Grade 5B

Mr. Mike McGee

Class #12 – January 8, 2018

Topic: Chapter Nine – The Celebration of Confirmation

Main Ideas:

  • Confirmation leads us from Baptism to the Eucharist
  • In the sacrament of Confirmation, we are sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit
  • The Gifts of the Holy Spirit help those who are confirmed
  • Confirmation calls those anointed to live out their Baptism as witnesses of Jesus Christ.

“We Believe” Book Pages: 83-90

Homework: None

Class #11 – December 18, 2017

Prepared for Christmas Break

Class #10 – December 11, 2017

Topic: Chapter 14 – Christmas

Main Ideas:

  • When is the Christmas Season?
  • The Season of Christmas is a time to rejoice in the Incarnation
  • The Incarnation is the truth that the Son of God became a man
  • Mass at Midnight celebrates Jesus’s birth at Bethlehem, the Mass at dawn celebrates Jesus as The Word and the New Light among us.

“We Believe” Book Pages: 121-126

Homework: Merry Christmas

Class# 9, December 4, 2017

Family Advent Night – Advent celebration and activities.

Class #7 – November 20, 2017

Topic: The Liturgical Year

Main Ideas: 

  • The Church Year is based on the life of Christ and the celebration of his life in the liturgy.
  • There are six seasons in the Liturgical Year
  • The colors of altar cloths and vestments note the season: Green = Ordinary Time, Purple = Lent and Advent, White = Christmas, Easter, and Triduum
  • Advent is the first season of the Liturgical Year.

“We Believe” Book Pages: 59-63, 115-118

Assignments: Review sheets for Unit 1 Review

Class #6 – November 13, 2017

Topic: The Celebration of Baptism

Main Ideas: 

  • The Church welcomes all to be Babtized
  • The parish community participates in the celebration of Baptism
  • Water is an important sign of Baptism
  • The Baptized begin their new life as children of God

“We Believe” Book Pages: 51-57

Assignments: None

Class #5 – October 30, 2017

Topic: Ordinary Time

Main Ideas:

  • Ordinary time is named that because the weeks are ordered
  • Ordinary time occurs in two parts
  • During ordinary time, we learn about the life of Christ and we grow as His followers
  • There are special days to celebrate the lives of Jesus, Mary, and the saints; their memorials, feasts, and solemnites.

“We Believe” Book Pages: 65-69

Assignments: Go to

Watch -> Youth -> Watch 3 Saint Stories for speeches

Class #4 – October 23, 2017

Topic: New Life in Christ

Main Ideas:

  • Baptism is the foundation of Christian Life
  • In Baptism, we are freed from sin and become children of God
  • We are a priestly, prophetic and royal people
  • Because of our Baptism, we have hope and eternal life.

“We Believe” Book Pages: 43-50

Assignments: Talk to your parents – Were you named for a saint? Does your family have a patron or favorite saint?

Class #2 – October 2, 2017

Topic: Jesus Shares His Mission with the Church

Main Ideas:

  • We are joined to Jesus Christ and to one another
  • We proclaim the Good News of Christ by what we say and do
  • In the liturgy, we celebrate Christ’s Paschal Mystery
  • When we serve others, we give witness to Christ

“We Believe” Book Pages: 27-34

Assignments: Review handouts – word search and crosswords for chapters 1 and 2

Class #1 – September 25, 2017

Topic: Introductions and Chapter One

Main Ideas:

  • Jesus is The Son of God
  • Jesus shows us God’s Love
  • Jesus invites people to follow Him
  • Jesus’ disciples continue His work.

“We Believe” Book Pages: 19-26


  • Share handouts with parents
  • Bring folders, pencils, and books to class