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hear. These images later become more mature concepts and feelings about God. Therefore Scripture stories
which emphasize the love and providence of God and God’s faithfulness should be used.
Little child tends to imitate others. Therefore, a catechist must be an exemplar, one who is conscious of God’s
presence in the world, in her or his life, one who is joyful, and one who is striving to follow Christ more
Some children know at an early age what God calls them to be. Contact with a priest or religious as role
models may encourage these vocations.
Note: The Profile of a First Grade Child, including Characteristics, Faith Development Needs and Implications
was adapted from the Diocesan Curriculum, Office for Catechesis, Diocese of Sioux Falls. August 6th, 2005
Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Page 5 of 16 Grade 1
Theme: God the Father calls us to a life of holiness. We live holy lives by imitating Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit given to us at Baptism enables and strengthens us to live holy lives. I. Creed – Profession of Faith Section one pertains to what God, Our Heavenly Father has revealed about Himself and His Plan for our
salvation (saving us from sin) and sanctification (making us holy) through Jesus Christ His Son by the power
of the Holy Spirit. God has acted first. Faith is our response to what God has revealed.
In First Grade, students should review for greater understanding the following truth of Faith except where a
teaching is to be introduced. The line will be bolded. Scriptures that are bolded are new for this grade.
1. An overview of Salvation History should be presented in simple sentences such as the following:
(See Overview / Scope p. 19-20 for the complete lesson plan on God’s plan of Salvation History).
• God loves us and created us to be united with Him.
• Adam and Eve sinned by disobedience and separated themselves from God.
• God the Father sent His Son, Jesus, to be our Savior.
• Through His Death on the Cross and Resurrection from the dead, our sins were forgiven and we
could now be reunited with God.
• Jesus began the Church and gave us Sacraments to help us to be good.
• We are united with God when we are baptized. Through receiving the Sacrament of Baptism, we
become a child of God and Jesus comes to dwell in our heart. We remain close to Jesus by
receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Penance.
• Our closest union with Jesus is when we receive Him in Holy Communion. We are forgiven and
healed of the effects of our personal sin through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Note: Sacred Art, the words that go under the Sacred Art if displayed as a timeline on the wall, the outline
and a worksheet can be downloaded from the Diocesan website:
Go to www.dioceseoflacrosse.com/offices and ministries/catechesis/SalvationHistoryInArtwork
2. There is only one God. There are three Persons in one God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2013 for the course RELIGION Religion taught by Professor Hansel during the Fall '13 term at Pacelli High School, Stevens Point.
- Fall '13