Junior High

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20

Philosophy

The purpose of the Religion Curriculum at TMP is to equip Catholics of the next generation to understand and apply the teachings of Jesus Christ. The educational intent is to prepare our students; to be active parishioners, future parents skilled and knowledgeable to hand on the Catholic Faith to their children, students of higher education with perquisite skills to pursue additional Religious studies, and/or young men and women supported in the vocational choice of Religious Life or the Priesthood. Ultimately the goal of the Religion curriculum fulfilled is for each student to achieve faith’s goal: Eternal Salvation.

 Course Description

7th Grade

Religion is an entry level introduction to the basics of our faith as well as an introduction to the Bible. We have units covering subjects such as prayer, stewardship, the Angels, The Catholic Church 101, and apologetics. There are also units that introduce the Bible. These units are titled, putting the Bible together, Bible Writers, The Prophets, Books of the Bible, and People of the Bible.

8th Grade

Religion centers on Confirmation. The students spend time digging deeper into their faith, learning about Confirmation, and preparing for their Confirmation. We also spend time working on units like, the seven deadly sins, the Saints, social justice, Theology of the Body, and Vocations.

Faculty

Mr. Bill Meagher is entering his 3rd year of teaching at TMP.  He graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Performance.  He started out as the Sports Director at the Hays Rec Club.  He served in that position for 5 Years.  While working at the HRC, he also served as the Athletic Director for Kennedy Middle School.  He is a Certified Youth Sports Administrator through the National Alliance of Youth Sports.  From there, Mr. Meagher went back to Fort Hays State University and earned a degree in Education.  Upon graduation, he took a job at TMP where he teaches Junior High Religion and coaches football, basketball, and track.  Mr. Meagher has taught religion for the past 14 years both at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and St. Nicholas of Myra Parish.  He and his wife also currently serve as the CYO Sponsors for St. Nicks Parish.  He is currently finishing up his Certificate of Theology from Notre Dame University.  Mr. Meagher and his wife Mandy are blessed to have three beautiful children, Thomas, Andrew, and Emma.

Email meagherb@tmpmarian.org.