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Religion Curriculum


Pony and Kindergarten: God is love and gave us the gift of the world and all things in it. Learn the Sign of the Cross, the Glory be to the Father, Our Father, Hail Mary, and the Angel of God.


Grade 1: God created each person to live in a caring and loving environment. Jesus is God’s Son who died and rose for us. Learn the Sign of the Cross, the Glory be to the Father, Our Father, Hail Mary, and the Angel of God.


Grade 2: Through the study of Jesus’ life, the sacraments of reconciliation and Eucharist are studied. Review of basic prayers and learn the Act of Contrition.


Grade 3: Jesus, our friend, invites us to teach others about our Church. Review prayers; Recognize prayers of petition, blessings, sorrow, and the Psalms.  Learn the Apostles Creed, Stations of the Cross, and the Rosary.
 

Joyful Mystery of the Rosary

Monday & Saturday

  1. The Annunciation of the Lord to Mary
  2. The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
  3. The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
  4. The Presentation of our Lord
  5. Finding Jesus in the Temple at age 12

Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary

Tuesday & Friday

  1. The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar
  3. Jesus is Crowned with Thorns
  4. Jesus Carried the Cross
  5. The Crucifixion of our Lord                                                                

Glorious Mystery of the Rosary

Wednesday & Sunday

  1. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  2. The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
  3. The Descent of the Holy Ghost
  4. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
  5. Mary is Crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth

Luminous Mystery of the Rosary

Thursday

  1. The Baptism in the Jordan
  2. The Wedding at Cana
  3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom
  4. The Transfiguration
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist


Grade 4: Through the study of the Ten Commandments, we learn how to love others. Learn the Corporal and Spiritual works of Mercy.  Review prayers; learn the Angelus and The Prayer of St. Francis.


The Ten Commandments
 
1. I am the Lord your God: you shall not have strange
gods before me.
2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God
in vain.
3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.
4. Honor your father and your mother.
5. You shall not kill.
6. You shall not commit adultery.
7. You shall not steal.
8. You shall not bear false witness against your
neighbor.
9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.
 
 
Corporal Works of Mercy
Feed the hungry
Give drink to the thirsty
Clothe the naked
Visit the imprisoned
Shelter the homeless
Visit the sick
Bury the dead
 
Spiritual Works of Mercy
Admonish the sinner
Instruct the ignorant
Counsel the doubtful
Comfort the sorrowful
Bear wrongs patiently
Forgive all injuries
Pray for the living and the dead


Grade 5: We meet Jesus in the seven sacraments. Learn the Beatitudes and the Liturgical Year. Review prayers; learn the Hail, Holy Queen, and the Nicene Creed. Learn how prayer should be in harmony with the spirit of the seasons of the Church Year.
 
The Seven Sacraments
Baptism
Confirmation
Eucharist
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance)
Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
Holy Orders
Matrimony
 
 
The Beatitudes
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek
for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for
righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake
of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
 
Matthew 5:3-10


Grade 6: Through the study of the bible, we explore the Old Testament and Jesus’ roots in the Jewish community. Review prayers, learn the Memorare.


Grade 7: Jesus Christ as seen from the view of the four Gospels.  Experience a relationship with God in individual prayer, including meditation and spontaneous prayer.


Grade 8: We examine how our Catholic faith can lead us to happiness through a look the topic of Morality. Students will participate in a structured retreat experience.  Experience a relationship with God in individual prayer, including meditation and spontaneous prayer.