In line with the school’s philosophy and goals, the religion program at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School is an integral part of student life. The religion program seeks to develop a vibrant faith response through an awareness of Catholic teachings, knowledge of Scripture, participation in prayer and liturgical worship experiences, instruction in and reception of the sacraments, and service to others.
In all grade levels, students learn traditional, grade-level appropriate prayers, participate in weekly prayer services or liturgies, and practice Catholic Social Teaching through school sponsored service.
Students enrolled in the school who may be of another faith participate in the school’s religious education program according to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Pre-Kindergarten — Discovering God’s World (Sadlier-Oxford)
Religion is geared to teach the students about Mass and the various ways one can participate in Mass. Each lesson contains a scripture based story, an activity, and a prayer. A parent letter of explanation accompanies each lesson. There are also special units for Advent, Christmas, Lent, and the Easter season.
Kindergarten — We Believe Catholic Identity, God Made the World (Sadlier)
The Kindergarten religion curriculum is geared toward helping students understand that all things are created by God and all of His creations are good. Students also learn that Jesus shares in God’s love and that families reflect God’s love today.
First Grade — We Believe Catholic Identity, God Loves Us (Sadlier)
The first-grade religion curriculum focuses on how Jesus teaches the believers of God how to live. Students also learn how the Catholic Church helps us to follow Jesus’ example every day.
Second Grade — We Believe Catholic Identity, Jesus Shares God’s Life (Sadlier)
The second-grade religion curriculum focuses on God’s presence with us all of the time and how God is with us in a special way through the sacraments. There is special emphasis on the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist as the students prepare for their First Communion.
Third Grade — We Believe Catholic Identity, We Are the Church (Sadlier)
The third-grade religion curriculum focuses on the Catholic Church as the Body of Christ. Students learn about our mission of discipleship, the importance of prayer, the universality of the Catholic Church, and the Communion of Saints with Mary being the most perfect example of sainthood.
Fourth Grade — We Believe Catholic Identity, God’s Law Guides Us (Sadlier)
The fourth-grade religion curriculum focuses on our personal call to sainthood. Students study the Ten Commandments and how they direct our love for God and our love for one another.
Fifth Grade — We Believe Catholic Identity, We Meet Jesus in the Sacraments (Sadlier)
The fifth-grade curriculum is a more in-depth course that explains the sacraments as Initiation, Healing, and the Service of Communion. Students also explore how we are called to love and serve as Jesus did through our special charisms and vocations.
Sixth Grade — We Believe Catholic Identity, We Are God’s People (Sadlier)
The sixth-grade religion curriculum focuses on the Old Testament and the beginning of God’s Divine Revelation with the chosen people. Students study God’s covenants with the Jewish people and how Catholic traditions stem from those covenantal stories.
Seventh Grade — We Live Our Faith, As Disciples of Jesus (Sadlier)
The seventh-grade religion curriculum focuses on the role of the faithful as practicing disciples in the modern world. Students study the New Testament and how God comes into the world to save us. Students also explore God’s desire to have a friendship with mankind and how we are called to respond to His love.
Eighth Grade — We Live our Faith, As Members of the Church (Sadlier)
The eighth-grade religion curriculum focuses on morality and how we are called to live in the modern world. Students study events in church history that impacted modern worship and teachings. Students also explore God’s call for disciples to evangelize the world.