Saint Brigid Religious Education
100 Mayflower Street
West Hartford, CT 06110


We use Our Sunday Visitor - Alive In Christ text books.  Each child receives his or her own book.  The second grade class also uses the Reconciliation & Eucharist books also from Our Sunday Visitor.

Second grade students should demonstrate at the end of this grade level the following understandings:

  • Jesus is the Son of God, who became man and died on the cross to save all people.  He is still present today in the Word, and in the Church, most especially in the Eucharist. When Jesus ascended to His Father He sent the Holy Spirit to be with us always.

  • We become members of God's family through baptism and receive his forgiveness in the sacrament of penance and his body and blood in the Eucharist.

  • God made each of us to grow up and help others in our own special way as a married person, a parent, a single person, a sister or brother, or a deacon or priest.

  • God gives us his voice in our hearts - our conscience - so that we can choose to do what God calls us to do. When we follow our conscience as God made it, then we are truly free and happy.

  • Sin is a break in our relationship with God. The Holy Spirit helps us to make good choices.

  • In the sacrament of penance we express sorrow for our sins and we are forgiven. God will always forgive us and wants us to forgive others too.  Jesus gave the priest the power to forgive sins in the sacrament of penance.

  • God gave us the law of love: to love God and to love others as one's self.

  • Jesus gave us himself in the Eucharist at the last supper and continues to give himself to us in the bread and wine that becomes his body and blood.

  • The bread and wine of the Eucharist are consecrated by the priest and through the power of the Holy Spirit and these gifts of bread and wine truly become the body and blood of Jesus.  We receive Jesus so that we can become more like Jesus. We should receive Communion often.

  • The Eucharistic Liturgy (Mass) is the most important prayer of the Church.

  • The Liturgy of the Word is Gospel stories about Jesus and the God's Word.  The Prayer of the Faithful are a way of joining our prayers with those of the community.

  • The value of Sunday as the "Lord's day" when we gather to offer praise and thanksgiving to God.

  • Understand there are different ministries in the Church: Eucharistic ministers, lectors, ministers of hospitality, altar servers.

  • Discover the meaning of the different areas and objects used at Mass such as the altar, tabernacle, crucifix, chalice, paten, vestments, baptismal font, stations of the cross, reconciliation room and that a genuflection before the Blessed Sacrament as a prayer of reverence.

  • The different ways to receive communion and learn how to receive Communion reverently.

  • Go over the Blessed Trinity and name the three persons and recite the Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be and Prayer of Sorrow.




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