Elementary (Grades 1-5)
Grades 1, 3, 4 & 5 Faith Development Class Curriculum
Each session begins with praise/worship/prayer. The Lord loves to hear His children sing! Before being dismissed to their small groups the students are given a short message that helps to connect the theme for the night to their lives.
The teaching of our beautiful Catholic faith follows a station model. Students rotate between a faith and activity station.
During the faith station, students are exposed to God’s love through several questions. How do we know God? Who is God? Who is Jesus Christ? What is the Church? How do we celebrate God’s forgiveness and healing? How do we know God loves us? How does God teach us to love? Why do we pray? Just to name a few! Topics are taught in an age-appropriate setting promoting students to actively engage in their faith through prayer, scripture, and Catholic tradition. Our students learn about God’s great love for them and how we are all called to share it with others! Students are encouraged to participate in the small group discussions. No matter the theme for the evening a connection is made that will help our young people apply their Catholic faith to their daily lives.
The activity station follows the theme of the night from the faith station. During their time in the activity station the students are actively engaged through movement and activities that reinforce the topic/theme from their faith station. During this station the students typically are engaged in various games, crafts, projects, skits, service projects, and numerous other activities that help to uniquely reinforce the theme for the night
Grade 2 Faith Development Class Curriculum
These students will be preparing to receive First Reconciliation and First Communion. One of the resources we use to prepare for these two sacraments is the Blessed Series by Dynamic Catholic. This curriculum uses world-class animation along with workbooks that are kid-friendly. Our program meets our children where they are at and leads them, step-by-step, to where God is calling them to be. The students learn about Christ’s love and mercy constantly offered to us in the sacrament of reconciliation while learning about His presence in the Eucharist.
Our second graders will be paired with a Prayer Partner from our community who will pray for them on their journey. Before receiving first Communion the students participate in a half-day retreat that promotes fun and laughter while more importantly reinforcing the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and our daily lives.
Faith Development class children in Grades 1-4 will perform a short Christmas play for their families during normal class time.
Grades 1-3 celebrate in a 10 a.m. Sunday Mass as readers and as the choir.
Vacation Bible School
This popular one-week event occurring the last week in July for any Kindergarten through fourth grade students reengages our young people in learning about their Catholic faith through prayer, crafts, music, dance and various games and activities. Each year has a fun theme that is related to scripture.
Little Flowers Girls Club ®
Little Flowers is a Catholic girls group centered on learning virtues by studying individual saints. Virtues are learned through presentations, crafts and activities. Each year a “wreath” is worked on for the blue Blessed Mother sashes the girls wear at the meetings. The wreath is made up of 9 flower petals for the 9 virtues studied that year. Petals are earned by participating in the monthly meetings, service projects, and completing follow-up activities at home.
National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer is observed on the first Thursday in May across the United States every year. This day asks people to turn to God in prayer and meditation. During our Wednesday Faith Development classes that week, we proudly walk as a group to the Little Chute Windmill Plaza, displaying signs with messages of faith, hope and prayer. Once at the Windmill, a short prayer service is held.
Learn more about our Faith Development and Youth Ministry programs.