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Unformatted text preview: Grade, students are to review for greater understanding the following Truths 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. A Sacrament is a physical sign given to us by Jesus through which Jesus shares Himself and His love
with us (sanctifying grace). (CCC 1131, 1210, 1114-1115) 2. Grace helps us to treat people the way God wants us to (to live by His Commandments) and to say yes to
God’s love. (CCC 1889) 3. Due to the effects of original sin, we need sanctifying grace (a participation in God’s Divine Life) to
know, love and serve God. Sanctifying grace is received in the Sacraments.
(CCC 1116-117, 1129, 1263-1264) 4. The seven Sacraments are: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation (also called Confession and
Penance), Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. (CCC 1210, 1423-1424) 5. The sacraments are ordinarily celebrated in a church where the family of God comes together as a
community to worship Him. The church is a house of God and is sacred especially because Jesus is
offered on the altar in the sacrifice of the Mass and is present in the tabernacle.
(CCC 1181, 832, 1379) 6. Sunday is the Lord’s Day. It is the day that Jesus rose from the dead and for this reason, we are to attend
Mass and devote time to family, leisure, rest and works of charity. It is very important that we go to Mass
every Sunday. At Mass, we pray to Jesus and He blesses us. (CCC 2184, 2172, 2176) 7. The following liturgical gestures are outward signs that reflect our inward love and respect for God:
genuflection, kneeling, Sign of the Cross, folding hands for prayer, blessing ourselves with Holy Water.
For example, we genuflect upon entering a Catholic Church as a sign of adoration because Jesus is truly
present in the tabernacle. (CCC 1153-1155, 1208) 8. Students need to know the names and meanings of the following sacred vessels and sacramentals:
tabernacle, holy water, chalice, paten, candle, altar, and crucifix. (CCC 1145-1148, 1182, 1383, 1668) 9. Christmas celebrates Jesus’ birth. Advent is a time of preparation for Christmas. Easter celebrates the
Resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
Lent is a time of preparation for the Resurrection.
(CCC 1168-1171) 10. Students need to know the name(s) of the parish priest(s), the bishop and the Pope. August 6th, 2009
Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Page 10 of 22 Grade 2
Sacrament of Baptism
In the Second Grade, the following Truths of Faith need to be reinforced.
1. The Sacrament of Baptism is the gateway to all the other sacraments. Jesus said that we need to be
baptized to go to Heaven (John 3:1-21).
(CCC 1213-1215, necessity: CCC 1257-1261;
For catechist’s reference:
Baptism of desire: CCC 1258-1260, unbaptized babies who die: CCC 1261
Scriptures related to Baptism (CCC 1217-1222)
Noah’s Ark (prefigures Baptism): God cleansed the earth of people who
did not love God with 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