Grades 3-6 - Growing in Faith

Growing in Faith

Director of Faith Formation, Grades 1-6
Marie Masaitis   mmasaitis@sta-parish.org

Students in Grades 3-6 use Ignatius Press, Faith and Life curriculum.  The series comes with a student text and workbook. Our teachers send home workbook pages so that parents can connect with what their children are learning. During the year, the curriculum follows the Liturgical Calendar and students learn about Advent, Lent and holy days. As the primary educators of the faith, parents are always welcomed to come into the office to review the materials we use.

Grade 3 - Our Life with Jesus

Third-grade students learn of God's plan of salvation, from creation to Incarnation and Redemption to the birth of the Church at Pentecost, and our life in the Church. Special emphasis is given to the importance of Penance, Communion, and the Mass. Prayer and love for God's law shows third graders that they belong to God's chosen people. 

Grade 4 - Jesus Our Guide

Fourth-grade students come to understand their purpose and goal in life. They come to see God's plan in history and society which will lead us all to Heaven. They learn this plan through the study of Salvation History, by studying his word, his law, and his church. 

Grade 5 - Credo: I Believe

Fifth-grade students study the articles of The Creed as the basic belief of our Catholic faith, with a special emphasis on understanding the words of the Gospels, the prophets, and the prayers of the Church. Students come to distinguish truths of our faith from errors that lead us away from the love of God. 

Grade 6 - Following Christ

Sixth-grade students learn to love the moral law as Christ did and to cherish and love the Mass as our best prayer to God. By studying the Ten Commandments and the presence of Jesus in the Holy Mass they learn to revere and adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Each year our students participate in a Teaching Mass that is led by our priests, deacons and     seminarians. The students come to know how the church building helps us worship God.       

 
 

Students in Grades 4 and up are invited to paricipate in the Liturgy of the Mass as altar servers. This is a beautiful way to be of service to God!

 


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