Scope and Sequence

New Believers: Kindergarten/Grade 1       Creation, Read and Share Bible

Main themes: The story of Creation, God our Father, Reconciliation

Prayers/Forms of Prayer: Sign of the Cross, Glory Be, Hail Mary, Meal Time Prayer, Our Father, Morning and Evening Prayer

Sacraments: Baptism, Reconciliation

Doctrine/Traditions: Made in the image of God: I am Special, God as Father, His gift of Jesus, Good Choices, Prayer, Church Seasons

Vocabulary sample: Honor, Obedience, Sin, Forgiveness, Mortal, Venial, Exam of Conscience, Commandments, Discipleship

Project: Creation Quilt

Patron Saint: Mary, Queen of Saints

New Believers: Grade 2 Reconciliation/First Communion     Encounter with Christ/God Seek and Find

Main themes: Who is Jesus, Reconciliation, Eucharist, Mass

Prayers/Prayer Forms: The Lord's Prayer, Hail Mary, Rosary, Magnificat, Act of Contrition

Sacraments: Reconciliation, Eucharist

Doctrine/Traditions: Ten Commandments, The Great Commandment, Mass and parts of the Mass, The Beatitudes

Vocabulary sample: Names for Jesus, Moral Choice, Names of objects in the Church, Parts of the Mass

Retreat: Fr. Michael

Reconciliation: 1st Reconciliation in December

Projects: Unleaven bread, rosary beads 

Patron Saint: St. Catherine Laboure

Campaigners: Grades 3, 4, 5:   Faith Fusion, Exploring Faith Thru Art

Main themes: Knowing, Loving and Serving Christ in the Catholic Church

Prayers/Prayer Forms: Creed, Magnificat, Prayers of the Mass

Sacraments: Marriage, Ordination

Doctrine/Traditions: Holy Spirit, Trinity, Ten Commandments, The Soul

Vocabulary sample: Obedience, Names of the Holy Spirit

Retreat: Fr. Michael

Reconciliation: Advent/Lent


Patron Saint: St. Theresa of Lisieux

Campaigners: Grades 6, 7         Saints and Social Justice/Christian Morality/DOCAT

Main themes: Saints, Social Justice, Catholic Morality, Catholic Idenity

Prayers/Prayer Forms: Hail Holy Queen, Prayer of the Heart

Sacraments: Review of sacraments

Doctrine/Traditions: Social Teachings, Catholic Morality, Free Will, Soul

Vocabulary sample: Diocese, Universal Church, Discipleship, Passover, Incarnation, sanctifying Grace

Retreat: Fr. Michael

Reconciliation: Advent/Lent

Projects: Food Pantry, Souper Bowl of Caring, Muffins or Christmas Cookies for Gray House

Patron Saint: St. Theresa of Calcutta

Samaritians-Disciples in Action:  Grades 8, 9                 Decision Point/YouCat

Main themes: Journey through Catholicism

Prayers/Prayer Forms: Lectio Divina/Meditation, Creed

Sacraments: Confirmation

Doctrine/Traditions: Precepts of the Church

Retreat: Fr. Michael

Reconciliation: Advent/Lent

Projects: Younglife, Living Way of the Cross, Food Ministries, Goodie Bags for Mt Holyoke, Stone Soup

Patron Saint: St. John Paul II


Samaritians-Disciples in Action: Grades 10, 11            Chosen/Altaration

Main themes: Journey towards confirmation, The Mystery of the Mass Revealed                                                                                                Prayers/Prayer Forms: Lectio Divina

Sacraments: Review of the seven sacraments

Doctrine/Traditions: Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Fruits of the Spirit, Ministry and Service

Retreat: Fr. Michael  Twohig, Date: TBD

Reconciliation: Advent/Lent

Projects: Younglife, Haiti, Kenya, Babysitting Nights, Living Way of the Cross, Mini CAmp during April Vacation

Patron Saint: St. Timothy  Feast Day: Jan 26th, 1Tim 4:12-16