Religion Curriculum

The children are instructed with grade appropriate lesson plans based on the curriculum goals below:

Grade One

God the Father, Creation, Living in God’s World, God the Son- Jesus Christ, God the Holy Spirit, Sacraments of Initiation, Mary, Liturgical Year Prayers: Sign of the Cross, Grace at meals, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Our Father

Grade Two

Holy Trinity, Sacraments of Initiation and Healing, The Mass: Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist, Topics related to Mass, Mary, Liturgical Year (as well as preparation for Sacrament of Penance and First Holy Communion) and Prayers:  Sign of the Cross, Grace at meals, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Our Father, Act of Contrition

Grade Three

The Trinity, Sacraments, God’s Law, Christian Community, Mary, Liturgical Year.  Prayers:  Sign of the Cross, Grace at meals, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Act of Contrition, Apostle’s Creed

Grade Four

God the Father, Commandments, Grace, Sin, Conscience, Jesus Christ our Redeemer, The Beatitudes, Works of Mercy, Virtue, Mary, And Liturgical Year.  Prayers:  Sign of the Cross, Grace at meals, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Our Father, Act of Contrition, Apostle’s Creed, The Rosary

Grade Five

Sacraments of Initiation, Sacraments of Healing, The Sacraments at the Service of Communion, Mary, Liturgical Year.  Prayers:  Sign of the Cross, Grace at meals, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Our Father, Act of Contrition, Apostle’s Creed, The Rosary

Grade Six

The Bible, Old Testament-Choosing a Special People, Moses, Exodus, Covenant, Joshua, Judges, Kings, Important Queens, Prophets, Biblical Women, Mary, Liturgical Year (as well as preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation)

Grades Seven/Eight

New Testament, Jesus, Mary in the Gospels, Liturgy & Worship, the Liturgical Year, Morality, Ten Commandments, Social Justice Prayer