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Session Extenders


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GRADE 1

Session 1 An article about God's love revealed in his creation.
Session 2 A Sunday connection about how to show God's love.
Session 3 An article about the Bible and you.
Session 4 A 3-Minute Retreat about peace of mind and heart.
Session 5 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 6 An article that tells more about Saint Joseph.
Session 7 An article about the Lord's Prayer.
Session 8 An article about overcoming temptations of daily life.
Session 9 A 3-Minute Retreat about the risen Jesus.
Session 10 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 11 An article on the four Marks of the Church.
Session 12 An article on the seven symbols of the Holy Spirit.
Session 13 An article on the second chapter of Acts of the Apostles.
Session 14 An article about God asking Mary to be the mother of Jesus.
Session 15 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 16 An article about Saint Thérèse.
Session 17 A 3-Minute Retreat about the waters of life.
Session 18 A 3-Minute Retreat about the Last Supper.
Session 19 A 3-Minute Retreat about hearing God's whisper.
Session 20 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 21 A 3-Minute Retreat about making hard decisions.
Session 22 An article about Jesus the Good Shepherd.
Session 23 No Session Extender
Session 24 The Canticle of the Sun, a prayer celebrating God's creation.
Session 25 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender

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GRADE 2

Session 1 An article about God's love revealed in his creation.
Session 2 An article on Jesus as the Son of God.
Session 3 A 3-Minute Retreat on God our Father.
Session 4 A 3-Minute Retreat on the Holy Spirit's presence in our lives.
Session 5 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 6 An article on how the Ten Commandments help us be faithful like Jesus.
Session 7 No Session Extender
Session 8 An article on being called by God.
Session 9 An article on Jesus as the Good Shepherd.
Session 10 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 11 A 3-Minute Retreat on the Fruits of the Spirit.
Session 12 Information about the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.
Session 13 An article about sin and forgiveness.
Session 14 More information on the Magnificat.
Session 15 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 16 An overview of the sacraments.
Session 17

Learn more about the significance of the Eucharist as a meal.

Session 18 Information about the Liturgy of the Word.
Session 19 An article on preparing for First Communion.
Session 20 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 21 An article on the Good Samaritan.
Session 22 An article on Saint Paul and making moral choices.
Session 23 Read about how the Beatitudes can shape our lives.
Session 24 Ideas on developing moral education in the family.
Session 25 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender

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GRADE 3

Session 1 A 3-Minute Retreat on how we are called to care for God's garden.
Session 2 An article about how to incorporate a tradition of giving to people in need.
Session 3 Learn more about the Pray Me a Story series that teaches you how to use popular storybooks as a springboard for prayer.
Session 4 Review a Sunday Connection where Jesus tells his disciples he is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Session 5 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 6 Learn more about books on parables, such as A Child's Book of Parables by Sister Kathleen Glavich.
Session 7 Do a daily examen that can help guide us in following in Jesus' footsteps.
Session 8 Read various articles on how you can participate in missionary work and about others who have led lives of missionary services.
Session 9 Read a selection of Sunday Connections about the Paschal Mystery.
Session 10 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 11 Read articles and learn more about Saint Katharine Drexel.
Session 12 Learn more about the Marks of the Church. You will find articles that will give you information on these important qualities.
Session 13 Participate in a 3-minute retreat about the sacraments.
Session 14 Read articles on Mary and the Rosary.
Session 15 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 16 Read an article on the Sacraments of Initiation.
Session 17 A short prayer break called the 3-Minute Retreat on reconciliation.
Session 18 Read an article about celebrating the Eucharist.
Session 19 A short prayer break, a 3-Minute Retreat, about serving your community.
Session 20 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 21 A 3-Minute Retreat on the virtues of hope, faith, and love.
Session 22 An article called St. Paul on Making Moral Choices.
Session 23 Sunday Connections about how God speaks to families through the Scripture readings.
Session 24 An article about Catholic Social Teaching.
Session 25 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender

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GRADE 4

Session 1 An article about the Canticle of the Sun, a prayer in which Saint Francis of Assisi praises God for the wonders of creation.
Session 2 An article about living the virtues in everyday life.
Session 3 An article about the two Creation stories in the Book of Genesis.
Session 4 An examination of conscience you can use with children.
Session 5 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 6 Learn more about the Torah.
Session 7 An article about how the Beatitudes challenge us to be people of virtue.
Session 8 An article about the life of Jesus.
Session 9 An article about the connection between the Works of Mercy and working for justice.
Session 10 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 11 An article on the Sacrament of Baptism.
Session 12 An article on the Precepts of the Church.
Session 13 An article on how to make a good confession.
Session 14 A collection of biographies on different saints. You may wish to share these to give children ideas about how the saints have shared their time and talent with the Church.
Session 15 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 16 An article about the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Session 17 An article about the Sacrament of the Eucharist as a holy and sacred celebration.
Session 18 An article about the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
Session 19 An article about the Sacrament of Holy Orders.
Session 20 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 21 No Session Extender
Session 22 An article about the Great Commandment.
Session 23 An article on the Holy Family, the model for how we should treat our families.
Session 24 Read about the Ten Commandments.
Session 25 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender

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GRADE 5

Session 1 Articles about the Trinity.
Session 2 Articles that relate to social justice.
Session 3 An article about God's love for us.
Session 4 A daily examen relating to the Beatitudes.
Session 5 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 6 An article explaining more about sanctifying grace.
Session 7 An article about using gestures in prayer.
Session 8 An article about the symbols used in Baptism.
Session 9 An article about Confirmation and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Session 10 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 11 A 3-Minute Retreat about unity and diversity in the Church.
Session 12 An article about the Sacrament of Holy Orders.
Session 13 Articles about the domestic church.
Session 14 An article about Mary, the mother of God.
Session 15 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 16 An article about Passover and Jesus, the Bread of Life.
Session 17 A 3-Minute Retreat about the Eucharist.
Session 18 An article about the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Session 19 A 3-Minute Retreat about healing one another.
Session 20 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 21 An activity about the moral implications of our actions.
Session 22 An article about living a moral life.
Session 23 A 3-Minute Retreat about caring for our minds and our bodies.
Session 24 A 3-Minute Retreat about how we treat God and others.
Session 25 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender

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GRADE 6

Session 1 An article about God's Word and how it relates to you.
Session 2 An article about caring for God's creation.
Session 3 An article about trust and forgiveness.
Session 4 An article about making difficult decisions.
Session 5 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 6 An article about God's faith in us. You may wish to distribute copies of the article and read it with the group.
Session 7 An article about the importance of Passover and the Eucharist. You may wish to distribute copies of the article and read it with the group.
Session 8 An article about the Exodus of the Hebrew people from Egypt. You may wish to distribute copies of the article and read it with the group.
Session 9 An article about making moral decisions and being faithful to God. You may wish to distribute copies of the article and read it with the group.
Session 10 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 11 An article about the construction of Solomon's Temple. You may wish to distribute copies of the article and read it with the group.
Session 12 An article about how psalms help us pray with Jesus. You may wish to distribute copies of the article and read it with the group.
Session 13 An article about the mission of the Church. You may wish to distribute copies of the article and read it with the group.
Session 14 An article about the Marks of the Church. You may wish to distribute copies of the article and read it with the group.
Session 15 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 16 An article about the Old Testament prophets.
Session 17 An article about the Old Testament prophets.
Session 18 An article about the Sacraments of Initiation. You may wish to share this article with the group.
Session 19 An article about the Sacraments of Healing. You may wish to distribute copies of the article and read it with the group.
Session 20 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender
Session 21 An article about the Theological Virtues. You may wish to distribute copies of the article and read it with the group.
Session 22 An article about the Sacraments of Service. You may wish to share this article with the group.
Session 23 An article about our God-given responsibilities. You may wish to share this article with the group.
Session 24 An article about the importance of Jesus' call for justice. You may wish to share this article with the group.
Session 25 Celebrating Session - No Session Extender

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GRADE 7

Session 1 Trinity
Session 2 John the Baptist
Session 3 Jesus' Genealogy
Session 4 The Annunciation
Session 5 Ordinary Time
Session 6 Incarnation
Session 7 Matthew's Infancy Narrative
Session 8 Luke's Infancy Narrative
Session 9 The Finding in the Temple
Session 10 Advent and Christmas
Session 11 Jesus' Baptism/temptations
Session 12 Wedding Feast at Cana
Session 13 Sermon on the Mount
Session 14 Jesus Heals the Blind Man
Session 15 Lent
Session 16 The Last Supper/Eucharist
Session 17 Agony in the Garden/Choices
Session 18 Jesus' Crucifixion/Redemption
Session 19 Resurrection/Sac. of Initiation
Session 20 Holy Week/Easter
Session 21 Emmaus/Post-Resurrection Appearances
Session 22 Pentecost/Mission
Session 23 Conversion/St. Paul
Session 24 Mary's Assumption
Session 25 Pentecost

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GRADE 8

Session 1 About the Lord's Prayer
Session 2 Interesting Facts about St. Paul
Session 3 Early Christian Martyrs
Session 4 What Happens at Baptism?
Session 5 Ordinary Time - Resources
Session 6 The Spirit of Truth
Session 7 The Ten Commandments
Session 8 The Benedictine Order
Session 9 Pope John Paul II and Young People
Session 10 Enjoy Advent!
Session 11 Marks of the Church
Session 12 Devote Yourselves to Prayer
Session 13 Celebrating the Eucharist in Community
Session 14 Sacrament of Holy Orders
Session 15 40 Ideas for 40 Days
Session 16 Psalm 139
Session 17 The Beatitudes
Session 18 Ignatian Spirituality
Session 19 Works of Mercy
Session 20 Holy Week: A Time Apart for Renewal
Session 21 3-Minute Retreat: Unconditional Love
Session 22 Social Justice—Catholic Social Teaching
Session 23 Call to Holiness
Session 24 Mercy and Justice
Session 25 Symbols of the Holy Spirit