Clear, comprehensive and interesting presentation of the Catholic Faith based on seven key concepts: God, Creation, Christ, Church, Grace, Sacraments and Commandments. Stories from Scripture, lives of the saints and contemporary situations give students Catholic role models and examples of living the faith. The lessons are complimented by colorful illustrations.
THEME: Emphasizes the mystery of the Trinity and the student's response of Faith. Students learn about the creation of angels, the universe, and people as acts of God's love. The fall of the angels and the human persons is studied. Students study about Jesus and why He came.
Special emphasis on grace and how it helps us to act as images of God by following the Ten Commandments.
SEQUENCE: Ch. 1-4: God and creation.
Ch. 5-6: Original sin, its effects and God's merciful love.
Ch. 7-11: Jesus as priest, prophet, and king; works of mercy; the beatitudes.
Ch. 12-14: The Catholic Church, hierarchy, and laity; grace and the virtues; the seven sacraments.
Ch. 15-19: Commandments; prayer; devotion to Mary.
Ch. 20-21: Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.
AIM: To teach the students the irreplaceable role of Jesus in their lives. To help students appreciate that they are created by God, but wounded by sin; and that Jesus loves them by being their example and Redeemer. To teach the students that Jesus is the source of grace and that He shares His life with them to enlighten them and strengthen them so that they live as images of God here on earth and someday in heaven.