The schedule for the 2nd half of the CCD year is now available on the website side. Please see the sidebar to download the document.
Interested in volunteering as a teacher or assistant? Please contact Roxanne Helt (Coordinator of Religious Education) Grades 1 - 6 at (860)307-6123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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,