Key Stage 2

"Christ inaugurated the Church when he began to proclaim Good News and through the Church he fulfils and reveals God’s plan to unite all things in him. Christ gave his Church a structure in calling and choosing Twelve apostles. With them and their successors he shares his mission, his power and authority. In the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost the Church was revealed and its mission (apostolate) to the nations was begun...The Church’s mission is that of Christ its head. The ultimate purpose of this mission is to enable all people to share in the communion of life and love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit."
Religious Education Curriculum Directory p.19

4.5 The Mission of the Church

Learning ABOUT and learning FROM the Catholic Faith

Key Learning Objectives

In this unit you will have the opportunity to:

  • know that Jesus appeared to the disciples after his resurrection;
  • know that Peter was chosen by Jesus to play a special role in the Church;
  • know that Jesus gave his followers a mission - to spread the Good News to others;
  • know that Jesus sent his Spirit to help them at Pentecost;
  • understand that this was the beginning of the Church;
  • know how Saints Peter and Stephen helped to spread the Good News by their lives and their death;
  • know how Saul became Paul and how he spread the Good News;
  • know how the Church today shares in this mission.

In this unit you will have the opportunity to:

  • appreciate that we too have a role to play in spreading the Good News;
  • identify ways we can spread the Good News in our lives;
  • consider ways in which we can support a mission.