Religion

All students learn the truths we profess as Catholic Christians are rooted in Scripture and rich in tradition passed down from the first disciples of Jesus Christ. They will come to understand that the Church is a community of believers into which they are baptized and called to evangelize.  Students discuss how to make good moral choices guided by the Commandments and Beatitudes as well as understand Catholic Social Teaching.  All students participate in the planning of Masses, various prayer services, service projects, devotions (Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Novenas, Stations of the Cross) All students are encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings through formal, informal, private and communal prayer.  All students silently meditate for 4 minutes each day.

Primary Grades (K-2)

God the Father Creates
• God made the world
• God made the sea, sky and land
• God made plants & animals
• God made people in His image

God the Son Saves
• Prophecies
• Infancy narratives
• The Holy Family: Mary, Joseph & Jesus
• The Holy Land
• The Good Shepherd
• Parables of the Kingdom of God
• Passion Narratives
• Eucharistic Presence

God the Spirit Sustains & Guides
• Baptism
• Sign of the Cross/Prayer life & meditation/Rosary
• Gestures of the Mass
• Liturgical Calendar (Advent/Christmas Lent/Easter)
• Pentecost

Second Grade
• Preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
• Preparing for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion
 

Intermediate Grades (3-5)

Growing in Jesus Christ
Sin in our World
Conscience
Penance and Reconciliation
Liturgical year and Ordinary time
Ten Commandments
Eucharist
Advent
Christmas
Lent
Triduum
Easter
Grow in holiness
Discipleship
Beatitudes
Discipleship

Middle School Grades (6-8)

5th grade
• The Mission of the Church
• The Seven Sacraments
• The Liturgical Year
• Mary, model of Discipleship
• How to live as Jesus’ disciples
• Social Justice
• The Catholic Vision of Love

6th  Grade
• The Old Testament
• God’s Revelation
• Creation
• The Patriarchs
• The Liturgical Year
• Building of the Covenant Nation
• Redefining the Covenant Nation
• The Covenant fulfilled in Jesus
• The Bible and the Church in the world today
• Social Justice
• Theology of the Body

7th Grade
• Disciples of Jesus
• God, the Source of all life
• The Blessed Trinity
• Jesus Christ, the Good News
• Holy Spirit, Helper and Guide
• Jesus
• Promised Messiah
• the Healer
• the Bread of Life
• Savior
• Jesus - Alive in the Church today
• seven Sacraments
• The Church lives as the Body of Christ
• works of mercy
• peace and justice
• Communion of saints
• Theology of the Body

8th Grade
(Confirmation, Bible Study, Chastity Program)

Confirmation Preparation:
• Discovering God as the Source
• A Look at Salvation History
• Understanding Divine Revelation
• The Person and Mission of Christ
• Discovering the Church Jesus Founded
• A Look at the Four Last Things
• The Power and Purpose of the Sacraments
• Baptism, Your Initiation into God’s Family
• The Healing Power of Confession
• Anointing of the Sick and Redemptive Suffering
• Meeting the Third Person of the Trinity
• Gifts for the Journey
• Sealed and Sent in Confirmation
• Encountering Jesus in the Eucharist
• Marriage, a Sign of God’s Love
• Holy Orders and Vocational Discernment
• Getting to Know God through Prayer
• Meeting the Mother of God-and Your Heavenly Family
• The Beatitudes as a Path to True Happiness
• Building Virtue- Your Spiritual Workout
• Saying “Yes to the Mission of Christ and His Church
• The Journey Continues

Encounter Middle School Bible Study:  Students will…
• Be drawn into the amazing story that ties all of Scripture together.
• Experience God’s love for them in a profound way, and see him as a part of their daily lives.
• Discover the meaning of their faith, and the purpose God has for them
• Learn how the Old Testament prefigures, prepares for, and prophesies the coming of the Messiah.
• See Jesus as the awaited Messiah who established the Catholic Church to continue his saving mission on Earth.
• Witness the power of the Sacraments and the Mass as real encounters with God

Theology of the Body
A chastity program that answers critical questions like:

• Who am I?
• Are there consequences to my actions?
• What is the difference between love and lust?
• How do I balance family, friends, school, God, music, TV, internet, texting, etc., in my daily life?
• How can I discern my vocation to marriage, priesthood, or religious life?
• How do I deal with bullying, gossip, peer pressure, pornography, divorce, etc.?
• Can I live my Catholic faith no matter how I messed up in the past?

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