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Grade 2 Course Syllabus COURSE DESCRIPTION Throughout the course of the year, the second grade students will cover Section 1 of the Baltimore Catechism Level 1. At the completion of the class, the students should have formed a strong idea of what it is that Catholics believe which is expressed through the creed as well as knowledge of additional topics such as the rosary, the saints, the liturgical year, the Stations of the Cross, and Mary. Additionally, students will be expected to attend all Sunday Masses and Holy Day Masses, the Gospel for each week will be discussed in class. TEXTBOOK  The St. Joseph’s Baltimore Catechism Level 1 COURSE OUTLINE SEPTEMBER  9th – Week 1: Introductions  16th – Week 2: Creeds  23rd – Week 3: The Purpose of Man’s Existence  30th – Week 4: God & His Perfections OCTOBER  7th – Week 5: The Rosary (ST)  14th – Week 6: The Unity & Trinity of God  21st – Week 7: Creation & the Angels  28th – Week 8: The Creation & the Fall of Man NOVEMBER  4th – Week 9: The Saints (ST)  11th – Week 10: Actual Sin  18th – Week 11: The Incarnation DECEMBER  2nd – Week 12: Advent (ST)  9th – Week 13: Our Lady of Guadeloupe & Christmas (ST)  16th – Week 14: Christmas Party JANUARY  6th – Week 15: The Epiphany (ST)  12th – Week 16: The Redemption  20th – Week 17: The Holy Spirit & Grace  27th – Week 18: The Virtues and Gifts of the Holy Spirit

FEBRUARY  3rd – Week 19: Lent & Ash Wednesday (ST)  10th – Week 20: The Catholic Church  17th – Week 21: The Marks of the Church  24th – Week 22: The Communion of Saints & Forgiveness of Sin MARCH  2nd – Week 23: The Stations of the Cross (ST)  9th – Week 24: The Redemption  16th – Week 25: St. Patrick of Ireland (ST)  23th – Week 26: Holy Week (ST) APRIL  13th – Week 27: The Resurrection & Life Everlasting  20th – Week 28: The Holy Sacrifice of Mass Part 1 (ST)  27th – Week 29: The Holy Sacrifice of Mass Part 2(ST) MAY  4th – Week 30: No Class First Communion Preparation  11th – Week 31: Mary the Mother of God (ST)  18th – Week 32: Review  25th – Week 33: Review

SPECIAL ITEMS  All of the second grade students who have already been previously enrolled in a Faith Formation program will also be enrolled in the First Penance & First Communion Sacramental program which takes place monthly on Saturdays.

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Grade 3 &3 4& 4Grade CourseSyllabus Syllabus COURSE DESCRIPTION Throughout the course of the year, the third and fourth grade students will cover Section 2 & 3 of the Baltimore Catechism Level 1. At the completion of the class, the students should have learned about all seven sacraments, prayer, an in-depth look at the 10 commandments, as well as knowledge of additional topics such as the rosary, the saints, the liturgical year, the Stations of the Cross, and Mary. Additionally, students will be expected to attend all Sunday Masses and Holy Day Masses, the Gospel for each week will be discussed in class. TEXTBOOK  The St. Joseph’s Baltimore Catechism Level 1 COURSE OUTLINE SEPTEMBER  9th – Week 1: Introductions  16th – Week 2: The Sacraments  23rd – Week 3: Baptism  30th – Week 4: Confirmation OCTOBER  7th – Week 5: The Rosary (ST)  14th – Week 6: The Holy Eucharist  21st – Week 7: The Sacrifice of the Mass  28th – Week 8: Holy Communion NOVEMBER  4th – Week 9: The Saints (ST)  11th – Week 10: Holy Orders  18th – Week 11: Matrimony DECEMBER  2nd – Week 12: Advent (ST)  9th – Week 13: Our Lady of Guadeloupe & Christmas (ST)  16th – Week 14: Christmas Party JANUARY  6th – Week 15: The Epiphany  12th – Week 16: Penance  20th – Week 17: Contrition  27th – Week 18: Confession

