St. Pius X - A Welcoming Catholic Community

Grades 1-6

The Church of St. Pius X Faith Formation Focus for Grades 1-6 are as follows:

First Grade - Students will be learning about the Trinity. God made all of creation good and He knows us and loves us. Jesus is God's son. He is our friend and teacher and He died and rose from the dead for us. The Spirit is our helper and was sent at Pentecost. They will learn the Sign of the Cross, the Our Father and the Hail Mary.

Second Grade - Students will focus on the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. The children learn that as a Church we believe in Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that our parish family is called to service and the sacraments. The children will learn the Act of Contrition and Glory Be.

Third Grade - Students focus is the Catholic Church and what it means to us. They learn that Jesus' mission included teaching and calling the Apostles to carry on His mission. The Bible is introduced and the marks of the Church are presented. The children will learn one of the creeds either Apostles or Nicene.

Fourth Grade - Students' focus is the Ten Commandments, Virtues, Beatitudes and the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. The children begin an in-depth study of the Commandments and how they can be lived daily. The children will learn the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes.

Fifth Grade - Students review the ministry of Jesus before beginning an in-depth study of the Sacraments. They will learn how these Sacraments are to be lived in our daily lives. Children will learn the Seven Sacraments as well as a prayer to the Holy Spirit.

Sixth Grade - Students' focus is entirely on the Bible and how it is still pertinent in our lives today. They will be introduced to the Old Testament Books, the literary forms, creation stories, symbols, and the covenants. Also, the Exodus, Ten Commandments, Israel's Golden Age, the prophets, and exile are studied. The classes participate in a Seder Meal. They will learn The Prayer of St. Francis.