Key Stage 2

"So that this call should resound throughout the world, Christ sent forth the apostles he had chosen, commissioning them to proclaim the gospel: ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.’ Strengthened by this mission, the apostles ‘went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it.’"
Catechism of the Catholic Church 2

6.5 The Work of the Apostles

Learning ABOUT and learning FROM the Catholic Faith

Key Learning Objectives

In this unit you will have the opportunity to:

  • know how the Apostles changed when they received the Holy Spirit;
  • know about the early Christian community; (Acts 3:1-10; 4:32-35)
  • know about the cure of a lame man; know about the first conversions and Peter’s address to the people;
  • know about the persecution of the Apostles; know the story of Peter in prison and how he escaped;
  • know about the preaching of Paul.

In this unit you will have the opportunity to:

  • reflect on what we can learn today from the early Christians;
  • be aware of the power of the Holy Spirit working in the Apostles and that this same Spirit is given to us;
  • reflect on response people made to the preaching of the Apostles and how important their words are for us today.