4th Grade Religion

Welcome to Ms. Viscusi's 4th Grade Religion Class!

How Does the Catholic Church Declare Official Saints?

 

Who is St. Francis de Sales?

 

The Bible

As a supplement to each chapter in our Religion curriculum, students are introduced to new songs by Christian and Catholic artists.  Some of these artists include Matthew West, Matt Maher, and more!  The students are enjoying learning new songs, new ways to pray, and praising God together!

Hello, My Name Is

This song by Matthew West allows students to reflect on the idea that, above all else, their identity rests in the fact that they are beloved sons and daughter of the Almighty!

The End and The Beginning

This song by Matt Maher allows students to reflect on the Eucharist, and the Consecration of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Our Lord that we witness every time we go to Mass.  The students learned about Transubstantiation! 

Your Love Defends Me

This song by Matt Maher allows students to reflect on the idea that our Father does not leave us as orphans, but is with us each day.  He, and His Love, are sufficient.

As It Is In Heaven

This song by Matt Maher allows students to reflect on the origin of the Our Father, the words that Jesus gave us Himself.  Students had the opportunity to listen to the passage from Scripture where Jesus gave us the words to use when praying to our Father, and then listened to and prayed with this song.

Broken Things

This song by Matthew West allows students to reflect on the scripture passage from Matthew 20:1-16, The Laborers in the Vineyard.  "The last will be first, and the first will be last."  Students had the opportunity to discuss the justice of God, and how God has a plan for each of us, despite our brokenness and our sins.  "If it's true, you use broken things, then here I am Lord, I'm all Yours."

Control

This song by Tenth Avenue North allows the students to recognize that, although God did not need to create us, He did, out of pure love for us.  Due to this unceasing love, we are able to surrender everything in our lives to God, and give Him control.  We can leave everything at the foot of the cross, and trust that God will always provide for us, and never leave us as orphans.  The world has no control over us, because our Heavenly Father is in control, who is all-loving and all-merciful.

Chain Breaker

This song by Zach Williams allows the students to reflect on the healing power of Christ through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  There is no sin too big for God to forgive.  We need only to allow ourselves to be open to His unending mercy.  There is a better life outside of sin, and God so desperately wants us to come back into His loving arms.  There is no limit to His mercy - there is no limit to the number of times we can walk into a confessional and ask for forgiveness.  He is waiting for us there, to be reunited with us through His love, mercy, and grace.

  

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding." -Proverbs 3:5