Virtue Project - Detroit Catholic Schools Virtue Project

Cycle II: 2020

Jan: Knowledge

Feb: Courage

Mar: Understanding

Apr: Piety

May: Wonder and Awe

Virtue Project

The Virtues lesson plans were created to strengthen the Catholic Identity of our Catholic Day Schools and our afterschool Religious Education Programs.

Dear Virtues Project Users:

During the 2019-2020 school year we will focus on Cycle 2 of the Virtues Project. In this cycle we will cover the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The calendar to the right displays the Gift of the Holy Spirit and the month in which it should be taught. Note that the first lesson for September is a common lesson for all grades on the Holy Spirit. Also note that there is no lesson for December because it is a shortened month because of Christmas. The lesson on the Holy Spirit contains multiple activities for different levels (lower, middle and upper grades). There is a resource that contains definitions, catechism and scripture references for each Gift below the lesson plans in the Virtue Lessons folder.

If you have a lesson for one of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit that you would like to share with your fellow catechists, you can use the lesson plan template in the Virtue Lessons folder. The template is a word document and can be found below the resources. When the lesson is complete you can send it via e-mail to Also, if you have a good idea to modify an existing lesson you may use the On-Line Lesson Plan Modification Form below. May the teaching and focus on the Virtues help our students to become Disciples of Christ! If you have any questions about the Virtues Project feel free to contact me at (313) 596-7332 or .

May God bless each of you and the work of your ministries!

In Christ,
Greg Carnacchi

Online Lesson Plan Modification Form

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