4th Grade

Unit 1: The Goodness of God

Chapter 1: God’s Goodness      What Catholics Believe 
God reveals himself as one God in Three Persons 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Good Stewards

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Chapter 2: Praise and Thanksgiving      How Catholics Worship 
It is right to give thanks and praise to the Lord our God, especially for the gift of God’s Son, Jesus. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Altar Servers

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Chapter 3: The Commandments and God’s Covenant (God’s Covenant)      How Catholics Live 
The Ten Commandments guide us in serving the one true God. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Catechists

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Chapter 4: The Commandments and the Lord’s Prayer (Our Father in Heaven)      How Catholics Pray 
We follow the message of selflessness by praying the Lord’s Prayer. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Music

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Unit 2: Jesus is the Son of God

Chapter 5: Jesus, the Image of God      What Catholics Believe
Jesus shows us how to love others as God loves us. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Cursillo

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Chapter 6: Baptism in Christ      How Catholics Worship 
In Baptism we are united with Christ and the Church. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Godparents

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Chapter 7: The Commandments and the Beatitudes (Kingdom and Beatitudes)      How Catholics Live 
The Beatitudes are paths to happiness and to God’s kingdom. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Holy Name Society

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Chapter 8: The Commandments and the Kingdom [Thy Kingdom Come]      How Catholics Pray 
The Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes lead to God’s justice. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Parish Staff

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Unit 3: The Holy Spirit

Chapter 9: The Holy Spirit Guides Us      What Catholics Believe 
The Holy Spirit guides us in making choices that show God’s goodness. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Youth Ministers

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Chapter 10: Confirmed in the Spirit      How Catholics Worship 
In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Holy Spirit strengthens us to become more like Christ. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • RCIA

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Chapter 11: The Commandments and the Law of Love (Love of Neighbor)      How Catholics Live 
The fourth through sixth commandments guide us to love and respect all people. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Respect Life

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Chapter 12: The Commandments and Doing God’s Will (Thy Will Be Done)      How Catholics Pray 
Through prayer we learn to understand and trust God’s plan for each of us. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Eucharistic Holy Hour

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Unit 4: The Church

Chapter 13: Sacraments in the Church      What Catholics Believe 
The Church celebrates the sacraments so that we can fully experience Christ’s presence. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Liturgy Committee

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Chapter 14: The Sacrament of Reconciliation      How Catholics Worship 
Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, our relationship with God and the Church is healed. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Anointing of the Sick and Ministry

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Chapter 15: The Commandments and Forgiveness (Forgiveness and Reconciliation)      How Catholics Live 
Our conscience is guided by what the Church teaches about God’s laws. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Pastoral Council

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Chapter 16: The Commandments and Praying for Forgiveness (Forgive Us Our Trespasses)      How Catholics Pray 
The seventh through tenth commandments require us to give proper respect and care for the rights of others. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Lectors

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Unit 5: Social Justice

Chapter 17: Our Vocation to the World      What Catholics Believe 
We share Christ’s role as priest, prophet, and king with those who are baptized. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Ministries to the Unemployed

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Chapter 18: The Eucharist      How Catholics Worship 
The Eucharist is central to our Catholic faith. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

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Chapter 19: The New Commandment and the Works of Mercy (The Law of Love)      How Catholics Live 
Jesus combined the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes into one law of love. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Ministries to the Poor

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Chapter 20: The Commandments and Bringing God’s Message to the World (Deliver Us from Evil)      How Catholics Pray 
Through prayer, God helps us bring his love, peace, and justice to the world. 
Faith in Action • Parish Ministry • Rosary Altar Society

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