Prayers to Memorize


Updated: August 8, 2019

Basic Catholic Prayers and Lists for Grades K-8

 Why should your children memorize prayers and lists?

The prayers and lists found below are a small part of the beautiful treasury of traditional prayers and devotions of our Catholic Faith. They help provide us with a glimpse into the foundations of our Faith and a base from which our children can learn how to live their Faith; hopefully, all children will be well prepared and want to share their love for Jesus and the Church He established.

Parents are asked to work with their children, teaching these prayers and basic catechism lists. Of course, praying regularly at home with help your children to master the prayers.

Each CCD class begins with a decade of the Rosary in the church (which the children lead) and ends with a prayer in the classroom or church.

The list below provides a suggested breakdown of information by grade level. A booklet containing this information is available and has been given to all children in the religious education program. Please let your catechist know if you need a new booklet.

First Grade

Genuflexion (method and meaning)

Sign of the Cross

Glory Be

Hail Mary

Our Father

Guardian Angel Prayer

Second Grade

Previous requirements, plus:

Act of Contrition

The Ten Commandments

Form of Sacrament of Reconciliation

Third Grade

Previous requirements, plus:

Grace Before and After Meals

Seven Sacraments

Prayer to Saint Michael

Fourth Grade

Previous requirements, plus:

Hail, Holy Queen (Salve Regina)

Morning Offering


Fifth Grade

Previous requirements, plus:

Apostles Creed

Twelve Apostles Chosen by Christ

Mysteries of the Rosary

Fatima Prayer

Sixth Grade

Previous requirements, plus:

Parts of the Mass

Holy Days of Obligation in the United States

Seventh Grade

Previous requirements, plus:

Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Name and define)

Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Three Theological Virtues

Four Cardinal Virtues

Eighth Grade

Previous requirements, plus:

Corporal Works of Mercy

Spiritual Works of Mercy

Marks of the Church


Sacramental Schedule

Mass Schedule:

8 am 10 am 12 Noon*
*Novus Ordo Latin Mass

Saturday: 8:30 am & 5:30 pm Vigil Mass

Weekdays: 8:30 am, (Wednesdays: 12:15 pm)

Holydays (except Christmas):
8:30 am & 7 pm

Sacrament of Penance:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:45 am – 8:15 am
Saturday afternoon: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Expanded schedule for Advent and Lent
All Day Eucharistic Adoration
Every Wednesday: 1 pm through Thursday morning, 8:30 am
Every First Friday: 9 am through Saturday morning, 8:30 am

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Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky
Direct Line to Pastor 703.759.3520
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1020 Springvale Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
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St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

1020 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066

Parish Office: 703.759.4350
Fax: 703.759.3753
Religious Education: 703.759.3530
Siena Academy: 703.759.4129