Parish Religious Education Program 2019-2020

Absence Policy

Below families will find the complete curriculum for each week and grade level for the Sunday and Tuesday Program. If a student will miss class, the expectation is that the family contact Maureen Sano at msano@stpaulsofprinceton.org to notify Religious Education that your child will be absent. There is an expectation that the family complete the lesson their child will be missing at home. Upon completion, your child should show their completed chapter review sheet from the end of that chapter (Grades 1-5) or a short summary of the content covered (Grades 6-8) upon return to class. 

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As part of our efforts to provide safe environments for children, and young people, and in conformity with diocesan policy all adults whose employment, volunteering or ministry involves regular contact with minors must submit to a criminal background check through fingerprint analysis as determined by the Diocese of Trenton and a VIRTUS Awareness Training Program. These sessions cover the scope and nature of child sexual abuse in addition to giving participants the five steps that caring adults can follow to protect children. Next session is Monday, July 1st from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm in St. Timothy Room. Please click here to register. For more information on our Safe Environment Ministry, click here.


Read more about VIRTUS: Protecting God's Children

Summer Academy will begin on Monday, July 22nd at 9:00 am. Parents are asked to join their children for an orientation at St. Paul School Gym. At that time we will open the program in prayer, introduce the Catechists, and discuss program expectations and requirements.

Each child will be given the opportunity to have a daily snack. We ask that you pack these keeping in mind that allergies may be an issue. Please avoid common allergens such as nuts. When packing a drink, please avoid sticky sugary drinks, that when spilled cause greater messes!

After the First Day, Drop off will occur at the building your child will be meeting in. 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade will meet in Saint Paul School. 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade will be in the Spiritual Center. Pick-up will occur at those buildings. However, Spiritual Center dismissal will occur at the School on Wednesday and Friday Afternoon (to avoid the Mass crowd).

Please also plan on attending the 12:10 pm Mass on August 2nd where we will conclude the program.


Read more about Summer Academy Begins July 22nd

Sunday PREP

Kindergarten

Kindergarten Curriculum 2019-2020

Prayer Goals: Sign of the Cross

September

  • 9/15: Lesson 1: God Our Father
  • 9/22: Lesson 2: Jesus is Our Friend
  • 9/29: Lesson 3: The Holy Spirit Helps Us

October

  • 10/6: Lesson 4: God Talks to Us
  • 10/13: Lesson 5: We Pray to God
  • 10/20: Lesson 6: God Protects Us
  • 10/27: Lesson 7: Jesus Tells Stories

November

  • 11/03: Lesson 8: Listening to Jesus
  • 11/10: Lesson 9: Welcome to God’s Family
  • 11/17: Lesson 10: My Parish
  • 11/24: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/01: Lesson 21: Getting Ready for Jesus
  • 12/8: Lesson 22: All Creation Welcomes Jesus
  • 12/15: Lesson 23: Gifts for Baby Jesus
  • 12/22: No PREP- Christmas
  • 12/29: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/05: Lesson 11: Special Leaders in the Church
  • 1/12: Lesson 12: What Happens at Mass?
  • 1/19:No PREP Rev. MLK Jr. Weekend
  • 1/26: Lesson 13: Family Celebrations

February

  • 2/02: Lesson 14: We Pray “Glory to God”
  • 2/09: Lesson 15: Everyone Has Rules
  • 2/16- No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/23: Lesson 16: God Blesses Us

March

  • 3/01: Lesson 17: Showing Kindness
  • 3/08: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/15: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/22: Lesson 18: God Forgives Us
  • 3/29: Lesson 19: Seasons of the Church

April

  • 4/5: No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/12:No PREP- Easter
  • 4/19: Lesson 20: We Celebrate the Saints
  • 4/26: Lesson 26: Jesus is Alive

May

  • 5/03: Lesson 27:  I am with you always
  • 5/10: No PREP-Mother’s Day
  • 5/17: Lesson 28: The Spirit of Love

 

First Grade

First Grade Curriculum 2019-2020

Prayer Goals: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

September

  • 9/15: Opening Lesson & Ch. 1- Created by God
  • 9/22: Ch.2-God’s Gifts for Us
  • 9/29: Ch.3- Made to Care

October

  • 10/6: Ch.4 -The Holy Trinity
  • 10/13: Ch.5 -The Holy Family
  • 10/20: Ch.6- About the Bible
  • 10/27:Ch.7-Jesus the Healer

November

  • 11/03:Ch.8-Jesus Teaches Love
  • 11/10:Ch.9-Jesus Teaches Us to Pray
  • 11/17:Ch.10-Responding to God
  • 11/24: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/01:Ch.11-The Church as Guide
  • 12/08:Ch.12-Friends of God
  • 12/15:Pg. 23-Christmas: The Light of Christ
  • 12/22: No PREP- Christmas 
  • 12/29: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/05:Ch.13-Disciples Serve
  • 1/12: Ch.14-Making Choices (School Open House)
  • 1/19:No PREP Rev. MLK Jr. Weekend
  • 1/26:Ch.15-Showing Sorrow

