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Prayers & Doctrinal Guidelines

 Kindergarten                     The Sign of the Cross

                                           The Prayer Before Meals

                                           Name the 3 Persons in the Trinity

First Grade                         The Two Great Commandments

                                           Prayer to Our Guardian Angel

                                           Our Father

                                           Hail Mary

Second Grade                    The Act of Contrition (Traditional version)

                                           The Glory Be

                                           Know the meaning of and how to receive Reconciliation

                                           Know the meaning of and how to receive Eucharist

Third Grade                        The 7 Sacraments

                                           The 10 Commandments

                                           The Holy Days of Obligation

                                           The Four Marks of the Church

                                           The Liturgical Seasons

Fourth Grade                     The Apostle’s Creed

                                           The Precepts of the Church

                                           The Beatitudes

Fifth Grade                         Corporal Works of Mercy

                                           Spiritual Works of Mercy

                                           The Memorare

                                           The Hail Holy Queen

Sixth Grade                        Know how to say the Rosary

                                           The Mysteries of the Rosary

                                           The Stations of the Cross

Seventh Grade                  The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

                                           The Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Eighth Grade                      All of the Above

                                           Act of Faith

                                           Act of Hope

                                           Act of Love

                                               

TEN SCRIPTURE STORIES THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BY HEART

The Birth of Jesus    Luke 1:1-20

The Baptism of Jesus    John 1:19-34    Matthew 3:13-17

The Good Shepherd    John 10:1-16

The Prodigal Son    Luke 15:11-32

Upon this Rock    Matthew 16:18-19

The Last Supper    Luke 22:14-20

The Crucifixion    John 18 & 19

The Resurrection    John 10

The Road to Emmaus    John 21:1-19    Luke 24:13-35

Pentecost    Acts 2:1-12

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

Thy kingdom come;

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

 

THE HAIL MARY

Hail Mary full of grace,

the Lord is with thee;

blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

Pray for us sinners

now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

 

THE GLORY BE (DOXOLOGY)

Glory be to the Father,

and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning,

is now and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen

 

THE APOSTLES CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth:  and in Jesus

Christ, His only son, Our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit born of the

Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.

He descended into hell:  on the third day He arose again from the dead.  He

ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from

thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.  I believe in the Holy

Spirit the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of

sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

 

THE ACT OF CONTRITION

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins,

because of thy just punishment, but most of all because they offend Thee, my

God, who art all good and deserving of all my love, I firmly resolve, with the

help of thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin.  Amen.

 

THE MEMORARE

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone

who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left

unaided.  Inspired by this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my

mother.  To thee I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.  O Mother of

the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and

answer me.  Amen.

 

HAIL, HOLY QUEEN

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy; hail our life, our sweetness and our hope.

To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.  To thee do we send up our

sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.  Turn then, most gracious

Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us.  And after this exile show unto us

 the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus.  O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary,

V.  Pray for us O Holy Mother of God;

R.  That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

GRACE BEFORE MEALS

Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts which we are about to receive from Thy bounty,

through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

 

THE SEVEN SACRAMENT

Baptism

Confirmation

Eucharist

Penance

Anointing of the Sick

Holy Orders

Matrimony

 

THE MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY

 The Joyful Mysteries (Monday and Saturday)

The Annunciation

The Visitation

The Nativity

The Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple

The Finding in the Temple

 

The Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday & Friday)

The Agony in the Garden

The Scourging at the Pillar

The Crowning with Thorns

The Carrying of the Cross

The Crucifixion

 

The Glorious Mysteries (Sunday & Wednesday)

The Resurrection

The Ascension

The Decent of the Holy Spirit

The Assumption

The Crowning of Mary

 

The Luminous Mysteries (Thursday)

The Baptism in the Jordan

The Wedding at Cana

The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

The Transfiguration

The Institution of the Eucharist

 

THE LITURGICAL SEASONS OF THE CHURCH

Advent

Christmas

Ordinary Time

Lent

Easter

Ordinary Time

 

THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

  1. Jesus is condemned to death
  2. Jesus carries His cross
  3. Jesus falls the first time
  4. Jesus meets His mother
  5. Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry His cross
  6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
  7. Jesus falls a second time
  8. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
  9. Jesus falls the third time
  10. Jesus is stripped of His garments
  11. Jesus is nailed to the cross
  12. Jesus dies on the Cross
  13. Jesus is taken down from the cross
  14. Jesus is buried in the tomb
  15. Jesus rises from the dead on the third day.

 

THE TEN COMANDMENTS

  1. I am the Lord your God:  you shall not have false gods before Me.
  2. You shall not take the ae of the Lord your God in vain.
  3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s day.
  4. Honor your father and mother
  5. You shall not kill
  6. You shall not commit adultery.
  7. You shall not steal
  8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
  10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.

 

HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION

Solemnity of Mary – January 1

Ascension Thursday – 40 days after Easter

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – August 15

Solemnity of All Saints – November 1

Immaculate Conception – December 8

Christmas – December 25

 

THE BEATITUDES

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the land.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.  Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.

 

THE CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY

Feeding the hungry

Giving drink to the thirsty

Sheltering the homeless

Clothing the naked

Visiting the sick

Visiting the imprisoned

Burying the dead

 

THE SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY

Admonishing the sinner

Instructing the ignorant

Counseling the doubtful

Comforting the sorrowful

Bearing wrongs patiently

Forgiving all injuries

Praying for the living and the dead

 

THE FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Charity

Joy

Peace

Patience

Kindness

Goodness

Generosity

Gentleness

Faithfulness

Modesty

Self-control

Chastity

 

THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Wisdom

Understanding

Counsel

Fortitude

Knowledge

Piety

Fear of the Lord

 

PRECEPTS OF THE CHURCH

You shall attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation

You shall confess your sins once a year.

You shall humbly receive the Lord Jesus in Holy Communion at least during the Easter Season.

You shall observe the Holy Days of Obligation

You shall observe the prescribed days of fasting and abstinence.

The faithful have the obligation of supporting the Church.

 

THE CARDINAL VIRTUES

Prudence

Justice

Fortitude

Temperance

 

THE PARTS OF THE MASS

Introductory Rite

Liturgy of the Word

                First and Second Readings

                The Gospel Reading

                The Homily

                The Creed

                The General Intercessions or Prayers of the Faithful

Liturgy of the Eucharist

                Preparation of the Gifts

                Eucharistic Prayer

                The Lord’s Prayer

                Eucharist

Concluding Rites

 

ACT OF FAITH

O my God, I firmly believe that You are one God in three Divine Persons, the Father, the son,

and the Holy Spirit.  I believe in Jesus Christ, Your Son, who became man and died for our

sins, and who will come to judge the living and the dead.  I believe these and all the truths

which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because You have revealed them, who can neither

deceive nor be deceived. Amen.

 

ACT OF HOPE

O my God, trusting in Your infinite goodness and promises, I hope to obtain pardon for my

Sins, the help of thy grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord

and Redeemer.  Amen.

 

ACT OF LOVE

O my God, I love You above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because You are all-good

and worthy of all my love.  I love my neighbor as myself for love of You.  I forgive all who have

injured me, and I ask pardon of all whom I have injured.  Amen.