Church & Sacraments Scope & Sequence


1. The Church in God’s plan; New People of God; Communion of Saints; Vocation of lay people in the Church; Ordained ministry; Consecrated life
2. Mystery of faith; Images of the Church; Four marks of the Church; Magisterium; Infallibility
3. Missionary journeys of Paul; Shipwreck at sea; Paul’s faith; Missionary Church
4. Praying community; Rhythm of prayer; Vocal prayer; Meditation; Contemplation; Sources of prayer
5. Christian prayer; Obstacles to prayer; Models of prayer; Prayer of Jesus; Prayer of the Church; Liturgy of the Church; Popular devotions and sacred images
6. Four ways Christ is always present in the celebration of the liturgy; Work of the Holy Spirit in the liturgy; Sacraments: common elements and rites; Liturgical year



7. Sanhedrin; Scripture story of Jesus and Nicodemus; Jesus’ promise of eternal life
8. Sacraments of Christian Initiation: new beginning and new birth, rite of Baptism, rite of Confirm-ation
9. Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist; Eucharist as sacrament, memorial, and sacrifice; Celebration of the Eucharist; Graces of the sacrament of the Eucharist
10. Bread in the Old Testament; Bread in the Gospel; Scripture story of the multiplication of the loaves and fish; Connection between Jesus feeding the crowd and the Eucharist
11. Sacraments of Healing; Celebrating the sacraments; Effects of the sacraments; Four essential elements necessary for the celebration of the sacrament of Reconciliation
12. Sacraments at the Service of Communion; Sharers in the Priesthood of Christ; Matrimony: marriage promises, signs of God’s Covenant; Holy Orders: ministerial priesthood, rite of ordination

Catechism of the Catholic Church
Unit 1
85–90, 751–757, 758–766, 781–786, 787–795, 813–865, 874–896, 897–913, 1113–1144, 1153–1155, 1163–1173, 1174–1178, 1555–1571, 2623–2625, 2652–2658, 2659–2660, 2700–2719, 2765–2772

Unit 2
547–553, 1210–1212, 1225, 1229–1245, 1238, 1257, 1262–1270, 1286–1311, 1324–1327, 1330–1334, 1337–1340, 1356–1372, 1373–1381, 1390, 1420–1470, 1499–1525, 1533–1535, 1536–1584, 1585–1589, 2602

Sacred Scripture
Unit 1
Psalms 92:2; 119:105; 143:1, 8 Matthew 26:30, 39; 28:19 Luke 1:38 John 14:6; 17:21 Acts 27:22–25, 33–37, 41–44 Romans 1:1, 3; 8:14–15, 26; 16:26; 1 Corinthians 12:4–7, 27; 14:5 Ephesians 1:2; 4:5–6 Colossians 1:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:17–18

Unit 2
Psalms 147:14 Mark 6:9–11, 34–44 Luke 5:13; 22:19–20 John 3:1–7, 11–13, 16–18, 21; 6:35, 48–51; 13:15; 15:17 Acts 2:38 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19 2 Corinthians 5:17 Ephesians 4:25 Colossians 1:18 1 Peter 1:23; 2:9

Faith Vocabulary
Unit 1
Apostolic succession; Body of Christ; Church; Communion of Saints; Consecrated life; Contemplation; Devotions; Ecumenism; Grace; Infallibility; Laypeople; Liturgical year; Liturgy; Magisterium; Marks of the Church; Meditation; Missionary; Ordained ministry; Paschal Mystery; Prayer; Rites; Sacraments; Temple of the Holy Spirit; Vocal prayer

Unit 2
Anointing of the Sick; Baptism; Confirmation; Conversion; Eternal life; Eucharist; Exodus; Holy Orders; Manna; Matrimony; Memorial; Pharisees; Reconciliation; Sacraments at the Service of Communion; Sacraments of Healing; Sacraments of Initiation; Sacrifice; Sanhedrin; Torah

Faith-Filled People & Catholic Identity
Unit 1
Forty Hours devotion; Liturgy of the Hours; Mission of God; “New Jerusalem” and the Book of Revelation; Saint Bernard of Clairvaux; Saint Paul; Saint Thérèse of Lisieux; Stations of the Cross

Unit 2
Annulment; Breaking bread; Catholic Church; Christ’s presence in the Blessed Sacrament; Christian hospitals; Confirmation in the Eastern rite; Conversa-tion between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well; Names to describe the Eucharist; Outward signs of Baptism; Saint Charles Borremeo

Our Church Makes a Difference
Unit 1
Naming of a Pope; Parish councils; Church youth on mission; Christian music; Forms of spirituality; Professed religious

Unit 2
Re-membering Church Ministry; National Catholic Youth Conference; Bread for the World; The H.U.G.S. Truck; Ministering with the sick; Christian family; Domestic Church

Faith-Life Skills
Unit 1
Vocations in life; Belonging to groups; Living with zeal and optimism; Meditation; Journal writing; Recogniz-ing God’s presence

Unit 2
Seeing with the eyes of faith; Hospitality; Gratitude; Sharing our blessings; Forgiveness and healing; Love begins at home

Unit 1
Prayer for vocations; Psalm 84; An act of hope; Mary’s prayer of praise; Prayer for guidance; Te Deum

Unit 2
Prayer of confidence and hope; Renewal of Baptism promises; Prayer of Saint Patrick; Eucharistic Prayer III; Jesus Prayer; Beatitudes