Catechesis Level II

In Level II the child is born anew on two fronts: he is able to use his imagination creatively rather than simple re-creatively and he is preoccupied with justice, fairness, right and wrong. With these two developmental leaps in mind, the child spends time exploring the History of the Kingdom of God, its unity and vastness, and see how God has made God’s self known since the beginning of time with several wonderfully visual timelines.  The focus on the relationship with Jesus is still understood with this aged child in the image of the Good Shepherd but we will expand our understanding of who Jesus is and who we are in relationship with him by hearing the Parable of the True Vine among several parables. Over the years the child will hear these presentations in Level II:

  • Parables

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
The Good Samaritan
The Insistent Friend
The Ten Bridesmaids
The Wedding Banquet

  • Geography

Pin Maps: cities, mountains, water bodies
Land of Israel
Regions of Israel
Life of Jesus: Early life, Ministry, Death and Resurrection
Jerusalem

  • The Eucharist

Altar Cards/Collage
Mystery of Faith
Synthesis of the Eucharist
Prayer Book

  • Baptism

Rite of Baptism Cards

  • Gestures

Lavabo
Epiclesis and Offering
The Breaking of the Bread
The Peace

  • Infancy Narratives

Synthesis
Flight into Egypt

  • Paschal Narratives

Cenacle
Empty Tomb

  • Good Shepherd

Found Sheep
Wolf and Hireling
Eucharistic Presence III

  • The Holy Bible

The Holy Bible and the Books the Comprise it
What is the Bible?
Bible Study

  • Maxims
  • Preparation for First Solemn Communion

The Found Coin
True Vine I
True Vine II
Healing of the Centurian’s Servant
Loving Father

  • The Kingdom of God

Synthesis of the Kingdom Parables
The Unity and Vastness of the History
The History of the Dominion of God
The Gifts of the Kingdom of God
The Unity and History of the Holy Bible
Cosmic Cross