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6th Grade Religion (225 Minimum Weekly Minutes)


  • Studies the Signs of Faith
  • Studies the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation,
  • Communion, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders


  • Studies the Old Testament: creation, sin, and God’s promise
  • Studies the Covenants: the Covenant of Sinai, the Freedom Covenant, and the Covenant of the World
  • Studies the mysteries of evil
  • Studies the Holy Land and the Promised Land, the coming of Jesus, and the Catholic Church
  • Studies holy days and the saints


  • Observes and celebrates the Holy Days of Lent
  • Participates in altar serving and the choir
  • Participates in liturgical celebrations, weekly masses, readings, petitions and prayers, and prayer gatherings
  • Shares daily prayers or petitions


  • Participates in community outreach through Pennies From Heaven and Jump Rope for Heart
  • Donates items for the needy during Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Raises money for the Holy Childhood campaign
  • Required to complete community service hours

7th GradeReligion (225 Minimum Weekly Minutes)

  • Recognizes God as a personal God who reveals His teaching through Christian scripture and the Sacraments, which are visible signs of God’s grace uniting us in faith
  • Understands Mary’s role in salvation
  • Understands the communion of saints as the union of all those who follow Jesus
  • Understands and experiences prayer as memorized, spontaneous, meditative, and contemplative
  • Experiences participation in a variety of prayer forms and liturgical celebrations
  • Attends and participates in weekly liturgical celebrations and special days of observation
  • Reviews the parts of Mass and properly responds
  • Witnesses to life as a Christian with uniqueness and human dignity
  • Understands that service is a response to the message of Jesus, and that the people of God have been and are active throughout history
  • Actively participates in community outreach projects
  • Understands the relationship of choices and actions in sexuality and Christian maturity
  • Recognizes the moral guidelines for life as a guide for making good choices
  • Learns formal prayer appropriate to grade level

Required to complete 20 community service hours during the year.

8th Grade Religion (225 Minimum Weekly Minutes)

History and Doctrine

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the history, challenges, and contributions of the Church from the First Century to the present
  • Understands rites and traditions
  • Understands how early Christian communities grew and related to the secular world
  • Knows the heritage specific to the Church in the US
  • Knows the history of major saints and leaders in the


  • Understands the tenants of the Nicene Creed
  • Understands the origin and purpose of Catholic doctrine
  • Develops an understanding and ownership of the values and ideals of Jesus Christ
  • Scripture
  • Reads various New and Old Testament sources


  • Participates in morning offering and petitions, noon prayer, and afternoon prayer
  • Learns and engages in various forms of prayer
  • Celebrates weekly Mass and special Church feast-day
  • liturgies
  • Composes prayers, introductory themes, and intercessions

Social Justice

  • Actively engages in community service
  • Appreciates the origin and development of the Church’s social doctrine (Beatitudes)
  • Required to complete 20 community service hours during the year

Financial Aid Available

 St. Barbara School is dedicated to remaining affordable. As a tuition-based school, we are committed to helping families who have a desire to be part of the St. Barbara school community. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying families through an application process and supported through the Orange Catholic Foundation.