Meus Carus Fidelis
(My Dear Faithful)
Fourth Grade Parent’s Guide
Chapter 2: God’s Word to Us
Q: What is the Holy Scripture or Bible?
A: The Holy Scripture or Bible is the collection of sacred, inspired writings through which God has made known to us many revealed truths. Some call them letters from Heaven to earth, that is, from God to man.
Q: Why is it necessary to know God?
A: It is necessary to know God because without knowing Him we cannot love Him; and without loving Him we cannot be saved. We should know Him because He is infinitely true; love Him because He is infinitely beautiful; and serve Him because He is infinitely good.
And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us.
Q: Who were the prophets?
A: The prophets were inspired men to whom God revealed the future, that they might with absolute certainty make it known to the people.
Q: What did the prophets foretell concerning the Redeemer?
A: The prophets, taken together, foretold so accurately all the circumstances of the birth, life, death, resurrection and glory of the Redeemer that no one who carefully studied their writings could fail to recognize Him when He came.
Q: Where shall we find these prophecies concerning the Redeemer?
A: We shall find these prophecies concerning the Redeemer in the prophetic books of the Bible or Holy Scripture.
Play and Pray
(easy ways to reinforce our faith)
Pray the Angelus – traditionally prayed at 6:00 am, noon and 6:00 pm
V: The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:
R: And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
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
our death. Amen.
V:Behold the handmaid of the Lord:
R: Be it done unto me according to Thy word.
Hail Mary . . .
V: And the Word was made Flesh:
R: And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary . . .
V: Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
R: that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
V: Let us pray:
All: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord.
"Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you" (Lk 1:28)
"Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb"