2nd Grade Curriculum

Grade 2

Unit 1: We Gather as Believers

Prior to presenting each chapter, distribute the TAKE HOME FAMILY TIME pages from the children’s books, or print out these pages for parents from TAKE HOME FAMILY TIME.

Chapter 1: Our Church Welcomes Us      What Catholics Believe 
The Church welcomes us as the People of God. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Sharing Hospitality

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Chapter 2: We Belong to the Church      How Catholics Worship 
In Baptism we become the children of God. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Godparents

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Chapter 3: Our Church Shows Us How to Live      How Catholics Live 
The saints show us how to become holy. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Helping Hands

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Chapter 4: We Praise and Thank God      How Catholics Pray 
We offer prayers of praise and thanks to God. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Song Leader

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Unit 2: We Ask God’s Forgiveness

Chapter 5: We Can Choose What Is Good      What Catholics Believe 
God gives us free choice. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Parish Council

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Chapter 6: We Celebrate God’s Forgiveness      How Catholics Worship 
The Sacrament of Reconciliation helps us 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Parish Priest

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Chapter 7: We Think About Our Choices      How Catholics Live
The Ten Commandments help us examine our conscience. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Community Outreach

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Chapter 8: We Say We Are Sorry      How Catholics Pray 
The Holy Spirit helps us to change for the better. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Sacristan

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Unit 3: We Celebrate the Word of God

Chapter 9:  We Learn About God’s Love      What Catholics Believe 
In the Bible we learn about God’s love for all of creation. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Green Thumbs

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Chapter 10: We Listen to God’s Word      How Catholics Worship
In the Liturgy of the Word, we learn how to follow Jesus. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Lectors

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Chapter 11: We Act on God’s Word      How Catholics Live 
We are to show our love for God by serving others. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Youth Ministry

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Chapter 12: We Pray for Others      How Catholics Pray 
The Church invites us to pray for the needs of all people. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Prayer Groups

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Unit 4: We Celebrate the Gift of Eucharist

Chapter 13: Jesus Saves Us from Sin      What Catholics Believe 
Through the sacrifice of Jesus, we have new life. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Culture Club

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Chapter 14: We Receive the Gift of Jesus      How Catholics Worship 
In the Eucharist we remember the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

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Chapter 15: We Carry On the Work of Jesus      How Catholics Live 
In the Eucharist we remember the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

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Chapter 16: We Pray Like Jesus      How Catholics Pray 
Jesus gave us the Lord’s Prayer. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Catechists

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Unit 5: We Go in Peace

Chapter 17: God Gives Us the Holy Spirit      What Catholics Believe 
The Holy Spirit is our helper, guide, and teacher. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Pastoral Assistants

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Chapter 18: We Celebrate Peace and Service      How Catholics Worship 
We learn about sacraments of service. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Ushers

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Chapter 19: We Work for Peace and Justice      How Catholics Live 
Jesus taught us to treat others fairly. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Parish Secretary

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Chapter 20: We Go Forth in the Holy Spirit      How Catholics Pray 
We pray for God’s blessings on others. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Sharing with Others

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