7th Grade Religion

Welcome to Prep 7 Religion
Mrs. Hanley

Contact the teacher: vhanley8656@olhamptons.org

Catholic Schools Week Prayer

Almighty Father,

You sent forth your Son as a beacon of hope for all people.
As Teacher, he has given us the prime example of the importance of education.
As disciples, we look to him for inspiration and strength.

Thank you for the many sisters, brothers, priests, and laypeople who have dedicated their lives in service to our Catholic schools.
Thank you for the teachers and administrators who sustain our schools today.
Thank you for the parents who have given support and witness to the importance of Catholic education in their daily lives.
Thank you for the students who work hard to further their education.

Bless ___________________ [this school] and the many people who advance our mission.
May our building be a home for those who seek to grow in faith, knowledge, and service of others.
May our community always support one another and exhibit hospitality to newcomers.

Fill our minds with knowledge and wisdom.
May our understanding of the world help us to grow in appreciation for it.

Fill our hearts with gladness.
May we always turn to you in times of need.

Fill our hands with the tools we need to serve others.
May we show them your unceasing love through our actions.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us.

St. John Neumann, pray for us.

St. _____________, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


Weekly readings for Week of:

Homily Writing Assignment Guidelines

Task: To write a homily based on a set of Bible readings.


  1. Read the assigned Bible readings either from your Bible or from an online version of the Bible.
  2. Write a one-page homily.
  3. Your homily may be typed or handwritten. If typed, 1.5 spacing and 12 pt font Arial or Times New Roman.
  4. It must include the citation of the readings at the top of the page along with a title.


Homily Writing Tips:

  • Remember you are writing for the ‘ears’ not the ‘eyes.’ Your homily should sound interesting and be easy to follow for your audience.
  • Use words and phrases from the text.
  • Unpack key words and difficult words for your audience.
  • Use present-tense, active voice in your homily.
  • Use alliteration to give your homily rhythm.
  • Use metaphors and similes to help explain concepts.



ILLUSTRATE- Explain the text in an interesting and clear manner.

INSTRUCT- Discuss the main idea or theme of the text. Make the message clear.

INVITE- Use the homily to bring your audience closer to God and the Bible. Clearly, invite them to read and see for themselves.


For more ideas: https://www.romancatholichomilies.com/how-to-write-a-great-homily/

Gospel of Mark Resources

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