Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

- Founded 1914 -
201 NE Chandler, Topeka, Kansas 66616 - 785-232-5088

Religious Education Curriculum                             

The content of the following is from the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas’ Administrative Handbook from the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis. These are the Outcomes for the Religious Education Program by grade level and are the minimum of what your child should be taught by the end of each grade level. We would ask that you always keep in mind that Our Lady of Guadalupe School of Religion Program is a wonderful way to supplement your child’s spiritual formation, “Parents are the principal and first educators of their children.” (CCC1653)

Kindergarten: Creation, Sign of the Cross, Angels, Bible & Scripture

1st Grade: Family, Bible & Scripture, Baptism, Resurrection, How the Church began, Prayers

2nd Grade: Bible, Reconciliation, 10 Commandments, Law of Love, Act of Contrition, Examination of Conscience, Eucharist, Mass, Trinity

3rd Grade: Corporal & Spiritual Works of Mercy, Peace & Justice, Saints, Bible & Scripture, Four Marks of the Church, Apostle’s Creed, Rosary

4th Grade: Beatitudes, 10 Commandments, Respect for all life, Structure of the Church, Saints, Bible & Scripture, Prayer, Liturgical Year

5th Grade: Mary, Rosary, Holy Days of Obligation, Symbols of the Sacraments and importance of each, Vocations

6th Grade: 10 Commandments, Formation of Conscience, Old Testament, Apostle’s Creed, Salvation History, Saints

7th Grade: Personal application of Parables, Precepts of the Church, Traditions of the Church, Moral Decision Making, Discrimination, Respect of Life and Sexuality

8th Grade: Church History, United States Catholic History, Saints and the history of the Church, Chastity & Celibacy, Bible & Scripture, Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Fruits of the Holy Spirit, Prayers, Family Discussion, Teachings of the Church on Societal Issues, New Testament