Welcome Religion Classes
Throughout the year, our students study their Christian Catholic faith in a creative progression of concepts and experiences during Religion classes.
During the year, Grades 4-8 enjoy a retreat geared to their specific curriculum. Classes plan and participate in school liturgies and prayer services for feast days and holidays. Though the school prepares the children for the reception of the sacraments, these celebrations take place within their respective parishes.
Pre-Kindergarten: During this year, the children learn how they are part of God's family.
Kindergarten: This year, the children study how our faith teaches us that God made the world and it has amazing things for us to appreciate.
First grade: The children begin to understand how God loves us through people, the world and the Church.
Second grade: In this special year of preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, the children realize that Jesus shares His life with us.
Third grade: The reality that we (the children and all the members) are the Church is better explained, understood and experienced.
Fourth grade: The children are introduced, in this year’s study of how God’s law guides us, to the importance of the commandments and prayer.
Fifth grade: Studying the Mass and Sacraments this year, the children combine liturgical reality with everyday living.
Sixth grade: Old Testament with a focus on the Ten Commandments is the core of this course. Special attention is given to the literary forms of the Hebrew Scriptures and to the role of prophets, then and today.
Seventh grade: This Religion course is centered on the New Testament with a focus on the Beatitudes. The students learn the meaning of discipleship as lived in the time of Jesus and in the twenty-first century.
Eighth grade: The course is focused on Church History whereby students learn the origins and development of our Church. Through use of historic facts, art, music, and the internet, the students also grow in appreciation of the Church’s contribution to society. Finally, they examine their own growth in the faith and their role in the Church.