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

"Glory Stories" 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