May 30, 2012 Periods 1 and 2 Duration-Entire Period Review Practice Exercise.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Important Note-Christian Vision of Time

The Christian Vision of Time


·        Time is a measurement of movement or events.  For example, the days, months and years measure the motion of the earth around the sun; our activities from birth to death measure our lives.  Time is often approached by what it is time for – time to plant, to each, etc.  If anything reveals what time means to us, what it is for, it is our commitments and our promises.  They will determine what sort of story we tell when we give an account of our lives.

Secular Time

·        Our culture today has a very intense view of time.  Unlike other cultures in the world, North Americans value how much an individual can produce in a limited amount of time.  As a result, people value how many things they can do rather than how well we can do things.  Likewise our culture values how others can help us accomplish more things rather than the quality of our relationships with others and God.  Students often feel that their value is based on how much homework they do, how well they do in school and how many extra-curricular events they participate in.  Rarely are they given help or recognition for developing close bonds with family, friends and God.

Christian Time

·        Christian time celebrates the focal point of human time:  the story of God with us.  It celebrates the memory of particular events that continue to shape our covenant relationship with God.  The central events of Christianity remember Jesus’ death and resurrection and his incarnation.  Easter and Christmas are the high points of the Christian calendar.  Every Sunday is like a “little Easter,”  when we remember and celebrate the life, death and resurrection of our Lord.  Christians know that Jesus is the beginning and the end of time.  He is the Lord of history.

Lived Time

·        Lived time is an inner awareness of time as it is experienced in the events of our lives, rather than as it is measured by clocks.  It comes out of our memory as we move through life and includes our past, present and our hope for the future.  Example:  “This class is never going to end!”


·        The teaching of the final times.
·        The tension in Christian time between the present time and the fullness of time
·        The fullness of time is when creation and redemption will be complete, possibly at the end of time – the Second Coming of Christ.


·        Genesis 1 states that the “Sabbath”, or Saturday, is the last day of creation on which the Lord rested.  Jews keep holy the Sabbath day since it is the third commandment.


·        Jesus rose from the dead on the “third day” which was Sunday and not Saturday.  Unlike Jews, Christians view Sunday as the day on which creation was complete through the work of Jesus Christ.  We now keep the Sabbath holy on Sunday instead of Saturday.

The Paschal Triduum

·        The Paschal Triduum divides the year up into four blocks of time:  Advent, Ordinary Time, Lent, and Ordinary Time.  This helps us to stay focused on the fact that Christ transformed the world for all time.  He did this through his birth, life, death, and resurrection.  The Triduum allows us to focus on these points in his life.

How our View of Time Affects our View of Life

·        If we view time as “Christian Time” we are more likely to view our entire life span as a gift from God.  We realize that our time on earth is short and that the importance of life is to fulfill the covenant Jesus left us:  Love one another and love God.

·         If we live by another view of time, we will be frustrated and feel unfilled.  The secular vision of time corrupts our essential nature as being made in the image of God and being one in the body of Christ.  Christians believe in hard work as a reflection of the gifts and talents God has given and as a way for us to serve one another.  Hard work is not an “ends” in itself or as a means of worshipping false Gods such as the wealth that hard work may bring.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Final Course Unit Test-May 30th, 2012

Reminder to HRE201 students, the last course unit test is scheduled for May 30th, 2012.
Your practice test is a very good outline for study! 

May 24 Inside The Vatican-Documentary

After viewing the documentary entitled Inside The Vatican determine how Vatican City represents a place and characteristics of Culture, Community and Christ.

Brainstorm examples in point form in your notes and be prepared to discuss these examples in class.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Media Analysis-Gifted Hands

As a whole class we are viewing the Ben Carson story.  A media review response will follow. 

ISU Homework Component

Bearing Witness to Christ

1.         Define Communion of Saints, page 202.

2.         Explain how these sacraments help us bear witness to Christ:  baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, p. 202.

