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Basic Curriculum Requirements

Kindergarten through 8th Grade

The Basic Curriculum Requirements for St. John's students through 8th grade are detailed below. For High School information, please contact our Youth Director, Ann Hess, at stjohnsteens@gmail.com.

St. John's Religious Education Class

Basic Requirements

Kindergarten   First Grade   Second Grade

Instructional Objectives

Kindergarten

  • Old and New Testament stories
  • The Life of Christ and the Holy Family
  • The Ten Commandments

First Grade

  • Original Sin
  • Mary, Mother of God
  • The Church as established by Jesus Christ

Second Grade

  • God's plan of redemption and forgiveness of sin
  • Apostolic succession
  • Detailed study of the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Penance

Virtues

Kindergarten

  • Prayer, thankfulness, obedience, wonder and reverence for God’s Creation, praising God, respect/courtesy, helpfulness

First Grade

  • Faith and trust in God's Providence

Second Grade

  • Charity
  • Generosity
  • Sincerity

Prayers To Have Memorized

Kindergarten

  • + Sign of the Cross
  • + Our Father
  • + Hail Mary
  • + Genuflection
  • + Grace Before Meals

First Grade

  • Sign of the Cross
  • Our Father
  • Hail Mary
  • Genuflection
  • Grace Before Meals
  • + Glory Be

Second Grade

  • Sign of the Cross
  • Our Father
  • Hail Mary
  • Genuflection
  • Grace Before Meals
  • Glory Be
  • + Guardian Angel prayer
  • + Act of Contrition
  • + Act of Faith (simple form)
  • + Act of Hope (simple form)
  • + Act of Love (simple form)
  • + Morning Offering (any form)

Third Grade   Fourth Grade   Fifth Grade

Instructional Objectives

Third Grade

  • Incarnation and Redemption of Jesus
  • Immaculate Conception and Assumption
  • The Church as the Mystical Body of Christ

Fourth Grade

  • Mary as chosen by God to be the Mother of the Savior
  • Covenant established by God with his Chosen People
  • Mary and the Saints teach us to pray and are our intercessors

Fifth Grade

  • Details about the Three Persons of the Trinity
  • Mary as a powerful intercessor
  • The Seven Sacraments


Virtues

Third Grade

  • Justice, fortitude

Fourth Grade

  • Hope, simplicity, friendship, patience

Fifth Grade

  • Hope, simplicity, friendship, patience

Prayers To Have Memorized

Third Grade

  • Sign of the Cross
  • Our Father
  • Hail Mary
  • Genuflection
  • Grace Before Meals
  • Glory Be
  • Guardian Angel prayer
  • Act of Contrition
  • Act of Faith (simple form)
  • Act of Hope (simple form)
  • Act of Love (simple form)
  • Morning Offering (any form)
  • + Apostles' Creed
  • + Fifteen Mysteries of Rosary>
  • + Rosary

Fourth Grade

  • Sign of the Cross
  • Our Father
  • Hail Mary
  • Genuflection
  • Grace Before Meals
  • Glory Be
  • Guardian Angel prayer
  • Act of Contrition
  • Act of Faith (simple form)
  • Act of Hope (simple form)
  • Act of Love (simple form)
  • Morning Offering (any form)
  • Apostles' Creed
  • Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary
  • How to pray the Rosary
  • + Act of Faith (standard form)
  • + Act of Hope (standard form)
  • + Act of Love (standard form)
  • + Praying the Rosary
  • + Ten Commandments
  • + Two Commandments of Love
  • + Parts of the Mass
  • + Examination of Conscience
  • + Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy

Fifth Grade

  • Sign of the Cross
  • Our Father
  • Hail Mary
  • Genuflection
  • Grace Before Meals
  • Glory Be
  • Guardian Angel prayer
  • Act of Contrition
  • Act of Faith (simple form)
  • Act of Hope (simple form)
  • Act of Love (simple form)
  • Morning Offering (any form)
  • Apostles' Creed
  • Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary
  • How to pray the Rosary
  • Act of Faith (standard form)
  • Act of Hope (standard form)
  • Act of Love (standard form)
  • Praying the Rosary
  • Ten Commandments
  • Two Commandments of Love
  • Parts of the Mass
  • Examination of Conscience
  • Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy
  • + Divine Praises
  • + Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction
  • + Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina
  • + Memorare

Sixth Grade   Seventh Grade   Eighth Grade

Instructional Objectives

Sixth Grade

  • Mass as the source and summit of Christian life
  • Transubstantiation
  • Devotional life as a way to grow in prayer

Seventh Grade

  • Detailed understanding of the parts of the Mass
  • Recognize the damages of sin
  • Different types of prayer (contemplative, vocal, liturgical, etc.)

Eighth Grade

  • Characteristics of the early church
  • The Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell
  • Confirmation preparation


Virtues

Sixth Grade

  • Sociability, presence of God, understanding, audacity

Seventh Grade

  • Humility, moderation, modesty, respect for others

Eighth Grade

  • Prudence, integrity, loyalty, optimism

Prayers To Have Memorized

Sixth Grade

  • Sign of the Cross
  • Our Father
  • Hail Mary
  • Genuflection
  • Grace Before Meals
  • Glory Be
  • Guardian Angel prayer
  • Act of Contrition
  • Act of Faith (simple form)
  • Act of Hope (simple form)
  • Act of Love (simple form)
  • Morning Offering (any form)
  • Apostles' Creed
  • Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary
  • How to pray the Rosary
  • Act of Faith (standard form)
  • Act of Hope (standard form)
  • Act of Love (standard form)
  • Praying the Rosary
  • Ten Commandments
  • Two Commandments of Love
  • Parts of the Mass
  • Examination of Conscience
  • Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy
  • Divine Praises
  • Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction
  • Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina)
  • Memorare
  • + Planning prayer service
  • + Stations of the Cross
  • + Idea of Christian service as an act of charity

Seventh Grade

  • Sign of the Cross
  • Our Father
  • Hail Mary
  • Genuflection
  • Grace Before Meals
  • Glory Be
  • Guardian Angel prayer
  • Act of Contrition
  • Act of Faith (simple form)
  • Act of Hope (simple form)
  • Act of Love (simple form)
  • Morning Offering (any form)
  • Apostles' Creed
  • Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary
  • How to pray the Rosary
  • Act of Faith (standard form)
  • Act of Hope (standard form)
  • Act of Love (standard form)
  • Praying the Rosary
  • Ten Commandments
  • Two Commandments of Love
  • Parts of the Mass
  • Examination of Conscience
  • Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy
  • Divine Praises
  • Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction
  • Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina)
  • Memorare
  • Planning prayer service
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Idea of Christian service as an act of charity
  • + Prayer to the Holy Spirit
  • + Angelus
  • + Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
  • + Regina Coeli

Eighth Grade

  • Sign of the Cross
  • Our Father
  • Hail Mary
  • Genuflection
  • Grace Before Meals
  • Glory Be
  • Guardian Angel prayer
  • Act of Contrition
  • Act of Faith (simple form)
  • Act of Hope (simple form)
  • Act of Love (simple form)
  • Morning Offering (any form)
  • Apostles' Creed
  • Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary
  • How to pray the Rosary
  • Act of Faith (standard form)
  • Act of Hope (standard form)
  • Act of Love (standard form)
  • Praying the Rosary
  • Ten Commandments
  • Two Commandments of Love
  • Parts of the Mass
  • Examination of Conscience
  • Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy
  • Divine Praises
  • Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction
  • Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina)
  • Memorare
  • Planning prayer service
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Idea of Christian service as an act of charity
  • Prayer to the Holy Spirit
  • Angelus
  • Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Regina Coeli
  • + Understanding of the Psalms
  • + Personal petitions for liturgical use

+ new prayers for this grade year