“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis


Students should be familiar with and able to recite the prayers of the grade level as well as those from earlier grades.

Sign of the Cross (Kindergarten)

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

The Lord's Prayer (1st grade)

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not in temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary (Kindergarten)

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory Be (Kindergarten)

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Angel of God (Kindergarten)

Angel of God, my Guardian dear,
to whom God's love commits me here.
Ever this day, be at my side,
to light and guard,
to rule and guide. Amen.

Prayer Before Meals (1st grade)

Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts
which we are about to receive
from thy bounty,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer After Meals (1st grade)

We give you thanks, Almighty God,
for all your gifts
which we have received,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Act of Contrition (2nd grade)

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good,
I have sinned against you, whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help, do do penance, to sin no more,
and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
In his name, my God, have mercy. Amen.

Apostles Creed (3rd grade)

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven, and is seated at
the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and live everlasting. Amen.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit (3rd grade)

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and enkindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created
and you will renew the face of the earth. Amen.

Prayer of Saint Francis (4th grade)

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

The Rosary (4th grade)

Review the prayers that are used in the Rosary, and teach the students how pray using the rosary beads.

The Memorare (4th grade)

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help, or sought your intercession,
was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence. I fly unto you, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother.
To you I come; before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate! Despise not my petitions,
but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Corporal Works of Mercy (5th grade)

Actions that help people in their bodily needs.

Feed people who are hungry.
Give drink to the people who are thirsty.
Clothe the people who need clothes.
Visit prisoners.
Shelter the homeless.
Visit the people who are sick.
Bury the people who have died. Amen.

Spiritual Works of Mercy (5th grade)

Action that help people in their spiritual needs.

Help the people who sin.
Teach people who are ignorant.
Give advice to people who have doubts.
Comfort people who suffer.
Be patient with other people.
Forgive people who hurt you.
Pray for those who are alive and those who have died. Amen.

Mysteries of the Rosary (6th grade)

The Joyful Mysteries

The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Glorious Mysteries

The Luminous Mysteries

The Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit (6th grade)

These twelve qualities can be seen in us when we allow the Holy Spirit to work in our hearts.


Gifts of the Spirit (6th Grade)

These seven Gifts are received through the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation.

Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, Fear of the Lord

Magnificat, the Canticle of Mary (7th and 8th grades)

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

From this day all generations will call be blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.

He has mercy on those who fear him,
in every generation.

He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

He has cast down the might from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things
and the rich he has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of his servant Israel,
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise ha made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.

Nicene Creed (7th and 8th grades)

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten
Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God, from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin May, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and
I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.