Religion - Third Grade


  • Students will show an interest in being part of the Christian community at Mass.
  • Students will participate in the local church community as well as the worldwide Body of Christ.
  • Students will further identify the Liturgy of the Word: Old testament reading, Psalms, New Testament Letters, Alleluia, Gospel Reading, Homily, Creed, General Intercessions.
  • Students will identify the parts of the Liturgy of the Eucharist: Offering of the bread and wine, the Eucharistic prayer, Amen.


  • Students will identify five types of prayer: praise, thanksgiving, petition, intercession, forgiveness.
  • Students will recite the Act of Contrition and the Apostles’ Creed.
  • Students will recite the prayer to the Holy Spirit and the Prayer of Blessing on a Child’s Birthday.


  • Students will identify and explain the Sacraments of Initiation, the Sacraments of Healing, the Sacraments of Service.
  • Students will interpret the meaning of the sacraments as signs of God’s grace in their lives.


  • Students will distinguish between the Old Testament and the New Testament.
  • Students will identify the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles as part of the New Testament.
  • Students will act out the call of the prophet, Samuel, and the call of the apostles according to Matthew.


  • Students will compare and contrast the mission of each person of the Blessed Trinity.
  • Students will define the Church as the Mystical Body of Christ.
  • Students will describe the family as the domestic Church
  • Students will define the Communion of Saints and the unity of the Church.
  • Students will read about and express an interest in the lives of the saints, especially St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Charles Lwanga.
  • Students will define the catholic social teaching about work as ‘Work is more than a way of making a living;” it is cooperating with God to create our world.


  • Students will participate in helping others as a service to God.
  • Students will use their talents to help other people.
  • Students will identify saints and holy people as those who help others, with a special devotion to St. Vincent De Paul.


  • Students will recognize that all Christians are united in Christ.
  • Students will speak openly of their faith in God.

Family Life

  • Students will recognize that families continue the work of Jesus in the world.