Faith and Life

Grades 1-8

Curriculum by Year

  1. Introduction to God, the life of Jesus, and prayer, with a special emphasis on growing to know, love, and trust God.
  2. Immediate preparation for the Sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion. Emphasizes God’s mercy and love by covering creation, commandments, and redemption.
  3. God’s plan of salvation, from creation to the Incarnation and Redemption to Pentecost and the Church.  Expands on importance of Confession, Communion and the Mass.
  4. Cont. God’s plan to save us from sin (salvation history), our participation in God’s plan through His Word, Law, and Church. Help students understand their purpose in life, and how God helps lead us all to Heaven, our true, eternal home.
  5. Thoroughly studies the articles of the Creed as the basic belief of our Catholic faith, with a special emphasis on the prophets and prayers of the Church.
  6. Growing in holiness by following the law of God, focusing on the Ten Commandments. Teaches about God’s law and His gifts of grace to help us fulfill His law. Emphasizes the presence of Jesus in the Holy Mass. 
  7. Emphasizes the transmission of sanctifying grace through all the sacraments. Studies God’s revelation of Himself through the prophets, the Incarnation, and the Church. Students learn that sacraments are indispensable to a full Christian life, and how grace works in our soul and how to grow in virtue. 
  8. Explains the history and structure of the Church—it's founding by Christ, its birth in the Holy Spirit, the marks of the Church, and the saints. Explains the Magisterium, the role of the clergy, the religious, laity and our own vocations. 

The textbook will be assigned to your child on the first day of class but it must be returned at the end of the year to be used for next year.  This will help us keep the cost of the program down.  The activity workbook is for your child to keep.  Please make sure that your child does all the assigned work before each class and brings his/her books to class each week.  All homework will be checked in class for completeness by the catechist’s assistant.






Only families that are registered members of the parish of St. Vincent de Paul may enroll their children in our program. All students must be registered each year. The registration will take place throughout the summer.  Classes will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis, with no exception.  Payment is due with registration. 

A registration fee is charged to help cover some of the expenses of the Faith Formation Program. The fees are as follows:  

  • $70 for First Child
  • $85 for Two Children
  • $100 for Three or more.

Registration will take place during the summer.  Check the church bulletin for Registration Sunday in June.  After Registration Sunday you need to make an appointment to register during the summer. 
Call the Faith Formation Office and ask for Riley Provost at 704-644.4651