Class Seven–Gather With the Saints…

We Process In

The classmates follow the children carrying the cross and the Holy Bible, which they set on the bible stand on our classroom “altar.”

We are learning to sing “Alleluia” as we enter:

“Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.”

We are singing a three stanza version of the “Gospel Music” version of “Amen, Amen, Amen.”

Hear the Tune and Sing Along!

We Read

Commandment # 6: “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”

We are using children’s language until we have the understanding of the concept. We will switch to the actual wording after the Christmas Holiday.

Here is the children’s version for this week: “Honor your marriage vows.”

We Sing

We Gather Together to Ask the Lord’s Blessing

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
he chastens and hastens his will to make known;
the wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to his name; he forgets not his own.

Shall We Gather at The River?

Shall we gather at the river, 
The river, the river?
Shall we gather at the river,
That flows by the throne of God.

Yes, we'll gather at the river, 
The beautiful, the beautiful river; 
Gather with the saints at the river 
That flows by the throne of God.

We Learn About a Saint

Saint Charles Borromeo October 2, 1538 – November 3, 1584


Reformer, Bishop of Milan, Served Plague Victims

“…I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me” (Matthew 25:35-36).

We Pray

The Beatitudes

Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek; for they shall possess the land.
Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice; for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart; for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

We Hear A Story–“Mary Is the Mother of God”

The Annunciation

The angel Gabriel tells Mary, a young woman:

“You are blessed, Mary. The Holy Spirit will come to you. You will have a baby. The baby’s name will be Jesus.
He will be the son of God.”

Source: Faith First, Grade One, Legacy Edition, page 39

We Begin to Learn the Rosary as a Class

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Note: An excellent source on the Internet for teaching children how to pray the Rosary is from

We Paint, Draw and Learn

Today we have two handouts for the children to decorate and take home.

The Beatitudes Handout and the Ten Commandments Worksheet

Our Resources for Today

The Child’s Guide to the Rosary

Faith First

Living the Ten Commandments

The Beatitudes for Children