The Religious Education Program at St. Edward School provides the student with an opportunity to nurture and strengthen his or her life of faith which was begun at Baptism so that he or she may grow in wholeness and holiness while at the same time grow in an awareness of his or her responsibility to live in the light of Gospel Values. To this end, the student will study Catholic doctrine in an environment of faith; come to an appreciation of prayer and of the sacraments and will be motivated to extend his or her love and concern to others and to those in need. Teachers have the opportunity to lead the student to a shared experience of faith.
Evaluation will be based on teacher observation, questioning, tests, projects, homework, group discussion and prayerful participation in worship. The Curriculum for Religion is spiraled. The fundamental truths of the Catholic faith are taught at all levels in a developmentally appropriate way.
Fifth grade – We meet Jesus in the sacraments – The students will study the seven sacraments and learn how Jesus is present to them through each one.
Sixth grade – We are God’s people – The students learn, through the study of the Old Testament, how we have been chosen by God to live holy lives.
Seventh grade – The students will learn about discipleship by studying the New Testament. Confirmation preparation begins.
Eighth grade: The students will learn about living lives of faith and service by studying Christian morality. The Eighth grade will complete their Confirmation preparation.
At the end of eight years of study, the student will:
- Grow in knowledge and experience of his or her faith.
- Grow in awareness and appreciation of self and his or her God-given gifts.
- Learn to recognize and respect these God-given gifts in others.
- Deepen his or her prayer life in the light of instruction and worship experiences.
- Witness his or her faith to others through example and service.
- Be cognizant of the moral and ethical issues facing society.
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