Faith and Life, Grade 1: Our Heavenly Father


Religion, Grade 1

This catechism series is known for its orthodoxy and its use of original and classical artwork. Grade 1 gives an overview of salvation history and the Catholic Faith in terms young children can understand.


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This beautiful religion series is a hands-down favorite catechism for homeschooling families.

The inspiring Student Text includes:

  • Lessons that incorporate the four principal components of catechesis: 
    • the Creed
    • the Commandments
    • the Sacraments and Liturgy
    • Prayer and Scripture
  • Questions
  • Prayers
  • Rich artwork, both original and classical 

The Activity Book provides a choice of creative activities for review and reinforcement of each lesson. It emphasizes understanding and putting into practice the teachings of Christ in everyday life. 

The Answer Key is a complete, 8-page key to the Activity Book.

A daily schedule for this core text is available in CHC Lesson Plans for First Grade.

Introduction to the Trinity, with emphasis on the life of Jesus, the plan of salvation, and the child’s part in the plan. Acquaints child with Mary, angels and saints. Child learns basic prayers.

Ch. 1-8: The Old Testament, God our creator; our home in Heaven lost through original sin; the world prepares for the Savior.
Ch. 9-21: The Incarnation, life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus.
Ch. 22-28: The Holy Spirit, the Church, and Mary our mother.

To give the first grade student a basic introduction to God, the life of our Savior, and to prayer, with a special emphasis on growing to know, love, and trust God.

Product Code: FL1-T
Format: Softcover
Binding: Perfect bound
Page Count: 132 pages
Dimensions: 7.5″×9.75″
ISBN: 9781586175634
Returnable? Yes, view return policy.
Consumable? No, purchase one per family.
Answer key: None required.

Product Code: FL1-A
Format: Softcover
Binding: Perfect bound
Page Count: 112 pages
Dimensions: 7.5″×9.75″
ISBN: 9781586175719
Returnable? Yes, view return policy.
Consumable? Yes, purchase one per student.
Answer key: Purchase separately.

Product Code: FL1-K
Binding: Stapled
Page Count: 8 pages
Dimensions: 8.5″×11″
Returnable? Yes, view return policy.
Consumable? No, purchase one per family.

“When writing about what she shares with Jesus, my daughter said homeschooling! Right on baby girl!!” —Marcy, WI

Our six-year-old is developing a real love of Jesus, thanks in part, I believe to the Faith and Life series. After our most recent lesson, he ran out of the room unexpectedly and returned with a small statue of Jesus that he offered to each of us to kiss. I love that your products help to encourage this love of Jesus and His mother in our children.

Photo submitted by Vivian, FL.

Here is a picture of my first grader working on his religion. It's funny because both my children attend Catechism and their teachers are always telling me how much they know. I know a lot of it has to do with the faith-base of your curriculum!

Photo submitted by Shannon, MI.

The Faith and Life series holds to our Catholic traditions and doesn't try to spin our current culture into it somehow.

“Our son enjoying his first grade Faith & Life activity workbook.” —Juli, IL

Thanks to your beautiful and faith-filled curriculum, my children have thrived not only academically, but most importantly in their Catholic Faith. You have helped make our family whole by filling that space or void between just saying we are Catholic, and actually living and working toward being a Catholic Family.

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