February

  • 2/02:Ch.16-Jesus the Savior
  • 2/09:Ch.17-Holy Signs
  • 2/16: No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/23:Ch.18-We Are Welcomed

March

  • 3/01: Pg. 27-Lent: Time for Change
  • 3/08: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/15: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/22: Ch.19- We Give Thanks
  • 3/29: Pg.33 Holy Week

April

  • 4/5:No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/12:No PREP- Easter
  • 4/19: Ch.21-God’s Kingdom
  • 4/26: Parts of the Mass & Trip to Mercy Chapel

May

  • 5/3: Ch.20-Forever with God
  • 5/10:No PREP:  Mother’s Day
  • 5/17: Pg.41 Pentecost

 

Second Grade

Second Grade Curriculum 2019-2020

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

September

  • 9/15: Ch.10-The Sacraments
  • 9/22: Ch.11-Seek Forgiveness
  • 9/24: Parent Meeting for Reconciliation and First Eucharist (6:30-9:00pm St. Paul School Gym)
  • 9/29: Ch.12- The Church Year

October

  • 10/6: Ch.7- God’s Commandments
  • 10/12: First Reconciliation Retreat: Each child should be accompanied by 1 parent (9:30-11:30 am beginning in Church)
  • 10/13: Ch.8-Choose to Do Good
  • 10/20: Ch.9-God’s Mercy
  • 10/27: Ch.13- Welcome in the Kingdom

November

  • 11/03: Ch.14-Share the Good News
  • 11/10: Ch.15-Ways to Pray (Review Act of Contrition and Rite of Confession).
  • 11/16: Celebration of First Reconciliation Sunday PREP celebrates at 11:00 am (w/ Hispanic PREP, Stuart, PASH)
  • 11/17: Ch.1- God’s Gifts
  • 11/24:No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/01: Ch.2-God’s Promise
  • 12/08:Ch.3- The Word of God
  • 12/15: Ch.4- God the Father
  • 12/22: No PREP- Christmas
  • 12/29: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/05: Ch.5- God the Son
  • 1/12: Ch.6- God the Holy Spirit
  • 1/19: No PREP- MLK Jr. Holiday
  • 1/26:Ch.16-Gather to Worship

February

  • 2/02: Ch.17-Listen to God’s Word
  • 2/09:Pg.31- Lent: Teach Me Your Ways
  • 2/16: No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/23:Ch.18- Remembering Jesus’ Sacrifice

March

  • 3/01:Ch.19-Supper of the Lamb
  • 3/08: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/15: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/21:First Eucharist Retreat: Each child should be accompanied by one parent (9:30am-12:30pm begins in Church)
  • 3/22: Ch.20-Go Forth
  • 3/29: Pg.37-Easter: The Three Days and

April

  • 4/05: No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/12: No PREP- Easter
  • 4/19:Pg.43-Easter: We Rejoice
  • 4/21: First Eucharist Rehearsal 6:00 pm Church
  • 4/25: Celebration of First Eucharist: 9:30 am. Please arrive 15 minutes early. 
  • 4/26: Pg.310-313-We Worship: Sacrament of Eucharist

May

  • 5/03: Ch.21-A Feast for Everyone
  • 5/10:No PREP:  Mother’s Day
  • 5/17: Pg.41 Pentecost

 

Third Grade

Third Grade Curriculum 2019-2020

Prayer Goals: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

September

  • 9/15: Opening Lesson & Ch.1-The Creator’s Work
  • 9/22: Ch.2- The Church Gathered
  • 9/29: Ch.3-Families Teach Love

October

  • 10/6: Ch.4-The Holy Family
  • 10/13:Ch.5-The Church Celebrates
  • 10/20:Ch.6- Pray Always
  • 10/27:Ch.7-The Good News

November

  • 11/03:Ch.8-The Pascal Mystery
  • 11/10:Ch.9- The Body of Christ
  • 11/17:Ch.10-Church Leaders
  • 11/24: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/01:Pg.15-Advent: Walk in the Light
  • 12/08:Ch.11- One and Holy
  • 12/15:Pg.23-Christmas: Glory to God
  • 12/22: No PREP- Christmas
  • 12/29: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/05:Ch.12-Catholic and Apostolic
  • 1/12: Ch.13-Choose Love
  • 1/19: No PREP- MLK Jr. Holiday
  • 1/26:Ch.14-Live in Light

February

  • 2/02:Ch.15-Help with Choices
  • 2/09:Ch.16-Sacraments of Initiation
  • 2/16: No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/23: Ch.17-Sacraments of Healing

