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Join us December 24 for our annual Christmas Eve Family Mass. At 3:30 pm our Children's Choir will delight us in song, followed by a Nativity Pageant by our parish children. All children are welcome to participate, children Grade 2 and younger are welcome to come dressed as angels and shepherds, Grade 3 and up are welcome as narrators and others roles. Our children in middle school will take preference for more important roles. We will have our rehearsal Tuesday, December 19 in church from 6:00-7:30 pm. For more information contact us by email at jmcguire@stpaulsofprinceton.org.

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The next meeting of Family Catechesis Session will be Sunday, December 3. We will begin our day at the 11:30 am Sunday Mass and then gather in the Spiritual Center. A reminder that those who participated in Summer Academy this past summer are expected to attend this family session in accordance with revised diocesan policy.


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Families participating in Family Home Study will gather for their first meeting Sunday, September 17, beginning with Mass at 11:30 am followed by a group session in the school gym.

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Mark your calendars now for your required Family Catechesis Events! All families who participate in Family Home Study are required to attend 3 Family Catechists Events. In addition, students are required to attend a Family Life Day. Family Catechesis Events are on December 3, 2017; March 4, 2018 and May 5, 2018. Family Life Day for Grades 1-4 is February 24, 2018 and for Grades 5-7, March 11, 2018.

The Confirmandi, Grade 8, should attend the Family Catechists Events with their families, however they do not need to attend Family Life Day since the material will be covered during a One8 session.

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Family Home Study Curriculum

First Grade

First Grade Curriculum 2017-2018

Prayer Goals: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

September
      • 9/17 First FHS Session: Gather for Mass at 11:30 followed by orientation in the Saint Paul School Gym.
      • Opening LessonCh. 1 Created by God
      • Ch. 2 God’s Gifts for Us
October
      • Ch. 3 Made to Care
      • Ch. 4 The Holy Trinity
      • Ch. 5 The Holy Family
      • Ch. 6 About the Bible
      • Ch.7 Jesus the Healer
November
      • Ch. 8 Jesus Teaches Love
      • Ch. 9 Jesus Teaches Us to Pray
      • Ch. 10 Responding to God
December
      • 12/3 FHS gathering 11:30 am Mass and then meet in SPS Gym
      • Ch. 11 The Church as Guide
      • Ch.12 Friends of God
      • Pg. 23 Christmas: The Light of Christ
January
      • Ch. 13 Disciples Serve
      • Ch. 14 Making Choices
      • Ch. 15 Showing Sorrow
February
      • Ch.16 Jesus the Savior
      • Ch.17 Holy Signs
      • Ch.18 All Are Welcomed
      • 2/24 Family Life Day K-4- 9 am-Noon
March
      • 3/4 FHS gathering 11:30 am Mass and then meet in SPS Gym
      • Pg. 27 Lent: Time for Change
      • Ch. 19 We Give Thanks
      • Pg.33 Holy Week
      • 3/25 Palm Sunday
April
      • 4/1 Easter
      • Ch. 20 Forever with God
      • Ch. 21 God's Kingdom
      • Review Prayers- Hail Mary, Our Father, Glory Be (Written and Spoken)
      • Visit Church or a Chapel, discuss the parts of Mass
May
      • 5/6 Final FHS gathering 11:30am Mass and then meet in SPS Gym
      • Pg.41 Pentecost

Second Grade

Second Grade Curriculum 2017-2018

Prayer Goals: Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

September
      • 9/17 First FHS Session: Gather for Mass at 11:30 followed by orientation in the SPS Gym.
      • 9/26 First Eucharist Parent Meeting 7:30-8:30 pm (meet in SPS Gym)
      • Ch. 10 The Sacraments
      • Ch. 11 Seek Forgiveness

