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CCD 7th: Heaven + Hell + Purgatory (day 8)

November 8, 2009 Leave a comment

Today, in our 7th grade pre-Confirmation class, we …

Write Jeopardy Questions — everyone made up Jeopardy questions about anything we learned so far.  Some of the questions will be used for the Parent Teen Jeopardy in a couple weeks.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

  • –apparition to Juan Diego
  • –picked roses in winter
  • –“eye” of Mary portrait

–Gangs using Rosaries (for protection?)

Heaven – the state of eternal life and union with God, for those that choose God (saints).

Hell – the state of permanent separation from God, reserved for those that reject God.

  • Sheol (Hell) – Hebrew OT word for gloomy place beneath the earth for all dead, both righteous and evil.
  • Gehenna (Hell) – Hebrew NT word refers to the place on the SW side of Jerusalem, used for a dumping ground for human waste, corpses, rotting matter, etc. with “fires” burning.  Became a popular symbol for what Christians called “hell.” (See Mark 9:43-48, Luke 12:5)

Purgatory – a state of final purification that one may need following death, before heaven.


  1. finish Pop Quiz handout & prayer journal “God letters” (3 any + 3 events),
  2. do “Jeopardy Questions” handout (x 2)

compline + Our Lady of Guadalupe

Pre-T Compline with Our Lady of Guadalupe @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FLIn this Jubilee Year of the Archdiocese of Miami, there are 2 paintings of Our Lady of Guadalupe traveling throughout the diocese spend a week in each.  This week, St John Vianney College Seminary has one.

Pre-T Compline with Our Lady of Guadalupe @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FLAs a group, the Pre-Theology seminarians had our regular Thursday night Compline (Night Prayer) before Our Lady.  We also did a rosary with the Luminous Mysteries (as the lights of the Chapel got brighter).  — brotherhood in prayer before Our Lady … 🙂