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Lesson 1

Heaven: Our Final Destination

The aim of this lesson is for your children to discover that we are called to journey along the path of Life in Christ toward Heaven. The Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, and the teaching of the Apostles act as signs that lead us to Heaven. Your children will also learn about the Ten Commandments and how the Beatitudes fulfill the Ten Commandments and are the heart of Jesus鈥 teaching.

Lesson Vocabulary
  • Heaven
    (n.): The state of being after death in which 鈥渢hose who die in God鈥檚 grace and friendship and are perfectly purified live forever with Christ鈥 (CCC 1023). The souls in Heaven enjoy perfect communion and relationship with God, His angels, and all of the saints. In Heaven we will see God face-to-face, as He is. This is called the Beatific Vision.
  • Parable
    A short story that uses characters or situations that we can relate to in order to teach us a deeper lesson. Parables help to explain something in a way that is easier for us to understand. Jesus taught about the Kingdom of God using parables.
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