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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
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The Elementary and Middle School Programs are for students in grades 1-8. The themes of the curriculum at each grade level as well as schedules for these classes are as follows:
Level 1 is considered the first year of preparation for First Communion for baptized children 6 or 7 years of age. Most students complete this class first graders. The theme of the course is ‘God Loves Us’ and emphasizes; how Jesus teaches us to love God; that we are disciples of Jesus; that we belong to the Church and how we celebrate and live our faith. The children will also be taught the basic prayers of our faith ( the Sign of the Cross, the Glory be, Grace before Meals Prayer, the Hail Mary and the Our Father)
The Level 1 class is taught on Sunday morning at 9:00 AM or 10:15 AM.
Level 2 is for students in 2nd or 3rd grade who have completed Level 1 at St. Gregory’s or another Catholic parish. In Level 2 our students complete their preparation for the First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. The theme of the course is ‘Jesus Shares God’s Life’ and emphasizes; that Jesus Christ is always with us; that Jesus calls us to penance and Reconciliation; that Jesus gives himself in the Eucharist and; how we live our Catholic faith. The students will also complete a separate First Eucharist preparation book. Students and parents will also be asked to participate in various celebrations leading up to First Holy Communion.
The Level 2 Class is taught on Sunday morning at 9:00 AM and at 10:00AM.
The theme for the level 3 class is ‘We Are the Church’ which covers the events/actions of the early Church emphasizing that; Jesus gives us the Church, we are members of the Church, the Church leads us in worship, and that we are called to discipleship.
The Level 3 class is taught on Sunday morning at 10:00 AM.
The theme for the level 4 class is ‘God’s Law Guides Us’. The course will emphasize; growing in Jesus Christ, how the commandments help us to love God, how the commandments help us to love others and that we are called to holiness.
The level 4 class is taught at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning.
The theme for the Level 5 class is ‘We Meet Jesus in the Sacraments’. The course will emphasize; that Jesus shares his life with us through Baptism; that Confirmation and the Eucharist complete our initiation; that the Sacraments of healing restore us and; that we should love and serve as Jesus did.
The level 5 class is taught at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning.
The theme for the Level 6 Class is ‘We Are God’s People” which covers the history of salvation from the old to the new testament. The course will emphasize; the formation of the covenant; building the covenant nation; redefining the covenant people and; the covenant is fulfilled in Jesus.
The level 6 class is taught at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning.
This is the first step of preparation for the reception of Sacrament of Confirmation. Emphasizing our personal relationship with God, Jesus and the Church and discusses who is God; who is Jesus; how Jesus Christ is alive in the Church today and; how the Church lives on as the body of Christ. Confirmation I is a prerequisite for taking Confirmation II.
Confirmation I is taught at 1 O:OOAM Sunday morning.
Confirmation II (taken after Confirmation I): CHOSEN
Your Journey Toward Confirmation- In the final steps toward becoming fully initiated members of the Church, candidates explore the bigger picture of the Gospel message, better understand the value of Jesus in their lives, what living a sacramental life means, and the power to answer the call of discipleship.
Confirmation II is taught at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning.
Personal Safety Curriculum Requirements for Faith Formation Students: As part of the Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children, students in levels 4yr through level 3 will participate in a personal safety curriculum called “Talking About Touching” which will be taught during regular class sessions. Parents will be invited to an information session about this curriculum. Students in grade 4-8 will be asked to complete an online training course each year from the Shield the Vulnerable website.
For further information or questions, please contact Arlene Dizon, Director of Religious Education, 650-574-8716, firstname.lastname@example.org