Parish Religious Education Program 2018-2019

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Church and Spiritual Center

Students registered for Sunday PREP and Stuart Country Day School, as well as some Family Home Study Families will celebrate First Eucharist at 9:30 am. Children in Hispanic PREP will celebrate at 11:30 am. You should arrive in the Spiritual Center no later than 15 minutes early to line up for your celebration!

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Where: Spiritual Center and Church

Children preparing for the sacrament at St. Paul School will celebrate at 9:30 am. Children preparing in Sunday PREP, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, and some Family Home Study students will celebrate at 11:30 am. Please arrive at the Spiritual Center at least 15 minutes early to line up.

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Summer Academy for the 2019-2020 Parish Religious Education Program year will be held 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday, July 22nd to August 2nd. This program covers a year's catechesis requirements over 30 hours in a two week period, and also provides many liturgical and spiritual opportunities unique to this program.

Registration will open in March.

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Save the date. St. Paul Parish will host our annual VBC from Monday, July 8th-Friday, July 12th from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. All children from 3 1/2-8 years old are welcome to participate as campers, and teens are welcome as volunteers. This year's theme will be Birthday Blast: A Celebration of Life. This year registration will be $55 per child, each family will be provided with the Bible Camp Audio CD on the last day. If you would like more information please contact jmcguire@stpaulsofprinceton.org.

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Sunday PREP

Kindergarten

Kindergarten Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: Sign of the Cross

September

  • 9/16: Lesson 1: God Our Father
  • 9/23: Lesson 2: Jesus is Our Friend
  • 9/30: Lesson 3: The Holy Spirit Helps Us

October

  • 10/7: Lesson 4: God Talks to Us
  • 10/14: Lesson 5: We Pray to God
  • 10/21: Lesson 6: God Protects Us
  • 10/28: Lesson 7: Jesus Tells Stories

November

  • 11/04: Lesson 8: Listening to Jesus
  • 11/11: Lesson 9: Welcome to God’s Family
  • 11/18: Lesson 10: My Parish
  • 11/25: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/02: Lesson 21: Getting Ready for Jesus
  • 12/9: Lesson 22: All Creation Welcomes Jesus
  • 12/16: Lesson 23: Gifts for Baby Jesus
  • 12/23: No PREP- Christmas
  • 12/30: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/06: Lesson 11: Special Leaders in the Church
  • 1/13: Lesson 12: What Happens at Mass?
  • 1/20:No PREP Rev. MLK Jr. Weekend
  • 1/27: Lesson 13: Family Celebrations

February

  • 2/03: Lesson 14: We Pray “Glory to God”
  • 2/10: Lesson 15: Everyone Has Rules
  • 2/17- No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/24: Lesson 16: God Blesses Us

March

  • 3/03: Lesson 17: Showing Kindness
  • 3/10: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/17: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/24: Lesson 18: God Forgives Us
  • 3/31: Lesson 19: Seasons of the Church

April

  • 4/7: Lesson 20: We Celebrate the Saints
  • 4/14: No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/21: No PREP- Easter
  • 4/28: Lesson 26: Jesus is Alive

May

  • 5/05: Lesson 27:  I am with you always
  • 5/12: No PREP-Mother’s Day
  • 5/19: Lesson 28: The Spirit of Love

 

First Grade

First Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

September

  • 9/16: Opening Lesson & Ch. 1- Created by God
  • 9/23: Ch.2-God’s Gifts for Us
  • 9/30: Ch.3- Made to Care

October

  • 10/7: Ch.4 -The Holy Trinity
  • 10/14: Ch.5 -The Holy Family
  • 10/21: Ch.6- About the Bible
  • 10/28:Ch.7-Jesus the Healer

November

  • 11/04:Ch.8-Jesus Teaches Love
  • 11/11:Ch.9-Jesus Teaches Us to Pray
  • 11/18:Ch.10-Responding to God
  • 11/25: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/02:Ch.11-The Church as Guide
  • 12/09:Ch.12-Friends of God
  • 12/16:Pg. 23-Christmas: The Light of Christ
  • 12/23: No PREP- Christmas 
  • 12/30: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/06:Ch.13-Disciples Serve
  • 1/13: Ch.14-Making Choices (School Open House)
  • 1/20:No PREP Rev. MLK Jr. Weekend
  • 1/27:Ch.15-Showing Sorrow

February

  • 2/03:Ch.16-Jesus the Savior
  • 2/10:Ch.17-Holy Signs
  • 2/17: No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/24:Ch.18-We Are Welcomed

March

  • 3/03: Pg. 27-Lent: Time for Change
  • 3/10: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/17: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/24: Ch.19- We Give Thanks
  • 3/31: Ch.21-God’s Kingdom

April

  • 4/7: Pg.33 Holy Week
  • 4/14: No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/21: No PREP- Easter
  • 4/28: Parts of the Mass & Trip to Mercy Chapel

May

  • 5/5: Ch.20-Forever with God
  • 5/12:No PREP:  Mother’s Day
  • 5/19: 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: Ch.10-The Sacraments
  • 9/23: Ch.11-Seek Forgiveness
  • 9/25: Parent Meeting for Reconciliation and First Eucharist (7:30-9:00pm St. Paul School Gym)
  • 9/30: Ch.12- The Church Year

October

  • 10/7: Ch.7- God’s Commandments
  • 10/13: First Reconciliation Retreat: Each child should be accompanied by 1 parent (9:30-11:30 am beginning in Church)
  • 10/14: Ch.8-Choose to Do Good
  • 10/21: Ch.9-God’s Mercy
  • 10/28: Ch.13- Welcome in the Kingdom

November

  • 11/04: Ch.14-Share the Good News
  • 11/11: Ch.15-Ways to Pray (Review Act of Contrition and Rite of Confession).
  • 11/17: Celebration of First Reconciliation (Sunday PREP celebrates at 9:30am)
  • 11/18: Ch.1- God’s Gifts
  • 11/25:No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/02: Ch.2-God’s Promise
  • 12/09:Ch.3- The Word of God
  • 12/16: Ch.4- God the Father
  • 12/23: No PREP- Christmas
  • 12/30: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/06: Ch.5- God the Son
  • 1/13: Ch.6- God the Holy Spirit
  • 1/20: No PREP- MLK Jr. Holiday
  • 1/27:Ch.16-Gather to Worship

February

  • 2/03: Ch.17-Listen to God’s Word
  • 2/10:Pg.31- Lent: Teach Me Your Ways
  • 2/17: No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/24:Ch.18- Remembering Jesus’ Sacrifice

March

  • 3/03:Ch.19-Supper of the Lamb
  • 3/10: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/17: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/24: Ch.20-Go Forth
  • 3/31: Pg.37-Easter: The Three Days and

April

  • 4/6: First Eucharist Retreat: Each child should be accompanied by one parent (9:30am-12:30pm begins in Church)
  • 4/7: Pg.43-Easter: We Rejoice
  • 4/14: No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/21: No PREP- Easter
  • 4/28: Pg.310-313-We Worship: Sacrament of Eucharist

May

  • 5/05: Ch.21-A Feast for Everyone
  • 5/11: First Eucharist Celebration 11:30am
  • 5/12:No PREP:  Mother’s Day
  • 5/19: Pg.41 Pentecost

 

Third Grade

Third Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

September

  • 9/16: Opening Lesson & Ch.1-The Creator’s Work
  • 9/23: Ch.2- The Church Gathered
  • 9/30: Ch.3-Families Teach Love

October

  • 10/7: Ch.4-The Holy Family
  • 10/14:Ch.5-The Church Celebrates
  • 10/21:Ch.6- Pray Always
  • 10/28:Ch.7-The Good News

November

  • 11/04:Ch.8-The Pascal Mystery
  • 11/11:Ch.9- The Body of Christ
  • 11/18:Ch.10-Church Leaders
  • 11/25: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/02:Pg.15-Advent: Walk in the Light
  • 12/09:Ch.11- One and Holy
  • 12/16:Pg.23-Christmas: Glory to God
  • 12/23: No PREP- Christmas
  • 12/30: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/06:Ch.12-Catholic and Apostolic
  • 1/13: Ch.13-Choose Love
  • 1/20: No PREP- MLK Jr. Holiday
  • 1/27:Ch.14-Live in Light

February

  • 2/03:Ch.15-Help with Choices
  • 2/10:Ch.16-Sacraments of Initiation
  • 2/17: No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/24: Ch.17-Sacraments of Healing

March

  • 3/03: Pg.29-Lent: Time for Change & Pg.296-Option for the Poor
  • 3/10: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/17: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/24: Ch.18-Sacraments at the Service of Communion
  • 3/31: Ch.19- The Church through Time

April

  • 4/07: Pg.35-Easter: Holy Week
  • 4/14: No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/21: No PREP- Easter
  • 4/28: Ch.20-The Work of the Church

