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Family Home Study Curriculum

First Grade

First Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

September

  • 9/16 FHS Orientation 11:30 am Mass then report to St. Paul School Gym for materials and meeting. 
  • Opening Lesson & Ch. 1- Created by God
  • Ch.2-God’s Gifts for Us
  • Ch.3- Made to Care

October

  • 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 Family Catechesis, 11:30 am Mass then Report to Spiritual Center for Christmas Cookie Potluck and Advent/Christmas Lesson
  • 12/24 Nativity Pageant and Mass 3:30 pm 
  • 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 (School Open House)
  • Ch.15-Showing Sorrow

February

  • Ch.16-Jesus the Savior
  • Ch.17-Holy Signs
  • Ch.18-We Are Welcomed

March

  • 3/3: Family Life at Family Catechesis, 11:30 am Mass, and then Family Life Session until 2:30 pm. 
  • 3/15: Children's Stations of the Cross, 7:00 pm
  • Pg. 27-Lent: Time for Change
  • Ch.19- We Give Thanks
  • Ch.21-God’s Kingdom

April

  • Pg.33 Holy Week
  • 4/28: Discuss the Parts of the Mass 

May

  • 5/19: Final Session of Family Catechesis 11:30 am Mass, then report to St. Paul School Gym. 
  •  Ch.20-Forever with God
  • Pg.41 Pentecost

Second Grade

Second Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

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

September

  • 9/16: Orientation for FHS. 11:30 am Mass then move to St. Paul School Gym for materials and meeting. 
  • 9/25 Parent Meeting for Reconciliation and First Eucharist (7:30-9:00pm School Gym) 
  • Ch.10-The Sacraments
  •  Ch.11-Seek Forgiveness

October

  • 10/13: First Reconciliation Retreat: Each child should be accompanied by one parent( 9:30am  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 (Review act of Contrition)

November

  • First Reconciliation 9:30 am in Church
  • Ch.14-Share the Good News
  • Ch.15-Ways to Pray
  •  Ch.1-God’s Gifts

December

  •  12/2: Family Catechesis Session, 11:30 am Mass, then report to Spiritual Center for Christmas Cookie Potluck and Advent/Christmas Teaching.
  • 12/24: Nativity Pageant and Mass 3:30 pm 
  • Ch.2-God’s Promise
  •  Ch.3-The Word of God
  • Pg.25-Christmas-Glory to God

January

  • Ch.4-God the Father
  • Ch.5-God the Son
  • Ch6- God the Holy Spirit
  • Ch.16-Gather to Worship 

February

  •  Ch.17-Listen to God’s Words
  • Pg.31- Lent: Teach Me Your Ways
  • Ch.18- Remembering Jesus’ Sacrifice
  • Ch.19-Supper of the Lamb

March

  • 3/3: Family Life at Family Catechesis: 11:30 am Mass, and the report to St. Paul School for Sessions. Ends at 2:30 pm
  • 3/15: Children's Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm
  • Ch.20-Go Forth
  • Pg.37-Easter-The Three Days

April

  • 4/06: Eucharist Retreat
  • 4/30: First Eucharist Rehearsal Only (Those Celebrating with Tuesday PREP)
  • Pg.43-Easter-We Rejoice
  • Pg.310-313-We Worship: Sacrament of Eucharist
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May

  • 5/19: Final Family Catechesis Session: 11:30 am Mass then report to St. Paul School Gym
  • The Rosary
  • Pg.39-Easter Triduum-Meeting Jesus with Joy
  • Ch.21-A Feast for Everyone
 

Third Grade

Third Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

September

  • 9/16 FHS Orientation 11:30 am Mass then report to St. Paul School Gym for materials and meeting. 
  • Opening Lesson & Ch.1-The Creator’s Work
  • Ch.2- The Church Gathered
  • Ch.3-Families Teach Love

October

  • Ch.4-The Holy Family
  • Ch.5-The Church Celebrates
  • Ch.6- Pray Always
  • Ch.7-The Good News

November

  • Ch.8-The Pascal Mystery
  • Ch.9- The Body of Christ
  • Ch.10-Church Leaders

December

  • 12/3 Family Catechesis, 11:30 am Mass then Report to Spiritual Center for Christmas Cookie Potluck and Advent/Christmas Lesson
  • 12/24 Nativity Pageant and Mass 3:30 pm 
  • Pg.15-Advent: Walk in the Light
  • Ch.11- One and Holy
  • Pg.23-Christmas: Glory to God

January

  • Ch.12-Catholic and Apostolic
  • Ch.13-Choose Love
  • Ch.14-Live in Light

February

  • Ch.15-Help with Choices
  • Ch.16-Sacraments of Initiation
  •  Ch.17-Sacraments of Healing

March

  • 3/3: Family Life at Family Catechesis, 11:30 am Mass, and then Family Life Session until 2:30 pm. 
  • 3/15: Children's Stations of the Cross, 7:00 pm
  • Pg.29-Lent: Time for Change & Pg.296-Option for the Poor
  • Ch.18-Sacraments at the Service of Communion
  • Ch.19- The Church through Time

