Here is our Religious Education Planner for 2019. It shows you term by term what we will be learning throughout the school year. Currently we are working on the Sacrament Strand and then the Church Strand.
The Sacraments of the Church are defining moments in the life of a Christian.
In Baptism, we are called to holiness – our primary
vocation (what God wants us to be). By responding
positively to God’s plan in our lives, we will find our
We experience forgiveness and, thus, “rightness” in
our relationship with God. We are called to seek
forgiveness and make amends where possible, but
also to forgive others as part of our call to holiness.
Through the Eucharist, we are thankfully in
communion (unity) with Christ and His Church. We
need food to grow physically and maintain our
health. Food is an appropriate vehicle for the grace
we receive through the Body and Blood of
Christ—nourishment we need to grow in faith.
We confirm that we want to live as followers and
imitators of Christ, personally saying “yes” to the
Catholic faith. We receive an outpouring of the
Holy Spirit--grace which empowers us to serve God
by meeting very real needs in our world.
Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament is for people who are seriously ill or
injured. It is a sacrament of spiritual healing and,
sometimes, physical healing. Oil can heal, such as
baby oil softening damaged skin, and is an
appropriate symbol. There is no “magic” involved;
there is God’s loving Spirit to help us cope, no
matter what the outcome (even physical death).
Men may be ordained as deacons, priests, and
bishops through the sacrament of Holy Orders. The
vocation to ordained life is one of service. A person
who is ordained keeps his individuality
while, at the same time, becoming a representative
of Christ and His Church here on Earth.
Marriage is a vocation – the holy way of life for
which some people are meant. The bride and
groom’s relationship reminds us of the
covenant relationship of love between God and His