Monday, August 25, 2008

Our Plan: Religion

I wasn't quite sure where to start (and stop) with sharing our plans for teaching our children Religion this year. Religion is not just a course of study, it is a way of life. As the Baltimore Catechism says, "God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven." We are constantly looking for ways to weave the teachings of our dear Church into all the aspects of our lives, and not just confine these lessons to a set block of time each day. It was for this reason that we choose to home educate our children in the first place. Anyhow, here is a small list of some of the resources we will be using this year:

Both Girls
I also purchased the Home Catechesis Manuals by Moira Farrel (at the Home School Conference back in May) to add to our studies as well. We have had the Mass Kit for a few years, and my boys LOVE it! I am looking forward to using these guides!

In addition to our studies, we LOVE celebrating the liturgical year in our home, the domestic church. Here are a few of the things we do each year:
I am sure I left much out, but at least it gives a glimpse into our plans.

"Before all others, parents are bound to form their children,
by word and example, in faith and in Christian living."
(Canon 774.2, 1983 Code of Canon Law)


  1. Prayers for that dentist visit today!

  2. Hopefully you didn't leave too much out - that is a lot!

    My kids love the "Chats" book - we used it over the summer and I hope to continue it during the school year too.

    Aren't we fortunate to have so many wonderful Catholic resources at our fingertips!


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