About Mass

“Blest are We” grade 4: 

Chapter 2 Praise and Thanksgiving pp. 37-44.

Order of the Mass (pp.266-268)


Examples of Mass from The Ordination to the Order of the Priesthood of Donald Haugh Bender, Jr. and Ryan Patrick Fischer. This took place on June 6, 2015 at St. Patrick Cathedral, Harrisburg, PA (we are just skipping through the parts..) Both Priests have spent a summer at St. Patrick Church and Fr. Bender lives here now. He had Mass last week with us! Also, it is a great way for the students look at our Harrisburg Diocese Cathedral and see our Bishop Gainer.

Introductory Rite,

  • Greeting
  • Penitential Act
  • Gloria
  • Collect

Liturgy of the Word

  • First Reading
  • Responsorial Psalm
  • Second Reading
  • Gospel
  • Homily
  • Profession of Faith
  • Prayer of the Faithful

Liturgy of the Eucharist

  • Preparation of the Altar and Gifts
  • Eucharistic Prayer

Communion Rite

  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Sign of Peace
  • Breaking of the Bread
  • Holy Communion

Concluding Rites

  • Blessing
  • Dismissal

Review: Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, Gospels, Epistles.



God’s Covenant with His People

The Word of God the Bible and the Covenant between God and His People

Review Reading the Bible: “Blest are We” grade 4 pp.18-19 ( please use a bible book) God’s Covanent p45-47

“I will be your God if you will be My People”

Try this quiz: http://www.bemydisciples.com/grade/3/chapter/1

Story of Noah/God’s Covenant

Student Reads : Bible: Genesis 6:5-19, Genesis 7, Genesis 8, Genesis 9:9-17-. http://www.usccb.org/bible/genesis/6


Quiz: http://www.bemydisciples.com/grade/2/chapter/5

We told the story of Abraham and Issac.

Abraham and Isaac Puzzle

Our Church Leaders

Pope Francis Attends His Weekly Audience In St Peter's Square

Our Pope Francis

Bishop Ronald Gainer

Our Bishop Ronald Gainer of Harrisburg

Fr. William Forrey, Our Pastor

Father Kevin Coyle, Father Mike Metzgar, Father Joahua Cavendar

Father Kevin Coyle, Father Mike Metzgar, Father Joahua Cavendar

Saint Patrick Shrine Church on Pomfret Street in Carlisle

Saint Patrick Shrine Church on Pomfret Street in Carlisle


Inside the Shrine Church

Saint Patrick Church on Marsh Drive

Saint Patrick Church on Marsh Drive

Inside Saint Patrick Church at Marsh Drive

Inside Saint Patrick Church at Marsh Drive



The Altar

Last week we talked about the the garden of Eden.  We read the story of creation, Adam and Eve and the temptation of Eve and Adam with the fruit. Because of the disobedience of Adam and Eve, they must die.

We will listen to the song “Adam, Adam Where are you?” In the song, it talks about the deception of the Devil and how God still calls Adam back to Himself.  God still searches for each one of us despite our sins. Because we have separated ourselves from God, (through sin), we can not hear Him very well.

God still talks to us:

  • through the Bible,
  • through prayer
  • through the sacraments and our church,
  • through other people
  • through our conscience
  • Can you add any other way God talks to us?

Reading the Bible: “Blest are We” grade 4 pp.18-19.

BIBLE– the first book: Genesis 1, 2, and 3 (we read this last week). (http://www.usccb.org/bible/genesis/1)

Open Our Bibles to Genesis 4, (http://www.usccb.org/bible/genesis/4)

Cain and Abel Story

Story of Cain & Abel (meaning of sacrifices), Sin of Envy, Murder (Think of the Ten Commandments)

cain-and-abel worksheet


Because there is sin in the world, we live on earth and someday we will die.  But God provides us a way to save ourselves/our souls.  In the Old Testament, they sacrificed an animal or food on an altar for a person’s sins. In the New Testament,  Jesus is our sacrifice on the cross.  We also offer the ”sacrifice of the Mass” for the forgiveness of sins. What other sacraments give us forgiveness of sins?

What is an Altar?




BIBLE– the last book: Revelations 5:1-4,6, 9

“I saw a scroll in the right hand of the one who sat on the throne. It had writing on both sides and was sealed with seven seals. Then I saw a mighty angel who proclaimed in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to examine it. I shed many tears because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to examine it.
Then I saw standing in the midst of the throne and the four living creatures and the elders, a Lamb that seemed to have been slain. He had seven horns and seven eyes; these are the [seven] spirits of God sent out into the whole world.

They sang a new hymn:
“Worthy are you to receive the scroll
and to break open its seals,
for you were slain and with your blood you purchased for God
those from every tribe and tongue, people and nation.”

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Grant us Peace.
(response at Mass)

Who is the LAMB OF GOD?

 Worthy is the Lamb Hymn

Kari Jobe – Revelation Song lyrics “Worthy is the Lamb” (a Life Teen Song)



“Blest are We” grade 4 Jesus, the Image of God Chapter 5 p.69-74

Welcome to 4th grade CCD 2017-2018

Welcome to St. Patrick CCD Grade 4 with Mr. Rios and Mrs. McGinnis!

