Resources for Parishes and Teachers

For parishes or schools with digital access: if your parish or school is associated with a school board that has purchased the digital resources, your designated Religious Education Consultant will be able to provide you with login credentials for your websites. Click on the button above to sign in to the Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ parish or teacher websites.

For parishes or schools without digital access: if your parish or school is located within a school board that has not purchased digital access, please use the resources below.

Sacramental Content

Information on the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, and Reconciliation is seamlessly incorporated into the entire Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ Religious Education program. In grade 4 and above, the other sacraments are introduced. Although the sacramental content of this program is plentiful and diverse, it only reflects the expectations from the Religious Education Policy Document. It is not intended as a standalone or replacement sacramental preparation program, but rather as a way to facilitate the home-school-parish partnership.

In order to facilitate this partnership, sacramental content charts have been prepared for each grade, identifying exactly where and how content related to the sacraments appears.

 Grade 1

 Grade 2

 Grade 3

 Grade 4

 Grade 5

Sacramental content charts for later grades will be posted as they become available.

Suggested Week-by-Week Timelines

Choose a grade. Select a week from that grade’s calendar below to access a summary of what is being taught at schools in your parish or school board. Please note that these are suggested week-by-week timelines. Teachers, responsive to the needs of students, may use their professional judgment in adjusting these timelines. The calendars below identify page references to the print content from the program as well as additional multimedia material. Please note that you must have digital access in order to open, play, or listen to the multimedia material mentioned in the calendars. Calendars for later grades will be posted as they become available.

2018-2019 Important Dates

  • Ordinary Time: September 2–December 1
  • Advent: December 2–24
  • Ordinary Time: January 14–March 5
  • Lent: March 6–April 13
  • March 6: Ash Wednesday
  • March 10: First Sunday of Lent
  • April 14: Palm Sunday
  • April 14–20: Holy Week
  • April 21: Easter Sunday
  • Easter: April 21–June 8
  • May 20: Pentecost
  • Ordinary Time: June 10–29

Note: You may want to start teaching Unit 4 on March 4. Lesson 4 can be taught over two weeks to accommodate Holy Week.

 
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Grade 1

Month

Grade 1: Liturgical and School Calendar 2018-2019

September

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

 2–8

 9–15

 16–22

 23–29

 30–Oct 6

October

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

 

 7–13

 14–20

 21–27

 28–Nov 3

 

November

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

 

 4–10

 11–17

 18–24

 25–Dec 1

 

December

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Christmas and Winter Break

Winter Break

 2–8

 9–15

 16–22

 23–29

30–Jan 5

January
Note: Unit 2 continues until January 12 due to the Christmas Break.

Week 17

Week 18

Week 19

Week 20

 

 6–12

 13–19

 20–26

 27–Feb 2

 

February

Week 21

Week 22

Week 23

Week 24

 

 3–9

 10–16

 17–23

 24–Mar 2

 

March

Week 25

March Break

Week 26

Week 27

Week 28

 3–9

10–16

 17–23

 24–30

 31–Apr 6

April

Week 29

Week 30

Week 31

Week 32

 

 7–13

 14–20

 21–27

 28–May 4

 

May

Week 33

Week 34

Week 35

Week 36

 

 5–11

 12–18

 19–25

 26–Jun 1

 

June

Week 37

Week 38

Week 39

Week 40

 

 2–8

 9–15

 16–22

 23–29

 

**Note: Some school boards may start school before Labour Day and may also have different dates for winter and spring break. Please adjust your dates as needed.

Grade 2

Month

Grade 2: Liturgical and School Calendar 2018-2019

September

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

 2–8

 9–15

 16–22

 23–29

 30–Oct 6

October

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

 

 7–13

 14–20

 21–27

 28–Nov 3

 

November

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

 

 4–10

 11–17

 18–24

 25–Dec 1

 

December

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Christmas and Winter Break

Winter Break

 2–8

 9–15

 16–22

 23–29

30–Jan 5

January
Note: Unit 2 continues until January 12 due to the Christmas Break.

Week 17

Week 18

Week 19

Week 20

 

 6–12

 13–19

 20–26

 27–Feb 2

 

February

Week 21

Week 22

Week 23

Week 24

 

 3–9

 10–16

 17–23

 24–Mar 2

 

March

Week 25

March Break

Week 26

Week 27

Week 28

 3–9

10–16

 17–23

 24–30

 31–Apr 6

April

Week 29

Week 30

Week 31

Week 32

 

 7–13

 14–20

 21–27

 28–May 4

 

May

Week 33

Week 34

Week 35

Week 36

 

 5–11

 12–18

 19–25

 26–Jun 1

 

June

Week 37

Week 38

Week 39

Week 40

 

 2–8

 9–15

 16–22

 23–29

 

**Note: Some school boards may start school before Labour Day and may also have different dates for winter and spring break. Please adjust your dates as needed.

