Glory Be To The Father

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Catholics use the Glory Be prayer daily, in the Mass, the Rosary, novenas, and other devotions.

There's hardly an easier prayer to learn and there's hardly one that gives more glory to God, especially to God as the Holy Trinity.

It is the main prayer that Our Lady prayed when she appeared in the grotto to St. Bernadette of Lourdes in France.

Generally, families that say their daily Rosary have already taught this prayer to their children since you say it at the end of every decade of Hail Marys.

It's actually fun to teach to children because of its poem like rhythm.

The Glory Be Prayer

Glory be to the Father,
And to the Son,
And to the Holy Ghost,
As it was in the beginning,
Is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen.

Manuscript & Cursive Writing Worksheets

Print these sample Hail Mary worksheets below. The First Communion copybook (from the Baltimore Catechism No. 1) comes with both manuscript and cursive writing as does the Confirmation copybook (from the Baltimore Catechism No. 2). You can print all three.

1. Who made you?

First Communion Manuscript and Cursive Worksheets

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First Communion Baltimore Catechism Worksheets

Hail Mary Prayer

Manuscript/Cursive Copybook and Bonus Quizzes 

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Confirmation Worksheets Download

Hail Mary Prayer

Manuscript/Cursive Copybook and Bonus Quizzes 

Download - $14.98

Confirmation Worksheets Download

Go to more info: First Communion and Confirmation copybooks.

Catholic Cursive Writing Worksheets

Catholic Sunday School Worksheets: Printing Ideas

You can print these worksheets in several sizes depending on the grade level of your students. Small children sometimes do well with larger fonts, yet older students love the small small font. Small, medium, large. Your choice.

1. Full Sized Worksheets: Simply print full sized and double sided if you'd like to save paper. This is great for first, second, and third grade catechism work. Awesome preparation for a Catholic Confirmation quiz.

Large Font Cursive Writing Worksheets

Confirmation Worksheet: Large Font.Baltimore Catechism Worksheets: Large Font printed full sized.

Medium Cursive Writing Worksheets

2. Booklet: Your older children will love this as handwriting practice if you print the download as a booklet. Great for third through eighth grade penmanship. Use thin paper because 23 pieces of paper is hard to fold and staple. You can also sew or zip-tie these together.

Print two up for middle school handwriting practice size.

Confirmation Worksheet: Medium Font.Baltimore Catechism Worksheet: Medium font, print two-up.

Small Font Cursive Writing Worksheets

3. Small Font Worksheets: You can also get your printer to print this download two up so that the questions will be in consecutive order (ask me why I do that - it's so confusing to the children if the questions are in scrambled order on individual booklet sheets). You can chose Multiple, 2 by 1, horizontal, and landscape orientation for a middle school font.

4. Elegant Handwriting Worksheets: For even smaller print you can print these Multiple, 2 by 2, horizontal, and portrait orientation. This looks super elegant! Part of the secret of beautiful writing is control of the pen and a small size. 'Perfect for high school handwriting practice and saves ink and paper.

Confirmation Worksheet: Small font for elegant handwriting.Baltimore Catechism Worksheets: Small font, print four up.

5. Typing Practice: You can also copy the text file to your students' files so they can practice typing. What better than the Baltimore Catechism for learning to use the keyboard?

The Glory Be prayer from the Baltimore Catechism is easy to learn. Your kids can also learn from the audio version in both the First Communion and the Confirmation catechisms.

  • Little kids like using head sets to concentrate on learning the prayer. 
  • You can set the Glory Be on repeat for them to learn it faster.
  • Confirmation students often already know this prayer from their daily Rosary.
  • Converts like being able to review while doing light chores or driving.

Priest's Advice How To Say The Glory Be

You'll appreciate these words from a very old priest. He said that it is important to say the "and to the" phrases well so as to preserve the equality between the Three Persons in One God, the Blessed Trinity. The logic and grammar are important to the doctrine.

This also applies to making the sign of the Cross, too. Use care, remembering that God Himself is listening. 

The Glory Be is a statement of faith in the Blessed Trinity. It honors God as three Divine Persons in one Divine Nature.

Father, Son, And Holy Ghost

There are three Persons in One God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. We attribute

  1. Creation to God the Father, 
  2. Salvation to God the Son - Jesus Christ, 
  3. and Sanctification to God the Holy Ghost. 

Each time one acts, though all three are present and cooperating as One.

These are the basic facts about the Blessed Trinity that all your children should know as they prepare to receive the sacraments. 

Teaching The Glory Be Prayer

You can teach the Glory Be prayer in  both the First Communion and the Catholic Confirmation Catechisms which are available as Catechism Copybook Ebooks, Ebooklets, and audio recordings.

You can reprint as many as you would like.

  • The First Communion Catechism Copybook is available in beautiful Manuscript. 
  • The Confirmation Catechism Copybook is available in either beautiful Manuscript or beautiful Cursive writing - your choice! 

They can be spiral bound at an office supply store, printed on 3-holed paper to keep in a binder (our favorite way), or used as printable worksheets. See our order page here

Go to our main Catholic prayers page or visit these:

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Use these printables in your Roman Catholic catechism class, Faith formation, or Sunday school lesson. ~Mary Fifer

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