March

  • 3/01: Pg.29-Lent: Time for Change & Pg.296-Option for the Poor
  • 3/08: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/15: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/22: Ch.18-Sacraments at the Service of Communion
  • 3/29:Pg.35-Easter: Holy Week

April

  • 4/05:No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/12:No PREP- Easter
  • 4/19:Ch.19- The Church through Time
  • 4/26: Ch.20-The Work of the Church

May

  • 5/03: Pg.300-Human Solidarity
  • 5/10:No PREP:  Mother’s Day
  • 5/17: Ch.21-Everlasting Life

Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade Curriculum 2019-2020

Prayer Goals: Apostles Creed

September

  • 9/15: Ch.1-God’s Providence
  • 9/22: Ch.2-God’s Faithful
  • 9/29: Ch.3-God’s Commandment

October

  • 10/06: Ch.4-God’s Image
  • 10/13:Ch.5-Living in Community
  • 10/20:Ch.6- Making Good Choices
  • 10/27:Ch.7-The Beatitudes

November

  • 11/03:Ch.8-Love God and Neighbor
  • 11/10:Ch.9- Honoring God
  • 11/17:Ch.10-Called to Serve
  • 11/24: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/01:Pg.15- Advent
  • 12/08:Ch.11- Model of Virtue
  • 12/15:Pg.21-Christmas
  • 12/22: No PREP- Christmas
  • 12/29: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/05:Ch.12-The Church Teaches
  • 1/12: Ch.13-Family Love
  • 1/19: No PREP- MLK Jr. Holiday
  • 1/26:Ch.14-Respect Life

February

  • 2/02:Ch.15-Live in Truth
  • 2/09:Ch.16-The Liturgical Year
  • 2/16: No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/23: Ch.17-The Seven Sacraments

March

  • 3/01: Pg.296-Option for the Poor
  • 3/08: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/15: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/22: Ch.18-Healing and Reconciliation
  • 3/29: Ch.19- A Generous Spirit

April

  • 4/05: Pg.31-Easter: Holy Week/Triduum-the Suffering Servant
  • 4/12: No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/19: No PREP- Easter
  • 4/26: Ch.20-The Church in the World

May

  • 5/03: Pg.292-Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • 5/10:No PREP:  Mother’s Day
  • 5/17: Ch.21-Eternal Life with God

 

Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade Curriculum 2019-2020

Prayer Goals: The Rosary

September

  • 9/15:Ch.1-God’s Plan for Creation
  • 9/22:Ch.2-Made to Be with God
  • 9/29: Ch.3-Signs of God’s Presence

October

  • 10/06:Ch.4-The Mystery of the Trinity
  • 10/13:Ch.5-Prayer and Worship
  • 10/20:Ch.6-A Life of Virtue
  • 10/27:Ch.7-Living Image of Christ

November

  • 11/03:Ch.8-Proclaim the Kingdom
  • 11/10:Ch.9-Celebrating the Pascal Mystery
  • 11/17:Ch.10-The Church’s Message
  • 11/24: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/01:Ch.11-The Teaching Church
  • 12/08:Ch.12-Lives of Holiness
  • 12/15:Ch.13-Evil in the World
  • 12/22: No PREP- Christmas
  • 12/29: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/05:Ch.14-New Life in Christ
  • 1/12: Ch.15-Forgiveness and Healing
  • 1/19: No PREP- MLK Jr. Holiday
  • 1/26:Ch.16-Gathered as One

February

  • 2/02:Ch.17 Liturgy of the Word
  • 2/09:Pg.25 Lent: A Time to Change
  • 2/16: No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/23:Ch.18-Liturgy of the Eucharist (Visit Mercy Chapel)

March

  • 3/01:Ch.19-The Call to Serve
  • 3/08: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/15: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/22: Ch.20-The Last Things
  • 3/29: Pg.306-Creeds (Learn about Creeds and recite Nicaean and Apostles’)

April

  • 4/05:No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/12:No PREP- Easter
  • 4/19: Pg.290-Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • 4/26: Pg.294-Rights and Responsibilities of the Human Person

May

  • 5/03: Pg.304 Scripture and Sacraments
  • 5/10:No PREP:  Mother’s Day
  • 5/17: Pg.21-Bring the Good News

 

Sixth Grade

Sixth Grade Curriculum 2019-2020

Prayer Goals: The Rosary

September

  • 9/15: Session 1: The Bible, God’s Story
  • 9/22: Session 2: God Creates the World
  • 9/29: Session 3: Sin and Salvation

October

  • 10/6: Session 4: Abraham Listens to God
  • 10/13: Session 5: Celebrating Ordinary Time
  • 10/20: Session 6: God is Faithful
  • 10/27: Session 7: Passover and Eucharist

November

  • 11/03: Session 8: God Leads His People
  • 11/10: Session 9: Being Faithful to God
  • 11/17: Session 10: Celebrating Advent
  • 11/24: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/01: Session 11: God’s Presence in the Temple
  • 12/08: Session 12: Psalms, The Prayers of Jesus
  • 12/15: Session 15: Celebrating Christmas
  • 12/22: No PREP- Christmas
  • 12/29: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/05: Session 13: The Mission of the Church
  • 1/12: Session 14: Marks of the Church
  • 1/19: No PREP- MLK Jr. Holiday
  • 1/26: Session 16: Prophets Challenge the People

February

  • 2/02: Session 17: Prophets Give Hope
  • 2/9: Session 18: Sacraments of Initiation
  • 2/16: No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/23: Session 19: Sacraments of Healing

March

  • 3/01: Session 21: Jesus’ Way of Love
  • 3/08: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/15: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/22: Session 22: Sacraments of Service
  • 3/29: Session 20: Celebrating Lent and Holy Week

April

  • 4/05: No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/12:No PREP- Easter
  • 4/19: Session 23: Caring for the Earth
  • 4/26: Session 24: Jesus’ Call for Justice

May

  • 5/03: Session 25: Celebrating Easter
  • 5/10: No PREP Mother’s Day
  • 5/17: Read and Discuss Pentecost Narrative from Scripture, discuss the sacrament of Confirmation.

 

Seventh Grade

Seventh Grade Curriculum 2019-2020

Prayer Goals: The Rosary & Nicene Creed

September

  • 9/15: Session 1: Three Persons in One God
  • 9/22: Session 2: Jesus is the Answer to the Promise
  • 9/29: Session 3: Jesus Reveals God to Us

October

  • 10/6: Session 4: Jesus Calls Us to Say Yes
  • 10/13: Session 5: Celebrating Ordinary Time
  • 10/20: Session 6: Jesus Became One of Us
  •  10/27: Session 7: Jesus is God with Us

November

  • 11/03: Session 8: Jesus for All People
  • 11/10: Session 9: Jesus Grew in Wisdom, Age, and Grace
  • 11/17: Session 10: Celebrating Advent and Christmas
  • 11/24: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/01: Session 11: Jesus Prepares for His Ministry
  • 12/08: Session 12: Jesus Performs Signs
  • 12/15: Session 13: Jesus is Our Teacher
  • 12/22: No PREP- Christmas
  • 12/29: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/05: Session 14: Jesus Heals and Forgives
  • 1/12: Session 15: Celebrating Lent
  • 1/19: No PREP- MLK Jr. Holiday
  • 1/26: Session 16: Jesus Gives Himself

February

  • 2/02: Session 17: Jesus Makes a Choice
  • 2/09: Session 18: Jesus Redeems Us
  • 2/16: No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/23: Session 19: Jesus Brings Us New Life

March

  • 3/01: Session 21: Jesus Opens Our Eyes
  • 3/08: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/15: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/22: Read and Discuss the Stations of the Cross
  • 3/29: Session 20: Celebrating Holy Week

April

  • 4/05No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/12:No PREP- Easter
  • 4/19:Session 22: Jesus Sends Us Forth with the Spirit
  • 4/26: Session 23: We are Called and Sent

May

  • 5/03: Session 24: Jesus Calls Us to Eternal Life
  • 5/10: No PREP- Mother’s Day
  • 5/17: Session 25: Celebrating Pentecost

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade Curriculum 2019-2020

Prayer Goals: Come Holy Spirit

September

  • 9/15: Session 1: Jesus’ Message
  • 9/22: Session 2: The Church Grows
  • 9/22: PURPOSE- Parent Candidate Session 3:00 pm-6:00 pm (Includes 5:00 pm Mass)
  • 9/29: Session 3: Witness to Faith

October

  • 10/6: Session 4: The Catechumenate in the Early Church
  • 10/13: Session 5: Celebrating Ordinary Time
  • 10/20: No PREP-PURPOSE- 1:00-6:00 pm. 
  • 10/27: Session 6: We Believe

November

  • 11/03: Session 7: Praise God in Worship
  • 11/10: Session 8: Monasteries and Communities
  • 11/17:No PREP-PURPOSE -1:00-6:00 pm
  • 11/24: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/01: Session 9:  Sent on a Mission
  • 12/06: PURPOSE 5:00-9:00 pm (pizza dinner included)
  • 12/08 Session 10: Celebrating Advent and Christmas
  • 12/15: Session 11: The Church and Society
  • 12/22: No PREP- Christmas
  • 12/29: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/05: Session 12: The Great Cathedrals and Worship
  • 1/10:PURPOSE 5:00-9:00 pm (pizza dinner included)
  • 1/12: Session 13: Nourished by Eucharist
  • 1/19: No PREP- MLK Jr. Holiday
  • 1/26: Session 14: Serving Spiritual and Physical Needs

February

  • 2/02: Session 15: Celebrating Lent
  • 2/09: Session 16: The Protestant Reformation
  • 2/14:PURPOSE 5:00-9:00 pm (pizza dinner included)
  • 2/16: No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/23: Session 17: Renewal in the Church

March

  • 3/01: Session 18: The Church Reaches Out
  • 3/08: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/15: Session 19: Faith and Reason
  • 3/20:PURPOSE 5:00-9:00 pm (Pizza Dinner Included)
  • 3/22: Session 20: Celebrating Holy Week and Easter
  • 3/29: Session 21: Truth Revealed by God

April

  • 4/05:No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/12:No PREP- Easter
  • 4/19: No PREP- PURPOSE 1:00-6:00 pm
  • 4/20 or 4/22 Mark Calendar for Evening Event (to be announced)
  • 4/26:Session 22: Acting on Behalf of Justice

May

  • 5/03: Session 23: Called by God
  • 5/9: Confirmation
  • 5/10:No PREP Mother’s Day
  • 5/17: Session 24: People for Others and Session 25: Celebrating Pentecost

Tuesday PREP

First Grade

First Grade Curriculum 2019-2020

Prayer Goals: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

September

  • 9/17: Opening Lesson & Ch.1-Created by God
  • 9/24:Ch.2-God’s Gift for Us

October

  • 10/01:Ch.3-Made to Care
  • 10/08:Ch.4-The Holy Trinity
  • 10/15:Ch.5-The Holy Family
  • 10/22:Ch.6-About the Bible
  • 10/29: Ch.8-Jesus Teaches Love

November

  • 11/05: Ch.9.Jesus Teaches Us to Pray
  • 11/12: Ch.10-Responding to God
  • 11/19: Ch.11-The Church as Guide
  • 11/26:No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/03: Ch.12-Friends of God
  • 12/10: Ch.13-Disciples Serve
  • 12/17:Pg.23-Christmas: The Light of Christ
  • 12/19: Nativity Pageant Rehearsal 5:30-6:30 pm (Church)
  • 12/24: No PREP- Christmas Eve. Nativity Pageant and Christmas Eve Family Mass 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm. 
  • 12/31: No PREP- New Years Eve

January

  • 1/07: Ch.14-Making Choices
  • 1/14: Ch.15-Showing Sorrow
  • 1/21: Ch.16-Jesus the Savior
  • 1/28: Ch.17-Holy Signs

February

  • 2/4: Ch.18-We Are Welcomed
  • 2/11: Ch.19-We Give Thanks
  • 2/18:Pg.27-Lent: Time For Change
  • 2/25: Ch.20-Forever with God

March

  • 3/03: Ch.21-God’s Kingdom
  • 3/10: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/17: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/24: Review Prayers-Hail Mary, Our Father, Glory Be, by praying, playing, memorizing
  • 3/31:Pg.33-Holy Week

April

  • 4/7:No PREP-Holy Week
  • 4/14:No PREP- Easter
  • 4/21:First Eucharist Rehearsal 2nd Grade and Other Students Participating. 
  • 4/28:Review the parts of the Mass. Tour the Mercy Chapel, and pray

May

  • 5/5:Live Your  Faith: Life and Dignity Pg. 284
  • 5/12:Live Your Faith: Call to Community Pg. 286
  • 5/19:Live Your Faith: Option for the Poor Pg. 290 and Final Review

Second Grade

Second Grade Curriculum 2019-2020

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

September

  • 9/17: Ch.10-The Sacraments
  • 9/24: Ch.11-Seek Forgiveness
  • 9/24 Parent Meeting for Reconciliation and First Eucharist (6:30-9:00pm School Gym)

October

  • 10/01:Ch.12-The Church Year
  • 10/08:Ch.7-God’s Commandments
  • 10/12: First Reconciliation Retreat: Each child should be accompanied by one parent (9:30 am  in Church)
  • 10/15:Ch.8-Choose to Do Good
  • 10/22:Ch.9-God’s Mercy
  • 10/29: Ch.13- Welcome in the Kingdom (Review act of Contrition)

November

  • 11/05: Ch.14-Share the Good News
  • 11/12: Ch.15-Ways to Pray
  • 11/16 :First Reconciliation 9:30 am in Church (With Saint Paul School and Home Study)
  • 11/19:Ch.1-God’s Gifts
  • 11/26: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/03: Ch.2-God’s Promise
  • 12/10: Ch.3-The Word of God
  • 12/17: Pg.25-Christmas-Glory to God
  • 12/19: Nativity Pageant Rehearsal 5:30-6:30 pm (Church)
  • 12/24: No PREP- Christmas- Christmas Eve. Nativity Pageant and Christmas Eve Family Mass 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm. 
  • 12/31: No PREP- New Years Eve

January

  • 1/07: Ch.4-God the Father
  • 1/14: Ch.5-God the Son
  • 1/21: Ch.6-God the Holy Spirit
  • 1/28: Ch.16-Gather to Worship 

February

  • 2/04: Ch.17-Listen to God’s Words
  • 2/11: Pg.31- Lent: Teach Me Your Ways
  • 2/18: Ch.18- Remembering Jesus’ Sacrifice
  • 2/25: Ch.19-Supper of the Lamb

March

  • 3/03: Ch.20-Go Forth
  • 3/10: Family Life During PREP
  • 3/17: Family Life During PREP
  • 3/21: First Eucharist Retreat: Each child should be accompanied by one parent (9:30am-12:30pm begins in Church)
  • 3/24: Pg.37-Easter-The Three Days
  • 3/31: Pg.43-Easter-We Rejoice

April

  • 4/07: No PREP-Holy Week
  • 4/09:No PREP-Easter
  • 4/16: Pg.310-313-We Worship: Sacrament of Eucharist
  • 4/21:First Eucharist Rehearsal Only
  • 4/25: Celebration of First Eucharist (11:30 am) please arrive 15 minutes early. 
  • 4/28:5/07: The Rosary

May

  • 5/5: Pg.39-Easter Triduum-Meeting Jesus with Joy
  • 5/14: tbd
  • 5/21: Ch.21-A Feast for Everyone

Third Grade

Third Grade Curriculum 2019-2020

Prayer Goals: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

September

  • 9/17: Opening Lesson & Ch.1 Creator’s Work
  • 9/24: Ch.2-A Church Gathered

October

  • 10/01:Ch.3-Families Teach Love
  • 10/08:Ch.4-The Holy Family
  • 10/15:Ch.5-The Church Celebrates
  • 10/22:Ch.6-Pray Always
  • 10/29: Ch.7- The Good News

November

  • 11/05: Ch.8-The Pascal Mystery
  • 11/12: Ch.9-The Body of Christ
  • 11/19:Ch.10-Church Leaders
  • 11/26: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/03: Pg.15-Advent: Walk in the Light
  • 12/10: Ch.11-One and Holy
  • 12/17:Pg.23-Christmas: Glory to God
  • 12/19: Nativity Pageant Rehearsal 5:30-6:30 pm (Church)
  • 12/24: No PREP- Christmas - Christmas Eve. Nativity Pageant and Christmas Eve Family Mass 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm.
  • 12/31: No PREP- New Years Eve

January

  • 1/07: Ch.12-Catholic and Apostolic
  • 1/14: Ch.13-Choose Love
  • 1/21: Ch.14-Live in Light
  • 1/28: Ch.15-Help with Choices

February

  • 2/04:Review Prayers and How to Go to Confession
  • 2/11:Pg.29-Lent: Time for Change
  • 2/18:Ch.16-Sacraments of Initiation
  • 2/25:Pg.296-Option for the Poor

March

  • 3/03:Ch.17-Sacraments of Healing
  • 3/10: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/17: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/24: Pg.300-Human Solidarity
  • 3/31:4/09: Pg.35-Easter: Holy Week

April

  • 4/7: No PREP-Holy Week
  • 4/14: No PREP- Easter
  • 4/21:First Eucharist Rehearsal Only
  • 4/28:Ch.18-Sacraments at the Service of Communion

May

  • 5/05: Ch.19-The Church through Time
  • 5/12: Ch.20- The Work of the Church
  • 5/19: Ch.21-Everlasting Life

Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade Curriculum 2019-2020

Prayer Goals: Apostles Creed

September

  • 9/17:Ch.1-God’s Providence
  • 9/24:Ch.2-God’s Faithful

October

  • 10/01:Ch.3-God’s Commandment
  • 10/08:Ch.4-In God’s Image
  • 10/15:Ch.5-Living in Community
  • 10/22: Ch.6-Making Good Choices
  • 10/29: Ch.7-The Beatitudes

November

  • 11/05: Ch.8-Love God and Neighbor
  • 11/12: Ch.9-Honoring God
  • 11/19:Ch.10-Called to Serve
  • 11/26: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/03: Pg.15-Advent
  • 12/10: Ch.11-Model of Virtue
  • 12/17:Pg.21 Christmas
  • 12/24: No PREP- Christmas Eve
  • 12/31: No PREP- New Years Eve

January

  • 1/07: Ch.12-The Church Teaches
  • 1/14: Ch.13-Family Love
  • 1/21: Ch.14-Respect Life
  • 1/28: Ch.15-Live in Truth
     

February

  • 2/04: Ch.16-The Liturgical Year
  • 2/11:Pg.25-Lent: A Time to Pray
  • 2/18: Ch.17-The Seven Sacraments
  • 2/25: Ch.18-Healing and Reconciliation 

March

  • 3/03: Ch.19-A Generous Spirit
  • 3/10: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/17: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/24: Ch.20-The Church in the World
  • 3/31: Pg.31-Easter: Holy Week/ Triduum -the Suffering Servant

April

  • 4/07: No PREP- Holy Week
  • 4/14:No PREP- Easter Week
  • 4/21: First Eucharist Rehearsal Only
  • 4/28: Pg.296-Option for the Poor

May

  • 5/05: Ch.21-Eternal Life with God
  • 5/12: Pg. 292-Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • 5/19: Pg.300-Solidarity of the Human Family

Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade Curriculum 2019-2020

Prayer Goals: The Rosary

September

  • 9/17:Ch.1-God’s Plan for Creation
  • 9/24:Ch.2-Made to Be with God

October

  • 10/01:Ch.3-Signs of God’s Presence
  • 10/08:Ch.4-The Mystery of the Trinity
  • 10/15:Ch.5-Prayer and Worship
  • 10/22:Ch.6-A Life of Virtue
  • 10/29: Ch.7-Living Image of Christ 

November

  • 11/05: Ch.8-Proclaim the Kingdom
  • 11/12: Ch.9-Celebrating the Pascal Mystery
  • 11/19: Ch.10-The Church’s Message
  • 11/26:No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/03: Ch.11-The Teaching Church
  • 12/10: Ch.12-Lives of Holiness
  • 12/17: Ch.13-Evil in the World
  • 12/24: No PREP- Christmas 
  • 12/31: No PREP- New Years Eve

January

  • 1/07: Ch.14-New Life in Christ
  • 1/14: Ch.15-Forgiveness and Healing
  • 1/21: Ch.16-Gathered as One
  • 1/28: Ch.17 Liturgy of the Word 

February

  • 2/04: Ch.18-Liturgy of the Eucharist (Visit Mercy Chapel)
  • 2/11:Pg.306-Creeds (Learn about Creeds and recite Nicaean and Apostles’)
  • 2/18: Ch.19-The Call to Serve
  • 2/25:Pg.25 Lent: A Time to Change 
  • 2/26: Ash Wednesday

March

  • 3/03:Ch.20-The Last Things
  • 3/10: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/17: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/24: Pg.290-Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • 3/31: Pg. 29 Triduum

April

  • 4/07:No PREP- Holy Week
  • 4/14:No PREP- Easter Week
  • 4/21:First Eucharist Rehearsal Only
  • 4/28:Pg. 33 He Lives (Easter)

May

  • 5/05: Pg.294-Rights and Responsibilities of the Human Person
  • 5/12: Ch.21-Bring the Good News
  • 5/19: Pg.304 Scripture and Sacraments

Sixth Grade

Sixth Grade Curriculum 2019-2020

Prayer Goals: The Rosary

September

  • 9/17: Session 1: The Bible, God’s Story
  • 9/24: Session 2: God Creates the World 

October

  • 10/01: Session 3: Sin and Salvation
  • 10/08: Session 4: Abraham Listens to God
  • 10/15: Session 5: Celebrating Ordinary Time
  • 10/22: Session 6: God is Faithful
  • 10/29: Session 7: Passover and Eucharist 

November

  • 11/05: Session 8: God Leads His People
  • 11/12: Session 9: Being Faithful to God
  • 11/19:Session 11: God’s Presence in the Temple
  • 11/26: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/03: Session 10: Celebrating Advent
  • 12/10: Session 12: Psalms, The Prayers of Jesus
  • 12/17: Session 15: Celebrating Christmas
  • 12/24: No PREP- Christmas Eve
  • 12/31: No PREP- New Years Eve

January

  • 1/07: Session 13: The Mission of the Church
  • 1/14: Session 14: Marks of the Church
  • 1/21: Session 16: Prophets Challenge the People
  • 1/28: Session 17: Prophets Give Hope

February

  • 2/04: Session 18: Sacraments of Initiation
  • 2/11: Session 19: Sacraments of Healing
  • 2/18: Session 21: Jesus’ Way of Love
  • 2/25: Session 22: Sacraments of Service 

March

  • 3/03: Session 23: Caring for the Earth
  • 3/10: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/17: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/24:Read and Discuss Passion from Mass
  • 3/31: Session 20: Celebrating Lent and Holy Week

April

  • 4/7: No PREP- Holy Week
  • 4/14:No PREP- Easter Week
  • 4/21: No PREP: First Eucharist Rehearsal Only
  • 4/28:Session 24: Jesus’ Call for Justice

May

  • 5/05: Session 25: Celebrating Easter
  • 5/12: Learn about and pray the Rosary
  • 5/19: Read and discuss Pentecost Narrative from Scripture, discuss sacrament of Confirmation

