Grade Two – Religious Education Program Curriculum
First Reconciliation and First Communion Parents Handbook
Theme: Jesus nourishes us and strengthens God’s life, grace, within us.
Objective: To present Jesus as the model for Christian living, and to introduce the sacraments of Baptism, Penance and Eucharist.
Profession of Faith: “I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered, died, and buried. He descended to the dead.”
Words to be taught:
|Ascension||Holy Day||Rite of Penance|
|Blessed Sacrament||Holy Week||Resurrection|
|Crucifixion||Liturgy of the Word||Sacrament of the Eucharist|
|Charity||Liturgy of the Eucharist||Sacrament of Penance|
|Grace Pentecost||Heaven Prayer||Hell|
Liturgical Symbols and Gestures to be taught:
- Give Sacred Scripture a special place in the classroom.
- Encourage a reverent and prayerful attitude in the place of worship.
- Foster the children’s participation in the prayer and worship of the parish community.
|Prayers to be taught:||Prayers to be encouraged:|
|Act of Contrition recommendedfor use throughout the Archdiocese||Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament|
|Simple responses at Mass|
|Review prayers of the previous grades:|
|Sign of the Cross||Morning and Evening Prayers|
|Our Father||Grace at Meals|
|Hail Mary||Spontaneous Prayer|
|Glory to the Father|
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