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.


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


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


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