Shrine of the Little Flower 
St. Therese of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church
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First Grade Prayers

Guardian Angel
Angel sent by God to guide me,
Be my light and walk beside me;
Be my guardian and protect me;
In the paths of life direct me. Amen

Second Grade Prayers (all the above plus prayers below).

Third Grade (all the above plus prayers below)

The Seven Sacraments
The sacraments are signs of the grace we receive from God.

Baptism is the first sacrament we receive. Through Baptism we become followers of Jesus and part of God’s family, the Church. The pouring of water is the main sign of Baptism.

Eucharist At Mass the bread and wine become Jesus’ Body and Blood. This happens when the priest says the words of consecration that Jesus used at the Last Supper. 

Confirmation In this sacrament the Holy Spirit strengthens us to be witnesses to Jesus. Confirmation seals our life of faith in Jesus and helps us become better Christians.

Reconciliation We ask God to forgive our sins and we reconcile with those we have sinned against.

Anointing of the Sick A sick person is anointed with holy oil and receives the spiritual and sometimes even the physical healing of Jesus. 

Holy Orders Some men are called to be deacons, priests, or bishops. Through Holy Orders these men continue the mission given by Jesus.

Matrimony Some men and women are called by the Holy Spirit to be married. They make a solemn promise to be partners for life.

Fourth & Fifth Grade (all the above plus prayers below).

Hail, Holy Queen
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, 
hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
to you we cry, poor children of Eve;
to you we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward me;
lead us home at last
and show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus:
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Jr. High (all the above plus prayers below).

The Beatitudes
Blessed are those who need God. They will live in heaven one day.
Blessed are those who are sad. They will be comforted.
Blessed are those who have little. They will be given many things.
Blessed are those who have mercy on others. They will be shown mercy.
Blessed are those who make peace. They are the children of God. 
We are confident that as primary educators of your children, you as parents/guardians will assume full responsibility for your child’s memorization of the prayers relevant to his or her grade level.

Catechists have the responsibility to incorporate prayer into each and every class they teach. With numerous supplemental materials and various education opportunities available to them Catechists can determine any number of creative ways to pray with children of their class.
Click on grade to go to prayers or click here to download all prayers
The Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the
beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.  

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed by thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done
 on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass
 against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace!
The Lord is with you;
blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your
womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of
our death. Amen.

Morning Prayer
God, our Father, I offer you today
all that I think and do and say.
I offer it with what was done
On earth by Jesus Christ, your Son.
Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace!
The Lord is with you;
blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your
womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of
our death. Amen.

Prayer Before Meals
Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts
which we are about to receive
  from your goodness,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen
Act of Contrition
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things,
I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Lord Jesus, Son of God have mercy on me a sinner. Amen
Ten Commandments
1. I am your God; love nothing more than me.
2. Use God’s name with respect.
3. Keep the Lord’s day holy.
4. Honor and obey your parents.
5. Treat all human life with respect.
6. Respect married life.
7. Respect what belongs to others.
8. Tell the truth.
9. Respect your neighbors and your friends.
10. Be happy with what you have.
Form for Confession​
• Enter Confessional, kneel, bless yourself and say:
• “Bless me Father, for I have sinned. This is my First Confession.These are my sins: …”
(After your First Confession and the next time you receive the sacrament of Reconciliation, 
you will not say it is your first confession, you will say how long it has been since your last confession.)
• After telling your sins end with: “For these sins, I am sorry.”
• Wait for the priest to give you your penance. (Prayers you are to say outside of the confessional).
• The priest will now ask you to say the “Act of Contrition.”
• Wait for the priest to give you Absolution (forgiveness of yours sins).
• The priest ends with: “Go in peace” or “God bless you.”
• Say: “Thank you, Father” 
• Leave the confessional and go and say your penance in a pew.
Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
  creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
  And born of the Virgin Mary.
  He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
           was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he arose again.
He ascended into heaven,
  And is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
  the holy catholic church,
  the communion of saints,
  the forgiveness of sins,
  the resurrection of the body,
  and the life everlasting. Amen.