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Unformatted text preview: Catholic Tales for Boys and Girls, Caryll Houselander (Sophia Press)
Everyday Graces, A Child’s Book of Good Manners, Karen Santorum (ISA Books)
Following Jesus, Father Lovasik, S.V.D. (Catholic Book Publishing Co)
Catholic Prayer Book for Children, Julianne M. Will (Our Sunday Visitor) Prayer
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy
protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this
confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother: to thee do I come, before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear
and answer me. Amen.
The Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
Hail Holy Queen
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor
banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of
tears. Turn, then, O most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this, our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus! O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary, Pray
for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. August 6th, 2005
Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Page 25 of 28 Grade 4
In Fourth Grade, the students should be led to deeper understanding of the following Truths of Faith and the teachings
that are bolded are to be introduced .
1. Mary watches over us from Heaven with much love. She is a special friend of children. Mary is the Mother of
Jesus and she leads us to Him. (CCC 495) 2. God the Father chose Mary to be the Mother of the Savior. God sent the angel Gabriel to ask her to be the
Mother of His Son. Mary offered her prayer to God in response to the words of the Angel Gabriel:
“Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38). (This
was Mary’s yes to God.) During the course of her earthly life, she loved God so much that she always said yes
to Him. Mary never sinned. (CCC 490, 494, 494) 3. Mary is the Mother of Jesus. Jesus is God the Son. Therefore, Mary is the Mother of God. Mary was with
Jesus when He was crucified, suffering with Him. 4. Jesus gave Mary to us as our Mother to love and care for us. Mary loves us very much. We should love her as
Jesus did and pray to her every day for help and guidance. Mary is the perfect “pray-er”. We can pray
with her and to her. Mary will keep us from sin and lead us to her loving Son and our Savior.
(CCC 964, 967-969, 2679) 5. It is important to study the life of Mary because she loves Jesus with all her heart. Furthermore, Mary teaches
us about Jesus our Savior. We can ask Mary to pray for us as she is the Queen of all saints. (CCC 2618) 6. The Church canonizes certain saints to present them to us as role models (heroes/heroines). The saints teach us
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