St. Paul’s School Prayer: My God, I offer you this day, All I shall think, or do, or say, Uniting it with what was done On Earth by Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen

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Pre-K

Students attend formal daily, textbook-based religion classes. Religious formation provides experiences for a positive awareness of self and personal uniqueness as a child of God, and presents an awareness of God’s world, creation, and gifts within our daily lives.

  • Discover God’s world
  • Introduce the liturgical year (signs and symbols)
  • Introduce prayer and gospel values
  • Encourage parental participation in children’s religious development

Kindergarten

  • Learn about God’s world and His gifts
  • Study Bible stories
  • Attend Children’s Liturgy
  • Participate in activities celebrating the liturgical year
  • Learn prayers and appropriate church behavior
  • Appreciate our families using the Benziger Family Life Series

1st Grade

  • Discover how God loves us
  • Learn about God’s world and His gifts
  • Study Bible stories
  • Attend Children’s Liturgy
  • Participate in activities celebrating the liturgical year
  • Learn prayers and appropriate church behavior
  • Appreciate our families using the Benziger Family Life Series

2nd Grade

  • Discover how Jesus shares God’s life with us
  • Prepare for First Reconciliation/First Eucharist
  • Attend Children’s Liturgy
  • Participate in activities celebrating the liturgical year
  • Learn prayers and apply appropriate church procedures
  • Interpret the first two commandments
  • Appreciate our families using the Benziger Family Life Series

3rd Grade

  • Discover how we are the Church, the Body of Christ
  • Learn the Law of Love and what it means to “live” the Law of Love
  • Attend Children’s Liturgy
  • Participate in activities celebrating the liturgical year
  • Grow closer to God through prayer
  • Appreciate our families using the Benziger Family Life Series

4th Grade

  • Understand how God’s law guides us to heaven
  • Study the Beatitudes, the Ten Commandments, and the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy
  • Identify the Sacraments
  • Attend Children’s Liturgy
  • Participate in activities celebrating the liturgical year
  • Grow closer to God through prayer
  • Appreciate our families using the Benziger Family Life Series

5th Grade

  • Meet Jesus through the seven Sacraments of the Church
  • Review the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy
  • Learn the four marks of the Church
  • Live the three Theological Virtues: faith, hope, love
  • Attend Children’s Liturgy
  • Participate in activities celebrating the liturgical year
  • Grow closer to God through prayer
  • Appreciate the relationships between ourselves and others by using the Benziger Family Life Series

6th Grade

  • Study the Old Testament and relate it to life today
  • Explore the life of the Patriarchs, Matriarchs and our faith ancestors
  • Become familiar with reading the Bible
  • Explore how Jesus fulfilled Old Testament prophecy
  • Prepare for Friday’s Children’s liturgy and Wednesday prayer services
  • Participate in activities celebrating the liturgical year
  • Enhance daily life through prayer
  • Appreciate our families using the Benziger Family Life Series
  • Review the Ten Commandments and identify sin

7th Grade

  • Study the New Testament and relate the Good News to life today
  • Learn about the land and people in New Testament times
  • Appreciate the gospels and study the life and ministry of Jesus
  • Study the books of the Bible and explore different literary forms
  • Follow the Apostles and the development of the Church
  • Prepare for Friday’s Children’s liturgy and Wednesday prayer services
  • Participate in activities celebrating the liturgical year
  • Enhance daily life through prayer
  • Appreciate each family member’s responsibility using the Benziger Family Life Series

8th Grade

  • Analyze our relationship with God
  • Discover the importance of moral decision making
  • Nurture our conscience and lead a life of discipleship
  • Discuss virtues and learn about God’s gift of sexuality
  • Explore social justice and study the Works of Mercy
  • Study the history of the Church
  • Prepare for Friday’s Children’s liturgy and Wednesday prayer services
  • Participate in activities celebrating the liturgical year
  • Enhance daily life through prayer
  • Appreciate our families using the Benziger Family Life Series