• Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Grade 1

Grade 1

Scripture Stories

The following key Scripture stories appear throughout Grade 1 and are fully illustrated:

  • God Made Our World
  • God’s Promise to Abraham
  • God’s Promise to Noah
  • Moses and the Israelites
  • The Great Commandments
  • Jesus and the Children
  • The Good Shepherd
  • Mary and the Angel
  • The Three Wise Men
  • The Shepherds and the Angels
  • The Nativity
  • Jesus is Baptized
  • The Wedding at Cana
  • Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
  • Jesus and the Leper
  • Jesus Calls Levi
  • The Good Samaritan
  • The Prodigal Son
  • The Washing of the Feet
  • From the Cross to New Life (Holy Week)
  • Jesus is Risen!
  • Jesus Visits Martha and Mary
  • Pentecost

Additional Scripture stories are explored in the Teacher Resource:

  • The Story of David
  • The Visitation
  • Corporal Works of Mercy
  • John the Baptist
  • Jesus Calms the Storm
  • Jesus Calls His First Disciples
  • Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish

Prayers of the Church

  • The Sign of the Cross
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Hail Mary
  • Glory Be

Sacramental Focus*

  • Baptism

*Note that information on all the sacraments is scaffolded throughout the program.

Saints

Illustrated stories of the following saints appear in the resources for Grade 1:

In the Student Book

  • St. Kateri Tekakwitha
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Dominic Savio
  • St. Bernadette
  • St. Nicholas
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • St. Peter
  • St. Marguerite D’Youville

In the Teacher Resource

  • St. Angela Merici
  • St. Francis Cabrini

Theological Emphases in Grade 1

Strand of Religious Education

Theological Emphases

Believing

God’s self-revelation in the person of Jesus Christ, Sacred Scripture, and Tradition; God’s plan of salvation for all people as it is found in the Church; the Creed as a summary of Catholic beliefs and a profession of faith

Celebrating

The ways that the Church expresses its faith through liturgy and the celebration of the sacraments, with special attention given to the importance of the Eucharist; the celebration of the Church’s liturgical year

Living a Moral Life

The universal call to holiness; living as a follower of Christ who reveals God’s love to others; theological anthropology (being created in the image and likeness of God) as expressed in Scripture and Tradition; our ability to reason and the formation of conscience

Living in Communion

An ecclesiology of communion calls us to be in fellowship with our neighbour and with God; belonging to the Church as the Body of Christ; sharing in the evangelizing mission of the Church; learning about the Communion of Saints

Living in Solidarity

Catholic social teaching: dignity of the person, sharing God’s resources with our neighbours, and so on; mission and evangelization

Prayer

Prayer implies a relationship with God; ways the Church expresses its faith and prayer; traditional prayers; prayer as both personal and communal

Grade 2

Grade 2

Scripture Stories

The following key Scripture stories appear throughout Grade 2 and are fully illustrated:

  • Adam and Eve
  • God’s Laws and The Great Commandments
  • The Beatitudes
  • The First Disciples
  • Jesus Forgives Zacchaeus
  • God Shows His Love
  • The Road to Bethlehem
  • The Annunciation
  • Mary Visits Elizabeth
  • The Shepherds and the Angels
  • John Baptizes Jesus
  • The Paralyzed Man
  • Jesus in the Temple
  • The Official’s Son
  • The First Passover
  • Feeding the Five Thousand
  • Stations of the Cross
  • The Temptation of Jesus
  • The Story of Lazarus
  • The Last Supper
  • Pentecost and the Holy Spirit
  • Paul and Timothy
  • Jesus and the Little Children
  • On the Road to Emmaus
  • Doubting Thomas
  • The Ascension

Additional Scripture stories are explored in the Teacher Resource:

  • Sermon on the Mount
  • The Prodigal Son
  • The Visitation and the Magnificat
  • Jesus Calls Levi
  • An Angel Appears to Joseph
  • The Conversion of Saul

Prayers of the Church

  • Apostles’ Creed
  • Prayer to My Guardian Angel
  • Holy, Holy, Holy
  • Lord I Am Not Worthy
  • Lamb of God
  • Act of Contrition

The following prayers from Grade 1 are also inluded:

  • The Sign of the Cross
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Hail Mary
  • Glory Be

Sacramental Focus*

  • Reconciliation/Eucharist

*Note that information on all the sacraments is scaffolded throughout the program.