Seventh Grade

Seventh Grade Curriculum 2019-2020

Prayer Goals: The Rosary & Nicene Creed

September

  • 9/17: Session 1: Three Persons in One God
  • 9/24: Session 2: Jesus is the Answer to the Promise

October

  • 10/01: Session 3: Jesus Reveals God to Us
  • 10/08: Session 4: Jesus Calls Us to Say Yes
  • 10/15: Session 5: Celebrating Ordinary Time
  • 10/22: Session 6: Jesus Became One of Us
  • 10/29: Session 7: Jesus is God with Us

November

  • 11/05: Session 8: Jesus for All People
  • 11/12: Session 9: Jesus Grew in Wisdom, Age, and Grace
  • 11/19: Session 11: Jesus Prepares for His Ministry
  • 11/26:No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/03: Session 10: Celebrating Advent and Christmas
  • 12/10: Session 12: Jesus Performs Signs
  • 12/17: Session 13: Jesus is Our Teacher
  • 12/24: No PREP- Christmas Eve
  • 12/31: No PREP- New Years Eve

January

  • 1/07: Session 14: Jesus Heals and Forgives
  • 1/14: Session 15: Celebrating Lent
  • 1/21: Session 16: Jesus Gives Himself
  • 1/28: Session 17: Jesus Makes a Choice

February

  • 2/04: Session 18: Jesus Redeems Us
  • 2/11: Session 19: Jesus Brings Us New Life
  • 2/18: Session 21: Jesus Opens Our Eyes
  • 2/25: Session 22: Jesus Sends Us Forth with His Spirit

March

  • 3/03: Session 23: We are Called and Sent
  • 3/10: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/17: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/24:Read and discuss the Stations of the Cross
  • 3/31:Session 20: Celebrating Holy Week

April

  • 4/07:No PREP- Holy Week
  • 4/14:No PREP- Easter Week
  • 4/21:First Eucharist Rehearsal Only
  • 4/28:Session 24: Jesus Calls Us to Eternal Life

May

  • 5/05: Read and Discuss the Ascension Narrative
  • 5/12: Session 25: Celebrating Pentecost
  • 5/19: Year-end review and Pray the Rosary

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade Curriculum 2019-2020

Prayer Goals: Come Holy Spirit

September

  • 9/17:Session 1:Jesus’ Message
  • 9/22: PURPOSE Parent/Candidate Meeting 3:00-6:00 pm
  • 9/24:Session 2: The Church Grows

October

  • 10/01:Session 3: Witness to the Faith
  • 10/08: Session 4: The Catechumenate in the Early Church
  • 10/15: Session 5: Celebrating Ordinary Time
  • 10/20: PURPOSE 1:00-6:00 pm.
  • 10/22:No PREP, See 10/20
  • 10/29: Session 6: We Believe

November

  • 11/05: Session 7: Praise God in Worship
  • 11/12: Session 8: Monasteries and Communities
  • 11/17: PURPOSE- Sunday 1:00-6:00 pm 
  • 11/19:Session 9: Sent on a Mission
  • 11/26:No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/03: Session 10: Celebrating Advent and Christmas
  • 12/06: PURPOSE 5:00-9:00 pm (Pizza dinner included)
  • 12/10: Session 11: The Church and Society
  • 12/17: Session 12: The Great Cathedrals and Worship
  • 12/24: No PREP- Christmas Eve
  • 1/31: No PREP- New Years Eve

January

  • 1/7:Session 13:Nourished by the Eucharist
  • 1/10: PURPOSE 5:00-9:00 pm (Pizza dinner included)
  • 1/14:Session 14: Serving Spiritual and Physical Needs
  • 1/21:Session 15: Celebrating Lent
  • 1/28: TBD

February

  • 2/04:Session 16: The Protestant Reformation
  • 2/11:Session 17: Renewal in Church
  • 2/14: PURPOSE: 5:00-9:00 pm (Pizza dinner included)
  • 2/18:Session 18: The Church Reaches Out
  • 2/25:Session 19: Faith and Reason

March

  • 3/03: Session 21: Truth Revealed by God
  • 3/10: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/17: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/20: PURPOSE: 5:00-9:00 pm (Pizza dinner included)
  • 3/24:Session 20: Celebrating Holy Week and Easter
  • 3/31: Session 22: Acting on Behalf of Justice

April

  • 4/07:No PREP- Holy Week
  • 4/14:No PREP Easter Week 
  • 4/19: PURPOSE: 1:00- 6:00 pm
  • 4/20 or 4/22 Mark Calendar for Evening Event (to be announced)
  • 4/21:No PREP- PURPOSE
  • 4/28: Session 23: Called by God

May

  • 5/05:In Class Service
  • 5/9: Confirmation
  • 5/12: Session 24: People for Others
  • 5/19: Session 25: Celebrating Pentecost

Contacts

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

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

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
And by appointment.

Links

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