Fourth Grade students should have memorized:
The Apostles’ Creed
Act of Contrition
Sign of the Cross
Angel of God
Prayers before and after Meals
and be introduced to or reviewed:
Act of Faith
Simple Reponses at Mass
Spontaneous Prayers of Thanksgiving, Praise, Sorrow and Petition
The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary
The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
SIGN OF THE CROSS
In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. (return to top of page)
Our Father, Who art in heaven,
hallowed be 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. (return to top of page)
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death. Amen. (return to top of page)
Glory be 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. Amen. (return to top of page)
GUARDIAN ANGEL PRAYER (Angel of God)
Angel of God, my guardian dear,
to whom God's love commits me here,
ever this day, be at my side,
to light and guard, rule and guide. Amen. (return to top of page)
PRAYER BEFORE MEALS
Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts,
which we are about to receive from thy bounty,
through Christ, Our Lord. Amen. (return to top of page)
PRAYER AFTER MEALS
We give you thanks for all your benefits, almighty God,
who lives and reigns forever.
May the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. (return to top of page)
THE APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of Heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell; the third day He rose again.
He ascended into Heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father almighty;
He will come 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 life everlasting.
Amen. (return to top of page)
THE ACT OF CONTRITION
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.
Our Savior Jesus Christ
suffered and died for us.
In His name, my God, have mercy. (return to top of page)
ACT OF FAITH
O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God
in three divine Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
I believe that your divine Son became man and died for our sins,
and that he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe these and all the truths
which the holy Catholic Church teaches,
because you have revealed them,
who can neither deceive nor be deceived. Amen. (return to top of page)
MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY (learn more about the Rosary)
The Five Joyful Mysteries (prayed Monday & Saturday)
1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Birth of Our Lord
4. The Presentation of Our Lord
5. The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple (return to top of page)
The Five Sorrowful Mysteries (prayed Tuesday & Friday)
1. The Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. The Crowning with Thorns
4. The Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord (return to top of page)
The Five Glorious Mysteries (prayed Wednesday & Sunday)
1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption of our Blessed Mother into Heaven
5. The Coronation of our Blessed Mother as Queen of Heaven and Earth (return to top of page)
The Five Luminous Mysteries (prayed Thursday)
1. The Baptism in the Jordan
2. The Wedding at Cana
3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom
4. The Transfiguration
5. The Institution of the Eucharist (return to top of page)