Virtue Project - Detroit Catholic Schools Virtue Project

Cycle I: 2019

Justice – Jan.
Temperance – Feb.
Fortitude – March
Prudence – April
Mary - May

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 2018-2019 school year we will focus on Cycle 1 of the Virtues Project. In this cycle we will cover the Theological and Cardinal Virtues. The calendar to the right displays the Virtue and the month in which it should be taught. Note that the first lesson for September is a common lesson for all grades. The lesson contains multiple activities for different levels (lower, middle and upper grades). The final lesson is in May and celebrates the virtuous life of Mary, our Mother. Like the first lesson, there is one lesson that contains various levels of activities appropriate for different grades. There is a resource that contains definitions, catechism and scripture references for each virtue below the lesson plans in the Virtue Lessons folder.

If you have a lesson for one of the Theological or Cardinal virtues 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 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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