Faith Formation

Curriculum and Standards

Kindergarten through Grade 8

An advisory committee with representatives from all seven vicariates worked with diocesan officials in the development of this curriculum for youth in kindergarten through grade eight. This substantive, sequential, and systematic document is integral to Bishop Sample’s vision for faith formation and education in the Diocese of Marquette. It flows from his commitment to bring the church together in a spirit of collaboration and unity for the sake of increased evangelization. It will ensure a consistent presentation of the faith throughout the diocese. This standardized curriculum was implemented in all parishes, missions and catholic schools of the diocese beginning Fall 2009. All parishes, missions, and catholic schools were provided textbooks to implement the new curriculum.

The advisory committee has developed a
high school curriculum utilizing the US Bishops'  DOCTRINAL ELEMENTS OF A CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age published in 2008. 

The development, publication, and implementation of the curriculum and purchase of new textbooks were made possible by a generous donor and a grant from Legacy of Faith.

REVISED AND UPDATED - SUMMER 2013!

Introductory Materials
 

Profiles of Students

Kindergarten

 
 
Third Grade         
 



Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

Seventh Grade

Eighth Grade

 


Curriculum by Topic

Christian Morality

Prayer

Liturgy and Sacraments

 

Scripture

Creed

 
 
Curriculum by Grade
 
 
 
 
Third Grade         
 
 
 
 



Expectations of Parents

 
 
 
Third Grade          
 

 

 
 
 

 

Prayer Book

 

 
 
Appendix 1 – Scripture

Appendix 1b – Scriptural Foundations for the Sacraments

Appendix 1c – Scriptural Foundations for the Works of Mercy

Appendix 1d – Scripture Stories for Catechist Use

Appendix 1e – What Catholics believe about Creation

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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