FAITH FORMATION  .  GRADES K THROUGH 6

We will be meeting in-person for the 2021-2022 school year!  Registration is open starting August 1.  Classes begin on September 19.

In order to register, you must be an active, participating member of our parish.

 

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Prep:

Children who have had NO prior Faith Formation should enroll in Sacramental Prep Year 1 (Grade 1).

Interested catechists and high school volunteers should contact Wendy Barber at wbarber@stpiusxnc.com.

A basic look at the scope and sequence of our Faith Formation Curriculum at St. Pius X Catholic Church:

Kindergarten: The Blessed Trinity and the Holy Family

Students are introduced to the loving goodness of the Blessed Trinity, they meet the members of the Holy Family, and they learn who the saints are and what they teach us.

  • They begin to explore why virtue is good and sin is bad, and the importance of developing good habits.

  • Students learn that they can speak to God in prayer.

Grade 1: God is Love (Sacramental Prep Year 1)

Students begin to develop an awareness of God as our Father in Heaven, the creator of Heaven and earth, who is all good, who created them in His image and likeness, and who loves them unconditionally.

  • Introduction to the basic parts of the Mass.

  • The reality of sin is further explored in connection with the Sacrament of Confession.

  • Continuing to learn from the lives of saints, they also explore the basics of prayer as a conversation with God.

Grade 2: Our Life in Jesus (Sacramental Prep Year 2)

This year focuses on how much children are loved by Jesus Christ, and how his death and Resurrection have opened the way to heaven.

  • Students continue to learn about the parts of the Mass, the lives and lessons of the saints, and more ways to pray.

  • Special focus is placed on the Sacraments of Confession and Eucharist this year.

Grade 3: The Kingdom of God and the Church

Students learn what the Catholic Church is, who the Holy Spirit is and how He guides Her, and what it means that Jesus continues His mission through Her.

  • Along with the basics of the Trinity and all seven Sacraments, they build on what they have learned about prayer, and explore what it means to live as children of God.

  • They also focus on Jesus' Parables of the Kingdom, and Mary, the Mother of the Church.

Grade 4: Jesus Teaches Us How to Live

Most of this year focuses on the moral life, our loving response to God's great gift to us, and students explore more deeply what it means to be created in the image and likeness of God.

  • Students explore conscience formation, the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, the Golden Rule, and the Great Commandment.

  • The reality of sin and the necessity of virtue are emphasized.

Grade 5: The Sacraments

This year provides an in-depth exploration of God's grace in the Sacraments, with a focus on what a Sacrament is and why Jesus instituted them.

  • Students explore what it means that God is the source of all life, learn more about Holy Mass and Holy Days of Obligation, and read and discuss longer biographies of the saints, especially young saints.

Grade 6: Sacred Scripture

Students spend this year immersed in God's Word in the Sacred Scriptures, and explore how the Bible communicates God's plan of salvation to us.

  • Includes basics of reading the Bible, praying with Scripture, how the Bible is different from other books, and more!