• 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

Preview Grade 4 Sample Chapters!

Bible Presentation Celebration

Handing on the Word of God to Grade 4 students in a Bible Presentation Celebration is an invitational practice in which many Catholic School Boards engage. The needs, circumstances, and traditions of individual Catholic boards vary widely. The purpose of this document is to support those Catholic School Boards where this is common practice. It contains suggestions for, and an exemplar of, a Bible Presentation Celebration.

Scripture Stories

The following key Scripture stories appear throughout Grade 4:

  • The Lost Sheep
  • The Lost Coin
  • The Rich Young Man
  • The Joyful Mysteries
  • The Annunciation
  • The Visitation
  • The Peaceful Kingdom
  • The Presentation
  • The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
  • Jesus Reading in the Synagogue
  • The Parable of the Sower
  • The Luminous Mysteries
  • Jesus Walks on Water
  • Jesus Heals a Man Who is Deaf
  • The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
  • The Sorrowful Mysteries
  • A Jailor Turns to God
  • Raised to Life by Jesus
  • Pentecost
  • The Glorious Mysteries
  • Parable of the Talents
  • The Parable of the Hidden Treasure

Prayers of the Church

  • Act of Contrition
  • Hail, Holy Queen
  • Prayer to the Holy Spirit
  • Psalm 23

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 and Holy People

Stories of the following Saints appear in the Grade 4 Student Book and Teacher Resource:

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

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 May 2018. Digital launch August 2018.

Scripture Stories

The following key Scripture stories appear throughout Grade 5:

  • Jonah tries to run away from God (Book of Jonah)
  • Mary Magdalene (Gospel of Mark)
  • God’s Gift of Free Will (Adam and Eve)
  • God’s Promise to Noah
  • Daniel and the Lions
  • God’s Covenant with Abraham (Abraham and Sarah)
  • God’s Call to Moses
  • God Crowns a Shepherd (David)
  • God Reveals a New Covenant (Jeremiah)
  • Angels announce Jesus’ Birth
  • Presentation at the Temple
  • Jesus’ Baptism
  • Jesus Walks on Water
  • The Transfiguration
  • The Law and the Prophets
  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Beatitudes/Sermon on the Mount
  • King David repents and seeks forgiveness
  • Hannah, the mother of the prophet Samuel, gives God thanks and praise
  • Three Comings of Christ
  • The Second Coming
  • Mary, Our Mother and Model
  • O Come Let Us Adore Him (the wise men)
  • Jesus Heals the Body (Jesus’ healing miracles)
  • God’s Call to Holiness (parable of the Rich Young Man)
  • God Calling Samuel
  • The Prodigal Son
  • Jesus Calms a Storm
  • Institution of the Lord’s Supper
  • The Bread from Heaven
  • Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
  • Jesus Cleanses the Temple
  • Jesus Washed the Disciples’ Feet
  • The Last Supper
  • Agony in the Garden
  • Stations of the Cross
  • He is Risen!
  • Jesus Ascends to Heaven
  • Pentecost
  • Parable of the Good Samaritan
  • Jesus and Zacchaeus
  • Jesus Cleanses a Leper
  • Jesus Shows His Mercy
  • Feeding the Five Thousand
  • The Commissioning of the Disciples
  • The Proclamation of John the Baptist
  • Warning to Rich Oppressors
  • Prophet Joel
  • Ezekiel

Prayers of the Church

  • Act of Faith
  • Act of Hope
  • Act of Love
  • Memorial Acclamation
  • Nicene Creed
  • Litany of the Saints
  • Litany to the Holy Spirit
  • The Eucharistic Prayer
  • Examples of the three expressions of prayer: vocal, meditation, and contemplation
  • Prayers of petition and intercession
  • Examples of personal and communal prayer (e.g., St. Andrew’s Christmas Novena)

The following prayers from Grades 1 to 4 are also included:

  • The Rosary
  • Apostles’ Creed
  • Prayer to My Guardian Angel
  • Act of Contrition
  • The Sign of the Cross
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Hail Mary
  • Glory Be
  • Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Sacramental Focus*

  • Baptism
  • Reconciliation
  • Anointing of the Sick
  • Holy Orders

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

Saints and Holy People

Features and stories of the following Saints and Holy People appear in the Grade 5 Student Book:

  • St. John the Apostle
  • The Archangels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael
  • (Collage of Saints) St. Peter, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Martin de Porres, St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. John Paul II, St. Joseph, St. Bernadette, St. Marguerite de Bourgeoys, St. Damien of Molokai, and St. Juan Diego
  • Korean martyrs
  • Fathers of the Church (St. John Cassian, St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. Justin Martyr, and St. Irenaeus of Lyons)
  • Doctors of the Church (St. Augustine, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Francis de Sales, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, St. Gregory of Narek, and St. Hildegard of Bingen)
  • St. Francis de Sales
  • St John of the Cross
  • Blessed Marie Rose Durocher
  • St. Augustine of Hippo
  • St. Blaise
  • St. Marianne Cope
  • St. Teresa of Avila
  • St. Katherine Drexel
  • Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
  • Élisabeth Bruyère

Theological Emphases in Grade 5

Strand of Religious Education

Theological Emphases

Believing

God’s Self-Revelation in the person of Jesus Christ through Sacred Scripture and Tradition The Creed as a Summary of Catholic Belief and a Profession of Faith In God’s Plan of Salvation Christ founded the Church with the following marks: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

Celebrating

The Seven Sacraments of the Church – Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist: Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick; Sacraments of Service: Holy Orders and Marriage The Mass as the source and summit of Christian life The Celebrations of the Church’s Liturgical Year

Living a Moral Life

Christian Morality as a living response of our human vocation to life in the Spirit as revealed by reason (Natural Law), the Scriptures and Tradition Freedom and Responsibility, Reason, Conscience, and Conscience Formation Grace, Virtue, Holiness and Sin and Forgiveness

Living in Community

Living in the Church as members of the Body of Christ The Communion of Saints

Living in Solidarity

Living our Christian vocation within the human community Social Justice Teachings of the Church Our mission to evangelize (i.e. proclaim the Gospel message) and to witness to Jesus Christ

Prayer

God’s universal call to prayer and our human response The Way of Prayer: Forms and Expressions of Prayer

Grade 6

Grade 6

Print resources available May 2019. Digital launch August 2019. 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

  • Includes the introduction of new prayers as well as prayers from previous grades
  • Prayer of St. Francis, St. Ignatius of Loyola

Social Justice Focus

  • Rights and Responsibilities

Saints

(To come: See Grade 4 for examples)

The Scripture Stories

(To come: See Grade 4 for examples)

Grade 7

Grade 7

Print resources available May 2020. Digital launch August 2020. More information to come in Winter 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 4 for examples)

The Scripture Stories

(To come: See Grade 4 for examples)

Grade 8

Grade 8

Print resources available May 2021. Digital launch August 2021. More information to come in Winter 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 4 for examples)

The Scripture Stories

(To come: See Grade 4 for examples)