The purpose of permeation is to make our faith part of every lesson we teach. It is the sharing of our core religious values with our students. We look for authentic ways to share our faith.

Permeating Faith Through Connections to Religion Class

Faith permeation can include making connections between current Religious Education programming and other subject areas. The Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ program is divided into five units over the course of the year, corresponding to the seasons of the Liturgical Year.

  • Unit 1 – Ordinary Time (September – November)
  • Unit 2 – Advent and Christmas (December – early January)
  • Unit 3 – Ordinary Time (January – February)
    • End of unit depends on when Lent begins
  • Unit 4 – Lent and Easter (approximately mid-February through late March)
    • Start and end date depend on when Lent begins and Easter is celebrated
  • Unit 5 – Easter Season and Ordinary Time (April – June)
    • Start date depends on when Easter is celebrated

Use this resource to infuse Catholic faith in all subject areas. This resource provides ideas for Catholic faith permeation in the grade one classroom environment.

Grade 5 Religion Outcomes

This short summary outlines what students will be learning in Religious Education programming over the course of the year.

  • Unit 1 – The Gift of Our Faith
    Identify ways we are supported in our Catholic faith.
  • Unit 2 – Called to Gather in Faith
    Explore how gathering as Church during Advent and Christmas helps us prepare for the comings of Christ.
  • Unit 3 – Called to Live a Moral Life
    Examine how we live a moral life.
  • Unit 4 – Celebrating the Paschal Mystery
    Investigate how the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter inspire us to be holy.
  • Unit 5 – Rooted in Dignity and Living our Faith
    Explore how our understanding of human dignity affects the way we live our faith.

Full Resource Available

With outcomes, ideas, lesson plans and more for grade five.