·        Baptism:

·        Confirmation

·        Eucharist

3.         Why is it important to be a “witness”?  p. 203

4.         How did Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin encounter Christ?  P. 204-5

5.         How are you called to “Bear Witness”?  read p. 206-7

6.         What is a Martyr?  P. 208-9

ISU Expectations-Important Content To Consider

Unit 2 Major Assignment
Grade 10 Religion
ISU Media-Scrapbook
Scavenger Hunt Hints

One of the places where we find out what human beings are all about is through the media.  This is one means of keeping up to date with the many occurrences and changes in our world today.  It also provides you with an opportunity to become familiar with the content of your daily newspaper and educational magazines as a source of current information about the daily changes in the world around us.

Finally the purpose of this assignment is to create an interest in, and an awareness of current problem and opportunities and to encourage reading, debate, and discussion of issues affecting the human self.

Divide into a small group of four and create a name for your group.  Groups should work together to find items from news or magazines articles from the Internet that relate to the Scavenger Hunt headings listed below.  Each group member should design a scrapbook or a power point presentation. The scrapbook will be handed in.

What Information To Include For Each Item:
Place your information in order of the titles given below.  Summarize each article in own words, include your opinion (agree, disagree and why) and include a recommendation (Would you change anything? Explain) Add images, and be creative in both your delivery and within your scrapbook.

Scavenger Hunt Items:
  1. An article describing a serious problem that needs solving.
  2. An article describing an effective leader or role model.
  3. An article that deals with an organization doing something unethical.
  4. An article that deals with a relationship gone wrong. (I.e. youth violent crime, suicide, homicide, divorces.)
  5. An article about a breakthrough in technology, science, or medicine that will help save many lives.
  6. An article about events in a foreign country that will affect the Canadian market or provide Canadians with new opportunities.
  7. An article relating to education or learning. (Positive or negative)
  8. An article on social assistance, unemployment, or welfare.
  9. An article on community involvement.
  10. An article that relates to any human trait discussed in theme 1.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Six Images of the Church-Activity

The Church  -  the Sign of the Risen Christ in the World

Models of Church:        institution, advocate, teacher, transformer,                                              servant ,community



Reason for your Answer

Mother Teresa and a malnourished child


She is serving the needs of a hungry child.
The Pope and Cardinal Ambrozic

Abortion Protestors

Baptism of a Child

Children acting out Jesus’ birth

A priest speaking to students at a school

Communion being received

Parishioners gather for a Mass

Against oppression in El Salvador

Nun talking to prisoners

Marriage Service

Sunday School

Catholics at World Conferences

Six Images of the Church-May 10

The Six Images of the Church


The Church is an organized structure with rules and buildings.  This image includes the leaders of the Church and the hierarchical structure of this leadership.  Christ, followed by the Pope, is the head of this hierarchy.  The Church is not a democracy.

The Church speaks on behalf of the oppressed, poor, and outcast and is an advocate for a just and loving world.


The Church proclaims or “heralds” Jesus’ message with words and actions. The Church calls us to hear the word of God, to celebrate and believe.  Christians have a responsibility of “spreading” the message of Jesus to the world.

The Church shows the world the presence of God through love and sacrament.  The Church is the Body of Christ on earth.  Each member is a part of that body.  Each member carries on Christ’s work of building the Kingdom of God on earth.


It serves the People of God and all of God’s creatures.  As Jesus’ washed the disciples feet, we too are called to serve others using our talents, skills and interests.  A Christian is the hands and feet of Jesus on earth.


It is a community that welcomes everyone and has a vision of what the world could be.   We are devoted to one another through being one body in Christ.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

The Ultimate Gift Response

As a whole class we viewed the film The Ultimate Gifts.  Your task is to respond to the film in three ways:

i)     Provide a brief description of the film content;

iii)    Include any criticisms of the film (if any) or how this film represents any aspects of modern society;

v)     State the importance of the films message/gifts to a member who lives within the kingdom of God.


Knowledge and Understanding    5 Marks

Thinking                                      5 Marks

Communication                           5  Marks
( Type written double space with Title Page-Most Preferred)

Hints: Use your textbook Themes (Me and Institutions and Generosity).

Include any Main Arguments, Supporting ideas and a conclusion.

Due Tuesday May 08, 2012 Periods 1/2.