Religious Education Curriculum
Religious Education classes begin Sunday, September 23rd & Monday 24th.
Class days/times are as follows:
Grades 1 – 8 will meet on Sundays @ the Carra Center, 391 Market St. from9:30 – 10:40AM.
Grade 9 will meet on Sunday evenings from 6:00 – 7:15 PM @ the Carra Center. We will only be offering a Sunday evening class for all 9th grade students.
There will be two separate sessions for students in 10th grade.
Students registered for Sunday evening will meet from 6:00 – 7:15 PM @ the Carra Center.
Students registered for Monday evening will meet from 6:15 – 7:30 PM @ the Carra Center.
A letter and class schedule will be mailed out to registered families at the end of August.
FYI: The Commissioning of Religious Education teachers will take place September 15th @ the 4:00 PM Mass.
Please watch the bulletin for more information regarding Catechetical Sunday.
The concept of God as a loving God and Creator, God the Father, Son and Spirit and lessons about Baptism are the focus of the 1st grade curriculum.
The focus of the 2nd grade curriculum is the life of Jesus and His unique love for us. The child also learns of the Father's healing, forgiveness and love for us in the preparation and celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
The Church as Community and the people who hear and respond to God's word, concentration on the Mass and preparation for the celebration of First Eucharist are the major concentrations of the 3rd grade curriculum.
The call to lead a moral life based on the examples of Jesus' life and teachings, the Ten Commandments, Two Great Commandments, Beatitudes, and the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy are the focus of the 4th grade.
The major theme is Sacrament, as Jesus' way of sharing God's life with us through life-giving signs and actions. Each of the seven Sacraments is studied in a comprehensive way.
The basic theme is God's self revelation throughout the Old Testament realized in the covenant God makes with His people. Students are led to discover the richness of our Judeo-Christian roots and develop an appreciation for the Old Testament as God's living word for us today.
The person of Jesus is the focus of grade 7. The appropriateness of this focus is evident when we recognize the interest and attention of the adolescent to interpersonal relationships and peer groupings. The student is challenged to know Jesus and to follow His way of life through the Church, the Sacraments and the New Testament.
The Roman Catholic Church and its history is the 8th grade focus. The models of the church, its marks, mission and the liturgical year is highlighted. Students are challenged to develop a deeper understanding of the Church through the experience of Christian morality.
Students begin the Confirmation process in 9th grade and continue through the 10th grade. The students begin to incorporate the Catholic doctrine learned over their elementary years and more directly apply it to their life. The focus is one of faith and formation, helping the student to become a more active and conscientious young, Catholic adult.
The journey of Confirmation preparation provides an opportunity for each candidate to take the time to understand and reflect upon their relationship with Jesus, the Church and the meaning of a Christian lifestyle. It includes a Commitment Mass, retreat with sponsors and an interview with one of the parish staff.