Our website’s address is www.hickorytown.com/ccd4/ You may check the website for make-up work. I will post weekly the readings, worksheets, video clips and other assignments for CCD. We use the website on the smart board every night of CCD.

Mrs. McGinnis and Mr. Rios CCD teachers for 4th grade

Mrs. McGinnis and Mr. Rios
CCD teachers for 4th grade

Mr. Rios(4A) and Mrs. McGinnis(4B) have been team-teaching Fourth grade CCD for 6 years. We have a lot of fun and we are able to work together to reinforce the teaching points. We use the “Blest Are We 4″ series published by Pearson Education, Inc.©2008. The website for their series is http://www.blestarewe.com.

We try to incorporate the church year holy days and seasons into our curriculum so we jump around in the book. We are very pleased to share our faith with your children. We look forward to a wonderful year.cover4lg

Mrs. McGinnis Email address is: emilie@hickorytown.com

Mr. Rios Email address: eriosguam@comcast.net

For Religious Education general information: http://saintpatrickchurch.org/ccd.php

“I have enjoyed being a catechist for the Sunday Children’s Liturgy of the Word from 2003-2008. This is my ninth year as a CCD teacher. I am a mother of five –my children’s ages range from 17-27. I am married to Jim The Computer Guy. I have a couple jobs outside of motherhood. I am a Respiratory Therapist at Carlisle Regional Hospital. Other times, you may find me at my computer designing websites. Hence, the development of this web site!” – Mrs. Emilie McGinnis

2017-2018 Religious Education Calendar

In the Beginning

Story of Creation

“Blest are We” grade 4 chapter 1 pp.28-30, 32-33

We introduced ourselves…

Passed out books/attendance
We will begin the night with a prayer service and introductions.

We will go over Mr. Rio’s rules for the classroom.

  • Love,
  • Honor,
  • Respect

Creation, Adam and Eve, garden of Eden, beginning of sin


Don Francisco – Adam Where Are You


Read to student:

The Story of Creation or the Bible: Genesis 1, Genesis 2:1-8,15-25, Genesis 3. http://www.usccb.org/bible/genesis/1

Online Quiz: http://www.bemydisciples.com/grades/2/chapters/2

Stations of the Cross

The Lord’s Passion: Stations of the Cross (p. 220, 254) and the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, Chapter 5 p. 69-75 (The Crucifixion),





This is Jesus

King of the Jews


Lord’s Passion Quiz: http://www.bemydisciples.com/grades/3/chapters/5

No CCD next week for Holy Week: May God bless you this Easter!bvm

Thank you

chocolate-bunny feature-quartersThank you for all the donations of candy and quarters for our Lenten offering. The candy will be used for special Easter baskets for those can not afford such treats and the quarters will go to the St. Vincent de Paul society. They support projects for those in need such as emergency food and clothing.

Last Supper

Jesus gives His final word before the Last Supper: Blest Are We book: Chapter 11 Pages 130-133,136-137 part A. The Commandments/the Greatest Commandment pages: 272-273

transfiguration4th Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration NT Matt 17:1-13. Pharisees question about temple tax: Matt 17:24-27,


Palm Sunday (Jesus’s entry in Jerusalem): Matt 21:1-14,


Jesus washes the Disciples’ feet. John 13:1-17washing_feet

Jesus Gives Us the Eucharist. The Last Supper/ Celebration of the Passover Seder Meal. Mark 14:17-26



Footwashing and Holy Order Quiz:


Judas Betrays Christ. Luke 22:39-53

Works of Mercy and The Sacrament of Reconciliation

We had the Sacrament of Penance or The Sacrament of Reconciliation today. (Review: Blest Are We book pages: 164-168 Chapter 14)


As a class we said the Act of Contrition (p.14):

My God,

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

The New Commandment and the Works of Mercy Pages 215-221 Chapter19

(In class,  we did a Works of Mercy relay race. Each team member took a Saint Patrick Bottled water and wrote one of the works of mercy down on the board. Then he /she would pass the bottle on to his/her teammate to write a work of mercy on the board. this would continue until all 7 of the works of mercy were on the board.)

The Corporal Works of Mercy

  • Feed the hungry;
  • Drink to the thirsty;
  • Clothe the naked;
  • Shelter the homeless;
  • Visit the sick;
  • Visit those in prison;
  • Bury the dead.

hand-out for corporal works of mercy

The Spiritual Works of Mercy are:

  • Teach the ignorant;
  • Help others do what is right;
  • Give advice to the doubtful;
  • Be patient with others;
  • Forgive injuries;
  • Comfort those who suffer;
  • Pray for the living and the dead.

hand-out for spiritual works of mercy

Thank you

feature-quartersThank you for all the donations of candy and quarters for our Lenten offering. The quarters will go to the St. Vincent de Paul society. They support projects for those in need such as emergency food and clothing.