Objective: To develop a basic understanding of God’s word.
Activities: Experiencing God’s word through Bible stories, focusing on the Golden Rule, learning how we are all created in God’s Image, basic understanding of parts of the Mass, explore ways to grow in faith through prayer and service.
The focus of this class is to become familiar with the People of God and His Word. Our year begins with the basic principles of the Bible. We then cover Creation, God’s promise of a Savior, and study a variety of people within the Bible. A heavy focus is on the parts of the Liturgical Year, the life of Jesus, the start of the Church, and the study of John Baptist de La Salle.
OBJECTIVE: To develop a better understanding of the concepts of faith.
ACTIVITIES: Awareness of relationships with God, self and others, the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation in these relationships, develop an awareness of Jesus Christ as a real person and as a model, analyze how modern works use themes, patterns, and character types from tradition Bible stories. Applying the corporal and spiritual works of mercy into daily life, analyzing social justice issues and understanding the influential role of Christians. Look at the Gospels as sources of value principles, Lives of the Saints.
OBJECTIVE: To develop an understanding of the basic concepts of the Church.
ACTIVITIES: Look at “freedom” as the possibility of being unique, formulate an understanding of responsibility, understand the Church as: Community, People of God, Pilgrim, Institution, and Prophet, look at the role of the Sacraments in the life of the community, develop verbal/non-verbal communication skills and evaluation skills in the group, study the role of individuals and their place in the following groups: family, church, local communities and the world, Life of Jesus. Applying the corporal and spiritual works of mercy into daily life, analyzing social justice issues and understanding the influential role of Christians.