The Faith and Life Third Edition series is a minor update to the Revised Edition series so that all text and liturgical references conform to the implementation of the new English translation of the Roman Missal. Revised Edition teachers' manuals may continue to be used with Third Edition student text and activity books as the changes are relatively few. A list of textual changes with side by side comparisons to aid teachers using the Revised Edition teacher's manual is available from the Faith and Life website.
The Faith and Life student textbook lessons incorporate the four principal components of catechesis: the Creed, the Commandments, the Sacraments and Liturgy, Prayer and Scripture. But besides giving a clear and comprehensive presentation of our faith, the student textbook is rich in artwork, both original and classical.
THEME: A thorough study of the articles of the Creed as the basic belief of our Catholic faith, with a special emphasis on careful understanding of definitions through the words of the Gospels, and the prophets, and the prayers of the Church.
SEQUENCE: Unit 1: God the Father of All. The Old Testament and mankind's participation in and loss of God's life.
Unit 2: God the Son, the Redeemer. The fulfillment of God's plan in Christ, God and Man.
Unit 3: God, the Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier. Our call to holiness and witness in the Church.
AIM: To help fifth grade students acquire a solid and specific knowledge of God and his Church through the understanding of the Creed we profess, and the distinguished truths of our faith from error that leads away from love of God.