Saints

Illustrated stories of the following Saints appear in the resources for Grade 2:

In the Student Book

  • St. Peter
  • St. John Bosco
  • St. Marguerite Bourgeoys
  • Blessed Virgin Mary
  • St. Lucy
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Juan Diego
  • St. Patrick
  • St. Gemma
  • St. Thérèse of Lisieux
  • St. Tarcisius
  • St. Norbert
  • St. Andrew
  • St. Boniface
  • St. Catherine of Siena

In the Teacher Resource

  • St. Josephine Margaret Bakhita

Theological Emphases in Grade 2

Strand of Religious Education

Theological Emphases

Believing

God’s self-revelation in the person of Jesus Christ, Sacred Scripture, and Tradition; God’s plan of salvation for all people as it is found in the Church; the Creed as a summary of Catholic beliefs and a profession of faith

Celebrating

The ways that the Church expresses its faith through liturgy and the celebration of the sacraments, with special attention given to the importance of the Eucharist; the celebration of the Church’s liturgical year

Living a Moral Life

The universal call to holiness; living as a follower of Christ who reveals God’s love to others; theological anthropology (being created in the image and likeness of God) as expressed in Scripture and Tradition; our ability to reason and the formation of conscience

Living in Communion

An ecclesiology of communion calls us to be in fellowship with our neighbour and with God; belonging to the Church as the Body of Christ; sharing in the evangelizing mission of the Church; learning about the Communion of Saints

Living in Solidarity

Catholic social teaching: dignity of the person, sharing God’s resources with our neighbours, and so on; mission and evangelization

Prayer

Prayer implies a relationship with God; ways the Church expresses its faith and prayer; traditional prayers; prayer as both personal and communal

Grade 3

Grade 3

Scripture Stories

The following key Scripture stories appear throughout Grade 3 and are fully illustrated:

  • Jonah Tries to Run from God
  • God’s Promises to His People
  • God’s Promise to Isaiah
  • The Annunciation
  • The Visitation
  • The Magnificat
  • Mary and Joseph’s Journey
  • Adam and Eve
  • God’s Commandments
  • Nicodemus Visits Jesus
  • A Man Born Blind
  • A Girl Brought Back to Life
  • Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant
  • The Story of Cain and Abel
  • Peter’s Denial
  • Palm Sunday
  • Jesus in the Temple
  • Holy Thursday and Good Friday
  • The Death of Christ
  • Easter Sunday
  • The Walk to Emmaus
  • The Coming of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost)
  • The Creation Story

Additional Scripture stories are explored in the Teacher Resource:

  • The Story of the Lost Sheep
  • The Story of the Lost Coin
  • The Prodigal Son
  • The Corporal Works of Mercy
  • The Story of the Three Wise Men
  • The Temptation of Jesus
  • The Parable of the Tax Collector and the Pharisee
  • The Ascension
  • The Presentation at the Temple
  • The Wedding at Cana

Prayers of the Church

  • The Morning Offering
  • Act of Faith
  • Act of Hope
  • Act of Love
  • Memorial Acclamation

The following prayers from Grades 1 and 2 are also included:

  • Apostles’ Creed
  • Prayer to My Guardian Angel
  • Holy, Holy, Holy
  • Lord I Am Not Worthy
  • Lamb of God
  • Act of Contrition
  • The Sign of the Cross
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Hail Mary
  • Glory Be

Sacramental Focus*

  • Reconciliation/Eucharist

*Note that information on all the sacraments is scaffolded throughout the program.

Saints

Illustrated stories of the following Saints appear in Grade 3:

  • St. Teresa of Calcutta
  • St. Dominic Guzman
  • St. André Bessette
  • St. Kateri Tekakwitha
  • St. John Paul II
  • St. Paul
  • St. Elizabeth Seton
  • St. Anthony of Padua
  • St. Basil the Great
  • St. Vincent Pallotti
  • Blessed Joan of Toulouse
  • St. Faustina Kowalska
  • St. John Vianney
  • St. Thomas the Apostle
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Holy people: Jean Vanier, Sister Ann Marshall, Bishop Vincent Nguyen

Theological Emphases in Grade 3

Strand of Religious Education

Theological Emphases

Believing

God’s self-revelation in the person of Jesus Christ, Sacred Scripture, and Tradition; God’s plan of salvation for all people as it is found in the Church; the Creed as a summary of Catholic beliefs and a profession of faith

Celebrating

The ways that the Church expresses its faith through liturgy and the celebration of the sacraments, with special attention given to the importance of the Eucharist; the celebration of the Church’s liturgical year

Living a Moral Life

The universal call to holiness; living as a follower of Christ who reveals God’s love to others; theological anthropology (being created in the image and likeness of God) as expressed in Scripture and Tradition; our ability to reason and the formation of conscience

Living in Communion

An ecclesiology of communion calls us to be in fellowship with our neighbour and with God; belonging to the Church as the Body of Christ; sharing in the evangelizing mission of the Church; learning about the Communion of Saints

Living in Solidarity

Catholic social teaching: dignity of the person, sharing God’s resources with our neighbours, and so on; mission and evangelization

Prayer

Prayer implies a relationship with God; ways the Church expresses its faith and prayer; traditional prayers; prayer as both personal and communal

