Communal Prayer Services – children plan and carry out prayer services, choosing music, readings and prayers.
Spiritual Journals – the children each have a spiritual journal that they can add to each week. It contains various “prompts” but this is the work of the child and anything can be written in the Journal.
Prayer – various forms of prayer are explored – the rosary and the many types and kinds of prayers found in the liturgy.
Bible work – the children are using their own bibles to read and highlight scripture
Structure of the Mass – in this lesson we examine the Mass and announce that there is a structure to the Mass and that the Mass contains a series of prayers, some of which change and some which do not.
Color-Based Material – this lesson continues the study of the structure of the Mass including the prayers of the Liturgy of the Word, the preparation of the Gifts, the Eucharistic prayer and Communion. It also identifies the gestures of the Eucharist associated with each prayer.
Messianic Content – (Isaiah, 9:2, 9:6, 11:1-4, 11:6-9, 35:4-6,53:4-7, 60:1-3, 60:4-6, 60:19, 60:21; Numbers 24:17; Micah 5:2; Ezekiel 34:11-16,34:23-31; Jeremiah 31:31-34) in this lesson, we broaden the messianic prophecies from the life and work of Jesus to their place in Israel’s history and to the time of Parousia. We explore them for signs of hope, comfort and encouragement.
Infancy Narratives – the lessons presented in Level II are represented in more depth. The Flight into Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23) is presented for the first time with figures, the Biblical narrative and time to wonder at the work of God as seen through the actions of Mary and Joseph. The infancy narratives are looked at thematically as the children begin to see how they work together to demonstrate the love of God for his people through the gift of Jesus, and the response, still continuing, of all to this gift.
History of the Kingdom of God – this lesson begins by introducing the children to the three great moments in sacred history – creation, redemption and Parousia (a time when God will be all in all, no more war or sickness, etc.).
Once these terms are understood, the lesson progresses by unrolling a timeline of history and telling the story, rooted in the Bible, of creation over the expanse of time, focusing on the wonder of the preparation of our world for us, God’s creatures; the coming of Christ; where we are today; and, what we know about the time of Parousia.