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Scripture / Christian Life

  •  Recognizes the Bible as the story of God’s people
  • Reverences the Bible as God’s special book
  • Learns about Jesus from the Bible
  • Becomes familiar with stories from the Bible

 Sacraments / Worship

  • Recognizes the sacraments as special signs of God’s love:
    • *BAPTISM – welcomes us to God’s family, the Church
    • *EUCHARIST – Mass, Bread of Life, Saving Cup
    • * RECONCILIATION – “I’m sorry”, Jesus forgives
  • Experiences prayer as listening and talking with God
  • Prays: Sign of the Cross, Glory Be, Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary, Grace (before and after meals) and Angel of God
  • Expresses love of God and personal needs in spontaneous prayer
  • Gathers with God’s family at Mass
  • Begins to pray at Mass
  • Celebrates rituals and activities which express our Christian beliefs (Advent Wreath, Christmas Crib, etc.)

 Morality / Social Justice

  • Knows that Jesus gave two great commandments: Love God and Love Others
  • Names how she/he loves God, self and others
  • Shows care for others
  • Demonstrates responsibility for God’s creation
  • Recognizes sin as turning away from God, hurting self and others
  • Recognizes the need to say “I’m sorry”
  • Tries to live at peace with oneself and others
  • Learns to develop friendships and share with others
  • Participates in Mission awareness and other Christian service activities

 Christian Faith and Practice

  • Names God as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • Recognizes that God creates people and the world out of love
  • Begins to recognize that God sent us Jesus to show us how to live and love
  • Learns to identify Church as God’s family
  • Understands saints as models of faith in our lives
  • Learns to identify Church as a community of people who come together in God’s name
  • Recognizes Mary as Jesus’ mother


  • Sign of the Cross
  • Glory Be
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Hail Mary
  • Grace (before and after meals)
  • Angel of God