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Curriculum

Our curriculum outcomes are directed by the Archdiocese of Detroit. Many resources are used to meet and master these outcomes. The main resource to meet these outcomes and share Christ with our young people are listed below.

                                                                                                                   Grades 1-5
                                                                       Image of God - Ignatius Press
The Image of God religion series is an exciting and comprehensive Catholic program that has as its foundation the creation of human beings in God’s own likeness. The greatest confirmation of man’s unique dignity is the Incarnation of Christ, the God-man who is the perfect image of the Father and who reveals God as Love, especially by the Cross and Resurrection. In revealing God, Christ showed us who we are and how to act. This emphasis on the dignity of the individual child as the foundation of this series is taken from Scripture, the documents of Vatican II, and the writing of John Paul II. It presents the Catholic Faith in a stimulating and easy to read format that is being praised by teachers, pastors, and bishops.


                                                                  Grade
6

Ascension Press -Encounter: A Middle School Bible Study - by Mark Hart (View Trailer here)

Encounter: Experiencing God in the Everyday is a Catholic Bible study designed specifically for middle school kids. This captivating program guides students toward a powerful Encounter with God.


What Are Kids Looking for?

When you think of the average middle-schooler, you probably don’t picture a saintly youth who delights in spending time in prayer. Most likely you see an average kid who is into movies, the latest tech, video games, or sports. What are they looking for when they occupy their time with these things? Do they simply desire to be entertained, or are they looking for something deeper: a sense of purpose, belonging, happiness? It could be that middle school kids want what we desire, an encounter with God.


Not Just a Bible Study - A Life-Changing Experience

Encounter: Experiencing God in the Everyday is more than a Bible study program. It is a life-changing experience that speaks directly to the hearts and minds of middle school aged kids. Designed specifically for 6th to 8th grades, Encounter uses the color-coded Bible Timeline learning system to reveal the story of our faith and God’s plan for our lives. As your students are drawn into this story they will come to a new and profound understanding of who God is. Most importantly they will see God not as a distant doctrinal concept, but as a loving Father who desires a meaningful and lasting encounter with them.

In Encounter Your Students Will:

  • Be drawn into the amazing story that ties all of Scripture together.
  • Experience God’s love for them in a profound way, and see him as a part of their daily lives.
  • Discover the meaning of their faith, and the purpose God has for them.
  • Learn how the Old Testament prefigures, prepares for, and prophesies the coming of the Messiah.
  • See Jesus as the awaited Messiah who established the Catholic Church to continue his saving mission on earth.
  • Witness the power of the Sacraments and the Mass as real encounters with God.
  • ...and much more!
    All students will receive a copy of the student workbook and access to the online videos and discussion board with their teacher and class.

                                                           
                                                            Grade
7

                                 YOUCAT - A Comprehensive Study of the Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church.

YOUCAT is the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adolescents and young people. The most important contents of the faith are summarized briefly and comprehensibly in the format of questions and answers. The YOUCAT was approved by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome and officially published by the Austrian Bishops' Conference.  The YOUCAT Study Guide is aimed at helping students to get the most out of YOUCAT. Featuring 35 topics based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the YOUCAT Study Guide is an excellent resource. Each topic relates the material of YOUCAT to one of the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church — the Creed, the Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer.
All students will receive a copy of the YouCat and a study guide for personal reflection.

 

 

                                                            Grade 8

                                                                    Dynamic Catholic's DECISION POINT

DECISION POINT is the first Confirmation program specifically developed to engage young Catholics in a meaningful conversation about the genius of Catholicism. It teaches and inspires teens to respond to God’s grace, and it’s changing hundreds of thousands of young lives.

All students will receive a copy of the YouCat and access to all videos and the app for quick and easy access.