GOOD SHEPHERD PASTORAL UNIT

CATECHETICAL INFORMATION

Be My Disciples Levels 1-6 

Sunday's 10:15-10:50am

Incorporating the updates to the Roman Missal, Third Edition, Be My Disciples offers engaging lessons that lead young disciples to higher levels of moral thinking and a deeper initiation into a life of prayer.  Through exploration, discovery, and decision-making, children are invited to accept the challenge to follow Jesus and learn and practice the skills needed to be active disciples.

Be My Disciples shares the Christian story in a catechumenal methodology, using reflection on Scripture and doctrine, plus a prayer celebration in every class and during all the major seasons of the Church year. It initiates children into the community of faith and challenges them to discipleship.

Help students look at Scripture stories and their relevance in a new way, with bright and appealing artwork that begs a story to be told — and told again.

Our Be My Disciples program helps to meet the needs of the children and families we serve as they grow in the knowledge of their faith and live as disciples of Jesus.

Using a balanced approach, Be My Disciples is an innovative religion curriculum that empowers children and their families to answer the call to discipleship.

• Be My Disciples invites children to discipleship through its catechumenal methodology.
• Be My Disciples teaches Scripture, Doctrine, and Liturgical celebration through its spiral structure.
• Be My Disciples challenges children to integrate faith and life through activities and faith choices.

Be My Disciples
Level 1      Catechetical  Schedule 
Sun Morning 10:15-10:50 am


Sept 10th         Formal Registration Weekend After each Sunday Mass
Sept 17th         Formal Registration Weekend After each Sunday Mass

Sept 24th         Class is mass at 11:00 am , Catechetical Opening BBQ at noon.
Oct  01st          Welcome session
Unit 1 -  We Believe - Part One
Oct  15th         Chapter 1          The Bible 
Oct  22nd        Chapter 2          God Loves us
Oct  29th         Chapter 3          God, Our Father and Creator  
Nov  05th        Chapter 4          Jesus, The Son of God
Unit 2 -  We Believe - Part Two
Nov  19th        Chapter 5          Mary, The Mother of Jesus
Nov  26th        Chapter 6          Jesus shares Gods Love
Dec  03rd        Chapter 7          The Holy Spirit, Our Helper
Dec  10th        Chapter 8          The Church
C H R I S T M A S    B R E A K
UNIT 3 - We Worship- Part One
Jan 07th          Chapter 9          The Church Celebrates Jesus
Jan 14th          Chapter 10        Baptism  
Jan 21st           Chapter 11         We Follow Jesus 
UNIT 4 - We Worship- Part Two
Jan 28th          Chapter 12         The Catholic Family 
Feb 04th          Chapter 13         We Pray 
Feb 11th          Chapter 14         We Are Peacemakers 
Feb 28th          Chapter 15         We Go To Mass 
UNIT 5 - We Live - Part One
Mar 04th         Chapter 16         Jesus Shows Gods Love 
Mar 11th         Chapter 17         The First Christians 
M A R C H    B R E A K
March 19th -25th
HOLY WEEK 
Mar 26th - Apr 1st
Apr 08th         Chapter 18         We Love God 
Apr 15th         Chapter 19         We Love Others 
UNIT 6 - We Live - Part Two
Apr  22nd        Chapter 20         We Live as a Community 
Apr  29th         Chapter 21         Jesus and the Children

PLEASE SUBMIT BAPTISM CERTIFICATES FOR YOUR CHILD IF NOT BAPTIZED WITHIN THE GOOD SHEPHERD PASTORAL UNIT : 

Fax baptism certificates to 902-566-5949 Att: Karen

* All CHILDREN who were not baptized within the good Shepherd Pastoral Unit Family of Churches, are required to provide a baptismal certificate from the church where your child was baptized in order to celebrate the Sacrament of  First Holy Communion. 

PLEASE submit or fax these prior to beginning First Holy Communion sessions.

Be My Disciples - St Francis only
Level 2    Catechetical  Schedule  
Sun Morning 
10:15-10:50 am

Sept 10th         Formal Registration Weekend After each Sunday Mass
Sept 17th         Formal Registration Weekend After each Sunday Mass

RECONCILIATION

Sept 24th        Class is mass at 11:00 am , Catechetical Opening BBQ at noon.
Oct  01st        Welcome session
Oct 15th          Chapter 1           God’s Love 
Oct 22nd         Chapter 2           Loving God 
Oct 29th          Chapter 3           Refusing to Love 
Nov 05th          Chapter 4           Loving Choices
Nov 19th          Chapter 5           Returning to Love
Nov 26th          Chapter 6           Celebrating God’s Love
Dec 03rd          Chapter 7           Showing Love

