Class Three–“A Rainbow in the Heavens…”

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow


Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; 
Praise Him, all creatures here below; 
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host; 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

To Hear the Tune:

Here are some of the things we will do and begin to learn on our third class:

We talk about six important words

Our Heavenly Father, Everlasting, Eternal, Heaven, Soul, Sacraments

We Talk About Baptism–Our First Sacrament

What is a Sacrament? “A sacrament is a special sign given to us by Jesus. Every time we celebrate a sacrament, Jesus is with us through the power of the Holy Spirit…. Through each sacrament we share in God’s own life and love.”

We Believe and Celebrate First Holy Communion page 13 & 14

What are the Sacraments?

Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance and Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, Holy Orders

How many Sacraments are there? There are seven sacraments.

We Learn about The Mass

We process in with the Bible and stand in front of our classroom altar, with hands in prayer posture, and bow to the altar.

Our New Vocabulary Words:

Paten, Altar Lamp, Tabernacle, Monstrance

We Read the Abbreviated Reading for the Day

Third Commandment:

“Remember to keep the Lord’s Day Holy.”

Psalm 121:1-2

"Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth."

"I lift up my eyes toward the mountains;
 whence shall help come to me?
 My help is from the LORD,
 who made heaven and earth."

We Learn About A Saint– Saint Therese de Lisieux


What is a “Saint?”

A Saint is a Friend of God who Lives with God in Heaven.

“Therese’s “little way” of trusting in Jesus to make her holy and relying on small daily sacrifices instead of great deeds appealed to the thousands of Catholics and others who were trying to find holiness in ordinary lives.”


We Sing: “All Things Bright and Beautiful”

 All things bright and beautiful,
 all creatures great and small,
 all things wise and wonderful,
 the Lord God made them all.

We Learn About Another Liturgical Season

Meanings of Liturgical Colors–Purple: Penance and Preparation During Advent and Lent


We Continue Our Catholic “A, B, Cs”

A  Amen

“So be it.”

B  Blessing

“…praise, the desire that good fortune go with a person or thing, dedication of a person or thing to God’s service and a gift. In liturgical language a blessing is a ritual ceremony by which an authorized cleric in major orders sanctifies persons or things to divine service, or invokes divine favor on what he blesses.”

C  Catholic    

“Universal or General”

D  Doxology

“In general this word means a short verse praising God and beginning, as a rule, with the Greek word Doxa.”

E  Eucharist

Holy Communion–We Receive the Body and Precious Blood of Christ

More About Our Faith

A Child’s Question: “Do you feel like a father to everyone?”

Story From Dear Pope Francis Pages 34-35

Our Art Projects–Noah’s Ark Collage & Sponge Painting

For Our Classroom:

White card stock paper, brown, yellow and blue construction paper, glue sticks, scissors, Dot-Art daubers, markers, animal stickers and/or animal rubber stamps

Note: These came out really nicely. The students all took their’s home so I didn’t get to photograph them. Thankfully, one boy brought in the Noah picture at the top of this post, that he made at home. It’s nice to have the children’s art on the posts!

For a Homeschool Classroom:

Washable tempera paints,  clean sponges, circle sponge daubers, watercolor paper and paper towels


Read “The Tower of Babel” and “God’s Promise to Abraham” in our Catholic Bible for Children with your child.

Talk about two significant concepts:

“Pride” and “Trust in the Lord”

Which story talks about “pride?” Which story talks about “trust in the Lord?”

Read Chapter 3 in the text.

Choose two to three activities from Chapter 3 in the Activity Book.

Help your child begin to memorize “The Lord’s Prayer.”