April

  • Pg.35-Easter: Holy Week
  • 4/28: Ch.20-The Work of the Church

May

  • 5/19: Final Session of Family Catechesis 11:30 am Mass, then report to St. Paul School Gym. 
  • Pg.300-Human Solidarity
  • Ch.21-Everlasting Life

Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: Apostles Creed

September

  • 9/16 FHS Orientation 11:30 am Mass then report to St. Paul School Gym for materials and meeting. 
  • Ch.1-God’s Providence
  • Ch.2-God’s Faithful
  • Ch.3-God’s Commandment

October

  • Ch.4-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 Family Catechesis, 11:30 am Mass then Report to Spiritual Center for Christmas Cookie Potluck and Advent/Christmas Lesson
  • 12/24 Nativity Pageant and Mass 3:30 pm 
  • Pg.15- Advent
  • Ch.11- Model of Virtue
  • Pg.21-Christmas

January

  • Ch.12-The Church Teaches
  • Ch.13-Family Love
  • Ch.14-Respect Life

February

  • Ch.15-Live in Truth
  • Ch.16-The Liturgical Year
  • Ch.17-The Seven Sacraments

March

  • 3/3: Family Life at Family Catechesis, 11:30 am Mass, and then Family Life Session until 2:30 pm. 
  • 3/15: Children's Stations of the Cross, 7:00 pm
  • Pg.296-Option for the Poor
  • 3/24: Ch.18-Healing and Reconciliation
  • 3/31: Ch.19- A Generous Spirit

April

  • Pg.31-Easter: Holy Week/Triduum-the Suffering Servant
  • Ch.20-The Church in the World

May

  • 5/19: Final Session of Family Catechesis 11:30 am Mass, then report to St. Paul School Gym. 
  • Pg.292-Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • Ch.21-Eternal Life with God

 

Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: The Rosary

September

  • 9/16 FHS Orientation 11:30 am Mass then report to St. Paul School Gym for materials and meeting. 
  • Ch.1-God’s Plan for Creation
  • Ch.2-Made to Be with God
  • Ch.3-Signs of God’s Presence

October

  • Ch.4-The Mystery of the Trinity
  • Ch.5-Prayer and Worship
  • Ch.6-A Life of Virtue
  • Ch.7-Living Image of Christ

November

  • Ch.8-Proclaim the Kingdom
  • Ch.9-Celebrating the Pascal Mystery
  • Ch.10-The Church’s Message

December

  • 12/3 Family Catechesis, 11:30 am Mass then Report to Spiritual Center for Christmas Cookie Potluck and Advent/Christmas Lesson
  • 12/24 Nativity Pageant and Mass 3:30 pm 
  • 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
  • Pg.25 Lent: A Time to Change
  • Ch.18-Liturgy of the Eucharist 

March

  • 3/3: Family Life at Family Catechesis, 11:30 am Mass, and then Family Life Session until 2:30 pm. 
  • 3/15: Children's Stations of the Cross, 7:00 pm
  • Ch.19-The Call to Serve
  • Ch.20-The Last Things
  • Pg.306-Creeds (Learn about Creeds and recite Nicaean and Apostles’)

April

  • Pg.290-Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • Pg.294-Rights and Responsibilities of the Human Person

May

  • 5/19: Final Session of Family Catechesis 11:30 am Mass, then report to St. Paul School Gym. 
  • Pg.304 Scripture and Sacraments
  • Pg.21-Bring the Good News

Sixth Grade

Sixth Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: The Rosary

September

  • 9/16 FHS Orientation 11:30 am Mass then report to St. Paul School Gym for materials and meeting. 
  • Session 1: The Bible, God’s Story
  • Session 2: God Creates the World
  • Session 3: Sin and Salvation

October

  • Session 4: Abraham Listens to God
  • Session 5: Celebrating Ordinary Time
  • Session 6: God is Faithful
  •  Session 7: Passover and Eucharist

November

  • Session 8: God Leads His People
  • Session 9: Being Faithful to God
  •  Session 10: Celebrating Advent

December

  • 12/3 Family Catechesis, 11:30 am Mass then Report to Spiritual Center for Christmas Cookie Potluck and Advent/Christmas Lesson
  • 12/24 Nativity Pageant and Mass 3:30 pm 
  • Session 11: God’s Presence in the Temple
  • Session 12: Psalms, The Prayers of Jesus
  • Session 15: Celebrating Christmas

January

  •  Session 13: The Mission of the Church
  •  Session 14: Marks of the Church
  •  Session 16: Prophets Challenge the People

February

  • Session 17: Prophets Give Hope
  • Session 18: Sacraments of Initiation
  • Session 19: Sacraments of Healing

March

  • 3/3: Family Life at Family Catechesis, 11:30 am Mass, and then Family Life Session until 2:30 pm. 
  • 3/15: Children's Stations of the Cross, 7:00 pm
  • Session 21: Jesus’ Way of Love
  • Session 22: Sacraments of Service
  •  Session 23: Caring for the Earth

April

  • Session 20: Celebrating Lent and Holy Week
  •  Session 24: Jesus’ Call for Justice

May

  • 5/19: Final Session of Family Catechesis 11:30 am Mass, then report to St. Paul School Gym. 
  • Session 25: Celebrating Easter
  • 5/19: Read and Discuss Pentecost Narrative from Scripture, discuss the sacrament of Confirmation.