FEBRUARY  3rd – Week 19: Lent & Ash Wednesday (ST)  10th – Week 20: The Two Greatest Commandments, First – Third Commandments  17th – Week 21: The Fourth –Tenth Commandments  24th – Week 22: The Commandments of the Church MARCH  2nd – Week 23: The Stations of the Cross (ST)  9th – Week 24: How to Make a Good Confession  16th – Week 25: St. Patrick of Ireland (ST)  23th – Week 26: Holy Week & Easter (ST) APRIL  13th – Week 27: Temporal Punishment & Indulgences  20th – Week 28: Anointing of the Sick  27th – Week 29: The Sacramentals MAY    

4th – Week 30: Prayer 11th – Week 31: Mary the Mother of God (ST) 18th – Week 32: Review 25th – Week 33: Review

SPECIAL ITEMS  All of the students who have not received First Communion and who have already been previously enrolled in a Faith Formation program will also be enrolled in the First Penance & First Communion Sacramental program which takes place monthly on Saturdays.

Grade 5 & 6 Course Syllabus COURSE DESCRIPTION Throughout the course of the year, the fifth and sixth grade students will cover Section 1 of the Baltimore Catechism Level 2. At the completion of the class, the students should have formed a strong idea of what it is that Catholics believe which is expressed through the creed as well as knowledge of additional topics such as the rosary, the saints, the liturgical year, the Stations of the Cross, and Mary. Additionally, students will be expected to attend all Sunday Masses and Holy Day Masses, the Gospel for each week will be discussed in class. TEXTBOOK  The St. Joseph’s Baltimore Catechism Level 2 COURSE OUTLINE SEPTEMBER  9th – Week 1: Introductions  16th – Week 2: Creeds  23rd – Week 3: The Purpose of Man’s Existence  30th – Week 4: God & His Perfections OCTOBER  7th – Week 5: The Rosary (ST)  14th – Week 6: The Unity & Trinity of God  21st – Week 7: Creation & the Angels  28th – Week 8: The Creation & the Fall of Man NOVEMBER  4th – Week 9: The Saints (ST)  11th – Week 10: Actual Sin  18th – Week 11: The Incarnation DECEMBER  2nd – Week 12: Advent (ST)  9th – Week 13: Our Lady of Guadeloupe & Christmas (ST)  16th – Week 14: Christmas Party JANUARY  6th – Week 15: The Sacredness of Life (ST)  12th – Week 16: The Redemption  20th – Week 17: The Holy Spirit & Grace  27th – Week 18: The Virtues and Gifts of the Holy Spirit

FEBRUARY  3rd – Week 19: Lent & Ash Wednesday (ST)  10th – Week 20: The Catholic Church  17th – Week 21: The Marks of the Church  24th – Week 22: The Communion of Saints & Forgiveness of Sin MARCH  2nd – Week 23: The Stations of the Cross (ST)  9th – Week 24: The Redemption  16th – Week 25: St. Patrick of Ireland(ST)  23th – Week 26: Holy Week (ST) APRIL  13th – Week 27: The Resurrection & Life Everlasting  20th – Week 28: ACRE Test  27th – Week 29: The Holy Sacrifice of Mass Part 1 (ST) MAY  4th – Week 30: The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Part 2 (ST)  11th – Week 31: Mary the Mother of God (ST)  18th – Week 32: Review  25th – Week 33: Review

SPECIAL ITEMS  All of the students in this class should prepare for the ACRE test which is given annually in March or April.  All of the students who have not received First Communion and who have already been previously enrolled in a Faith Formation program will also be enrolled in the First Penance & First Communion Sacramental program which takes place monthly on Saturdays.

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Grade 5th 7 &&7 8& 6 8Grade Grade CourseSyllabus Syllabus Syllabus COURSE DESCRIPTION Throughout the course of the year, the seventh and eighth grade students will cover Section 2 & 4 of the Baltimore Catechism Level 2. At the completion of the class, the students should have learned about all seven sacraments, prayer, an in-depth look at the 10 commandments, as well as knowledge of additional topics such as the rosary, the saints, the liturgical year, the Stations of the Cross, and Mary. Additionally, students will be expected to attend all Sunday Masses and Holy Day Masses, the Gospel for each week will be discussed in class. TEXTBOOK  The St. Joseph’s Baltimore Catechism Level 2 COURSE OUTLINE SEPTEMBER  9th – Week 1: Introductions  16th – Week 2: The Sacraments  23rd – Week 3: Baptism  30th – Week 4: Confirmation OCTOBER  7th – Week 5: The Rosary (ST)  14th – Week 6: The Holy Eucharist  21st – Week 7: The Sacrifice of the Mass  28th – Week 8: Holy Communion NOVEMBER  4th – Week 9: The Saints (ST)  11th – Week 10: Holy Orders  18th – Week 11: Matrimony DECEMBER  2nd – Week 12: Advent (ST)  9th – Week 13: Our Lady of Guadeloupe & Christmas (ST)  16th – Week 14: Christmas Party JANUARY  6th – Week 15: The Sacredness of Life (ST)  12th – Week 16: Penance  20th – Week 17: Contrition  27th – Week 18: Confession

