Lesson One

Theme: Made for Greatness
Topic: We want to be saints!

Overview
Students will identify God’s plan for us to be happy. They will explain we can be happy by loving and following God.

Additional Student / Classroom Resources

Video: Saint Dominic Savio

(2 min) Video description of the saint’s life. The teacher can read the captions for the students.

Video: St. Therese of the Child Jesus

(12 min) beautiful animated cartoon about St. Therese’s life

%22Glory Stories%22 from Holy Heroes

At this site you can purchase an excellent video series on the saints.

Song: Your Are Holy

(4 min) song by Michael W. Smith

Song: God Calls us to Holiness

Song lyrics written to the tune of “London Bridges Falling Down”

Resources for Parents & Teachers

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church: especially paragraphs 2012 and 2013

Lumen Gentium

Lumen Gentium especially Chapter 5