May

  • 5/05: Pg.300-Human Solidarity
  • 5/12:No PREP:  Mother’s Day
  • 5/19: Ch.21-Everlasting Life

Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: Apostles Creed

September

  • 9/16: Ch.1-God’s Providence
  • 9/23: Ch.2-God’s Faithful
  • 9/30: Ch.3-God’s Commandment

October

  • 10/07: Ch.4-God’s Image
  • 10/14:Ch.5-Living in Community
  • 10/21:Ch.6- Making Good Choices
  • 10/28:Ch.7-The Beatitudes

November

  • 11/04:Ch.8-Love God and Neighbor
  • 11/11:Ch.9- Honoring God
  • 11/18:Ch.10-Called to Serve
  • 11/25: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/02:Pg.15- Advent
  • 12/09:Ch.11- Model of Virtue
  • 12/16:Pg.21-Christmas
  • 12/23: No PREP- Christmas
  • 12/30: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/06:Ch.12-The Church Teaches
  • 1/13: Ch.13-Family Love
  • 1/20: No PREP- MLK Jr. Holiday
  • 1/27:Ch.14-Respect Life

February

  • 2/03:Ch.15-Live in Truth
  • 2/10:Ch.16-The Liturgical Year
  • 2/17: No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/24: Ch.17-The Seven Sacraments

March

  • 3/03: Pg.296-Option for the Poor
  • 3/10: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/17: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/24: Ch.18-Healing and Reconciliation
  • 3/31: Ch.19- A Generous Spirit

April

  • 4/07: Pg.31-Easter: Holy Week/Triduum-the Suffering Servant
  • 4/14: No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/21: No PREP- Easter
  • 4/28: Ch.20-The Church in the World

May

  • 5/05: Pg.292-Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • 5/12:No PREP:  Mother’s Day
  • 5/19: Ch.21-Eternal Life with God

 

Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: The Rosary

September

  • 9/16:Ch.1-God’s Plan for Creation
  • 9/23:Ch.2-Made to Be with God
  • 9/30: Ch.3-Signs of God’s Presence

October

  • 10/07:Ch.4-The Mystery of the Trinity
  • 10/14:Ch.5-Prayer and Worship
  • 10/21:Ch.6-A Life of Virtue
  • 10/28:Ch.7-Living Image of Christ

November

  • 11/04:Ch.8-Proclaim the Kingdom
  • 11/11:Ch.9-Celebrating the Pascal Mystery
  • 11/18:Ch.10-The Church’s Message
  • 11/25: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/02:Ch.11-The Teaching Church
  • 12/09:Ch.12-Lives of Holiness
  • 12/16:Ch.13-Evil in the World
  • 12/23: No PREP- Christmas
  • 12/30: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/06:Ch.14-New Life in Christ
  • 1/13: Ch.15-Forgiveness and Healing
  • 1/20: No PREP- MLK Jr. Holiday
  • 1/27:Ch.16-Gathered as One

February

  • 2/03:Ch.17 Liturgy of the Word
  • 2/10:Pg.25 Lent: A Time to Change
  • 2/17: No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/24:Ch.18-Liturgy of the Eucharist (Visit Mercy Chapel)

March

  • 3/03:Ch.19-The Call to Serve
  • 3/10: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/17: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/24: Ch.20-The Last Things
  • 3/31: Pg.306-Creeds (Learn about Creeds and recite Nicaean and Apostles’)

April

  • 4/07: Pg.290-Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • 4/14: No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/21: No PREP- Easter
  • 4/28: Pg.294-Rights and Responsibilities of the Human Person

May

  • 5/05: Pg.304 Scripture and Sacraments
  • 5/12:No PREP:  Mother’s Day
  • 5/19: Pg.21-Bring the Good News

 

Sixth Grade

Sixth Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: The Rosary

September

  • 9/16: Session 1: The Bible, God’s Story
  • 9/23: Session 2: God Creates the World
  • 9/30: Session 3: Sin and Salvation

October

  • 10/7: Session 4: Abraham Listens to God
  • 10/14: Session 5: Celebrating Ordinary Time
  • 10/21: Session 6: God is Faithful
  • 10/28: Session 7: Passover and Eucharist

