Christ the King's third grade program focuses on going deeper into the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist that they received the year before. They will be expanding their examination of conscience. They will be prepared to go to Confession again and have the opportunity to go during class. Please encourage your children to make a good Confession again this year. They will practice receiving the Eucharist and revisit the real presence in the Blessed Sacrament. Parents should reinforce what students learn in class by taking them to Confession and Communion regularly.
Throughout the year there will be a focus on the liturgy. The third grade class will be involved in planning and preparing to have a class Mass. The students will participate as much as possible in preparing the Mass. They will choose music, some will do readings, others will help serve, and others will help the sacristan. They will take an active role throughout the liturgy.
The text for third grade this year is the Faith and Life Series for Grade 3: Our Life with Jesus. Each child has a book to keep at home and read with their parents. Every week, the third grade catechists will send out an E-mail to all the parents with a recap of what happened in class that week and what (if anything) they need to do to prepare for the next class.