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Nine-year-olds seek and enjoy short periods of time when they can be alone. The catechist can support and
nurture this desire by leading the children to quiet, personal prayer and by praying with them. August 6th, 2005
Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Page 5 of 28 Grade 4
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 strengthens us to live holy lives. The primary goal for the fourth grade year is dedicated to understanding the Kingdom that Jesus established through His
Death and Resurrection. Each person is called to enter His Kingdom of Heaven on earth through the Sacrament of
Baptism, by which we come to know and love God. We remain part of the Kingdom by cooperating with God’s grace,
which helps us to love God and our neighbor as ourselves.
Families are to participate in Mass each Sunday and all Holy Days of Obligation. Parents and children should be
encouraged to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation regularly. I. Creed – Profession of Faith
Section one on the Creed 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 acts first; He continually calls out to us in love, inviting us into an intimate
personal relationship. This personal response to His call is faith.
In Fourth Grade, catechists should present a full explanation of God’s Plan of Salvation History so that
students will come to understand the Story of God’s Family. Scriptures and teachings points that are bolded
are to be introduced in this grade level.
1. Present the overview of Salvation History.
(See Overview / Scope page 19-20 for the complete lesson plan on God’s plan of Salvation History).
Note: Sacred Art, the captions that go under the Sacred Art if displayed as a timeline on the wall, and the
outline for presenting God’s Plan of Salvation History can be downloaded from the Diocesan website: Go
to www.dioceseoflacross.com/office&ministries/catechesis/SalvationHistoryinArtwork 2. The Bible, which is God’s Word, contains the writings that were inspired by the Holy Spirit. It was
by the Apostolic Tradition that the Catholic Church discerned through prayer “which writings are
to be included in the list of the sacred books. This complete list is called the canon of Scripture”. It
includes 46 books for the Old Testament and 27 for the New. The Bible and the teachings of the
Church, which we call Sacred Tradition, are two important sources of our knowledge about God.
(CCC 120, 105, 81)
I Thessalonians 2:13
2 Timothy 3:16 3. “You received not a human word but…the word of God.”
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching.” There is only on...
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