November

  • 11/04: Session 8: God Leads His People
  • 11/11: Session 9: Being Faithful to God
  • 11/18: Session 10: Celebrating Advent
  • 11/25: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/02: Session 11: God’s Presence in the Temple
  • 12/09: Session 12: Psalms, The Prayers of Jesus
  • 12/16: Session 15: Celebrating Christmas
  • 12/23: No PREP- Christmas
  • 12/30: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/06: Session 13: The Mission of the Church
  • 1/13: Session 14: Marks of the Church
  • 1/20: No PREP- MLK Jr. Holiday
  • 1/27: Session 16: Prophets Challenge the People

February

  • 2/03: Session 17: Prophets Give Hope
  • 2/10: Session 18: Sacraments of Initiation
  • 2/17: No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/24: Session 19: Sacraments of Healing

March

  • 3/03: Session 21: Jesus’ Way of Love
  • 3/10: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/17: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/24: Session 22: Sacraments of Service
  • 3/31: Session 23: Caring for the Earth

April

  • 4/07: Session 20: Celebrating Lent and Holy Week
  • 4/14: No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/21: No PREP- Easter
  • 4/28: Session 24: Jesus’ Call for Justice

May

  • 5/05: Session 25: Celebrating Easter
  • 5/12: No PREP Mother’s Day
  • 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: Session 1: Three Persons in One God
  • 9/23: Session 2: Jesus is the Answer to the Promise
  • 9/30: Session 3: Jesus Reveals God to Us

October

  • 10/7: Session 4: Jesus Calls Us to Say Yes
  • 10/14: Session 5: Celebrating Ordinary Time
  • 10/21: Session 6: Jesus Became One of Us
  •  10/28: Session 7: Jesus is God with Us

November

  • 11/04: Session 8: Jesus for All People
  • 11/11: Session 9: Jesus Grew in Wisdom, Age, and Grace
  • 11/18: Session 10: Celebrating Advent and Christmas
  • 11/25: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/02: Session 11: Jesus Prepares for His Ministry
  • 12/09: Session 12: Jesus Performs Signs
  • 12/16: Session 13: Jesus is Our Teacher
  • 12/23: No PREP- Christmas
  • 12/30: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/06: Session 14: Jesus Heals and Forgives
  • 1/13: Session 15: Celebrating Lent
  • 1/20: No PREP- MLK Jr. Holiday
  • 1/27: Session 16: Jesus Gives Himself

February

  • 2/03: Session 17: Jesus Makes a Choice
  • 2/10: Session 18: Jesus Redeems Us
  • 2/17: No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/24: Session 19: Jesus Brings Us New Life

March

  • 3/03: Session 21: Jesus Opens Our Eyes
  • 3/10: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/17: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/24: Session 22: Jesus Sends Us Forth with the Spirit
  • 3/31: Read and Discuss the Stations of the Cross

April

  • 4/07: Session 20: Celebrating Holy Week
  • 4/14: No PREP- Palm Sunday
  • 4/21: No PREP- Easter
  • 4/28: Session 23: We are Called and Sent

May

  • 5/05: Session 24: Jesus Calls Us to Eternal Life
  • 5/12: No PREP- Mother’s Day
  • 5/19: Session 25: Celebrating Pentecost

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: Come Holy Spirit

September

  • 9/16: Session 1: Jesus’ Message
  • 9/23: Session 2: The Church Grows
  • 9/23: One 8 Parent Candidate Session 3:00 pm-6:00 pm (Includes 5:00 pm Mass)
  • 9/30: Session 3: Witness to Faith

October

  • 10/7: Session 4: The Catechumenate in the Early Church
  • 10/14: Session 5: Celebrating Ordinary Time
  • 10/21: No PREP-One 8 1:00-6:00 pm. Responsibilities of the Human Person
  • 10/28: Session 6: We Believe

November

  • 11/04: Session 7: Praise God in Worship
  • 11/11: Session 8: Monasteries and Communities
  • 11/18:No PREP-One 8 1:00-6:00 pm
  • 11/25: No PREP-Thanksgiving

December

  • 12/02: Session 9:  Sent on a Mission
  • 12/07: One 8 5:00-9:00 pm (pizza dinner included)
  • 12/09: Session 10: Celebrating Advent and Christmas
  • 12/16: Session 11: The Church and Society
  • 12/23: No PREP- Christmas
  • 12/30: No PREP- New Year’s

January

  • 1/06: Session 12: The Great Cathedrals and Worship
  • 1/13: Session 13: Nourished by Eucharist
  • 1/20: No PREP- MLK Jr. Holiday
  • 1/25: One 8 5:00-9:00 pm (pizza dinner included)
  • 1/27: Session 14: Serving Spiritual and Physical Needs

