Grades 3-6 Faith Formation Overview 2020-2021

Director of Faith Formation, Grades 1-6
Marie Masaitis

Grades 3-6

Grade 3:  The Kingdom of God and the Church
Third-grade students learn about the Catholic Church, the Holy Spirit and how He guides the church, and how Jesus continues His mission through the Catholic Church.
           * Basics of the Holy Trinity and all seven Sacraments.
           * Prayer and living as children of God
           * Jesus’ Parables of the Kingdom, and Mary as the Mother of the Church

Grade 4: Jesus teaches us how to live
The fourth-grade students will focus on the moral life, our loving response to God’s great gift to us, and students explore more deeply what it means to be created in the image and likeness of God.  In this year, we:
          * Explore conscience formation, the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, the Golden                         Rule, and the Great Commandment
           * Emphasize the reality of sin and the necessity of virtue 

Grade 5: The Sacraments
Fifth-grade students will focus on an in-depth exploration of God’s grace in the Sacraments, with a focus on what a Sacrament is and why Jesus instituted them. Students explore what it means that God is the source of all life, learn more about Holy Mass and Holy Days of Obligation, and read and discuss longer biographies of the saints. 

Grade 6: Sacred Scripture
Sixth-grade students focus on the basics of reading the Bible, Magisterial authority, praying with Scripture, how the Bible is different from other books, and the four senses of Scripture.  They experience a comprehensive exploration of the Holy Bible from Genesis to Revelation, all through the lens of the Incarnation.




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