Grade 2: Good News Program   

The Good News program is designed to guide children to more involvement in Sunday Mass as they see how the Sunday readings tie to their own lives. Realistic stories and Gospel narrations—plus fun-to-do, hands-on activities—support formative learning.

Child Development Levels:

  • Concrete thinkers and learners
  • Storytellers
  • Sensory driven

Good News for Children helps 2nd and 3rd graders hear and retell the Gospel stories and use their senses to learn about their world.

 

Here is a link to the Gospel Weeklies  “Good News” program

 

What the Church Believes and Teaches Student Handbook  and Gospel Weeklies Student Online Version will be available here once we have virtual access.

  

Grade 2 First Communion Sacramental Preparation

  • Please read Father Gaffney’s:
  • Introduction to First Communion Letter
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  • Together in Jesus: First Reconciliation
  • Lessons focus on biblical stories about Christian living -- including the Good Samaritan, the Ten Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount, and the Prodigal Son - to help children appreciate that God loves them and is always ready to forgive them. Activity stickers help children relate the stories to their lives.
    • 2 lessons should be completed during each of the months of October, November and December.
    • Reconciliation Service will be scheduled in January.
    • Each lesson has an Assessment Quiz that must be completed either online or printed PDF.

 

  • Together in Jesus: First Eucharist
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    • Lessons explore the sacraments of initiation, the liturgical seasons, and the biblical stories of Zacchaeus, the loaves and the fish, and the Last Supper -- drawing children into fuller and more active participation in the life of the Church.
      • 2 lessons should be completed during each of the months of February, March and April.
      • There will be a scheduled Retreat and Rehearsal in April to prepare for the First Communion Mass.
      • First Communion Mass will be scheduled in May.
      • Each lesson has an Assessment Quiz that must be completed either online or printed PDF.