February

  • 2/03: Session 15: Celebrating Lent
  • 2/10: Session 16: The Protestant Reformation
  • 2/17: No PREP- Presidents’ Day Weekend
  • 2/22: One 8 5:00-9:00 pm (pizza dinner included)
  • 2/24: Session 17: Renewal in the Church

March

  • 3/03: Session 18: The Church Reaches Out
  • 3/10: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/17: Session 19: Faith and Reason
  • 3/24: Session 20: Celebrating Holy Week and Easter
  • 3/31: Session 21: Truth Revealed by God

April

  • 4:05: One 8 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:No PREP: One 8 1:00-6:00 pm
  • 5/12:No PREP Mother’s Day
  • 5/19: Session 24: People for Others and Session 25: Celebrating Pentecost

Tuesday PREP

First Grade

First Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

September

  • 9/18: Opening Lesson & Ch.1-Created by God
  • 9/25:Ch.2-God’s Gift for Us

October

  • 10/2:Ch.3-Made to Care
  • 10/09:Ch.4-The Holy Trinity
  • 10/16:Ch.5-The Holy Family
  • 10/23:Ch.6-About the Bible
  • 10/30: Ch.8-Jesus Teaches Love

November

  • 11/6: Ch.9.Jesus Teaches Us to Pray
  • 11/13: Ch.10-Responding to God
  • 11/20: No PREP-Thanksgiving
  • 11/27: Ch.11-The Church as Guide

December

  • 12/04: Ch.12-Friends of God
  • 12/11: Ch.13-Disciples Serve
  • 12/18:Pg.23-Christmas: The Light of Christ
  • 12/25: No PREP- Christmas

January

  • 1/1: No PREP- New Years
  • 1/08: Ch.14-Making Choices
  • 1/15: Ch.15-Showing Sorrow
  • 1/22: Ch.16-Jesus the Savior
  • 1/29: Ch.17-Holy Signs

February

  • 2/5: Ch.18-We Are Welcomed
  • 2/12: Ch.19-We Give Thanks
  • 2/19:Pg.27-Lent: Time For Change
  • 2/26: Ch.20-Forever with God

March

  • 3/05: Ch.21-God’s Kingdom
  • 3/12: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/19: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/26: Review Prayers-Hail Mary, Our Father, Glory Be, by praying, playing, memorizing

April

  • 4/2: Review the parts of the Mass. Tour the Mercy Chapel, and pray
  • 4/19: Pg.33-Holy Week
  • 4/16: No PREP-Holy Week
  • 4/23: No PREP- Easter
  • 4/30: First Eucharist Rehearsal 2nd Grade and Other Students

May

  • 5/7:Live Your  Faith: Life and Dignity Pg. 284
  • 5/14:Live Your Faith: Call to Community Pg. 286
  • 5/21:Live Your Faith: Option for the Poor Pg. 290 and Final Review

Second Grade

Second Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

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

September

  • 9/18: Ch.10-The Sacraments
  • 9/25: Ch.11-Seek Forgiveness
  • 9/25 Parent Meeting for Reconciliation and First Eucharist (7:30-9:00pm School Gym)

October

  • 10/02:Ch.12-The Church Year
  • 10/09:Ch.7-God’s Commandments
  • 10/13: First Reconciliation Retreat: Each child should be accompanied by one parent(9:30am  in Church)
  • 10/16:Ch.8-Choose to Do Good
  • 10/23:Ch.9-God’s Mercy
  • 10/30: Ch.13- Welcome in the Kingdom (Review act of Contrition)

November

  • 11/06: Ch.14-Share the Good News
  • 11/17 First Reconciliation 9:30am in Church
  • 11/13: Ch.15-Ways to Pray
  • 11/20:No PREP-Thanksgiving
  • 11/27: Ch.1-God’s Gifts

December

  • 12/04: Ch.2-God’s Promise
  • 12/11: Ch.3-The Word of God
  • 12/18: Pg.25-Christmas-Glory to God
  • 12/25: No PREP- Christmas

January

  • 1/01: No PREP-New Years
  • 1/08: Ch.4-God the Father
  • 1/15: Ch.5-God the Son
  • 1/22: Ch6-God the Holy Spirit
  • 1/29: Ch.16-Gather to Worship 

February

  • 2/05: Ch.17-Listen to God’s Words
  • 2/12: Pg.31- Lent: Teach Me Your Ways
  • 2/19: Ch.18- Remembering Jesus’ Sacrifice
  • 2/26 Ch.19-Supper of the Lamb

