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  • Pope Pius XIIPart 1 Chapters 1, 2 and 3Catholic Committee on Scouting

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  • Pope Pius XII*Before We BeginWelcomeCamp RulesLocation InstructionsGround RulesSchedule

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  • Pope Pius XII*In the BeginningIntroduction of ModeratorsIntroduction of ParticipantsIntroduce yourself to the groupTell them something about yourselfScouting ExperiencePrevious Religious AwardsChurch ExperienceOther Activities and AchievementsShare what you have learned about each other.

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  • Pope Pius XII*In the BeginningGOAL

    To examine the individuals I have chosen to associate with, and explain the implications of these choices.

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  • Pope Pius XII*In the BeginningMake a list of all the clubs and organizations to which you belong in the space provided.School (Debate Club, Math Club, )Sports (Basketball, Soccer, )Scouts (Troop, Crew, OA ) Church (Youth Group, Server, )Other (Band, YMCA, )

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  • Pope Pius XII*In the BeginningPick 2 or 3 of these groups and share about each with your group.What are your responsibilities as a member?To the organizationTo the groupTo yourself personallyWhat impact has membership had on you?How is membership granted?

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  • Pope Pius XII*In the BeginningAll of you belong to the BSA either as a Boy Scout or a Venturer.Why did you choose to belong?How was your membership granted?As a group discussWhat are your responsibilities?What effect does your membership have on you, the unit, and society?

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  • Pope Pius XII*In the BeginningIn addition to formal groups, you may have peer groups or friends.How do you understand the term peer group?What peer groups do you belong to?Why did you decide to join each group, or did you decide?

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  • Pope Pius XII*In the BeginningPeer groups or friendsDiscuss within your groupWhat are the responsibilities of membership to the person, group, and society?What effect does membership have on the person, group, and society?

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  • Pope Pius XII*In the BeginningVarious groups & organizations require different levels of mutual respect, trust, and friendship.In our exploration of the aspects of membership, we have examined a variety of impacts on our lives.

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  • Pope Pius XII*In the BeginningDiscussTo what degree do the various levels of respect and friendship affect the organizations, groups, and friends that you associate with?How these levels affect the function of the group, your responsibilities to group, and the affect of the groups in your life.

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  • Pope Pius XII*In the BeginningEveryone here is a Catholic.As Catholics we have different degrees of involvement and commitment to the faith.Do you feel like a member of the Catholic Church? Of your parish?Why or why not DiscussHave you ever made a decision to be a member of the Church? Where? Why?

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  • Pope Pius XII*In the BeginningCatholic- continued discussionHow is membership in the Church granted? In the Parish? ShareWhat is expected of a member in the Church?How do you participate as a member?

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  • Pope Pius XII*In the BeginningCatholic- continued discussionWhat benefits does membership in the Church have to the person, he church community and society?How does membership affect your daily life as a person, the church community, and society?

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  • Pope Pius XII*In the BeginningCatholic- continued discussionWhat are your concerns about the Church?Do mutual respect, trust, and friendship affect your membership in the Church? How?

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  • Pope Pius XII*In the BeginningJot down what you have discovered or learned in this chapter, if you feel it would helpful for future reference in the program or Board of Review.

    END OF CHAPTER 1

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouGOAL

    To explore what it means to be called by God through the Sacraments or Initiation, and how these calls continue in and affect my life.

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouWhat image flashes through your mind when you hear the termYou have a call?

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouCommunication is the exchange of thoughts, ideas, feelings, and information. As human beings we have at our disposal various methods of Communication. They include, electronic, visual, oral, and physical methods

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouDiscussThe varying forms of communication that you use with others? How and for what purpose?The various forms of communication used by our society to communicate to/with you.The various forms of communication used by the Church to communicate to/with you.

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouForceful and obvious methods of communicationSubtle methods of communicationBody languageEye contactGod uses both forms to communicate with us.The challenge is to recognize His communication or the call.

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouIn the OT Abrahams God of Power and Might, the Creator, was viewed as a jealous and vengeful God. He protected and punished.As one progresses through the OT the view of God expands from harsh to the more gentle God found in Isaiah.Discuss this concept.Identify 5 ways God communicated with His people.

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouWith the birth of Christ, NT reveals God as gentle, loving, and forgiving Father. Jesus becomes our brother and sacrificial victim. No greater love has a man to give his life for another. (John 15:13)Discuss 5 ways God communicates in the NT.Does God communicate with His people today? If so, how?

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouToday many hold God responsible for all our problems (floods, illness, terrorism, accidents)We must be cautious as we recognize Gods action and call within events of our life and the world. He has the power and ability to communicate in dramatic ways.

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouMany times events are outside the normal. We often disregard or, in ignorance, set into motion events that create these problems.Are these things the work of God or are we simply harvesting the seeds we have sown?

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouGod communicates today just as he did in the OT and NT.Signs and wondersInner voice or feelingsOther peopleHis ChurchSigns such as a new born, volcano, sunrise/sunset, babbling brook, etc.

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouAs humans we struggle to hear this voice of God in our hearts.Take some time to reflect on how you have experienced Gods communication in your lifetime.Share this reflection.

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouGod speaks to usBible ReadingHomiliesTeachersSearching the InternetMusic, Books, MoviesQuiet Meditation

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouEffective communication requiresTransmission of informationReception of informationAs communicators we need to beGood listenersGood talkersAs readers we need to thinkWhat does the author mean?What does it mean to me?

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouWhen reading the Bible we need to ask ourselvesWhat is God saying in this passage?What is He saying to me personally, today?What am I going to do about it?

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and youJesus is both God and human. When He made major decisions he first wanted to talk to His Father by going off alone or to a deserted placeReadMatthew 14:22-24; 26: 36-44Luke 6:12-16, 9:18, 4:1-13

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouJust like Jesus we need to create our own place to communicate with God.A place alone, free from distraction where we can reflect on ourselves and communicate with God.Deserted Place, Sacred Space, a Garden

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouDiscussWhere is your personal desert, sacred space, etc.?When/why do you go there?What kind of experience have you had with your desert, sacred space, etc.Is there a real need for quiet time?

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouMost of us were baptized as infants.Our first contact with God was through the Sacraments of InitiationBaptism, Confirmation, Eucharist

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouBaptismBegan a formal relationship with GodAnointing with oil as part of Baptism and Confirmation in which we are called to live as Christians in the world.DiscussWhat does anointing mean to you?

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouOils have been used as a means of anointing in many civilizations.Find three different ways that ordinary oil was used by ancient civilizations. Share.Discuss what the main uses of oil were.

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouThese uses are passed down to us today:What are the new types of oil and uses for oil in the world today?Of the ancient uses of oil, which have survived to this day?

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouOil of Chrism - ReadExodus 29:4-7Leviticus 8:1-121 Samuel 9:161 Samuel 10-11 Samuel 16-11 Samuel 16-12-131 Kings 1:391 Kings 19:15-16

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouOil of Chrism

    Discussthe common thread of these passages.the specific functions, offices or calls involved in the OT scripture uses of anointing.

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  • Pope Pius XII*God and YouChrist is Greek for the Hebrew word Messiah which means Anointed.Christ = Messiah = AnointedIn Israel those consecrated were anointed.

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