Religious Education Program Overview
Sacramental Preparation Year 1 & 2
Sacramental Preparation Year 1 & 2
Below you will find a description of our sacramental preparation curriculum. It is a 2-year program with different resources used depending on the student's grade level. The Go Seek Find: Discovering God's Treasure" (St. Mary's Press) curriculum is used for sacramental prep grades 1-3 and the Be my Disciples (RCL Benziger) is used for sacramental prep for grades 4-8.
Go Seek Find: Discover God's Treasures
On the USCCB Conformity List for Sacramental Prep
Engaging, active, and best of all . . . fun! Explore the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist with Go Seek Find: Discover God’s Treasures. This one-of-a-kind sacrament prep program will help children discover how preparing for the sacraments is an exciting adventure!
Through this unique program, children are led on an adventure of discovery as they explore the rich and beautiful significance of the sacraments in their lives. Go Seek Find will engage and inspire children, creating a spirit of excitement and joy around their journey toward encountering Jesus through the treasures that are the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.
This program was developed with the real needs of children at its center. The core text of this program is the Saint Mary’s Press® Catholic Children’s Bible. By using a Bible designed specifically for them and engaging with the Featured Stories within it, children will explore the sacraments through the biblical lens of Jesus’ life and works and learn more about their faith in language they can understand.
They will also experience interactive core activities that bring the chapter lessons to life in a fun and memorable way. And they will learn important information about the sacraments and reinforce this new knowledge through a variety of activities and family learning opportunities offered in the activity booklets that accompany each lesson.
Go Seek Find will help children discover the incredible treasures that are the sacraments. May an ever-expanding awareness of Christ’s presence in our lives be the source of faith, hope, and love for all of us!
Give Children A Sound Foundation That Leads To Faith In Action!
Be My Disciples is an innovative and complete religious education program that empowers students and their families to answer the call to discipleship. This new program will lead children and their families to grow in their conversion to Jesus Christ, to develop the habits of discipleship, and to decide each day to choose life in Christ. Through exploration, discovery, and decision-making, children are invited to accept the challenge to follow Jesus and learn and practice the skills needed to be active disciples. Be My Disciples shares the Christian story in a catechumenal methodology, using reflection on Scripture and doctrine, plus a prayer celebration in every class and during all the major seasons of the Church year. It initiates children into the community of faith and challenges them to discipleship.
Help students look at Scripture stories and their relevance in a new way, with bright and appealing artwork that begs a story to be told — and told again.
Using a balanced approach, Be My Disciples is an innovative religion curriculum that empowers students and their families to answer the call to discipleship. This approach is validated by new insights in education today.
Be My Disciples: