St. Matthew Campus: K-Grade 6

K-Grade 6 Religious Education
at St. Matthew

Well here we are - the end of our faith formation year!  It certainly wasn't the ending that we could have ever envisioned!  I am so amazed by all the students and their parents who continued with their faith formation at home!  And I am so impressed with the students who requested a prayer certificate!  There is still plenty of time to request a prayer certificate for your child - feel free to email me. At the bottom of this page you will find the grade-level Prayers & Guidelines of our Catholic Faith and the Prayer Certificate request form.

We will continue to put up resources for your whole family on the Formation page on this website.

The protocols that are in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic make it difficult to plan for the fall, but we are working on Plan B & C just in case we cannot have classes at St. Matthew Church in September.  We will continue to update you as we go forward on any decisions or directives that will be made concerning classes for the 2020-21 religious education year.

If you are called to share your faith with the children here at St. Matthew as a religious education teacher or teacher's aide, we have put up a 2020-21 Teacher and Aide sign-up form on the Formation page.  We would love to have you join us!

"We gather to ask your blessing, God of all goodness.  Watch over us as your children, from the rising of the sun till our day is done.  Lead us like the Good Shepherd who knows each one by name.  Care for us when we are sick and comfort us in our need.  Bring peace and justice to our land and our homes this day and every day.  This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen" (Sadlier Religion)

God Bless, 

Cynde

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Before enrolling your child in Religious Education, you must register at Blessed Sacrament Parish.

First Reconciliation

Children in Grade 2, who have completed a Grade 1 religious education curriculum, are invited to participate in a program that prepares them to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

First Eucharist

Children in Grade 3, who have completed Grades 1 and 2 religious education curriculum and who have received their First Reconciliation, are invited to participate in a program that prepares them to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist.

Curriculum

Our curriculum for Grades K, 1, & 4 is We Believe published by Sadlier. Their website for additional information, interactive games for the students and online resources is: www.webelieveweb.com.

Our curriculum for Grade 2 students preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Good News, including a faith formation handbook - What the Church Believes and Teaches. Grade 2 students also use Together in Jesus: First Reconciliation.  

Curriculum for Grade 3 students preparing for the Sacrament of Eucharist will be updated in the fall.  Stay tuned. 

Our curriculum for Grades 5 & 6 is Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Venture. The program consists of a faith formation handbook – What the Church Believes and Teaches, plus 32 weekly Gospel-based lessons. Their website for additional information and online resources is: www.gospelweeklies.com/blog      

Prayers & Guidelines of Our Catholic Faith

A link to Prayers & Guidelines of Our Catholic Faith and prayer requirements for Grades 1-6 can be found below.  The required prayers, and guidelines are listed for each grade level. 

Prayers & Guidelines of Our Catholic Faith

Prayer Certificate Request Form