Grade 4

Grade 4

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Scripture Stories

The following key Scripture stories appear throughout Grade 4 and are fully illustrated:

  • The Lost Sheep
  • The Rich Young Man
  • The Joyful Mysteries
  • The Annunciation
  • The Visitation
  • The Peaceful Kingdom
  • The Presentation
  • The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
  • The Kingdom of God is All Around Us
  • Jesus Reading in the Synagogue
  • Parable of the Sower
  • The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
  • The Luminous Mysteries
  • A Jailor Turns to God
  • The Story of Lazarus
  • The Sorrowful Mysteries
  • Pentecost
  • Parable of the Talents
  • The Glorious Mysteries

Prayers of the Church

  • The Rosary
  • Sacred Heart

The following prayers from Grades 1 to 3 are also included:

  • The Morning Offering
  • Act of Faith
  • Act of Hope
  • Act of Love
  • Memorial Acclamation
  • Apostles’ Creed
  • Prayer to My Guardian Angel
  • Holy, Holy, Holy
  • Lord I Am Not Worthy
  • Lamb of God
  • Act of Contrition
  • The Sign of the Cross
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Hail Mary
  • Glory Be

Sacramental Focus*

  • Reconciliation

*Note that information on all the sacraments is scaffolded throughout the program.

Saints

Illustrated stories of the following Saints appear in the Grade 4 Student Book:

  • The 4 Evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
  • St. Francis
  • St. Clare
  • St. Monica
  • St. Nicholas
  • Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska
  • Pope Paul VI
  • St. Martin de Porres
  • St. Dismas
  • St. Catherine of Siena

Theological Emphases in Grade 4

Strand of Religious Education

Theological Emphases

Believing

God’s self-revelation in the person of Jesus Christ, Sacred Scripture, and Tradition; God’s plan of salvation for all people as it is found in the Church; the Creed as a summary of Catholic beliefs and a profession of faith

Celebrating

The ways that the Church expresses its faith through liturgy and the celebration of the sacraments, with special attention given to the importance of the Eucharist; the celebration of the Church’s liturgical year

Living a Moral Life

The universal call to holiness; living as a follower of Christ who reveals God’s love to others; theological anthropology (being created in the image and likeness of God) as expressed in Scripture and Tradition; our ability to reason and the formation of conscience

Living in Communion

An ecclesiology of communion calls us to be in fellowship with our neighbour and with God; belonging to the Church as the Body of Christ; sharing in the evangelizing mission of the Church; learning about the Communion of Saints

Living in Solidarity

Catholic social teaching: dignity of the person, sharing God’s resources with our neighbours, and so on; mission and evangelization

Prayer

Prayer implies a relationship with God; ways the Church expresses its faith and prayer; traditional prayers; prayer as both personal and communal

Grade 5

Grade 5

Print resources available April 2018. Digital launch August 2018. More information to come in early 2018.

Prayers of the Church

  • Prayers from previous grades
  • Eucharistic Prayer

Sacramental Focus*

  • Anointing of the sick

*Note that information on all the sacraments is scaffolded throughout the program

Social Justice Focus

  • Fundamental love for poor and vulnerable

Saints

(To come: See Grade 1 for examples)

The Scripture Stories

(To come: See Grade 1 for examples)

Grade 6

Grade 6

Print resources available August 2018. Digital launch December 2018. More information to come in Spring 2018.

Sacramental Focus*

  • Holy orders

*Note that information on all the sacraments is scaffolded throughout the program

Prayers of the Church

  • Prayers from previous grades
  • Prayer of St. Francis, St. Ignatius of Loyola

Social Justice Focus

  • Rights and Responsibilities

Saints

(To come: See Grade 1 for examples)

The Scripture Stories

(To come: See Grade 1 for examples)

Grade 7

Grade 7

Print resources available August 2019. Digital launch December 2019. More information to come in Spring 2019.

Sacramental Focus*

  • Marriage

*Note that information on all the sacraments is scaffolded throughout the program

Social Justice Focus

  • Solidarity

Prayers of the Church

  • Prayers from previous grades
  • Marian Prayers
    • Hail Mary
    • The Angelus
    • The Rosary
    • Ave Maris Stella
    • Hail Holy Queen
    • The Magnificat
    • Memorare
  • Liturgical Prayers of the Mass
  • Prayers for Confirmation, Marriage and Holy Orders

Saints

(To come: See Grade 1 for examples)

The Scripture Stories

(To come: See Grade 1 for examples)

Grade 8

Grade 8

Print resources available August 2020. Digital launch December 2020. More information to come in Spring 2020.

Sacramental Focus*

  • Confirmation

*Note that information on all the sacraments is scaffolded throughout the program

Prayers of the Church

  • Prayers from previous grades

Social Justice Focus

  • Rights and Responsibilities

Saints

(To come: See Grade 1 for examples)

The Scripture Stories

(To come: See Grade 1 for examples)