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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

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        Director
        Office of Religious Education
        (609) 524-0509

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

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        9:00 am to 4:30 pm
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