March

  • 3/05: Ch.20-Go Forth
  • 3/12: Family Life During PREP
  • 3/19: Family Life During PREP
  • 3/26: Pg.37-Easter-The Three Days

April

  • 4/02: Pg.43-Easter-We Rejoice
  • 4/06: Eucharist Retreat
  • 4/09: Pg.310-313-We Worship: Sacrament of Eucharist
  • 4/16: No PREP-Holy Week
  • 4/23: No PREP-Easter
  • 4/30: First Eucharist Rehearsal Only

May

  • 5/07: The Rosary
  • 5/14: Pg.39-Easter Triduum-Meeting Jesus with Joy
  • 5/21: Ch.21-A Feast for Everyone

Third Grade

Third Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

September

  • 9/18: Opening Lesson & Ch.1 Creator’s Work
  • 9/05: Ch.2-A Church Gathered

October

  • 10/02:Ch.3-Families Teach Love
  • 10/09:Ch.4-The Holy Family
  • 10/16:Ch.5-The Church Celebrates
  • 10/23:Ch.6-Pray Always
  • 10/30: Ch.7- The Good News

November

  • 11/06: Ch.8-The Pascal Mystery
  • 11/13: Ch.9-The Body of Christ
  • 11/20: No PREP-Thanksgiving
  • 11/27: Ch.10-Church Leaders

December

  • 12/04: Pg.15-Advent: Walk in the Light
  • 12/11: Ch.11-One and Holy
  • 12/18:Pg.23-Christmas: Glory to God
  • 12/25: No PREP- Christmas

January

  • 1/01: No PREP- New Years
  • 1/08: Ch.12-Catholic and Apostolic
  • 1/15: Ch.13-Choose Love
  • 1/22: Ch.14-Live in Light
  • 1/29: Ch.15-Help with Choices

February

  • 2/05:Review Prayers and How to Go to Confession
  • 2/12:Pg.29-Lent: Time for Change
  • 2/19:Ch.16-Sacraments of Initiation
  • 2/26:Pg.296-Option for the Poor

March

  • 3/05:Ch.17-Sacraments of Healing
  • 3/12: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/19: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/26: Pg.300-Human Solidarity

April

  • 4/02: Ch.18-Sacraments at the Service of Communion
  • 4/09: Pg.35-Easter: Holy Week
  • 4/16: No PREP-Holy Week and 
  • 4/23: No PREP- Easter
  • 4/30: First Eucharist Practice Only 

May

  • 5/07: Ch.19-The Church through Time
  • 5/14: Ch.20- The Work of the Church
  • 5/21: Ch.21-Everlasting Life

Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: Apostles Creed

September

  • 9/18:Ch.1-God’s Providence
  • 9/25:Ch.2-God’s Faithful

October

  • 10/02:Ch.3-God’s Commandment
  • 10/09:Ch.4-In God’s Image
  • 10/16:Ch.5-Living in Community
  • 10/23: Ch.6-Making Good Choices
  • 10/30: Ch.7-The Beatitudes

November

  • 11/06: Ch.8-Love God and Neighbor
  • 11/13: Ch.9-Honoring God
  • 11/20: No PREP-Thanksgiving
  • 11/27: Ch.10-Called to Serve

December

  • 12/04: Pg.15-Advent
  • 12/11: Ch.11-Model of Virtue
  • 12/18:Pg.21 Christmas
  • 12/25: No PREP- Christmas Eve

January

  • 1/01: No PREP- New Year’s Day
  • 1/08: Ch.12-The Church Teaches
  • 1/15: Ch.13-Family Love
  • 1/22: Ch.14-Respect Life
  • 1/29: Ch.15-Live in Truth
     

February

  • 2/05: Ch.16-The Liturgical Year
  • 2/12:Pg.25-Lent: A Time to Pray
  • 2/19: Ch.17-The Seven Sacraments
  • 2/26: Ch.18-Healing and Reconciliation 

March

  • 3/05: Ch.19-A Generous Spirit
  • 3/12: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/19: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/26: Ch.20-The Church in the World

April

  • 4/02: Pg.296-Option for the Poor
  • 4/09: Pg.31-Easter: Holy Week/Triduum-the Suffering Servant
  • 4/16: No PREP- Holy Week
  • 4/23: No PREP- Easter Week
  • 4/30: First Eucharist Rehearsal Only