Sat , Dec 09th ( 10:30-12pm ) - Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Penance

Dec 10th         Chapter 8            Living Reconciliation ( Mystagogy Session)
last Session for the Fall season

C H R I S T M A S    B R E A K

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION
Jan 07th          Chapter 1           Belonging
Jan 14th          Chapter 2           Gathering
Jan 21st         Chapter 3            Listening
Jan  28th         Chapter 4            Giving Thanks and Praise
Feb  04th        Chapter 5             Remembering
Feb  11th        Chapter 6             Sharing a Holy Meal
Feb  28th        Chapter 7             Serving Others
Mar 04th         Chapter 8             Living Eucharist
Mar 11th          Lenten Session
M A R C H    B R E A K
March 19th -25th
HOLY WEEK 
Mar 26th - Apr 1st
Apr 08th          A little Catechism
Saturday Apr 21st from 10:30 am -12: 30 pm First Holy Communion Retreat
May 05th / 06th  Celebration of First Holy Communion



Be My Disciples
Level 3      Catechetical  Schedule
Sun Morning
10:15-10:50 am

Sept 10th         Formal Registration Weekend After each Sunday Mass
Sept 17th         Formal Registration Weekend After each Sunday Mass

Sept 24th      Class is mass at 11:00 am , Catechetical Opening BBQ at noon.
Oct  01st       Welcome session
Unit 1 -  We Believe - Part One
Oct 15th        Chapter 1           God Speaks to Us 
Oct 22nd        Chapter 2           God The Creator
Oct 29th        Chapter 3           Mary Trusted God
Nov 05th        Chapter 4           Jesus The Son Of God
Unit 2 -  We Believe - Part Two
Nov 19th        Chapter 5           Jesus Is Risen
Nov 26th        Chapter 6           The Gift of The Holy Spirit
Dec 03rd        Chapter 7           The Church
Dec 10th        Chapter 8          The Communion of Saints
UNIT 3 - We Worship- Part One

C H R I S T M A S    B R E A K  
Jan 07th         Chapter 9           A people of Prayer    
Jan 14th         Chapter 10         The Church Year
Jan 21st         Chapter 11  Celebrating God's Love
Jan 28th         Chapter 12 God's Healing Love
UNIT 4 - We Worship- Part Two
Feb  04th       Chapter 13         The Word of God
Feb 11th        Chapter 14         The Bread of Life
Feb  28th       Chapter 15         The Sacrament of Matrimony
Mar  04th       Chapter 16         Called to Serve
UNIT 5 - We Live - Part One
Mar 11th        Chapter 17         Happiness With God

M A R C H    B R E A K
March 19th -25th
HOLY WEEK 
Mar 26th - Apr 1st
Apr 08th         Chapter 18         God’s Law of Love
Apr 15th         Chapter 19         Love One Another
Apr 22nd        Chapter 20         The Great Commandment
UNIT 6 - We Live - Part Two
Apr 29th         Chapter 21         Witness of Faith


         

        

Be My Disciples
Level 4    Catechetical  Schedule 
Sun Morning
10:15-10:50 am

Sept 10th         Formal Registration Weekend After each Sunday Mass
Sept 17th         Formal Registration Weekend After each Sunday Mass

Sept 24th        Class is mass at 11:00 am , Catechetical Opening BBQ at noon.
Oct  01st        Welcome session
Unit 1 -  We Believe - Part One
Oct  15th          Chapter 1           God’s Word to Us  
Oct  22nd          Chapter 2           I Will Be Your God
Oct  29th          Chapter 3          The Mystery of God
Nov  05th          Chapter 4          God’s Promise
Unit 2 -  We Believe - Part Two
Nov 19th           Chapter 5          The Son of God
Nov 26th          Chapter 6          The Death and Resurrection of Jesus
Dec 03rd           Chapter 7          Receive the Holy Spirit
Dec 10th           Chapter 8         The People of God
UNIT 3 - We Worship- Part One
Jan 07th           Chapter 9          A people of Prayer
Jan 14th           Chapter 10        Celebrating God’s Love
Jan 21st           Chapter 11        Sharing in Christ’s Life and Work
Jan 28th           Chapter 12        Responding to God’s Call
C H R I S T M A S    B R E A K
UNIT 4 - We Worship- Part Two
Feb 04th          Chapter 13        Jesus Feeds Us
Feb  11th          Chapter 14        Jesus Forgives
Feb  28th          Chapter 15        Jesus Heals The Sick
Mar  04th         Chapter 16        Signs of Gods Love
UNIT 5 - We Live - Part One
Mar 11th          Chapter 17         Created In Gods Image
M A R C H    B R E A K
March 19th -25th
HOLY WEEK 
Mar 26th - Apr 1st
Apr 08th          Chapter 18          The Beatitudes
Apr  15th         Chapter 19          Living a Holy Life
Apr  22nd         Chapter 20          Living God’s Covenant

