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Kindergarten and First Grade

Kindergarten and First Grade

The Sign of the Cross:In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Our Father:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

The Hail Mary:
Hail Mary, full of grace! The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Prayer to the Guardian Angel:
Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love entrusts me here, ever this day [night] be at my side to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Grace Before Meals:
Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thanksgiving After Meals:
We give Thee thanks, almighty God, for all Thy gifts, who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

Simple Mass Responses:
The Lord be with you.
R: And with your spirit.

Blessing with Holy Water:
(done when entering Church)
Dip fingers in Holy Water and make the Sign of the Cross (to remind us of our Baptismal Vows).

Second Grade

Second Grade

The Act of Contrition:
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Amen.

Mass Responses should be read aloud at Mass with the congregation.

Third Grade

Third Grade

The Apostles Creed:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

Simple Litany Response: (example)
Holy Mary,
R: pray for us.

Introduction to the Rosary:
"Step-By-Step" Instructions for Praying The Rosary

1 Begin by holding the crucifix, saying "In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit," (making the sign of the Cross while doing that), then say the Apostles Creed.

2 On the single bead just above the cross, pray the "Our Father." This and all prayers of the rosary are meditative prayers.

3 The next cluster has 3 beads. The "Hail Mary" prayer is said on these three beads. You pray the 3 Hail Marys while meditating on the three divine virtues of faith, hope, and love/charity.

4 On the chain or cord after the three beads, say the "Glory be..." (The Doxology: Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.)

(this prayer is optional and may be said after all Glory Be to the Fathers.....)

O my Jesus, have mercy on us. Forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Take all souls into heaven, especially, those most in need of thy mercy. Amen.

5 On the next bead, which is a single bead, you announce the first divine mystery of contemplation. For example, if it were a Monday, you would say the first Joyful Mystery is "The Annunciation", at this point you pray the "Our Father" prayer.

6 Now this will bring you to the first decade, or set of 10 beads of the Rosary. You will then pray 10 Hail Marys while contemplating the first mystery, example: The Annunciation.

7 After the 10th Hail Mary you will have completed the first of 5 decades which make up a Chaplet of the Rosary. You now come to another single bead, at this point, you pray the... Glory be to the Father... then (on the same bead) pray the O My Jesus... then (on the same bead) announce the next or second mystery. For example: if its Monday and your praying the Joyful Mysteries, the second Joyful Mystery is The Visitation. At this point you pray the Our Father....

8 You will now come to the second decade or group of 10 beads, you will now pray the 10 Hail Marys while contemplating the appropriate mystery.

9 You continue to pray the rosary the same way throughout. If your intention is to pray a Chaplet (a single set of mysteries) at the end of the fifth mystery you will come back to the joiner, this is where the decades all join with the lower part of the rosary which contains the cross. When you come to the joiner, you decide whether or not you wish to say another Chaplet or end. If you decide to say another Chaplet you simply announce the next mystery and continue. If you wish to end, you simply say the Glory Be To The Father, the O My Jesus, The Our Father and end the rosary with the Hail Holy Queen and the sign of the Cross........

THE SALVE REGINA (Hail Holy Queen):
Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
V: Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God
R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

LET US PRAY
O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation. Grant, we beseech Thee, that while meditating on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, that we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Mysteries of the Rosary:
The Joyful Mystery of the Rosary (prayed on Monday & Saturday)
1 The Annunciation of the Lord to Mary
2 The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
3 The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
4 The Presentation of our Lord
5 Finding Jesus in the Temple at age 12
The Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary (said on Tuesday & Friday)
1 The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
2 The Scourging at the Pillar
3 Jesus is Crowned with Thorns
4 Jesus Carried the Cross
5 The Crucifixion of our Lord
The Glorious Mystery (prayed on Wednesday & Sunday)
1 The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
2 The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
3 The Descent of the Holy Ghost
4 The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
5 Mary is Crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth
Luminous Mystery of the Rosary on Thursday
1 The Baptism in the Jordan
2 The Wedding at Cana
3 The Proclamation of the Kingdom
4 The Transfiguration
5 The Institution of the Eucharist

Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade

Prayer to the Holy Spirit:
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
And kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And you will renew the face of the earth.
Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit
you have taught the hearts of your faithful.
In the same Spirit
help us to relish what is right
and always rejoice in your consolation.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Stations of the Cross:
1 Jesus is Condemned to Death
2 Jesus Carries his Cross
3 Jesus Falls for the First Time
4 Jesus Meets his Mother
5 Jesus is Helped by Simon of Cyrene
6 Veronica Wipes His Face
7 Jesus Falls the Second Time
8 Jesus Speaks to the Women of Jerusalem
9 Jesus Falls the Third Time
10 Jesus is Stripped of his Garments
11 Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
12 Jesus Dies on the Cross
13 Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross
14 Jesus is Laid in the Tomb
15 JESUS IS RAISED FROM THE DEAD

The Memorare:
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come; before you I stand sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate! Despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Fifth and Sixth Grade

Fifth and Sixth Grade

The Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.

The Ritual and Prayers for each Sacrament:

Seventh and Eighth Grade

Seventh and Eighth Grade

The Nicene Creed:
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
[At the words that follow up to and including "and became man," all bow.]
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son
is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy,
catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism
for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

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