Prayers to be Learned
Students in our religious education programs are encouraged to experience a variety of prayer formats, including memorized traditional prayers.
NOTE: Regardless of their current grade level, all First Communion candidates must memorize and recite all Grade 1 and Grade 2 prayers in addition to their grade-level prayers. Some of the these Grade 1 and Grade 2 prayers are useful in preparing for the Sacrament of Confession (or in the penance that is assigned during Confession) and should be memorized and recited before the date of First Confession. Other prayers in the Grade 1 and Grade 2 lists can be memorized and recited after the date of First Confession.
Click on the links to individual prayers below to view/print sheets of manipulatives to help First Communion candidates (and other students) memorize these prayers.
- Prayers associated with preparation for or during Confession: The Sign of the Cross, The Lord's Prayer, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Ten Commandments, Brief Examination of Conscience, Act of Contrition, and the "Bless Me, Father" conversation which occurs with God and the priest in the Confessional
- Miscellaneous prayers to be learned in Grades 1 and 2: Angel of God, Prayer before Meals, The Apostles' Creed
- As time passes, Mrs. Frances hopes to link more manipulative files for prayers associated with other grade levels in our programs:
- Morning Offering (Grade 4 on our parish list)
- Act of Faith (Grade 4 on our parish list)
- Prayer to St. Michael (Grade 4 on our parish list)
- Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary (Grade 4 on our parish list)
- Hail, Holy Queen (Grade 6 on our parish list; Grade 4 on list of diocesan expectations)
- Prayer to the Holy Spirit (Grade 5 on the list of diocesan expectations)
- The Angelus (Grade 5 on our parish list)
The following links will provide grade-level Prayer Sheets for students in our religious education and Sacramental prep programs.
NOTE: Because our pastor encourages everyone to recite and review our "First Communion" prayers on a daily basis, the prayer sheets for Grades 3-11 will also include First Communion prayers.
- Prayers for Grade 1
- Prayers for Grade 2 (also includes Grade 1 prayers as both lists are reviewed and recited during Sacramental preparation for First Communion)
- Prayers for Grade 3
- Prayers for Grade 4
- Prayers for Grade 5
- Prayers for Grade 6
- Prayers for Grade 7
- Prayers and Fundamental Theology for Grade 8
- Prayers and Fundamental Theology for Grade 9 Confirmation Candidates
- Prayers and Fundamental Theology for Grade 10 Confirmation Candidates
- Prayers and Fundamental Theology for Grade 11 Confirmation Candidates