K-1st Grade Curriculum Requirements
Can make the sign of the cross:
- Know that the three fingers together (thumb, first, and middle) represent the Holy Trinity — Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- The other two mean Christ is both God and Man.
Know the Lord’s prayer:
“Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.”
Know their Baptismal name and their nameday.
Know that Christmas/Nativity is on December 25th and that is the day Christ was born.
Know that Easter is the day when Christ rose from the dead and that date changes every year.
Know that March 25th is the day when the Archangel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary that she would have a Son and that her Son would be Jesus.
Know that August 15th is the day when we remember that the Virgin Mary fell asleep and went to heaven.
Trinity — Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God the Father sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to the earth to be born as a man because God loves us very much. When Jesus went to back to heaven, God sent the Holy Spirit to help us on the earth. The Holy Spirit acts in us when we receive the sacraments, when we pray and when we do things that God likes.
St. Nicholas is our patron Saint. His feast day is December 6th. He is the saint for children.