Religion

Dcn. Craig Korver

ckorver@molschool.org

5th-8th Grade

Deacon Craig Korver was ordained in 2011 by Bishop John Kinney after obtaining a Masters in Theology at St. John’s School of Theology. He currently serves the parishes of Little Falls, Pierz, and Buckman. 

Along with parish ministry, Deacon Craig teaches religion at Mary of Lourdes Middle School for the 5th – 8th grades. His passion is seeing people’s eyes shine with excitement as they learn about our Catholic faith and encounter Christ as they live their faith.

He and his wife Diane, have 4 children and enjoy spending time with them and their grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, camping, and various projects in his metal and woodshop.

Mrs. Dawn Knopik

dknopik@molschool.org

5th-8th Grade

My name is Dawn Knopik.  My husband, Lance, and I have six children whom have all attended Mary of Lourdes School. The first 10 years of my teaching career, I taught lower elementary grades. I taught 2 years as a substitute teacher, 2 years

in South Dakota, and 6 years on the Mille Lacs Indian reservation. At that point, I left teaching for 17 years to raise our children.  During this time I was involved at Mary of Lourdes as the Volunteer Coordinator, Parent & School Coordinator and a substitute teacher.  I’m excited to be back in the classroom as a teacher.

Curriculum 

5th Grade Religion

-The Seven Sacraments- an in-depth look at each sacrament and the grace we receive in the sacrament.

-Christian Prayer- an overview of types of Christian prayer and the students will be tested on some basic memorized Catholic prayers.

-Introduction to Sacred Scripture- an introduction to the Bible as the Word of God and its genres and how  we read it in faith as God’s      revelation to His people.

 

6th Grade Religion

-Sacred Scripture as God’s revelation - a review of  Sacred Scripture as the Word of God, its genres and  how we read it in faith as   God’s revelation to His people.

-Salvation History- learning the timeline of the Bible and it’s key events that reveal Salvation History to us.

-Creation, The Fall, The Patriarchs, Egypt and Exodus, The Promised Land, The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, Exile and Return,       

  The Promise of a Messiah

-The Life of Jesus - The key events in the Life of Jesus and His passion, death, resurrection, and ascension.

-Christian Prayer- an overview of types of Christian prayer and the students will be tested on some basic memorized Catholic prayers.

 

7th & 8th Grade Religion

-The Life of Jesus - The key events in the Life of Jesus and His passion, death, resurrection, and ascension.

-The Early Church- A study of the Acts of the Apostles and the development of Christianity

-I Believe- A look at the Nicene and Apostles creed and an in-depth look at what we believe as Catholic Christians.

-World Religions- a brief overview of world religions and their basic beliefs

-Christian Prayer- an overview of types of Christian prayer and the students will be tested on some basic memorized Catholic prayers.

Elementary School

307 4th St. SE
Little Falls, MN 56345

 

(320) 632-5408
(320) 632-5409 Fax

Principal

Jodi Vanderheiden

Email: jvanderheiden@molschool.org

Phone: (320) 632-6742

Assistant Principal

Mary Sowada

Email: msowada@molschool.org

Phone: (320) 632-5408

Middle School

205 3rd St. NW
Little Falls, MN 56345

 

(320) 632-6742
(320) 632-3556 Fax