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Rebuild & Renew - April

April Virtue: RESPONSIBILITY

 

What is it called when you drive past a large deer on side the road?  “Passing the buck?”   Well, perhaps.  However, it is much more commonly used to describe not taking responsibility for our thoughts and actions.  When we blame someone or something for that which clearly falls to us to do or say, this is passing the buck.

Being a responsible person is not easy.  It means taking full ownership for our actions and thoughts.  It means staying on top of things and not letting things slide or hoping others will do what we have been tasked to do.  In other words, it means NOT passing the buck! 

The truth is responsibility begins in our childhood.  Doing our chores and our homework, doing the right thing even when we do not want to or when it is difficult, being nice to our brother or sister even if they are being a brat.  Responsibility builds character, strengthens families and communities, and helps our country and our world be a safer, saner, and healthy place to be.

Our greatest responsibility as followers of Jesus can be summed up in one word: LOVE.  Loving as Jesus loved makes the greatest demands and calls us to make thoughtful, responsible decisions throughout our lives.  As we begin reflecting on the virtue of responsibility this month, let us start by being honest about when we pass the buck.  We ask our risen Lord to help us to live up to the responsibilities we have been called to. 

 

Lower Elementary (Gr K-3)        

KNOW

Bible story:   Matthew 25:14-30  The Parable of the Talents  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ1WZjQZDW4

Prayer:  (scroll down)  https://golepress.com/2019/pray-for-responsibility/

Saint:  Saint Teresa of Calcutta  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG8EaG9E4Bo

LIVE

Responsibility song  https://youtu.be/oizCSPgk2gw

Be Responsible, Be Safe, Be Respectful Song   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGQAp2PY8yY

Responsibility in the classroom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMo7I-mTabg

GROW

 20 activities  https://meaningfulmama.com/20-ways-to-teach-kids-to-be-responsible.html

 Instead of in the classroom, do these activities for your home  https://proudtobeprimary.com/teaching-responsibility-in-the-classroom/

 

Upper Elementary (Gr 4-6)     

KNOW

Bible story:   Matthew 25:14-30  The Parable of the Talents  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4w7v-WDfJk

Prayer:  (scroll down)  https://golepress.com/2019/pray-for-responsibility/

Saint:  Saint Teresa of Calcutta  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFsEku6zwXM

LIVE

What is responsibility? (watch thru 2.15min)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_0TzBMf7rw

Rings of responsibility  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQSnzrB5bso

Catholic Social Teaching—everyone’s responsibility https://www.crs.org/resource-center/seven-themes-catholic-social-teaching-handout-kids

Stop making excuses and start owning your actions  https://youtu.be/RGJpO2qHUbQ

GROW

Responsibility activity sheet (write answers on separate piece of paper)  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/186617978296043448/

Responsibility activity sheet (write answers on separate piece of paper) https://www.pinterest.com/pin/89860955042737760/

Song—Do Something by Matthew West  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_RjndG0IX8

 

Upper Elementary (Gr 4-6)     

KNOW

Bible story:   Matthew 25:14-30  The Parable of the Talents  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4w7v-WDfJk

Prayer:  (scroll down)  https://golepress.com/2019/pray-for-responsibility/

Saint:  Saint Teresa of Calcutta  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFsEku6zwXM

LIVE

What is responsibility? (watch thru 2.15min)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_0TzBMf7rw

Rings of responsibility  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQSnzrB5bso

Catholic Social Teaching—everyone’s responsibility https://www.crs.org/resource-center/seven-themes-catholic-social-teaching-handout-kids

Stop making excuses and start owning your actions  https://youtu.be/RGJpO2qHUbQ

GROW

Responsibility activity sheet (write answers on separate piece of paper)  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/186617978296043448/

Responsibility activity sheet (write answers on separate piece of paper) https://www.pinterest.com/pin/89860955042737760/

Song—Do Something by Matthew West  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_RjndG0IX8

 

Middle School (Gr 7 & 8)     

KNOW

Bible story:   Matthew 25:14-30  The Parable of the Talents  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Havcr-2Kx30

Prayer:  (scroll down)  https://golepress.com/2019/pray-for-responsibility/

Saint:  Saint Teresa of Calcutta  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEZGjL1akt0

LIVE

What is responsibility? (watch thru 2.15min)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_0TzBMf7rw

Catholic Social Teaching—everyone’s responsibility  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SVDhKVfrm8

Song—Do Something by Matthew West  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_RjndG0IX8

GROW

Activity sheet  https://www.easyteacherworksheets.com/pages/pdf/languagearts/1/charactered/18.html

How to be a responsible person   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T07yX-1cd0

How to become a more responsible person  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1CN9-Xue_Q

 

High School (Gr 9-12)     

KNOW

Bible story:   Matthew 25:14-30  The Parable of the Talents  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Havcr-2Kx30

Prayer:  (scroll down)  https://golepress.com/2019/pray-for-responsibility/

Saint:  Saint Teresa of Calcutta  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEZGjL1akt0

LIVE

Responsibility  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gMi9mNtmBE

Take responsibility for yourself  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRaV2CmTiN4

Catholic Social Teaching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SVDhKVfrm8

 Song—Do Something by Matthew West  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_RjndG0IX8

 GROW

Activity https://www.goodcharacter.com/high_school/responsibility/

Rights and Responsibility  https://www.crs.org/resource-center/CST-101?tab=rights-and-responsibilities

How to become a more responsible person  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1CN9-Xue_Q

 

Adults and Parents     

KNOW

Who We Are   https://www.cabrini.edu/about/departments/wolfington-center/who-are-we/catholic-social-teaching/principles-of-catholic-social-teaching#:~:text=The%20Catholic%20Church%20believes%20we,for%20the%20poor%20and%20vulnerable.&text=Human%20dignity%20can%20only%20be,all%20human%20beings%20are%20met.

Shared Responsibility of Being Catholic  https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/the-shared-responsibility-of-being-catholic/2013/03/26/daaa7312-9602-11e2-9e23-09dce87f75a1_story.html

Our Moral Responsibility as Catholic Citizens  https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=8446

LIVE

How Being Responsible Can Change Your Life   https://www.liveyourtruestory.com/how-being-responsible-can-change-your-life-meaningful/

What is My Responsibility? (Video)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DgPaoObetE

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility    https://www.livinginspirationforeveryone.org/post/live-responsibly

GROW

Right & Responsibilities    https://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/rights-and-responsibilities

Helping Our Children Be Responsible   https://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/citizen/part5.html

Seven things You Are Responsible For    https://lifestyle.allwomenstalk.com/things-you-are-responsible-for/