Religious Recognitions

God is Love

God is Love The God is Love program is designed for use with students in kindergarten or first grade. The program helps students discover an appreciation that God created, cares for, and loves us all. A parent’s/leader’s guide is included in the program book. The companion prayer card invites children to embrace God’s love for them and the world, and to share that love with others.


Family of God

The Family of God program is designed for students in grades 2-3. The program helps children discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their family and parish. A parent’s/leader’s guide is included in the program book. The companion prayer card encourages young people and their families to offer thanks for the blessing of family and church, and ask for continued strength and grace to grow and serve God.


I Live My Faith

The I Live My Faith program is designed for students in grades 4-5. The program is designed around the themes of belief, sacraments, Catholic Christian living, and prayer. As the students work through the program, they will reflect on what we believe, how we celebrate those beliefs through sacraments, and how prayer fits into our lives. A parent’s/leader’s guide is included in the program book. The companion prayer card encourages young people and their families to seed God’s guidance and help, while asking for greater understanding, grace and wisdom.


Mary, the First Disciple

Mary, the First Disciple, is designed for students in grades 6-8. The program teaches them more about Mary, and about themselves. They will meet Mary in Scripture as a young teenager, follow her journey, and watch her grow into the woman known as the Mother of God. A step-by-step guide for adults contains detailed instructions for guiding students through the program. The companion prayer card encourages young people and their families to ask for Mary’s intercession for openness to all the possibilities God God has in store for them. The Book of Mary-Prayers in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a resource for the Marian medal program and is sold separately.


The Spirit Alive

The Spirit Alive program is designed for students in grades 9-10. The program assists them in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves in their lives, calling them to greater participation in the church’s ministry. A Spirit Alive Mentor Handbook is a step-by-step guide for adults that contains detailed instructions for guiding students through this program. The companion prayer card encourages young people and families to turn to the Holy Spirit for guidance, wisdom, and commitment to the Gospel message.


Missio

Missio is designed for students in grades 11-12. The program invites young people to explore missionary discipleship and their own religious identity. Missio was jointly created by the Pontifical Mission Societies in the U.S. and the NFCYM. Girls will raise their awareness of the missionary discipleship at the heart of Christian life through prayer, journaling, and engaging in world changing activities.  The Missio bilingual book and prayer card include text in Spanish and English. Missio.org is a resource which connects you directly with missionary disciples throughout the world.