Grade 7

Expectations (Summary)

  • The Church is Apostolic: Jesus’ ministry handed on to the apostles and their successors
  • The Role of the Magisterium: interpretation of God’s Word (Sacred Scripture) and Tradition; providing faith and moral teachings
  • The Christian Community is inspired to hope by stories of faith in Sacred Scripture and Church Tradition
  • The Church: building the reign of God on earth
  • The Church: the precepts and being faithful to be obedient to God
  • God calls us to relationship: our desire is for God
  • Prayer is central to the spiritual life Christians
  • Decalogue and Beatitudes = moral code
  • Imitating Christ: becoming Beatitude people
  • Celebrating the faith lives of Mary and the saints to live lives of holiness and justice
  • Marian devotions
  • Developing our conscience: Moral guide for Christian living
  • Virtuous Living: Free and responsible Christian moral life
  • The Theological and Cardinal Virtues
  • Jesus: Incarnation of God’s Word; true God and true human
  • The four gospels the life and teaching of Christ Jesus.
  • Jesus taught his disciples how to pray 

Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ, Grade 7

Grade 8

Expectations (Summary)

  • God is revealed through Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, which is authoritatively interpreted by the Magisterium
  • The Church is One: Holy, Catholic and Apostolic
  • The Holy Spirit, Jesus and the Father are one.
  • The mission of the Church involves all Christ’s Faithful
  • The Church is the People of God, the Body of Christ and the Temple of the Holy Spirit
  • Called to service: life and mission of the Church community (evangelization and witness) guided by the Holy Spirit
  • God-given gifts/talents: building God’s reign on earth
  • Through our conscience we can judge the morality of our actions
  • Conscience formation: Scripture and the Magisterium
  • Christian Life: The Decalogue, the Sermon on the Mount, particularly the Beatitudes, and the Tradition
  • The Communion of Saints includes all those who inspired by the Holy Spirit and have lived lives of virtue and holiness
  • The Holy Spirit inspires the saints
  • Sin forgiveness, God’s grace and living in the Holy Spirit and a life of prayer requires the development of habits
  • The Church, through the example of the saints, provides models of a life of prayer
  • In the New Testament, Jesus the Messiah fulfills the Covenant
  • Jesus’ mission
  • Jesus modelled and taught his disciples how to pray
  • The Our Father is a prayer of faith, hope and charity 

Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ, Grade 8

Grade 9

The Grade 9 program assists young people in understanding both the joy and the demands of following in the way of Christ and living out the faith that our community professes in the Creed. Using the Beatitudes as a touchstone, young people are invited to examine the attitudes and actions that characterize the Christian life. They are encouraged to understand and nurture within themselves the virtues, which will enable them to deepen their relationship with God in and through Christ in the context of a spirit-filled community.