All Religion classes are taught in full accord with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. The curriculum in grades K-2 introduces the Blessed Trinity, well-known stories from sacred scripture, and the sacramental life of the Church, culminating in 1st Reconciliation and Holy Communion. There is also an emphasis on who we are in relation to our creator, revealing the beauty of the fact that we are children of God. We use the Image of God textbooks.
The 3rd grade class uses a combination of Image of God Series, Bible reading studies, and essential Bible stories that bring out the Catholic faith. We look at how to act as an image of God in our everyday life. The students learn the traits that bring them closer to God.
Our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classes use the Image of God Series. We explore how to live as an image of God through learning about the Saints, sacraments, commandments, and liturgical seasons.
In grades 7-8, the religion curriculum covers what we believe as Catholics, including Sacred Scripture, the Holy Trinity, Jesus as the Son of God and Messiah, His public ministry, Passion, death, Resurrection and Ascension, the Kingdom of God and his plan of creation and salvation, and the Church as the Body of Christ. We also spend time on the Sacraments, prayer, liturgy, how we worship, and the Catholic Social Teachings. We learn how to respond to our call to Holiness as we live our faith by following Christ’s teachings, making good and moral choices, doing good works, and loving as Jesus teaches us. We spend time integrating the Truths of the faith while studying current events. We inspire our students to be leaders in a culture that is becoming increasingly secular and work to reveal to them the beauty of the human person.
In addition to the Image of God curriculum, 6th graders learn about the story of Salvation History by studying the scriptures with the Encounter program by Ascension Press. The 7th graders learn about the meaning and beauty of the Mass, the Source and Summit of our Christian life, through the Altaration program by Ascension Press. And the 8th graders learn about the dignity of all human beings and the beauty of chastity through the Theology of the Body for Middle School Students by Ascension Press.
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