Grade 3

Month

Grade 3: Liturgical and School Calendar 2018-2019

September

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

 2–8

 9–15

 16–22

 23–29

 30–Oct 6

October

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

 

 7–13

 14–20

 21–27

 28–Nov 3

 

November

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

 

 4–10

 11–17

 18–24

 25–Dec 1

 

December

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Christmas and Winter Break

Winter Break

 2–8

 9–15

 16–22

 23–29

30–Jan 5

January
Note: Unit 2 continues until January 12 due to the Christmas Break.

Week 17

Week 18

Week 19

Week 20

 

 6–12

 13–19

 20–26

 27–Feb 2

 

February

Week 21

Week 22

Week 23

Week 24

 

 3–9

 10–16

 17–23

 24–Mar 2

 

March

Week 25

March Break

Week 26

Week 27

Week 28

 3–9

10–16

 17–23

 24–30

 31–Apr 6

April

Week 29

Week 30

Week 31

Week 32

 

 7–13

 14–20

 21–27

 28–May 4

 

May

Week 33

Week 34

Week 35

Week 36

 

 5–11

 12–18

 19–25

 26–Jun 1

 

June

Week 37

Week 38

Week 39

Week 40

 

 2–8

 9–15

 16–22

 23–29

 

**Note: Some school boards may start school before Labour Day and may also have different dates for winter and spring break. Please adjust your dates as needed.

Grade 4

Month

Grade 4: Liturgical and School Calendar 2018-2019

September

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

 2–8

 9–15

 16–22

 23–29

 30–Oct 6

October

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

 

 7–13

 14–20

 21–27

 28–Nov 3

 

November

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

 

 4–10

 11–17

 18–24

 25–Dec 1

 

December

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Christmas and Winter Break

Winter Break

 2–8

 9–15

 16–22

 23–29

30–Jan 5

January
Note: Unit 2 continues until January 12 due to the Christmas Break.

Week 17

Week 18

Week 19

Week 20

 

 6–12

 13–19

 20–26

 27–Feb 2

 

February

Week 21

Week 22

Week 23

Week 24

 

 3–9

 10–16

 17–23

 24–Mar 2

 

March

Week 25

March Break

Week 26

Week 27

Week 28

 3–9

10–16

 17–23

 24–30

 31–Apr 6

April

Week 29

Week 30

Week 31

Week 32

 

 7–13

 14–20

 21–27

 28–May 4

 

May

Week 33

Week 34

Week 35

Week 36

 

 5–11

 12–18

 19–25

 26–Jun 1

 

June

Week 37

Week 38

Week 39

Week 40

 

 2–8

 9–15

 16–22

 23–29

 

**Note: Some school boards may start school before Labour Day and may also have different dates for winter and spring break. Please adjust your dates as needed.

Grade 5

Month

Grade 5: Liturgical and School Calendar 2018-2019

September

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

 2–8

 9–15

 16–22

 23–29

 30–Oct 6

October

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

 

 7–13

 14–20

 21–27

 28–Nov 3

 

November

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

 

 4–10

 11–17

 18–24

 25–Dec 1

 

December

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Christmas and Winter Break

Winter Break

 2–8

 9–15

 16–22

 23–29

30–Jan 5

January
Note: Unit 2 continues until January 12 due to the Christmas Break.

Week 17

Week 18

Week 19

Week 20

 

 6–12

 13–19

 20–26

 27–Feb 2

 

February

Week 21

Week 22

Week 23

Week 24

 

 3–9

 10–16

 17–23

 24–Mar 2

 

March

Week 25

March Break

Week 26

Week 27

Week 28

 3–9

10–16

 17–23

 24–30

 31–Apr 6

April

Week 29

Week 30

Week 31

Week 32

 

 7–13

 14–20

 21–27

 28–May 4

 

May

Week 33

Week 34

Week 35

Week 36

 

 5–11

 12–18

 19–25

 26–Jun 1

 

June

Week 37

Week 38

Week 39

Week 40

 

 2–8

 9–15

 16–22

23–29

 

**Note: Some school boards may start school before Labour Day and may also have different dates for winter and spring break. Please adjust your dates as needed.