May

  • 5/07: Ch.21-Eternal Life with God
  • 5/14: Pg. 292-Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • 5/21: Pg.300-Solidarity of the Human Family

Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: The Rosary

September

  • 9/18:Ch.1-God’s Plan for Creation
  • 9/25:Ch.2-Made to Be with God

October

  • 10/02:Ch.3-Signs of God’s Presence
  • 10/09:Ch.4-The Mystery of the Trinity
  • 10/16:Ch.5-Prayer and Worship
  • 10/23:Ch.6-A Life of Virtue
  • 10/30: Ch.7-Living Image of Christ 

November

  • 11/06: Ch.8-Proclaim the Kingdom
  • 11/13: Ch.9-Celebrating the Pascal Mystery
  • 11/20: No PREP-Thanksgiving
  • 11/27: Ch.10-The Church’s Message

December

  • 12/04: Ch.11-The Teaching Church
  • 12/11: Ch.12-Lives of Holiness
  • 12/18: Ch.13-Evil in the World
  • 12/25: No PREP- Christmas 

January

  • 1/01: No PREP- New Year’s
  • 1/08: Ch.14-New Life in Christ
  • 1/15: Ch.15-Forgiveness and Healing
  • 1/23: Ch.16-Gathered as One
  • 1/30: Ch.17 Liturgy of the Word 

February

  • 2/05: Ch.18-Liturgy of the Eucharist (Visit Mercy Chapel)
  • 2/12Pg.25 Lent: A Time to Change
  • 2/19: Ch.19-The Call to Serve
  • 2/26: Ch.20-The Last Things

March

  • 3/05: Pg.306-Creeds (Learn about Creeds and recite Nicaean and Apostles’)
  • 3/12: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/19: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/26: Pg.290-Life and Dignity of the Human Person

April

  • 4/03: Pg. 29 Triduum
  • 4/10: Pg. 33 He Lives (Easter)
  • 4/17: No PREP- Holy Week
  • 4/24: No PREP- Easter Week
  • 4/30: First Eucharist Rehearsal Only

May

  • 5/07: Pg.294-Rights and Responsibilities of the Human Person
  • 5/14: Ch.21-Bring the Good News
  • 5/21: Pg.304 Scripture and Sacraments

Sixth Grade

Sixth Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: The Rosary

September

  • 9/18: Session 1: The Bible, God’s Story
  • 9/25: Session 2: God Creates the World 

October

  • 10/02: Session 3: Sin and Salvation
  • 10/09: Session 4: Abraham Listens to God
  • 10/16: Session 5: Celebrating Ordinary Time
  • 10/23: Session 6: God is Faithful
  • 10/30: Session 7: Passover and Eucharist 

November

  • 11/06: Session 8: God Leads His People
  • 11/13: Session 9: Being Faithful to God
  • 11/20: No PREP-Thanksgiving
  • 11/27: Session 10: Celebrating Advent

December

  • 12/04: Session 11: God’s Presence in the Temple
  • 12/11: Session 12: Psalms, The Prayers of Jesus
  • 12/18: Session 15: Celebrating Christmas
  • 12/25: No PREP- Christmas

January

  • 1/01: No PREP- New Year’s Eve
  • 1/08: Session 13: The Mission of the Church
  • 1/15: Session 14: Marks of the Church
  • 1/22: Session 16: Prophets Challenge the People
  • 1/29: Session 17: Prophets Give Hope

February

  • 2/05: Session 18: Sacraments of Initiation
  • 2/12: Session 19: Sacraments of Healing
  • 2/19: Session 21: Jesus’ Way of Love
  • 2/26: Session 22: Sacraments of Service 

March

  • 3/05: Session 23: Caring for the Earth
  • 3/12: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/19: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/26: Session 24: Jesus’ Call for Justice

April

  • 4/03: Session 20: Celebrating Lent and Holy Week
  • 4/10: Read and Discuss Passion from Mass
  • 4/16: No PREP- Holy Week
  • 4/23: No PREP- Easter Week
  • 4/30: No PREP: First Eucharist Rehearsal Only

May

  • 5/07: Session 25: Celebrating Easter
  • 5/14: Learn about and pray the Rosary
  • 5/21: Read and discuss Pentecost Narrative from Scripture, discuss sacrament of Confirmation

Seventh Grade

Seventh Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: The Rosary & Nicene Creed

September

  • 9/18: Session 1: Three Persons in One God
  • 9/25: Session 2: Jesus is the Answer to the Promise

