The Catholic Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana Catechetical Curriculum Guidelines



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Correlation of

Finding God © 2005 to

the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana

Catechetical Curriculum Guidelines

© 2005 Parish Edition

to the

Catholic Diocese of Lafayette, IN



Catechetical Curriculum Guidelines

Grades 1-8





Table of Contents

Grade 1 Parish Edition pp. 3–21

Grade 2 Parish Edition pp. 22–41

Grade 3 Parish Edition pp. 42–65

Grade 4 Parish Edition pp. 66–90

Grade 5 Parish Edition pp. 91–121

Grade 6 Parish Edition pp. 122–158

Grade 7 Parish Edition pp. 159–226

Grade 8 Parish Edition pp. 227–310

Finding God, Grade 1

Correlation to Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana Catechetical Curriculum Guidelines
Legend:

Page numbers reference SE/TE

Record references Guided Scripture Stories and Guided Reflections

BLMs reference Blackline Master numbers



FindingGod.com references activities found via the Finding God online activity finder




Foundational Truths of Faith




Catechism




FG Reference

27–30

44–45

God created each person to know and love Him. God imprinted His own image on each person. True happiness in this life will occur to the extent that each person lives in communion with God.

4, 6, 9, 17, 19a, 23, 35a, 58, 147–154

BLMs: 2, 6, 9, 11, 13

Record: God’s Special Child


50–53

68–69


Out of His goodness and wisdom God reveals Himself through the person of Jesus Christ. The life of Jesus teaches each person what it means to be fully human.

19c, 19, 41a

65–66

73


Jesus Christ reveals the way to true freedom and happiness. Following the teachings of Jesus prepares each person for eternal life with God in heaven. Pope John Paul II said, “Jesus reveals to us what it means to be fully human.”

19c, 53, 57

150–152

176–178


God gives us grace, His very own life. We respond to God’s grace and love by faith, accepting what God has revealed and saying “Yes,” entrusting ourselves to Him. Life with God is lived in union with the Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

27b, 27d, 30–33, 40

Record: A Lost Sheep, Saying Yes to God

FindingGod.com: Trinity Mobile, Trinity Song




Six Tasks of Catechesis

Task 1: Catechesis promotes knowledge of the faith. of Faith


Catechism

Content

FG Reference

279, 316

God the Father is the Creator of all. Everything He created is good. God creates each person out of love.

1c, 1f, 3–5, 9–10, 18, 35a–35b, 161, 187–188, 193, 198

BLMs: 1, 2, 8, 11, 13

FindingGod.com: Creation Song


358–359

1721

God created us to know and love Him in this life and be with Him forever in heaven. Heaven is eternal life.

35b, 36, 53, 57

51, 68–69

God speaks to us in many ways. He tells us about Himself through the beauty of creation.

1–6, 9, 14, 35a, 36, 161, 187, 198

Record: God’s Garden

BLMs: 1, 2

FindingGod.com: Creation Song



51, 68–69

God created the gift of light and saw that it was good.


1c, 187

Record: God’s Garden

BLMs: 1, 2

FindingGod.com: Creation Song



51, 68–69

God created the sky and saw that it was good.


4–5, 187b, 187

Record: God’s Garden

BLMs: 1, 2

FindingGod.com: Creation Song



51, 68–69

God created the oceans and seas. He created the land and filled it with many plants, fruits, and vegetables. He saw that they were good.


4–5, 187b, 187, 198

Record: God’s Garden

BLMs: 1, 2

FindingGod.com: Creation Song



51, 68–69

God created the sun and the moon and saw that they were good.


187b, 187

Record: God’s Garden

BLMs: 1, 2

FindingGod.com: Creation Song



51, 68–69

God created the fish and birds and saw that they were good.


187b, 187–188, 198

Record: God’s Garden

BLMs: 1, 2

FindingGod.com: Creation Song



2416

God created the land and all the creatures that crawl on the ground and saw that they were good.

161, 187b, 187–188, 198

Record: God’s Garden

BLMs: 1, 2

FindingGod.com: Creation Song



343

God created men and women, the highpoint of creation, and saw that they were good.


1c, 187b, 187, 198

Record: God’s Garden

BLMs: 1, 2

FindingGod.com: Creation Song



345

When God finished creating the world He rested.




357, 1703


God our Father is the giver of love. God wants to have a special relationship with each person.


11d–13, 17–18, 25, 36, 150–151, 153, 161

Record: God’s Special Child

BLMs: 6, 9

FindingGod.com: Echo, Song: God is Our Father



705–706

He is a faithful God who is true to His promises. Christ is the ultimate fulfillment of God’s promise.

47, 49

458, 495


God sent us His greatest gift, His son Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Son of God; He became man like us and loves us. The name of Jesus means “God saves.” Jesus is our Savior

19d, 22, 39, 41a, 43–44, 46–47, 49, 171b

Record: Jesus is Born

BLMs: 9, 13


480–482


Jesus is both human and divine. He is truly God and truly man. He has God’s grace in a special way.

30, 41d, 47, 171b

564


Jesus became man to show us how to live on this earth. To live like Jesus is to find total happiness.

30, 47, 171b

488, 494


God chose Mary to be the Mother of Jesus. Mary showed her love for God by saying “yes” to Him when He asked her to be the Mother of Jesus. Joseph, a carpenter, was Jesus’ foster father. They loved God and each other so they are called the Holy Family.

26,41a–41d, 41f–42, 47–50, 75– 76, 107a, 108, 110–114, 203–204, 278–279

Record: Saying Yes to God

BLMs: 14–16, 26, 37–38


501


Mary is our Heavenly Mother. She wants to help each person grow to know her son, Jesus. Jesus loves His Mother, Mary, very much and wants us to honor her.

107b–107c

Record: Saying Yes to God

BLM: 37


501


When Jesus was 12, He went with Mary and Joseph to the Temple in Jerusalem. He was Jewish and this was His first time to celebrate the Passover.

42

FindingGod.com: Dramatic Play of Jesus with the Teachers



501


When Jesus was 30, He began His public life by being baptized by John the Baptist in the River Jordan.




501


Jesus began His ministry by going to the Sea of Galilee and calling His first apostles, Peter and Andrew.

81a, 81–82, 84, 115, 132

FindingGod.com: Fishing For Friendship



501

Jesus taught and healed sick people.




501


Jesus was teaching a crowd of people by the Sea of Galilee for almost a day and the people were hungry. Jesus performed a miracle and changed five loaves and two fishes into many loaves and fishes to feed a large crowd of people.




501


Jesus showed how much He loved children. One day when He was teaching many children, He said, “Let the children come to me.” He hugged them so they would know how He loved them.

121a, 121c–121e, 124–125

Record: Jesus and the Children

BLMs: 40, 42


501

Jesus tells the story of The Good Shepherd.

171b, 172–173

501


Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead so each person can go to heaven.

67c

BLMs: 24–26



685, 733


God gives us the Holy Spirit, who is love. The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Blessed Trinity.


27b, 28, 30, 33, 36, 39, 91

BLMs: 11, 12–13

FindingGod.com: Flames of Spirit, Trinity Mobile, Trinity Song


261


The Trinity is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.


27b, 27d, 30–31, 33, 36, 91

BLMs: 11, 12, 13

FindingGod.com: Trinity Mobile, Trinity Song


328, 336


Angels are spirits created by God to share His love. Each person has a guardian angel sent by God to help and protect them in this life. We cannot see angels but they are present to us.


42, 45, 87, 108, 207, 241, 274

Record: Jesus is Born, Saying Yes to God

BLM: 29

FindingGod.com: Message From the Angels Magnet



828, 945, 2030


Many people who lived holy lives are called Saints. Saints are God’s special people and part of the family of the Church in heaven. They are Jesus’ friends and our friends.


1a, 1–2, 41a, 41–42, 81a, 81–82, 87, 121a, 121–122, 161a, 161–162, 227, 229–230

FindingGod.com: Favorite Saint and Me Portrait



104


The Bible is a special book that teaches God’s people about His creation. The Bible tells about God’s Chosen People, the Israelites, and about the life of Jesus. The Bible shows how to do God’s will.

