ABOUT

A Fertile Heart is a faith-inspired program from Foundation to Year 11 that helps young people cultivate an awareness of their personal identity and confidence as children of God. Founded on authentic Catholic teachings and the vision of human love and sexuality from St John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, it will help them discover the truth and beauty of life, love, and relationships. The program is presented in a series of ready-made lesson modules exploring topics such as the sanctity of human life, sexuality, marriage, and human relationships. By fostering emotional, intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth, A Fertile Heart leads to the holistic formation of young people, allowing them to flourish and reach their full potential.

EMBRACING CHRISTIAN TEACHING

Originally developed in the United Kingdom, this program has been crafted, trialled and tested over a three-year period by Catholic educators, expert moral philosophers and theologians. It has also been granted a nihil obstat, a certificate granted by the Catholic Church verifying that it aligns with Catholic doctrine and morals and is free from error. It is also recommended by goodlove.org, an initiative supported by the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life.

17 TRIAL MODULES/UNITS

We are providing free of charge, 17 modules/units (see below) for primary schools in conjunction with a 54-page A Fertile heart Sampler Book that can be trialled in 2023.

A Fertile Heart also recently received the endorsement of The Most Reverend Archbishop Julian Porteous, Archbishop of Hobart, who said: “…A Fertile Heart offers a refreshing and much needed expression of the Christian understanding of the nature of the human person. It seeks to capture more deeply, the beauty of human sexuality found in the Church teaching.”

To request the free A Fertile Heart Sampler Book, call us on 03 9336 0800.

 

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A Fertile Heart lesson modules

Click below for FREE access to 17 SAMPLE YRS F-6 online lesson modules (includes lesson plans, interactive slides and support materials):

MODULE R (Foundation)

Module Ra) Genesis 1 and 2 – the stories of creation

Module Rb) Genesis 1 and 2 – the stories of creation SAMPLE Rb3

Module Rc) The Parable of the Mustard Seed (Matthew 13:31-32) SAMPLE Rc3

Module Rd) Jesus speaks of the birds and the lilies (Matthew 6:25-34) SAMPLE Rd2

Module Re) The feeding of the 5,000 (Matthew 14:13-21)

Module Rf) Noah’s Ark (Genesis 6-9)

MODULE 4 (YEAR 4)

Module 4a: Made In the Image of God SAMPLE 4a

Module 4b: Happiness

Module 4c: Happiness, Conscience and Emotions

Module 4d: God is Happy! Let’s be like God

Module 4e: Adopted by God: Receiving his Love SAMPLE 4e

Module 4f: Obedience in Jesus

Module 4g: Life Cycles and Life Spirals

Module 4h: I don’t quite work correctly – and that’s okay!

Module 4i: God saves me from me!

Module 4j: Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation

Module 4k: The Mass, the Sacraments and God’s Life

MODULE 1 (year 1)

Module 1a) The Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38) SAMPLE 1a2

Module 1b) The Lost Sheep (Luke 15:1-7)

Module 1c) The Visitation (Luke 1:39-56) SAMPLE 1c2

Module 1d) Jesus and Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)

Module 1e) The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) SAMPLE 1e2

Module 1f) The Last Supper (Luke 22:14-23)

MODULE 5 (YEAR 5)

Module 5a: Life is Relational – especially for Persons! SAMPLE 5a

Module 5b: Self-knowledge, Self-Possession, Self-Gift

Module 5c: God is Relationship: We Long to be like Him

Module 5d: Marriage and Growing in Love

Module 5e: Freedom

Module 5f: Freedom in Christ

Module 5g: Tolerance

Module 5h: Tolerance and Solidarity

Module 5i: God and Dominoes!

Module 5j: Discernment and Trust part one SAMPLE 5j

Module 5k: Discernment and Trust part two

MODULE 2 (yEAR 2)

Module 2a) ‘Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name.’ The Fall of Adam and Eve (Genesis 3) SAMPLE 2a3

Module 2b) ‘Thy kingdom come.’ The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) SAMPLE 2b2

Module 2c) ‘Thy will be done’ The Calming of the Storm (Matthew 8:23-27) SAMPLE 2c2

Module 2d) ‘Give us this day our daily bread.’ The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30)

Module 2e) ‘Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.’ The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18:23-35)

Module 2f) ‘And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.’ Joseph and his brothers (Gen.37, 39-41)

MODULE 6 (YEAR 6)

Module 6a: God-given Nature, Freedom and Consent SAMPLE 6a

Module 6b: Person and Nature

Module 6c: Life is Fractal!

Module 6d: Intellect, Order and Beauty

Module 6e: Being and Doing

Module 6f: Tolerance of what others think and do

Module 6g: Formed in their image SAMPLE 6g

Module 6h: Safe but not Scared

Module 6i: Faith and Science: the Beginning

Module 6j: Faith and Evolution

Module 6k: Science and Christianity

MODULE 3 (YEAR 3)

Module 3a: God is Our Father SAMPLE 3a

Module 3b: The Light of Truth

Module 3c: Water of Life

Module 3d: Marriage, God, man and woman

Module 3e: Increase and Decrease

Module 3f: Now that’s increase!

Module 3g: Unless a Grain of Wheat dies…

Module 3h: Remain in my love SAMPLE 3h

Module 3i: Pruned to be pure

Module 3j: Water, wine and blood!

Module 3k: Commanded to be Joyful!

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For more information on how to trial any of these 17 modules, call us at Createl Publishing on 03 9336 0800.
You can view more details on A Fertile Heart on the website www.fertileheart.org.uk.