October
      • 10/14 Reconciliation Retreat 9:30 am-11:30 am (meet in Church)
      • Ch. 12 The Church Year
      • Ch. 7 God's Commandments
      • Ch.8 Choose to Do Good
      • Ch.9 God's Mercy
      • Ch.13 Welcome in the Kingdom
November
      • 11/18 Celebration of First Reconciliation 11:00 am in Church. (Bring Wallet Sized photo)
      • Ch.14 Share the Good News
      • Ch.15 Ways to Pray (Review act of Contrition and Rite of Confession)
      • Ch.1 God's Gifts
December
      • 12/3 FHS Advent & Christmas Meeting. Meet for 11:30 am Mass, Report to SPS Gym
      • Ch.2 God's Promise
      • Ch.3 The Word of God
      • Ch.4 God the Father
January
      • Ch. 5 God the Son
      • Ch. 6 God the Holy Spirit
      • Ch. 16 Gather to Worship
February
      • 2/24 Family Life Day K-4 9:30 am-12:30 pm
      • Ch. 17 Listen to God's Word
      • Pg.31 Lent: Teach Me Your Ways
      • Ch.18 Remembering Jesus' Sacrifice
March
      • 3/3 First Eucharist Retreat 9:30 am-12:30 pm Meet in Church
      • 3/4 FHS Lent and Easter Session. Meet for 11:30 am Mass and Report to SPS Gym
      • Ch.19 Supper of the Lamb
      • Ch.20 Go Forth
      • Ch.21 A Feast for Everyone
April
      • Pg.37 Easter: Three Days
      • Pg.43 Easter: We Rejoice
      • Pg.310-213 We Worship: Sacrament of Eucharist
      • Review Actions of the Mass, prayers, and procedures for receiving First Eucharist
      • Select Celebration of First Eucharist (Either 4/28 9:30 am or 5/5 11:30 am. Attend Corresponding Rehearsal) Notify Religious Education before 3/3 retreat).
May
      • 5/6 FHS Easter Session. Meet for 11:30 am Mass and Report to SPS Gym


Third Grade

Third Grade Curriculum 2017-2018

Prayer Goals: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

September
      • 9/17 First FHS Session: Gather for Mass at 11:30 am followed by orientation in the Saint Paul School Gym.
      • Opening Lesson
      • Ch. 1 The Creator’s Work
      • Ch. 2 The Church Gathered

October
      • Ch. 3 Families Teach Love
      • Ch. 4 The Holy Family
      • Ch. 5 The Church Celebrates
      • Ch. 6 Pray Always
      • Ch. 7 The Good News
November
      • Ch. 8 The Paschal Mystery
      • Ch. 9 The Body of Christ
      • Ch.10 Church Leaders
December
      • 12/3 FHS Advent & Christmas Meeting. Meet for 11:30 am Mass, Report to SPS Gym
      • Pg.15 Advent: Walk in the Light
      • Pg. 23 Pg.23 Christmas: Glory to God
      • Ch. 11 One and Holy
January
      • Ch. 12 Catholic and Apostolic
      • Ch. 13 Choose Love
      • Ch. 14 Live in Light
February
      • 2/24 Family Life Day 1-4: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
      • Pg. 29 Lent: Time For Change
      • Pg. 296 Option for the Poor
      • Ch. 15 Help with Choices
      • Ch. 16 Sacraments of Initiation
March
      • 3/4 FHS gathering 11:30am Mass and then meet in SPS Gym
      • Ch. 17 Sacraments of Healing
      • Pg. 35 Easter: Holy Week
      • Ch. 18 Sacraments at the Service of Communion
April
      • Pg. 300 Human Solidarity
      • Ch. 19 The Church Through Time
      • Ch. 20 The Work of the Church
      • Ch. 21 Everlasting Life
May
      • 5/6 Final FHS gathering 11:30 am Mass and then meet in SPS Gym

Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade Curriculum 2017-2018

Prayer Goals: Apostles Creed
September
      • 9/17 First FHS Session: Gather for Mass at 11:30 followed by orientation in the Saint Paul School Gym.
      • Ch. 1 God’s Providence
      • Ch. 2 God is Faithful
October
      • Ch. 3 God’s Commandments
      • Ch. 4 In God’s Image
      • Ch. 5 Living in Community
      • Ch. 6 Making Good Choices
      • Ch. 7 The Beatitudes
November
      • Ch. 8 Love God and Neighbor
      • Ch. 9 Honoring God
      • Ch. 10 Called To Serve
December
      • 12/3 FHS Advent and Christmas Meeting. Attend 11:30 am Mass and report to SPS Gym
      • Ch. 11 Models of Virtue
      • Pg. 15 Advent
      • Pg. 21 Christmas
        January
            • Ch. 12 The Church Teaches
            • Ch. 13 Family Love
            • Ch. 14 Respect Life
        February
            • 2/24 Family Life Day K-4: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
            • Ch. 15 Live in the Truth
            • Pg. 25 Lent: A Time to Pray and Pg. 296-297 Option for the Poor
            • Ch. 16 The Liturgical Year
        March
            • 3/4 FHS Lent and Easter Session. Attend 11:30 am Mass and report to SPS Gym
            • Ch. 17 The Seven Sacraments
            • Ch. 18 Healing and Reconciliation
            • Pg. 31 Easter: Holy Week/Triduum- The Suffering Servant
        April
            • Ch. 19 A Generous Spirit
            • Ch. 20 The Church in the World
            • Ch. 21 Eternal Life with God
            • Pg. 292 Call to Family, Community and Participation
        May
            • 5/6 FHS Social Teaching of the Church. Attend 11:30 am Mass and report to SPS Gym
            • Pg. 300 Solidarity of the Human Family

        Fifth Grade

        Fifth Grade Curriculum 2017-2018

        Prayer Goals: The Rosary
        September
            • 9/17 FHS Orientation Session. Attend 11:30 am Mass and Report to Saint Paul School Gym for Materials.
            • Ch. 1 God’s Plan for Creation
            • Ch. 2 Made to Be with God
        October
            • Ch. 3 Signs of God’s Presence
            • Ch. 4 The Mystery of the Trinity
            • Ch. 5 Prayer and Worship & Intro to Rosary
            • Ch. 6 A Life of Virtue
            • Ch. 7 Living Image of Christ
        November
            • Ch. 8 Proclaim the Kingdom
            • Ch. 9 Celebrating the Paschal Mystery
            • Ch. 10 The Church’s Message
        December
            • 12/3 FHS Advent and Christmas Session. Attend 11:30 am Mass and report to SPS GYM
            • Ch. 11 The Teaching Church
            • Ch. 12 Lives of Holiness
            • Ch. 13 Evil in the World
        January
            • Ch. 14 New Life in Christ
            • Ch. 15 Forgiveness and Healing
            • Ch. 16 Gathered as One
        February
            • Ch. 17 Liturgy of the Word
            • Ch. 18 Liturgy of the Eucharist
            • Pg.25 Lent: A Time to Change
        March
            • 3/4 FHS Lent and Easter Session. Attend 11:30 am Mass and report to SPS Gym
            • 3/10 Family Life Day 5-7: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
            • Ch. 19 The Call to Serve
            • Ch. 20 The Last Things
            • Pg. 306 Creeds
        April
            • Pg. 290 Life and Dignity of the Human Person
            • Pg. 294 Rights and Responsibilities of the Human Person
            • Pg. 304 Scripture and Sacraments
            • Pg. 296 Option for the Poor
            • Ch. 21 Bring the Good News
        May
            • 5/6 FHS Social Teaching Session. Attend 11:30 am Mass and report to SPS Gym

        Sixth Grade

        Sixth Grade Curriculum 2017-2018

        Prayer Goals: The Rosary
        September
            • 9/17 FHS Orientation. Attend 11:30 am Mass and then report to Saint Paul School Gym.
            • Ch. 1 Divine Revelation
            • Ch. 2 The Creation Accounts
        October
            • Ch. 3 God’s Faithfulness
            • Ch. 4 Journeys of Faith
            • Ch. 5 God’s Saving Action
            • Ch. 6 Living the Covenant
            • Ch. 7 Leaders for God’s People
        November
            • Ch. 8 The Wisdom of God
            • Ch. 9 Prophetic Promise
            • Ch. 10 The Gospel Message
        December
            • 12/3 FHS Advent and Christmas Session. Attend 11:30 am Mass and report to SPS Gym
            • Ch. 11 The Early Church
            • Ch. 12 The Body of Christ
            • Pg. 15-23 Advent & Christmas
        January
            • Ch. 13 The Great Commandment
            • Ch. 14 Justice and Peace
            • Ch. 15 Sin and Forgiveness
        February
            • 2/5 Pg. 25 Lent: Time for Scrutiny
            • Pg. 296 Option for the Poor
            • Ch. 16 Baptized for Mission
            • Ch. 17 Lives of Service
        March
            • 3/4 FHS Lent and Easter Session. Attend 11:30 am Mass and report to SPS Gym
            • 3/10 Family Life Day 5-7: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
            • Ch. 18 Sharing God’s Love
            • Ch. 19 The Communion of Saints
            • Ch. 20 Christian Unity
        April
            • Pg. 41 Ascension: Period of Peace
            • Pg. 45 Pentecost: The Holy Spirit
            • Ch. 21 A New Creation
        May
            • 5/6 FHS Social Teaching Session. Attend 11:30 am Mass and report to the SPS Gym

        Seventh Grade

        Seventh Grade Curriculum 2017-2018

        Prayer Goals: The Rosary & Nicene Creed
        September
            • 9/17 FHS Oreintation. Attend 11:30 am Mass and report to Saint Paul School Gym
            • Ch. 1 The Mystery of God
            • Ch. 2 The Word of God in Sacred Scripture
        October
            • Ch. 3 Jesus, Sign of God’s Love
            • Ch. 4 God is Trinity
            • Ch. 5 Jesus, Word of God
            • Ch. 6 Holy Spirit, Comforter and Guide
            • Ch. 7 The Way
        November
            • Ch. 8 Model of Wisdom
            • Ch. 9 Christ Our Savior
            • Ch. 10 Disciples in Community
        December
            • 12/3 FHS Advent and Christmas Session. Attend 11:30 am Mass and report to SPS Gym
            • Ch. 11 Christ Present Among Us
            • Ch. 12 Source of Life
            • Pg. 23-29 Advent & Christmas
        January
            • Ch. 13 Freedom and Responsibility
            • Ch. 14 Respecting Life
            • Ch. 15 Being Virtuous
        February
            • Ch. 16 God’s Masterwork
            • Ch. 17 Sacraments of Initiation
            • Pg.30 Lent: Conquering Temptation
        March
            • 3/4 FHS Lent and Easter Session. Attend 11:30 am Mass and report to SPS Gym
            • 3/10 Family Life Day 5-7: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
            • Ch. 18 Sacraments of Healing
            • Ch. 19 Called by God
            • Pg.38 Eater Triduum- Meeting Jesus with Joy
        April
            • Ch. 20 Act with Justice
            • Ch. 21 Our Reason for Hope
            • Pgs. 348-363 Church History Timeline
            • Pg.338 Rights and Responsibilities of the Human Person
            • Pg.346 Care for God's Creation
        May
            • 5/6 FHS Social Teaching Session. Attend 11:30 am Mass and report to SPS Gym

        Eighth Grade

        Eighth Grade Curriculum 2016-2017

        Prayer Goals: Come Holy Spirit
        September
            • 9/17 FHS Orientation Session. Attend 11:30 am Mass and meet in Saint Paul School Gym for Materials.
            • 9/24 One8 Parent/ Candidate Meeting 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
            • Ch. 1 In God’s Image
            • Ch.2 Revelation and Faith and
        October
            • 10/22 One8 Sessions 1&2 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
            • Ch. 3 The Church is Holy
            • Ch. 4 The Trinity Made Known
            • Ch. 5 We Are Christ’s People
            • Pg. 338 Rights and Responsibilities of the Human Person
            • Ch. 6 Temple of the Holy Spirit
        November
            • 11/5 One8 Sessions 3&4 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
            • Ch. 7 Encountering Christ
            • Ch. 8 Life in Christ
            • Ch. 9 One in Christ
        December
            • 12/1 One8 Sessions 5&6 5:00 pm -9:00 pm (includes pizza dinner)
            • 12/3 FHS Advent and Christmas Session. Attend 11:30 am Mass and meet in SPS Gym
            • Ch. 10 The Church is Apostolic
            • Ch. 11 The Church is Catholic
            • Ch. 12 The Christian Faithful
        January
            • 1/19 One8 Sessions 7&8 5:00 pm-9:00 pm (includes pizza dinner)
            • Ch. 13 Honoring God
            • Ch. 14 Honoring the Family
            • Ch. 15 The Dignity of All
        February
            • 2/2 One8 Sessions 9&10 5:00 pm-9:00 pm (includes pizza dinner)
            • Ch. 16 Worship and Grace
            • Ch. 17 Faithful Living
            • Ch. 18 The Liturgical Year
        March
            • 3/2 One8 Sessions 11&12 5:00-9:00 pm (includes pizza dinner)
            • 3/4 FHS Lent and Easter Session. Attend 11:30 am Mass and meet in SPS Gym
            • Ch.19 The Communion of Saints
            • Ch.20 Examples For Living
            • Ch. 21 From Age to Age
            • Final Review of Covered Materials
        April
        • 4/8 One8 Sessions 13&14 1:00 pm-6:00 pm Rehearsals and Celebration to Be Announced

        Contacts

        John McGuire
        Director
        Office of Religious Education
        (609) 524-0509

        Mrs. Maureen Sano
        Administrative Assistant
        (609)524-0510

        Office Hours

        Monday through Friday
        9:00 am to 4:30 pm
        And by appointment.

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