Session 4: The Story of Salvation

Creation, Fall, and Redemption. For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life.  John 3:16 The Story of Salvation is presented in 3 parts: Creation, Fall and Redemption. We are made in the image of God toContinue reading “Session 4: The Story of Salvation”

Book Suggestions

There are several books that we have used over the years with our children. Many are books about saints, specifically saints during the month of December. Our little Catholic Library began as a Christmas season book collection as a way to enrich the Advent Season with our children. From there we built on saints andContinue reading “Book Suggestions”

Session 2: Divine Revelation

God is seeking us and is the compass for our lives. The teachings of Jesus were shared with the world first by the Apostles and St. Paul. They traveled around the world and taught as they went. They set up churches wherever they went and formed small communities of people who chose to believe inContinue reading “Session 2: Divine Revelation”

How to get the most out of your CCD year

In addition to the following the plan for First grade Communion Prep and using the Baltimore Catechism for the basis of our curriculum we have been putting together some supportive material for our class. Based on the age range for our class there is quite a diversity in how to approach the lessons. From recentContinue reading “How to get the most out of your CCD year”

Session 1: Journey of Faith

Mystery of the Holy Trinity: There are three persons in God and this is a mystery we call the Holy Trinity. Traditional graphics like the one above often can be confusing to children when teaching the mystery of the Holy Trinity. It can seem complicated for children to see the connections being made. We suggestContinue reading “Session 1: Journey of Faith”

Our Lady of Sorrows

The month of September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, the feast day is September 15. It is a memorial given to our Blessed Mother that focuses on the seven sorrows of Mary, those 7 life events in her life that caused her great sorrow and suffering. She knows our sorrows and our pains,Continue reading “Our Lady of Sorrows”