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Catholic Religion Education Curriculum

Textbook Information:

  • PreK-4:  “Sadlier - Discovering God’s World - Four Year Olds
  • Kindergarten:  Sadlier - We Believe - Grade K
  • First Grade:  Our Sunday Visitor - Alive in Christ Grade 1 - “Jesus Christ”
  • Second Grade:  Our Sunday Visitor - Alive in Christ Grade 2 - “Sacraments of Penance and Eucharist”
  • Third Grade:  Our Sunday Visitor - Alive in Christ Grade 3 - “The Church”
  • Fourth Grade:  Our Sunday Visitor - Alive in Christ Grade 4 - ‘The Moral Life”
  • Fifth Grade:  Our Sunday Visitor - Alive in Christ Grade 5 - “The Seven Sacraments”
  • Sixth Grade:  Ignatius Press - Image of God Series - “God’s Merciful Love”
  • Seventh Grade: Ignatius Press - Faith & Life Series - “The Life of Grace”
  • Eighth Grade:
    • Ignatius Press - Faith & Life Series - “Our Life in the Church”
    • Ascension Press - Theology of the Body Middle School Program
    • Junior High:  Saint Mary’s Press - The Catholic Youth Bible

Prayer:

Religion teachers incorporate a Prayer Curriculum throughout the school year, which focuses on traditional prayers, parts of the mass, and the rosary.

Prayer Curriculum can be found here.

Supplemental:

  • Religion classes review Mass parts and mass responses to prepare for school liturgies.
  • Religion classes learn about Eucharistic Adoration to prepare for the monthly Benediction.
  • Religion classes learn about the liturgical year and various liturgical seasons.
  • Religion classes learn about the rosary during the Month of the Rosary.
  • Religion classes complete a Saint project in preparation for All Saint’s Day.
  • Religion classes complete a Vocations lesson during National Vocations Awareness Week.
  • Religion classes complete a Pro-Life lesson during Pro-Life Month.
  • Religion classes review the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for Penance Services held during the liturgical season of Lent.
  • Religion classes focus on the upcoming Sunday Gospel each week.