Seventh Grade

Seventh Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: The Rosary & Nicene Creed

September

  •  9/16 FHS Orientation 11:30 am Mass then report to St. Paul School Gym for materials and meeting. 
  • Session 1: Three Persons in One God
  • Session 2: Jesus is the Answer to the Promise
  • Session 3: Jesus Reveals God to Us

October

  • Session 4: Jesus Calls Us to Say Yes
  • Session 5: Celebrating Ordinary Time
  • Session 6: Jesus Became One of Us
  •  Session 7: Jesus is God with Us

November

  • Session 8: Jesus for All People
  • Session 9: Jesus Grew in Wisdom, Age, and Grace
  • Session 10: Celebrating Advent and Christmas

December

  • 12/3 Family Catechesis, 11:30 am Mass then Report to Spiritual Center for Christmas Cookie Potluck and Advent/Christmas Lesson
  • 12/24 Nativity Pageant and Mass 3:30 pm 
  • Session 11: Jesus Prepares for His Ministry
  • Session 12: Jesus Performs Signs
  • Session 13: Jesus is Our Teacher

January

  • Session 14: Jesus Heals and Forgives
  • Session 15: Celebrating Lent
  • Session 16: Jesus Gives Himself

February

  • Session 17: Jesus Makes a Choice
  • Session 18: Jesus Redeems Us
  • Session 19: Jesus Brings Us New Life

March

  • 3/3: Family Life at Family Catechesis, 11:30 am Mass, and then Family Life Session until 2:30 pm. 
  • 3/15: Children's Stations of the Cross, 7:00 pm
  • Session 21: Jesus Opens Our Eyes
  • Session 22: Jesus Sends Us Forth with the Spirit
  • Read and Discuss the Stations of the Cross

April

  • Session 20: Celebrating Holy Week
  •  Session 23: We are Called and Sent

May

  • 5/19: Final Session of Family Catechesis 11:30 am Mass, then report to St. Paul School Gym. 
  • Session 24: Jesus Calls Us to Eternal Life
  • Session 25: Celebrating Pentecost

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: Come Holy Spirit

September

  • 9/16 FHS Orientation 11:30 am Mass then report to St. Paul School Gym for materials and meeting. 
  • 9/23: One 8 Parent Candidate Session 3:00pm-6:00pm (Includes 5:00 pm Mass)
  • Session 1: Jesus’ Message
  • Session 2: The Church Grows
  •  Session 3: Witness to Faith

October

  • 10/21: One 8 1:00-6:00 pm.  Includes 5:00 pm Mass
  • Session 4: The Catechumenate in the Early Church
  • Session 5: Celebrating Ordinary Time
  • Session 6: We Believe

November

  • 11/18: One 8 1:00-6:00 pm  Includes 5:00 pm Mass
  • Session 7: Praise God in Worship
  •  Session 8: Monasteries and Communities

December

  • 12/3 Family Catechesis, 11:30 am Mass then Report to Spiritual Center for Christmas Cookie Potluck and Advent/Christmas Lesson
  • 12/7: One 8 5:00-9:00 pm (pizza dinner included)
  •  Session 9:  Sent on a Mission
  • Session 10: Celebrating Advent and Christmas
  • Session 11: The Church and Society

January

  • 1/25: One 8 5:00-9:00 pm (pizza dinner included) 
  • Session 12: The Great Cathedrals and Worship
  • Session 13: Nourished by Eucharist
  • Session 14: Serving Spiritual and Physical Needs

February

  • 2/22: One8 5:00-9:00 pm (pizza dinner included)
  • Session 15: Celebrating Lent
  • Session 16: The Protestant Reformation
  •  Session 17: Renewal in the Church

March

  • 3/3: Family Life at Family Catechesis, 11:30 am Mass, and then Family Life Session until 2:30 pm. 
  • 3/15: Children's Stations of the Cross, 7:00 pm
  • Session 18: The Church Reaches Out
  • Session 19: Faith and Reason
  •  Session 20: Celebrating Holy Week and Easter
  •  Session 21: Truth Revealed by God

April

  •  One8 5:00-9:00 pm (pizza dinner included)
  • 4/07: Session 22: Acting on Behalf of Justice
  • 4/14: No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/21: No PREP- Easter
  • 4/28 Session 23: Called by God

May

  • 5/05: One 8 1:00-6:00 pm  Includes 5:00 pm Mass
  • 5/19: Final Session of Family Catechesis 11:30 am Mass, then report to St. Paul School Gym. 
  • Session 24: People for Others and Session 25: Celebrating Pentecost

 

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