Festivals


The Department of Christian Education coordinates the Art, Poetry, Creative Writing and Photography festivals. The Department of Youth and the Fellowship of St. John the Divine coordinate the Bible Bowl and Oratorical Festival. The festivals continue to be sponsored by the Fellowship of St. John the Divine. As in the past, without the time and effort of their members the festivals would not be possible.

Creative Festivals 2011: An Opportunity

“Protect O Lord, unto many years, him who blesses us, and brings us thy grace.”

As you review the files below, and the lesson plans themselves, you will find more material than offered previously. Knowing that “losing class time to the festivals,” is a concern, please consider the rationale. First, as our texts do not provide much about priests, deacons, and bishops, this theme will require more “teaching” than those of previous years. For the middle and high school students, we have even provided MP3 downloads (lighthearted interviews with a priest and two deacons) that you can use as a part of your lesson, or in the background as the students work on the art projects. As always, you choose the amount of content you want to offer.

Second, those who receive Holy Orders are charged with leading us on the path of salvation. They are to sacrifice themselves for the flock, in service to us, just as Christ did. The lesson plans and resource materials should lead the children to a heartfelt appreciation of our deacons, priests, and bishops.

You are encouraged to view the material in this light and to consider scheduling more than one class session to introduce the children to the theme.

We have also provided several items for your bulletin board or classrooms and ideas for using the theme throughout the year. Let’s make this a tribute to those who care for our souls. Thank you for your patience, and may they be blessed who bring us God’s grace.

Your servant in Christ,

Carole Buleza


Rules and Manuals

Creative Arts Festivals Contact Information & Rules

Oratorical Festival Rules (PDF)

Oratorical Festival Coordinator's Manual (PDF)

Bible Bowl & Oratorical Festivals Information & Rules

Gospel of Matthew Study Guide (for Bible Bowl)

Brochures and Logos

Download the 2011 Bible Bowl & Oratorical Festival Brochure (PDF)

Download the 2011 Bible Bowl Brochure (Hi-Res PDF)

Download the 2011 Oratorical Festival Brochure (Hi-Res PDF)

Download the 2011 Convention Logo (Color)

Download the 2011 Convention Logo (Color, PDF, 8.5x11)

Download the 2011 Convention Logo (Black and White)

Download the 2011 Convention Logo (Hi-Res EPS File, Color)

Download the 2011 Convention Logo (Hi-Res EPS File, Black and White)

Audio

Dueling Deacons from the Old Country: Fr. Joseph Huneycutt discusses the Diaconate

Priesthood (Are You Sure You Wanna Do That?): Fr. Joseph Huneycutt discusses the Priesthood

Using the Theme Throughout the Year

Using the Theme

Logo 8.5 x 11 B/W

Logo 8.5 x 11 Color

Festivals Theme 8.5 x 14

Clergy 8.5 x 14

Clergy, Bishops 8.5 x 11

Gospel quotes 8.5 x 11, large color logo

Two Priests Pics 8.5 x 11

For the Catechist

Background Information

For Administrators

Information for Creative Festival Chairs and Coordinators

Lesson Plans

Note: There are only two Teaching Pics files, set 1 and set 2. You may wish to print these in color, and share them between classes. Likewise, there is only one Background Information File which is to be copied in parts (Deacon, Priest, Bishop) as needed. There is only one Ordination Rites—Excerpts file, which is likewise to be copied in parts as explained in the lesson plan. You may want to share these materials between classes as well to save paper.

Grades Pre thru K

Lesson Plan 

Teaching Pics Set 1

Objects of Priest Grades Pre thru K

Grades 1-3

Lesson Plan 

Teaching Pics Set 1

Priests Objects Chart Grades 1-3

Grades 4 thru 6

Lesson Plan 

Teaching Pics Set 2

Middle School

Lesson Plan Middle School

Teaching Pics Set 2

Triple Venn Diagram

Background Information

Ordination Rites--Excerpts

MP3 Download: Dueling Deacons from the Old Country

MP3 Download: Priesthood (Are you sure you wanna do that?)

High School

Lesson Plan High School

Teaching Pics Set 2

Background Information

Ordination Rites--Excerpts

MP3 Download: Dueling Deacons from the Old Country

MP3 Download: Priesthood (“Are you sure you wanna do that?”)

 

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