October

  • 10/02: Session 3: Jesus Reveals God to Us
  • 10/09: Session 4: Jesus Calls Us to Say Yes
  • 10/16: Session 5: Celebrating Ordinary Time
  • 10/23: Session 6: Jesus Became One of Us
  • 10/30: Session 7: Jesus is God with Us

November

  • 11/06: Session 8: Jesus for All People
  • 11/13: Session 9: Jesus Grew in Wisdom, Age, and Grace
  • 11/20: No PREP-Thanksgiving
  • 11/27: Session 10: Celebrating Advent and Christmas

December

  • 12/04: Session 11: Jesus Prepares for His Ministry
  • 12/11: Session 12: Jesus Performs Signs
  • 12/18: Session 13: Jesus is Our Teacher
  • 12/25: No PREP- Christmas

January

  • 1/01: No PREP- New Year's
  • 1/08: Session 14: Jesus Heals and Forgives
  • 1/15: Session 15: Celebrating Lent
  • 1/22: Session 16: Jesus Gives Himself
  • 1/29: Session 17: Jesus Makes a Choice

February

  • 2/05: Session 18: Jesus Redeems Us
  • 2/12: Session 19: Jesus Brings Us New Life
  • 2/19: Session 21: Jesus Opens Our Eyes
  • 2/26: Session 22: Jesus Sends Us Forth with His Spirit

March

  • 3/05: Session 23: We are Called and Sent
  • 3/12: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/19: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/26: Session 24: Jesus Calls Us to Eternal Life

April

  • 4/02: Read and discuss the Stations of the Cross
  • 4/09: Session 20: Celebrating Holy Week
  • 4/16: No PREP- Holy Week
  • 4/23: No PREP- Easter Week
  • 4/30: No PREP: First Eucharist Rehearsal Only

May

  • 5/07: Read and Discuss the Ascension Narrative
  • 5/14: Session 25: Celebrating Pentecost
  • 5/21: Year-end review and Pray the Rosary

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade Curriculum 2018-2019

Prayer Goals: Come Holy Spirit

September

  • 9/18:Session 1:Jesus’ Message
  • 9/23: One8 Parent/Candidate Meeting 3:00-6:00 pm
  • 9/25:Session 2: The Church Grows

October

  • 10/02:Session 3: Witness to the Faith
  • 10/09: Session 4: The Catechumenate in the Early Church
  • 10/16: Session 5: Celebrating Ordinary Time
  • 10/21: One 8 1:00-6:00 pm.
  • 10/23:No PREP, See 10/23
  • 10/30: Session 6: We Believe

November

  • 11/06: Session 7: Praise God in Worship
  • 11/13: Session 8: Monasteries and Communities
  • 11/20: No PREP-Thanksgiving
  • 11/27- Session 9: Sent on a Mission

December

  • 12/04: Session 10: Celebrating Advent and Christmas
  • 12/07: One 8 5:00-9:00 pm (Pizza dinner included)
  • 12/11: Session 11: The Church and Society
  • 12/18: Session 12: The Great Cathedrals and Worship
  • 12/25: No PREP- Christmas

January

  • 1/01: No PREP- New Year's
  • 1/08: Session 13: Nourished by the Eucharist
  • 1/15: Session 14: Serving Spiritual and Physical Needs
  • 1/22: Session 15: Celebrating Lent
  • 1/25: One 8: 5:00-9:00 pm (Pizza dinner included)
  • 1/29: Session 16: The Protestant Reformation

February

  • 2/05: Session 17: Renewal in Church
  • 2/12: Session 18: The Church Reaches Out
  • 2/19: Session 19: Faith and Reason
  • 2/22: One 8: 5:00-9:00 pm (Pizza dinner included)
  • 2/26: Session 20: Celebrating Holy Week and Easter

March

  • 3/05: Session 21: Truth Revealed by God
  • 3/12: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/19: Family Life during PREP
  • 3/26: Session 22: Acting on Behalf of Justice

April

  • 4/02: Session 23: Called by God
  • 4/05: One 8: 5:00-9:00 pm (Pizza dinner included)
  • 4/09: Session 24: People for Others
  • 4/16: No PREP- Holy Week
  • 4/23: No PREP Easter Week
  • 4/30: First Eucharist Rehearsal Only

May

  • 5/05: One 8: 1:00-6:00 pm (Includes 5:00 pm Mass)
  • 5/07: No PREP see 5/05
  • 5/14: In Class Service
  • 5/21: 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 Friday
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
And by appointment.

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