Class Two– “Gather at the River…”

“Shall we gather at the River, The River, The River.”

“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.
Yes we'll gather at the River,
That flows by the Throne of God.

We talk about our Community

We review the name of our church parish, our priest, the name of our diocese and bishop, and the names of our new friends in class.

We Talk About Our Baptisms

The children had an assignment to talk with their parents about their Baptisms. We share what we learned.

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:

Altar, Holy Bible, Chapel, Chalice, Cross, Font,  Host, Paten,

We Read the Abbreviated Reading for the Day

Second Commandment:


Psalm 98:1


“Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done wondrous deeds”

We Hear the Story of “Adam and Eve” and Learn about “Original Sin.”

We Read From the Gospel:

Reading “The Annunciation” from The Catholic Bible for Children

We Learn About A Saint–Saint Francis

What is a “Saint?”

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

Saint of the Day–Saint Francis of Assisi, October 4, 2016,  The Patron Saint of Animals, Italy, Ecology, Messengers, and Archeologists


Children’s Art Project Inspired By CoisasDePapel.Com

Saint Francis lived “by actually following all that Jesus said and did, joyfully, without limit, and without a sense of self-importance.”

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  Adam  

First human being

B  Bible   

“The Bible isn’t a book. It’s a library. The Bible is a collection of 73 books written over the course of many centuries.” It is divided into two sections–The Old Testament and The New Testament, which tells of the story of Jesus Christ and his preaching and passion.”

C  Catholic    

“Universal or General”

D  Deacon

“The sacrament of holy orders is conferred in three ranks of clergy: bishops, priests, and deacons. Deacons (diakonoi) are the assistants of the bishops and are responsible for teaching and administering certain Church tasks, such as the distribution of food (Acts 6:1–6). ”

E  Eve

The first woman

 About Our Faith

A Child’s Question:

Do we have Guardian Angels?

Page 36-17 “Guardian Angels”

Story From Dear Pope Francis 

Our Art Projects–The Garden of Eden

Since we are using a room from our school, we are trying to keep the desks clean and dry. Therefore, we are using dry and washable tools as we get started with our art projects.

For Our Classroom:

Sharpies, Kwik Stix, Crayola Painting Pens, Crayola Washable Markers

White Card Stock Paper


For a Homeschool Classroom:

Watercolors, Large Watercolor Brushes, Watercolor Paper and Paper Towels



Read “Cain and Abel” and “Noah’s Ark” in our Catholic Bible for Children with your child.

For Discussing “Cain and Abel”:


Talk about two significant Words:

“Jealousy” and “Obedience”

Which story talks about “jealousy?’ Which story talks about “obedience?”

Read Chapter 2 in the text.

Choose two activities from Chapter 2 in the Activity Book.

Continue memorizing the “Guardian Angel Prayer” and recite “The Lord’s Prayer” with your child.