21, 24–25, 28, 234–235, 274

BLMs: 9, 11

FindingGod.com: Bible Cheer, Bible Song


131–133


The Bible tells the story of God’s people. Each person is a part of that story. These are some of the stories of God loving and saving his people:
Creation stories
Noah and the Ark
Abraham and Sarah
Exodus
Calling of Samuel
David and Goliath
Jonah and the Whale
Daniel and the Lions’ Den
The Christmas Story
The Holy Family
The Wedding at Cana
Jesus blessing the little children
The Prodigal Son
The Good Shepherd
The Last Supper
The Resurrection

47–48, 70, 140–141, 149, 172–174, 180, 188, 219–222, 234–235, 278, 279, 282

Record: A Lost Sheep

BLMs: 2, 24–25, 56–58



Task 2: Catechesis promotes knowledge of the meaning of the Liturgy and the sacraments.

of Faith


Catechism

Liturgical

FG Reference

1212

The Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist are the Sacraments of Initiation.




1213



BAPTISM: Through Baptism each person becomes united with Jesus Christ, sharing in God’s life and receiving His grace.

67b, 131a–131b, 133, 155a, 156, 244

BLMs: 43–45

FindingGod.com: Baptism Farmer in the Dell


1213


Through Baptism each person becomes a child of God. We become members of the Church; we are Catholic Christians.



101–102, 105, 131a–131b, 133, 156, 244

BLMs: 43–45

FindingGod.com: Baptism Farmer in the Dell, Welcome Cards


1253–1255


At our baptism, our parents and godparents made promises for us and agreed to help us learn about God and keep those promises.

134–135

BLMs: 45, 52

FindingGod.com: Baptism Dramatization


1278


At our Baptism each person had water poured on their head. At the same time, the priest prayed to the Holy Trinity saying, “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” The water is a sign of new life in Christ.

131b, 133, 244

BLM: 45


FindingGod.com: Baptism Dramatization

1280


At our Baptism each person receives a special sign on our soul. Baptism begins our journey to live with Christ and be like Him. The Sacrament of Baptism is received only once in a person’s life.

67b, 131b, 133, 155a

1373–1375, 1413

EUCHARIST: In the Sacrament of the Eucharist Jesus comes to each person in a very special way.

141–142, 245, 277

Record: Breaking Bread Together

FindingGod.com: Breaking Bread Together


1194

Mass is another word for the celebration of the Eucharist. Each Sunday, Catholics worship God by going to Mass at their parish church.

106, 139b, 142, 145, 164, 220

Record: Compare and Contrast

BLMs: 48, 52

FindingGod.com: Compare and Contrast



1352

During the Mass the priest puts his hands over the bread and wine. He asks God the Father to send the Holy Spirit to make the bread and wine holy. This is called the epiclesis.

141–142

BLM: 363


1354


The next part of the Mass is called the Consecration. The priest consecrates the bread and wine and it becomes the Body and Blood of Jesus. The priest says, “this is my body, this is my blood.”

145, 276

FindingGod.com: Order of the Mass



1323, 1337–1340

Before He died Jesus ate a last meal with His apostles. This Last Supper was the first Eucharist.

121a, 139a–139b, 140–141, 145

BLM: 47


1323, 1337–1340

Until we are able to receive Jesus in the Eucharist we can go up to receive a blessing from the priest. Young children can pray in their hearts that Jesus comes to them.

142

1323, 1337–1340


The Church has a liturgical year. Easter is the most special feast in the liturgical year. Other liturgical seasons are: Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent and Easter.



201–222, 312

BLMs: 26, 66, 68, 70

FindingGod.com: A Choral Reading From Luke, A Gift for Jesus, Easter Celebration, How I Grow With God, Preparing for the Birth of Jesus Activity, Retelling the Story of Mary & Joseph, Welcoming Jesus Wrapping Paper


1323, 1337–1340


Advent is the four-week preparation time for Christmas. During this time we await the coming of Christ.


202–206, 273

BLM: 66


FindingGod.com: Preparing for the Birth of Jesus Activity, Retelling the Story of Mary & Joseph, Welcoming Jesus Wrapping Paper

1323, 1337–1340


Lent is the six-week preparation time for the celebration of Easter. Lent is a time of penance and sacrifice. It begins with Ash Wednesday.


211–213, 279

BLM: 68


FindingGod.com: How I Grow With God

1323, 1337–1340

It is a Lenten practice to give up something or do something for others. These acts of sacrifice are blessed by God.

FindingGod.com: How I Grow With God

1323, 1337–1340

The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday.

FindingGod.com: Walk Through Holy Week

1323, 1337–1340

Easter celebrates the Resurrection (the rising from the dead) of Jesus. The Paschal Candle is a symbol of Easter.


219–222, 276

BLM: 387


FindingGod.com: Easter Celebration
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