UNIT 6 - We Live - Part Two
Apr  29th           Chapter 21         Love God With All Your Heart



Be My Disciples
Level 5    Catechetical  Schedule  
Sun Morning
10:15-10:50 am

Sept 10th         Formal Registration Weekend After each Sunday Mass
Sept 17th         Formal Registration Weekend After each Sunday Mass

Sept 24th       Class is mass at 11:00 am , Catechetical Opening BBQ at noon.
Oct  01st        Welcome session
Unit 1 -  We Believe - Part One
Oct 15th        Chapter 1           Speak, Lord  
Oct 22nd        Chapter 2           The Word of God
Oct 29th         Chapter 3           The Holy Trinity
Nov 05th         Chapter 4           Great is The Lord
Unit 2 -  We Believe - Part Two
Nov  19th         Chapter 5           Jesus Christ, The Son Of God
Nov  26th        Chapter 6           The Paschal Mystery
Dec  03rd         Chapter 7           Many Gifts, One Spirit
Dec  10th         Chapter 8           Thy Kingdom Come
UNIT 3 - We Worship- Part One
Jan  07th         Chapter 9           Celebrating the Liturgy
Jan  14th         Chapter 10         Joined to Christ
Jan  21st         Chapter 11         We Celebrate the Holy Spirit
Jan  28th         Chapter 12         One Bread, One Cup
C H R I S T M A S    B R E A K
UNIT 4 - We Worship- Part Two
Feb   04th        Chapter 13         Jesus Heals The Sinner
Feb   11th        Chapter 14          Jesus Heals The Sick
Feb   28th        Chapter 15          The Sacrament of Holy Orders
Mar   04th        Chapter 16          The Sacrament of Matrimony
UNIT 5 - We Live - Part One
Mar  11th         Chapter 17           Called to Holiness
M A R C H    B R E A K
March 19th -25th
HOLY WEEK 
Mar 26th - Apr 1st
Apr  08th         Chapter 18           Making Moral decisions
Apr   15th         Chapter 19           Living the Covenent
Apr   22nd         Chapter 20           The Beatitudes
UNIT 6 - We Live - Part Two
Apr  29th          Chapter 21           Love of God


Be My Disciples
Level 6     Catechetical  Schedule  
Sun Morning
10:15-10:50 am


Sept 10th         Formal Registration Weekend After each Sunday Mass
Sept 17th         Formal Registration Weekend After each Sunday Mass

Sept  24th        Class is mass at 11:00 am , Catechetical Opening BBQ at noon.
Oct   01st         Welcome session
Unit 1 -  We Believe - Part One
Oct   15th          Chapter 1            The Gift of Faith  
Oct   22nd          Chapter 2            The Word of God
Oct   29th          Chapter 3            The Mystery of God
Nov   05th          Chapter 4            God, Father and Creator
Unit 2 -  We Believe - Part Two
Nov 19th            Chapter 5            Son of God, Son of Mary
Nov 26th            Chapter 6            The Suffering Servant
Dec 03rd            Chapter 7            The Holy Spirit
Dec 10th            Chapter 8            The Mystery of The Church
UNIT 3 - We Worship- Part One
Jan  07th            Chapter 9            Celebrating the Liturgy
Jan  14th            Chapter 10          Baptism
Jan  21st           Chapter 11          Confirmation
Jan  28th           Chapter 12          The Eucharist
C H R I S T M A S    B R E A K
UNIT 4 - We Worship- Part Two
Feb   04th          Chapter 13            Penance and Reconciliation
Feb   11th          Chapter 14            Anointing of The Sick
Feb   28h           Chapter 15            The Sacrament of Holy Orders
Mar  04th           Chapter 16            The Sacrament of Matrimony
UNIT 5 - We Live - Part One
Mar  11th           Chapter 17            Our Call to Holiness
Apr  08th           Chapter 18             Making Moral Choices
M A R C H    B R E A K
March 19th -25th
HOLY WEEK 
Mar 26th - Apr 1st
Apr  15nd           Chapter 19             The Law of Love
Apr  22nd           Chapter 20             Ways of Happiness
UNIT 6 - We Live - Part Two
Apr   29th           Chapter 21             Love of God