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
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
Fifth Grade Corporal Works of Mercy
Spiritual Works of Mercy
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.
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
Anointing of the Sick
THE MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY
The Joyful Mysteries (Monday and Saturday)
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 Glorious Mysteries (Sunday & Wednesday)
The Decent of the Holy Spirit
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 Institution of the Eucharist
THE LITURGICAL SEASONS OF THE CHURCH
THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS
- Jesus is condemned to death
- Jesus carries His cross
- Jesus falls the first time
- Jesus meets His mother
- Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry His cross
- Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
- Jesus falls a second time
- Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
- Jesus falls the third time
- Jesus is stripped of His garments
- Jesus is nailed to the cross
- Jesus dies on the Cross
- Jesus is taken down from the cross
- Jesus is buried in the tomb
- Jesus rises from the dead on the third day.
THE TEN COMANDMENTS
- I am the Lord your God: you shall not have false gods before Me.
- You shall not take the ae of the Lord your God in vain.
- Remember to keep holy the Lord’s day.
- Honor your father and mother
- You shall not kill
- You shall not commit adultery.
- You shall not steal
- You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
- You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
- 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
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
THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
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
THE PARTS OF THE MASS
Liturgy of the Word
First and Second Readings
The Gospel Reading
The General Intercessions or Prayers of the Faithful
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Preparation of the Gifts
The Lord’s Prayer
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.