SACRAMENT STRAND
Year
Key Concepts
Learning Intentions (might be)
We are learning:
Success Criteria (could be)
We will:

1

· People can discover God and God’s holiness through places, times, things and in the world





· Ways of doing things (rituals) everyday and in the Church

· The Eucharist is a time to praise and worship God who is holy

· How we can share in the goodness and holiness of God and know that God is all around us (For Lessons 1-6)






· Things we do at home and at Church that are called rituals


· That Sunday is the day to celebrate the Eucharist to worship God

· Tell about a holy place where God is with us and how we should behave there
· Name 3 things that remind us of God
· Tell why good times are holy times
· Name who created the world and what it tells us about God
· Tell how we can show we enjoy God’s world
· Say how we can care for God’s world

· Say what a ritual is
· Tell about a home ritual and a Church ritual


· Say how people can pray and worship God on Sundays


2

· Baptism with its rituals and symbols is a special meeting with Jesus where people are welcomed into the Church

· Baptism makes people holy and gives them a share in the tapu and life of the Trinity

· People are welcomed at the Eucharist



· What happens at Baptism (a special meeting with Jesus) that welcomes people into God’s whanau, the Church (For Lessons 1–4)


· That in Baptism people share in the life of the Trinity and in the tapu and mana of God (For Lessons 5-7)


· How people are welcomed at Eucharist (Lesson 8)

· Say what a Sacrament is (special meeting with Jesus)
· Tell what Baptism welcomes people into
· Name the four symbols of Baptism and the rituals that go with them


· Talk about what God shares with people through Baptism
· Recall the words of Baptism


· Name two ways people are welcomed at Eucharist




3



· The Sacrament of Penance restores friendship with God and others

· By recognising their sins and saying sorry, people receive the forgiveness and peace of Jesus through the Rite of Reconciliation


· Times of praying for forgiveness during the celebration of the Eucharist



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· How to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance
- to receive the forgiveness and peace of Jesus
- and become friends with God and one another once more when we have sinned
(For Lessons 1-8)




· About praying for forgiveness during the Celebration of the Eucharist



· Explain why people take part in the Sacrament of Penance
· Tell what power priests have to use in the Sacrament of Penance and where the power comes from
· Sequence the order of the five parts of the Rite
· Explain what sin is and say what we do to take responsibility for our sins
· Say how people’s tapu can be restored when they have sinned or been hurt
· Tell why it is important to say sorry to God when we have hurt other people and explain how to make peace
· Tell what people receive in the Sacrament of Penance

· Name when people ask for forgiveness, say sorry or make peace during the celebration of the Eucharist

4
· Recognising signs of God’s presence through reflective times

· Compare everyday rituals with those of Sacraments – the greatest signs of God’s presence

· The Eucharist as a Sacred Meal where the Bread and Wine is changed into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit

· How to recognise signs that God is with us and around us


· The meaning of rituals and symbols in everyday life and in the celebrations of the Sacraments


· About the celebration of the Eucharist as a sacred meal where the bread and wine are changed into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ
· Name signs and symbols of God’s presence around us
· Explain what people need to do to recognise the signs of God with them and around them

· Name some rituals and symbols used at whanau or school celebrations and explain their meaning
· Name the ritual and symbols of one of the Sacraments

· Tell what Jesus did at the Last Supper
· Name the four actions at the celebration of the Eucharist that make it a sacred meal
· Say the words that the priest says over the bread and the wine at the consecration during the celebration of the Eucharist
· Explain why it is good to receive Holy Communion at the celebration of the Eucharist
· Say what the final greeting at Mass tells people to do



5



· How Jesus identified with people who need healing and how the Sacrament of Penance brings healing

· The Sacrament of Anointing




· Sacraments bring grace for all of the Christian life


· Participation in the Eucharist



· How Jesus healed people in mind, body and soul (Lessons 1-2)



· How Jesus heals people through the Sacraments of Healing today (Lessons 3-5)



· How each Sacrament brings a special grace to people (Lessons 6-7)


· How people can participate in the celebration of the Eucharist (Lesson 8)




· Name three ways Te Atua brings healing to people today
· Retell a story about someone who was healed by Jesus



· Illustrate how people are healed of their sins by Jesus today
· Name the two Sacraments of Healing
· Tell who can be anointed and what happens in the Sacrament of Anointing

· Tell what the Sacrament of Anointing gives to people
· Explain a poster about one Sacrament and the grace it brings

· List ways to participate in the celebration of the Eucharist

6

· The meaning of Sacrament in the lives of Catholics




· The rituals, symbols, rites and purpose of the Sacraments of Initiation



· The Celebration of the Eucharist as a Sacrifice


· The meaning of sacrament in the lives of Catholics




· About the Sacraments of Initiation and what they are for in people’s lives (Lessons 4 & 5)



· About the Celebration of the Eucharist as a sacrifice


· Explain the meaning of sacrament
· Give an example that shows how people experienced God’s love when they met Jesus
· Tell how the Church can be a sign that people can see of God’s love

· Name the three Sacraments of Initiation and who they are for
· Name three things that people who are full members of the Church do to show they belong
· Tell what it means to be anointed with oil at Confirmation

· Explain what a sacrifice is and what Jesus’ sacrifice was
· Explain how can people offer their lives to God with Jesus today


7



· The meaning of Sacraments in the life of the church

· The ritual, symbol rite and purpose of the Sacrament of Holy Orders



· The Eucharist as strength to go out and serve others



· The blessed and broken experiences of life



· About the Sacraments of Initiation, Healing and Commitment, especially the Sacrament of Holy Orders







· How the celebration of the Eucharist strengthens people to serve others



· How God is with people in both the sad and happy times of life


· Identify the Sacraments of Initiation, Healing and Commitment
· Match captions showing the purpose of each group of Sacraments
· Name the three orders into which men can be ordained in the Sacrament of Holy Orders
· Explain how a priest serves the people in a parish
· Describe the five key rituals within the rite of ordination and explain the meaning of one of them

· Explain what is being offered to God in the Eucharist
· Explain two meanings that can be given to “Do this in memory of me”
· Describe ways young people go out and serve others

· Explain how God can be important in people’s lives in both the blessed and broken experiences of life

8

· The Vocation of Marriage and the Sacrament of Marriage




· The commitment of living the Christian life


· The Eucharist as Holy Communion

· What the Church understands about the vocation and Sacrament of Christian marriage and the rite of the Sacrament of Marriage (Lessons 1-3)



· What it means to live a committed Christian life (Lesson 4)


· The meaning of the Eucharist as Holy Communion (Lesson 5)


· Name three things that are part of God’s call to couples in the vocation of Christian marriage
· Explain why marriage is called a covenant of love
· Name at least four parts of the Rite of the Sacrament of Marriage and explain their meaning


· Identify important aspects of living a committed Christian life

· Explain 3 meanings of communion in relation to the Eucharist