• 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

Preview Grade 5 Sample Chapters!

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

Scripture Stories

The following key Scripture stories appear throughout Grade 6:

  • Creation (Genesis 1 and 2)
  • Saul’s Conversion
  • The Woman at the Well (Jesus and the Woman of Samaria)
  • Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples
  • The Walk to Emmaus
  • The Birth of Jesus Foretold
  • Jesus Gives His Mother to the World
  • The Hidden Life of Jesus
  • The Escape to Egypt
  • Noah Pleases God
  • God’s Promise to Noah
  • Birth and Youth of Moses, Moses Flees to Midian, Moses at the Burning Bush, Israel’s Deliverance Assured, and Crossing the Red Sea (graphic story)
  • Jonah Tries to Run Away from God, Conversion of Nineveh, Jonah’s Anger, and Jonah Is Reproved (graphic story)
  • Jeremiah’s Call and Commission to Jeremiah’s Letter to the Exiles in Babylon (graphic story)
  • Esther Becomes Queen, Haman Undertakes to Destroy the Jews, Esther Agrees to Help the Jews, Esther Saves the Jews, and Destruction of the Enemies of the Jews (graphic story)
  • The Temptation of Jesus
  • The Transfiguration
  • Jesus Prays in Gethsemane
  • The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus
  • The Request of James and John
  • The Resurrection of Jesus
  • The Ascension of Jesus
  • Peter’s Journey of Faith
  • Welcoming the Leper (Jesus Cleanses a Leper)
  • The Accused Woman (The Woman Caught in Adultery)
  • Zacchaeus the Tax Collector (Jesus and Zacchaeus)
  • Feeding the Five Thousand
  • The Day of the Lord a Dark Day

Prayers of the Church

  • Canticle of Creation (St. Francis of Assisi)
  • Fatima Prayer
  • Prayer for Vocations
  • Daily Examen of St. Ignatius of Loyola
  • Psalm 23

The following prayers from Grades 1 to 5 are also included in the Teacher Resource:

  • The Sign of the Cross
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Hail Mary
  • Glory Be
  • Apostles’ Creed
  • Prayer to My Guardian Angel
  • Holy, Holy, Holy
  • Lord I Am Not Worthy
  • Lamb of God
  • Act of Contrition
  • The Morning Offering
  • Memorial Acclamation
  • Hail, Holy Queen
  • Prayer to the Holy Spirit
  • Psalm 23
  • Act of Faith
  • Act of Hope
  • Act of Love
  • Nicene Creed
  • Litany of the Saints
  • Litany of the Holy Spirit (adapted)
  • The Eucharistic Prayer: Doxology
  • St. Andrew Christmas Novena

Sacramental Focus*

  • 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 6 Student Book:

  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • St. Photina
  • St. Lucy Yi ZhenMei
  • C.S. Lewis
  • St. Anne
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception
  • St. Benedict of Nursia
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • St. Louise de Marillac
  • St. Pio of Pietrelcina
  • Venerable Pierre Toussaint
  • Dorothy Day

Social Justice Focus

Principle of Rights and Responsibilities

Understand that by virtue of our human dignity, out of respect for equality and diversity of being and the common good, all human beings are to enjoy certain fundamental human rights (e.g. the right to life, liberty, religious freedom, food, shelter, health care, education, and employment). [CCC nos. 1886-1896; 1928-1948]

Theological Emphases in Grade 6

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

We are called to live our Christian vocation within the human community (i.e. communal nature of our dignity as human beings)
Social Justice Teachings of the Church
Our mission is to evangelize (i.e. proclaim the Gospel message) and to witness to Jesus Christ [CCC nos. 748-870]

Prayer

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

Grade 7

Grade 7

Scripture Stories

The following key Scripture stories appear throughout Grade 7:

  • Sermon on the Mount
  • The Book of Ruth
  • The Wedding at Cana
  • The Prodigal Son
  • The Transfiguration on the Mountain
  • The Agony in the Garden
  • Jesus is Betrayed
  • Peter Denies Jesus
  • Jesus is Tried
  • Jesus Suffers with His Cross
  • Jesus Dies on the Cross
  • Jesus is Risen
  • Jesus Ascends
  • Simon of Samaria 
 

Prayers of the Church

  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Hail Mary
  • The Magnificat
  • The Memorare
  • Hail Holy Queen
  • The Rosary
  • The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
  • The Angelus
  • Liturgical Prayers of the Mass
  • Prayers for Confirmation, Marriage, and Holy Orders
 

The following prayers from Grades 1 to 6 are also included in the Teacher Resource:

Grade 1

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

Grade 2

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

Grade 3

  • The Morning Offering
  • Memorial Acclamation
 

Grade 4

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

Grade 5

  • Act of Faith
  • Act of Hope
  • Act of Love
  • Memorial Acclamation
  • Nicene Creed
  • Litany of the Saints
  • Litany of the Holy Spirit
  • Eucharistic Prayer: doxology
  • St. Andrew Christmas Novena
 

Grade 6

  • Prayer for Vocations
  • Hail, Holy Queen
 

Sacramental Focus*

  • Marriage
  • Confirmation
  • Holy Orders 
 

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

Saints and Holy People

  • Blessed Maria Gabriella Sagheddu
  • St. Teresa of Avila
  • St. Juan Diego
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • St. Francis of Assisi and the first Nativity scene
  • St. Andre Bessette
  • St. Joseph
  • St. John Bosco
  • Disciple Stephen
  • Apostle Andrew
  • Apostle Philip
  • Apostle James
  • Apostle Paul
  • St. Marie of the Incarnation
  • St. Jerome
  • St. Mariam Baouardy
  • St. Lawrence
  • St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
  • Blessed Chiara "Luce" Badano
  • Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin (St. Thérèse of Lisieux's parents)
  • Sts. Perpetua and Felicity
  • St. Jude
  • St. Thomas More
  • St. Oscar Romero
  • Cardinal Thomas Collins
  • Father John Comiskey
 

Social Justice Focus  

  • Solidarity
  • Caring for People Who Are Poor and Vulnerable
  • Community and the Common Good
  • Participation in Society
 

Theological Emphasis

The grade 7 program is designed to draw the students into a deeper and more critically aware relationship with God. The program is founded in the six major areas of catechesis: What we Believe; Celebrating our Faith; Living a Morally Good Life; Living In Community; Living in Solidarity, and Nurturing a life of Prayer. The program explores the sacred mysteries of our faith revealed in Scripture, Tradition and the life of Jesus Christ and God’s revelation of Himself to humanity. Through the one, holy catholic and apostolic Church God, offers us salvation. This offer is explored through a study of the four stages of salvation history and the sacraments of Confirmation, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. The program also focuses on the personal encounter with Christ offered through His real presence in the Eucharist. A focused study of the Sermon on the Mount within the program looks at virtuous living and developing habits of prayer. Church teaching on social justice and the call to community and solidarity are examined though narratives and the lives of the saints with a particular emphasis on Mary Mother of Jesus and the many devotions to her prayed by the faithful.

Grade 8

Grade 8

Print resources available August 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)