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STUDENTS MATCH WITS - CONCEPTS AND PRECEPTS
The human person is a creature composed of body and soul and made in the image and likeness of God.
Jesus teaches us that if we follow His example we will be happy forever in heaven. Heaven is unending happiness with God and all who love God. If we show love for God, ourselves, and others, we will be happy together in heaven when our life on earth is over.
Saints are people who have died, but while they were alive, they were great followers of Jesus. We honor the saints and pray that they will watch over us from heaven.
Mary is the mother of Jesus. From the first moment of her life, Mary was filled with grace. We call Mary our mother, too. Mary loves and cares for us in heaven. Mary is our greatest saint.
Even today, we are part of the communion of saints. The communion of saints is the community of all those living and dead, who believe in Jesus Christ. They are the Family of God. People who believe in Jesus Christ gather together as a group or community called a Church or Parish. The building they go to is also called a church.
Baptism is a sacrament of welcome into the Church. We are baptized with water. Through Baptism
Worship is giving honor and praise to God. We worship God when we pray.
( From Grade 2 )
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
THERE ARE 4 PARTS TO THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE
THE SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST OR THE MASS
THE TWO MAIN PARTS OF THE MASS
THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
As we prepare to receive the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, we say prayers of thanksgiving for the sacrifice that Jesus made for us when he died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins.
When we receive Communion we remember how Jesus rose from the dead and we celebrate together as a community our peace of heart and new life as His followers.
Then we are asked to go and to love and serve other people just like Jesus did. This is the New Covenant in which we join together to follow as believers in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
GRADE 4 CONCEPTS AND PRECEPTS
Jesus taught that it is important to obey the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments guide us in living as people of God.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Jesus summed up the Ten Commandments in the Great Commandment, which teaches us that God’s laws are based on love of God and love of neighbor.
THE GREAT COMMANDMENT
“You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27).
Jesus’ love is the perfect example of how to live. Our love for each other is a sign of Jesus’ love.
THE NEW COMMANDMENT
“This is my commandment: love one another as I love you”(John 15:12).
The beatitudes are Jesus’ teachings on how to find everlasting happiness. They teach us to love God and others, and promise us a place in the kingdom of heaven. Christians believe that they will be happy forever if they live the Beatitudes.
Happy are the poor in spirit. The reign of God is theirs.
Happy are the sorrowing. They will be comforted.
Happy are the gentle. They will receive all that God has promised.
Happy are those who hunger and thirst for justice. They will be satisfied.
Happy are those who show mercy to others. They will receive mercy.
Happy are the single-hearted. They will see God.
Happy are the peacemakers. They will be called the children of God.
Happy are those who are treated unfairly for doing what is right. The reign of God is theirs.
PRAYERS TO KNOW – Sign of The Cross
The Lords’ Prayer
Act of Contrition
Glory Be To God
ORDAINED LEADERS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
AS OF JANUARY 2014
Pastor of St. Margaret Mary Church Reverend Michael J. Dolan
South Windsor, Connecticut, USA Fr. Dolan
Deacon of St. Margaret Mary Church Deacon Michael Haines
South Windsor, Connecticut, USA Deacon Haines
Archbishop of Hartford The Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair
Hartford, Connecticut, USA Your Excellency Archbishop Blair
Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford The Most Reverend Christie A. Macaluso
Hartford, Connecticut, USA Your Excellency Bishop Macaluso
Pope His Holiness Pope Francis
Rome, Italy Holy Father Pope Francis