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Grades 1-6

CHANGE in SCHEDULE: Please note that the Family Faith Night for Parents and students in grades 4, 5, & 6 has been rescheduled for February 23. (It was originally scheduled for February 22, but Father Tim must hear Confessions on every Monday evening during Lent, so he wouldn't have been able to be there on the 22nd.)  I hope the new day  is convenient for you, as Father Tim and I are looking forward to seeing you all there! (The place is still Trinita, and the time is still 6:30-7:30 p.m.)

Click here for the Winter-Spring 2016CCD Schedule.pdf 

Click here for the Mass Reflection Booklet Revised.pdf 

Interested in volunteering as a teacher or assistant?  Please contact Teresa Lovejoy,Coordinator of Religious Education (860)806-5347 or youthminicc@yahoo.com to schedule a time to come to the Rectory to complete a volunteer application and to schedule your Virtus Training session. 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Grades 1 – 6

In grades 1 – 6 we strive to build a faith community through fellowship, prayer, service, the arts, visual depictions and song. Our students learn to appreciate God as Father and Creator of all good, learn stories of Jesus and his teachings, grow in discipleship, appreciate Mary the mother of the church, the saints, and become closer to Jesus through the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. 

 Each week, classes will follow along with the weekly scripture readings read at Mass, in age appropriate language. In this way, weekly Mass will be connected to classroom teaching and discussion for a deeper meaning and understanding of the gospel. We will connect the weekly scripture readings to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and each year will build upon the last. Prayers are listed as well, so that you may continue to support the practice of prayer in the home.  Specifically, general grade level curriculum topics are as listed below. 

Grades 1 – 3:  Meeting Jesus

GRADE 1  - The Bible, Creation, stories of the Old Testament; Overview of Jesus’ life and teachings, the Holy Family,  introduction to Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Easter (the seasonals), introduction to weekly scripture , the story of Abraham, a Church tour, and introduction into the Child Lures Protection Program

Prayers:  Prayers of Thanks, Grace, Our Father, Sign of the Cross, Glory Be  

GRADE 2 – Caring for Creation, stories from the Old and the New Testament, The Great Commandments, The Ten Commandments, The Mass, Sacraments, Reconciliation, scripture, the Holy Trinity, and the Seasonals

Prayers:  Prayers of Thanks, Prayers of Petition, Our Father, Sign Of the Cross, Glory Be, Hail Mary, Act of Contrition

GRADE 3 – Review, more Gospel stories, the Mass, the Eucharist, We Are One Body, Prayer, the 7 Sacraments, scripture and the Seasonals

Prayers:  Prayers of Thanks, Prayers of Petition, Prayers of Intercession, grace, Sign of the Cross, Glory Be, Our Father, Hail Mary, Act of Contrition

Mass attendance is crucial for third graders as they prepare to receive the Eucharist for the first time.

Grades 4 – 6  Becoming Disciples

GRADE 4      Review, Making Choices, Temptations, Discipleship, Beatitudes, Works of Mercy, Stewardship, Continuing the Mission of the Apostles, introduction to the Saints, Social Justice and Catholic Social Teachings, understanding the Creed, the Spiritual Works of Mercy, the Corporal Works of Mercy, the story of Moses and movie, facilitation of 1 Mass, 1 St. Francis of Assisi Service Project done as a class, and the Seasonals

Prayers:  Prayers of Thanks, Prayers of Petition, Prayers of Intercession, Sign of the Cross, Glory Be, Our Father, Hail Mary, Apostles’ Creed, introduction to the Nicene Creed, Introduction to the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis,

GRADE 5      The Bible and the books of the Bible including Psalms and Proverbs, Scripture discussion, The Old Testament. One Service Project done as a class, introduction to the Rosary and to using the Bible, scripture, Child Lures Protection Program, and the Seasonals.

Prayers:  Prayers of Thanks, Prayers of Petition, Prayers of Intercession, Sign of the Cross, Glory Be, Our Father, Hail Mary, Apostles’ Creed and introduction of the Nicene Creed, Hail Holy Queen, The Rosary

GRADE 6      Review, the Bible, and the New Testament, Personal Prayer, Stations of the Cross, the Seasonals, 1 Class Service Project

Prayers: Prayers of Thanks, Prayers of Petition, Prayers of Intercession, Sign of the Cross, Glory Be, Our Father, Hail Mary, Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed, Hail Holy Queen, The Rosary,

 

Schedule Highlights:

 

 Click here for the Winter-Spring2016 CCD Schedule.pdf

CHANGE in SCHEDULE: Please note that the Family Faith Night for Parents and students in grades 4, 5, & 6 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 23rd.  (It was originally scheduled for February 22, but Father Tim must hear Confessions every Monday evening during Lent, so he wouldn't have been able to be there on the 22nd.)  I hope that the new day is convenient for you, as Father Tim and I are looking forward to seeing you all there! (The location is still Trinita, and the time is still f rom 6:30-7:30.)

   CCD Registration:  

 Any parishioners who are new to our church should contact Teresa Lovejoy, at (860) 806-5347 for information about enrolling in our CCD program.

Click here for the Program Overview2015-2016.pdf

Click here for the official notice on How to Report an Incident of Sexual Abuse to the Archdiocese of Hartford. report_abuse.pdf