Grade 3B

Mrs. Heather Homer

Class #12 – January 8, 2018

Topic: The Sacraments

Main Ideas:

  • There are seven sacraments
  • “Sacrament” means “Sign
  • Some sacraments are initiations, some are for healing, and others are for training and service
  • Project: made new envelopes for the second half of the year and drew symbols that represent the sacraments.

“We Believe” Book Pages: 131-138

Homework: None

Class #11 – December 18, 2017

Prepared for Christmas Break

Class# 9, December 4, 2017

Family Advent Night – Advent celebration and activities.

Class# 8, November 27, 2017

Topic: The Liturgical Calendar and the Season of Advent

Main Ideas:

  • Liturgical Calendar compared to the Julian calendar.
  • Advent is a time of preparation.
  • Joseph would have tried very hard to prepare the stable for the birth of Jesus.
  • Ways to prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus: going to church, praying and serving others.
  • Times of celebration in the church (Christmas and Easter) They are such special times that they are seasons of celebration not single days.
  • The growing time – It takes up most of the Liturgical Year
  • We “grow” our faith by reading or listening to scripture about Jesus’ ministry, miracles, teachings and death and resurrection.
  • Identified Pentecost as falling at the end of the Easter season. It is a guide for what Jesus intended us to as his disciples.

Liturgical colors song: 

Purple and green and red and white are the colors of the year.

Purple and green and red and white remind of the light.

Purple is for preparation.

White is for celebration.

Green is for the growing time.

Red is for Pentecost.

Purple and green and red and white are the colors of the year.

Purple and green and red and white remind of the light.

Class #6 – November 13, 2017

Topic: The Church Year

Main Ideas: 

  • The Church year celebrates Jesus
  • The seasons of the Church year help us grow in faith
  • The seasons are Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Three Days, Easter, and the second part of Ordinary Time.
  • Advent starts on December 3rd.
  • St. Gabriel family Advent night on December 3

“We Believe” Book Pages: p 59-64, and 71 s a verbal test

Assignments: p64, “take home”

Class #5 – October 30, 2017

Topic: The Early Church

Main Ideas: The Early Church and All Saints Day

The Early Church

  • Apostles led the early church
  • Jesus’s followers stood up for their faith
  • Vocabulary: Act of the Apostles, Gospels, Martyrs
  • The Church grew as more and more Christians followed Jesus
  • Followers of Jesus listened to the “good news” (Gospel) from the disciples

All Saints Day

  • All Saints Day is November 1st.
  • Millions of Christians lived before us. They are our “Ancestors in Faith”
  • The Church calls some of these ancestors “Saints” and we pray for their guidance.
  • Reviewed books about saints and shared what we learned.

“We Believe” Book Pages:  51-58

Assignments: Color the ICHTUS (fish) and display it on you fridge so family members can see it.

Class #3 – October 16, 2017

Topic: “Christ will come again:” Jesus has power over life and death

Main Ideas: 

  • The story of Lazarus (Jesus loved his friends)
  • “Stay awake” for the coming of Jesus
  • As you wait, be a good person
  • Ways to be good (Smile, say hello, help out at home.)
  • Vocabulary Words – Heaven, Jesus’ Second Coming, The Last Judgement

“We Believe” Book Pages:  35-41

Assignments: None

Class #2 – October 2, 2017

Topic: Jesus tells us how much He loves us, About the Kingdom of God, and the true gift of Faith

Main Ideas:

  • Faith is a gift from God
  • Looked at pictures and discussed what they mean
  • The Bible has two parts: The Old Testament and The New Testament
  • Jesus’ Resurrection (activity page)

“We Believe” Book Pages: 27-32

Assignments: Bookmark Project, on corner of page 33. For next week.

Class #1 – September 25, 2017

Topic: The Blessed Trinity and Incarnation

Main Ideas: 

  • Jesus’ childhood at the temple and in Nazareth
  • Jesus learned from his father, Joseph, who was a carpenter
  • Jesus’ cousin John was a prophet
  • Disciples and Apostles
  • Religious symbols – Alpha and Omega, The Sacred Heart, and The Lamb
  • Unit 1 Test (brought home)

“We Believe” Book Pages: 19-23


  • Page 24 (for fun)
  • Page 25 (homework, as time permits)