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Third GRADE
Classroom 

FIRST GRADE - PREP online
The Kingdom of God and the Church

This is a Catechist led, parent managed program. Catechists teach students online, and parents use the tool to reinforce learning in the home. In Third Grade PREP students will learn what the Catholic Church is, who the Holy Spirit is and how He guides Her, and what it means that Jesus continues His mission through Her.

Things the students will learn in Third Grade religious instruction.

  • Along with the basics of the Trinity and all seven Sacraments, they build on what they have learned about prayer, and explore what it means to live as children of God.

  • They also focus on Jesus' Parables of the Kingdom, and Mary, the Mother of the Church.

  • Includes a supplement on Confirmation for restored order dioceses.

Please click the button below to view the summary of the "Scope and Sequence" of instruction for all grades.

Scroll below to find the link for all PREP video classes with your instructor. 

While it's important for your Children to understand the Faith, Spirit of Truth is designed to help them internalize the Faith and apply it to their own lives, providing ample opportunity for them to reflect on how everything they are learning applies to their own lived experience.

PREP 2021/22 - weekly info - 3rd grade

PREP Catechist Instructional Videos

Every week a new video lesson created by your Catechist will appear in this section of the webpage. Please watch and complete each lesson as required. Since these lessons are pre-recorded, students are encouraged to pace themselves as needed, pausing for breaks, returning a few days later, revisiting later in the year. We will post weekly and suggest completing each lesson weekly, but families should access when appropriate for their own schedules.

Please watch this week's PREP video. 

Basic System Requirements:
Student App: Tablet computer with iOS 12.0 or later; Android 6.0 or later; Browsers Chrome 81.0 or later, Safari 13.0 or later, or Edge 83.0 or later.

Student Handouts

All PREP Classes

Below are the login buttons for each PREP grade level. Once logged into the OLG "Student Grade" specific webpage, your student will have all of the tools they will need to participate in the online religious education program. Your student will also receive a copy of the grade appropriate text book and workbook to complement their online learning experience.

Sacramental Dates -
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First Reconciliation (2nd Grade):

  • Saturday, February 19, 2022

10:00 a.m.

First Holy Communion Rehearsals (2nd Grade):

  • Friday, April 22, 2022

6:15 to 8:00 p.m.

  • Friday, April 29, 2022

6:15 to 8:00 p.m.

 

Holy Communion (2nd Grade):

  • Sunday, April 24, 2022

11:00 a.m. Mass

  • Sunday, May 01, 2022

11:00 a.m. Mass

Confirmation Retreat and Rehearsal (8th Grade):

  • Saturday, April 30, 2022

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Confirmation: 

  • Saturday, May 07, 2022

10:00 a.m.

 

PREP Sacramental Calendar 2021 - 2022 

The PREP calendar is also merged into the main

Parish Calendar

 

Please refer to the Sunday bulletin and Parish Calendar for all current dates.

Helpful Links -

School Closing Information:

NBC – Channel 10

KYW – 1060 AM Radio 

Our school closing number is 1165.

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Director of Religious Education:

Dr. Daniel Drain

PREP Assistant:

Joanna Huckel

recommended Reading  - 3rd grade

Enriching stories

This is where you will find stories we recommend to enhance and support the weekly PREP lesson experience. Please remember the PREP team is here to discuss any questions you may have pertaining to your lessons or recommended reading.

Your Book List

MUFARO’S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS

By John Steptoe This is a story of the relationship between two sisters and their corresponding views of reality. Nyasha is always joyful and kind while Manyara is always in a bad temper. See the consequences of each sister’s view of God and the world.

 

THEMES: Gift; Fall & Redemption; The Body Reveals the Person

ORIGINAL SOLITUDE

Scripture Study Follow John Paul II’s exegesis of Genesis in Theology of the Body and learn about original solitude straight from the source.

 

THEMES: Original Solitude; Redeemed Man; Eschatalogical Man

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2020/21 PREP videos - 3rd grade

Last Year's PREP videos.