FEBRUARY  3rd – Week 19: Lent & Ash Wednesday (ST)  10th – Week 20: The Two Greatest Commandments, First – Third Commandments  17th – Week 21: The Fourth –Tenth Commandments  24th – Week 22: The Commandments of the Church MARCH  2nd – Week 23: The Stations of the Cross (ST)  9th – Week 24: How to Make a Good Confession  16th – Week 25: St. Patrick of Ireland (ST)  23th – Week 26: Holy Week & Easter (ST) APRIL  13th – Week 27: Temporal Punishment & Indulgences  20th – Week 28: ACRE Testing  27th – Week 29: Anointing of the Sick MAY    

4th – Week 30: The Sacramentals 11th – Week 31: Mary the Mother of God (ST) 18th – Week 32: Prayer 25th – Week 33: Review

SPECIAL ITEMS  All of the students in this class should prepare for the ACRE test which is given annually in March or April.  All of the students who have not received First Communion and who have already been previously enrolled in a Faith Formation program will also be enrolled in the First Penance & First Communion Sacramental program which takes place monthly on Saturdays.  All of the students who have been previously enrolled in a Faith Formation program will also be enrolled into a Confirmation program which takes place monthly on Saturdays.

High School Course Syllabus COURSE DESCRIPTION Throughout the course of the year, the high school students will use the Catholicism for Dummies text in order to get a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith. This class is established for all those students above the 8 th grade who have not yet received confirmation. Once a student receives confirmation, they should be encouraged to join the youth group. Additionally, students will be expected to attend all Sunday Masses and Holy Day Masses, the Gospel for each week will be discussed in class. TEXTBOOK  Catholicism for Dummies COURSE OUTLINE SEPTEMBER  9th – Week 1: Introductions  16th – Week 2: What it Means to be Catholic  23rd – Week 3: Who’s Who in the Catholic Church  30th – Week 4: Ya Gotta Have Faith OCTOBER  7th – Week 5: The Rosary (ST)  14th – Week 6: Believing in Jesus  21st – Week 7: Worshipping Catholic Style  28th – Week 8: The Sacraments of Initiaion NOVEMBER  4th – Week 9: The Saints (ST)  11th – Week 10: The Sacraments of Community & Mercy  18th – Week 11: Celebrating the Catholic Mass DECEMBER  2nd – Week 12: Advent (ST)  9th – Week 13: Our Lady of Guadeloupe & Christmas (ST)  16th – Week 14: Christmas Party JANUARY  6th – Week 15: The Sacredness of Life (ST)  12th – Week 16: Catholic Law 101  20th – Week 17: Loving & Honoring: The Ten Commandments  27th – Week 18: Being Good When Sinning is So Easy FEBRUARY  3rd – Week 19: Lent & Ash Wednesday (ST)  10th – Week 20: The Church’s Standing on Sticky Issues  17th – Week 21: Expressing Affection for Mary  24th – Week 22: Calling on the Canonized MARCH  2nd – Week 23: The Stations of the Cross (ST)  9th – Week 24: Catholic Traditions

 16th – Week 25: Ten Famous Catholics  23th – Week 26: Holy Week & Easter (ST) APRIL  13th – Week 27: Ten Popular Catholic Saints  20th – Week 28: Ten Popular Catholic Places  27th – Week 29: A Brief History of Catholicism MAY    

4th – Week 30: Fun Facts for the Faithful 11th – Week 31: Mary the Mother of God (ST) 18th – Week 32: Review 25th – Week 33: Review