Seven Sacraments Teachers’ Guide (HS)

The Foundation of Christian Living

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The Seven Sacraments is a compilation of 10 supplemental lesson plans, enabling you to go beyond the limitations of current textbooks by offering a more comprehensive, in-depth, and engaging approach.

Every self-contained lesson in this guide is teacher-written, classroom-tested, and scholar-reviewed, and gives you everything you need to help your students encounter Christ in the Sacraments.

Each lesson is designed in a flexible, modular format, and includes:

  • Essential questions
  • Connections to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Accessible and engaging background reading
  • Comprehension and critical thinking questions
  • Warm-up / bell work
  • Main activity such as primary source analysis, role-playing, class discussion, creative assignments, and many others
  • Homework and extension options
  • “Becoming Like Christ” extension that helps students live the Faith


Lessons included in The Seven Sacraments:

What Is a Sacrament?

  • What is the secret and joyful realm of the Sacraments?
  • Why are Sacraments effective whether we feel them or not?


The Institution of the Eucharist

  • Why is the Eucharist the Source and Summit of our Faith?
  • How did Jesus institute this sacrament?
  • What were Christ’s claims and commandments at the Last Supper?


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  • How does the New Testament lie hidden in the Old, and how's the Old unveiled in the New?




  • How can it be possible that we die to live?
  • How can classical, medieval, and popular culture help us understand the reality of Baptism?




  • How do we know when something belongs to us?
  • If Baptism brings us into Christian life, and Reconciliation forgives sins, then why should we bother with Confirmation?




  • What is the Eucharist?
  • What are Its Fruits?
  • How do we receive the Eucharist, and why do we need to receive it often?
  • Why can’t everyone receive the Eucharist? Isn’t it wrong to exclude people?
  • What is the structure and purpose of Holy Mass?



Penance and Reconciliation

  • Why should I go to Confession when I can just tell God I’m sorry in my prayers?
  • Can my sins be so bad that God won’t forgive me?



Anointing of the Sick

  • Couldn’t Jesus have saved humankind without becoming man? Without suffering? Without dying?
  • How can our suffering be redemptive?



Holy Orders

  • Who are the successors of the Apostles?
  • Why can only men be priests?




  • How is what Christ did for humanity like what spouses do for each other?
  • What virtues are important to cultivate in the single life to help ensure a happy, enduring marriage?
  • This resource facilitates experiential learning with sacred art including works by: Fra Angelico, Jacopo Bassano, Raphael, Rembrandt, Van Dyke, and Leandro Miguel Velasco



Your students will read and analyze primary sources from writers including:

  • Seneca
  • St. Augustine
  • Sir Francis Bacon
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • St. Melito of Sardis
  • Madeleine L’Engle
  • Henry Ward Beecher
  • G.K. Chesterton
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Pope Francis
  • St. John Paul II
  • Homer
  • Shakespeare
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • St. Gregory of Nazianzus



In addition to Biblical touchstones in every lesson, your students will study in-depth and apply their knowledge of scripture passages including:

  • Genesis 2:18, 21-25
  • Exodus 12:1-20
  • Luke 3:21-22
  • Luke 5:1-11
  • Luke 5:4-11
  • John 8:4-11
  • John 13:4-8
  • John 21:15-17
  • Luke 15:11-32
  • Luke 22:14-20
  • Mark 10:6-9
  • Matthew 12:21-22
  • Matthew 4:19
  • John 9:1-7
  • Mark 8:22-26
  • Mark 10:46-52
  • Matthew 20:29-34
  • Romans 6:3-4
  • 2 Timothy 1:6-14



Appendixes include alignments to the USCCB high school curriculum framework and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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Product Details

  • Pages: 150
  • Format(s): Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-622822-164
  • Product Code: 2164
  • Availability: In Stock

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