Mystery of God Scope & Sequence


1. Quest for God; Knowledge of God through creation; Reason; Divine Revelation; Faith
2. Inspiration of the Bible; Canon of Sacred Scripture; Oral tradition; Literary genres; Covenants with Noah, Abraham, and Moses; Promise of a new Covenant; Sacred Tradition
3. Gospel according to John; Faith in Jesus; Obstacles to seeing with eyes of faith
4. Attributes of God; Biblical accounts of the creation of humans; Spiritual soul; Original justice; Original sin; New creation; Jesus the new Adam
5. Mystery of God; Holy Trinity: nature and Persons; Work of the Trinity; Creation; Salvation
6. Mary: blessed, ever-virgin, Immaculate Conception, Mother of God; Incarnation; Jesus, true God and true man; Infancy narratives; Public ministry of Jesus



7. Mountains in Sacred Scripture; Jewish Feast of Tabernacles; Transfiguration; Jesus, the fulfillment of the Law and the prophets; Suffering Messiah
8. Book of the Prophet Isaiah; Servant songs; Servant of YHWH; Suffering Servant; Sinless servant; Suffering Church; Good Friday
9. Original justice and original sin; Origin and problem of evil; Jesus the New Adam; Jesus’ death and descent to the dead
10. The Resurrection; The Ascension; Life after death; Particular judgment; Last Judgment; Heaven, purgatory, and hell
11. Resurrection stories: pattern, audience, and setting; Faith testimonies; Appearance of the Risen Jesus at the Sea of Tiberias; Symbolism of the number seven; Light and darkness; Breaking of bread
12. Holy Spirit in the Old Covenant, in the Gospels, in the work of Christ, in the life of the Church; The Advocate; Charisms and gifts of the Holy Spirit

Catechism of the Catholic Church
Unit 1
27, 32–34, 50–53, 54–67, 80, 105–108, 110, 120, 124, 153–162, 202–221, 230, 232–249, 257–260, 302–305, 356–373, 378–379, 385–409, 422–507, 512–560

Unit 2
309–314, 385–390, 396–412, 554–556, 599–618, 631–635, 639–655, 659–664, 668–679, 689–690, 692–693, 702–732, 737–741, 797–801, 988–1014, 1020–1050

Sacred Scripture
Unit 1
Genesis 1:2, 26–27, 31; 2:7, 17; 9:8–10, 12–13 Deuteronomy 6:4–5 Samuel 7:28 Psalms 27:8 Isaiah 54:10 Mark 1:15 Luke 4:18–19 John 1:1–3, 14; 9:2–7; 14:10, 16–17, 26; 20:30–31, 33–38 Acts 6:4 Romans 1:20 1 Corinthians 13:12 Galatians 4:4
Philippians 2:11 1 John 4:8

Unit 2
Genesis 2:17 Psalms 89:9, 13 Isaiah 52:13–15; 53:1–3, 7–8, 11–12 Ezekiel 37:1–3, 11, 12, 14 Matthew 10:20; 16:15–16; 17:2–13 Luke 11:13 John 11:25–26; 19:30; 21:5–14
Acts 1:9–11; 2:2–4 1 Corinthians 3:16; 15:3–6, 17 2 Corinthians 6:16 Hebrews 5:8–9 1 Peter 4:6

Faith Vocabulary
Unit 1
Attribute; Bible; Book of Signs; Canon of Sacred Scripture; Covenant; Divine Providence; Divine Revelation; Dogma of faith; Eternal, Omnipresence; Faith; Fourth Gospel; Immaculate Conception; Incarnation; Inspiration; Literary genre; Lord; Miracle; Mystery; Oral tradition; Soul; YHWH

Unit 2
Advocate; Annunciation; Ascension; Charisms; Expiation; Heaven; Hell; Holy Spirit; Last Judgment; Messiah; Original sin; Paschal Mystery; Prophets; Purgatory; Redemption; Resurrection stories; Resurrection; Suffering Servant; Transfiguration

Faith-Filled People & Catholic Identity
Unit 1
Agnosticism; Atheism; Divine mission of the Holy Trinity; Ecumenical councils; Home of Abraham and Sarah; Saint Athanasius and the first Council of Nicaea; Saint Augustine; Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist; Saint Teresa of Avila; Secular humanism; Secularism; Worldwide use of the Bible

Unit 2
Ancient homily; Development of the structure of the Eucharist; Ezekiel the Prophet; Moral and physical evil; Mount Hermon; Mount Tabor; Mount Carmel; Prophetic books of the Old Testament; Saint Thomas the Apostle

Our Church Makes a Difference
Unit 1
Catholic education; Liturgy of the Word; Christian Initiation; Catholic high school service projects; Christian family; Symbols for Jesus Christ

Unit 2
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta; Archbishop Helder Camara; Stations of the Cross; Saint Philip Neri; Stained-glass windows; Christian art

Faith-Life Skills
Unit 1
Getting in touch with God; Communication skills; Obstacles to seeing with eyes of faith; Building relationships; Balancing relationships; Respecting and accepting differences

Unit 2
Seeing with eyes of faith; Dealing with loss; From sadness to hope; Renewed effort and perseverance; Faith sharing; Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Unit 1
An act of faith; Praying the Scriptures; Signing of the Senses; Praise God; Apostles’ Creed; Benedictus

Unit 2
The Gloria; Veneration of the Cross; Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus; Christ, Our hope; The Lord is risen; Prayer to the Holy Spirit