Blest Are We-Faith in Action Silver Burdett Ginn Religion
Structure and Method – The text is based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which gives an orderly management of the fundamental doctrines of the Catholic faith, morals, and practices inclusive of: the Sacraments, Mysteries of the Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Order of the Mass, and prayers, such as the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Prayer of St. Elizabeth Seton, Nicene Creed, Act of Contrition, The Apostles Creed, O My Jesus, and Hail Holy Queen. In addition, the students learn about the lives of the saints. These doctrines are taught through discussions about the text, small group work, reading from the bible, and prayer formation. Students participate liturgically in weekly school mass celebrations and daily prayer as a school. Students preparing for the reception of First Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist participate in sacramental preparation classes in their home parish.
The second graders will explore and better understand the four pillars of the Catholic Church through units broken down into: What Catholics Believe, How Catholics Worship, How Catholics Live, and How Catholics Pray. With an emphasis on sacramental preparation second grade lessons are focused on understanding the Catholic Church as a Eucharistic community. Students will be encouraged to familiarize themselves with the parts of the mass through weekly participation and hands-on activities in class. Lessons are enriched with music and special prayer devotions and experiences throughout the year.