Religious Education Talks

• Catechesis on the Theology of the Body for Teens – Five Session (1.5 hours each): Teens will receive an overview of the entire teaching of TOB with age appropriate emphasis on their bodies being temples of the Holy Spirit.
• TOB Basics – one hour Intro to TOB: A quick overview of the main themes of TOB.
• Made in God’s Image – Introduction to Theology of the Body for 6th, 7th and/or 8th Graders (1 hour): Covers the introductory themes of TOB which include creation as a gift, the body is made by love (GOD) , for love and to love, with emphasis on the goodness of the body. Virtues and positive traits are discussed
• First Steps in Faith Theology of the Body Program – Three (one hour) sessions for preschoolers or toddlers: Based on the preschool books “Every Body Has a Body”, “My Body is Gift”, and “My Body Can Choose”, by Monica Aschour…with age appropriate songs and activities.

FAMILY FAITH SESSIONS– 2 HOURS
Offers opportunity for Parent/Child interactions and discussion and provides parents with age appropriate TOB language
• Our Bodies are Us – TOB Family Faith Session – 2 hours for Kindergarten – 2nd Graders and their parents: Light and Introductory themes of being a boy/girl, the body is special, and the body can choose good.
• Made in God’s Image – Family Faith Session – 2 hours for Middle schoolers and their parents: Covers the introductory themes of TOB which include creation as a gift, the body is made by love (GOD) , for love and to love, with emphasis on the goodness of the body. Virtues and positive traits are discussed, and boy/girl breakouts talk about appropriateness of dating.
• Eighth Grade TOB – Family Faith Session – 2 hours for 8th Graders and their parents: Reviews some lighter introductory themes of being made in God’s image, and the goodness of the body, then moves to understanding sex as a way of imaging God, and the importance and sacredness of marriage. Dating discussed in parent/child, boy/girl breakouts. Religious vocation also discussed.
• Teen TOB – Family Faith Session – 2 hours for high schoolers and their parents: A quick review of introductory themes of TOB, then further discussion on dating, marriage, and sexuality in light of God’s vision for the body.