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UNIT 1 OVERVIEW: We Are the ChurchCreedSacraments & LiturgyLife in ChristChristian PrayerThe Church is the People of God (#777)Eucharist gathers us togetherLearning about Jesus togetherSinging our prayerGod makes us free to choose (#1799–1800)Sunday EucharistDecisions of consciencePrayers of petitionJesus invites us to faith (#179–80)Saints: Saint Francis of AssisiBelonging to a ChurchPrayers for Church leadersJesus teaches us hospitality (#561, 1971)Sacrament of Penance and ReconciliationForgiving and being forgivenPrayer asking for forgivenessThe People of God build community (#752)Reconciliation: right and wrongSins and virtues; honestyLord’s PrayerThe People of God love with their whole selves (#228, 2055)ReconciliationRespect; Works of MercyPrayer of petitionThe People of God serve others (#459, 859)All Saints’ Day; All Souls’ DayServing others; SaintsCommitment to serving othersThe People of God pray (#2623–25)PrayingTypes and times of prayerdestruction of the Temple in A.D. 70, to the spread of Jesus’ Good News among gentiles in greater numbers than Jews, to the growing separation between Christian Jews and Jews who follow other rabbis. Through these lessons, Good News stresses what Jesus’ original parables ask of us today.Matthew also has an apocalyptic bent. He likes to threaten that not everyone will be worthy to be with Jesus at his Second Coming; some will be gnashing their teeth. His message is a bit harsh for young children to take in, so Good News stresses the Good News of Jesus’ love for us.Music CDsThe Promise/Good News music two-CD set isavailable at This set containsnew songs by John Burland that correlate to the seasons of the liturgical year. The songs are easy for the children to learn through listening and singing along. This music can also be downloaded at Start LessonsIf your program begins before our September 24th lesson, choose one of these introductory lessons to use with your group of children. The lessons are designed to build readiness for using Good News. Find them at’s New for 2017-18Over the last year, we met with teachers, catechists, and program directors who use the P aum Gospel Weeklies with their children. We asked questions, we listened, and we hope that the changes we’ve made will help you bring the Gospel to your children in even more meaningful ways.We expanded the lesson plans to help you pacethe Weeklies for how you use them, whether your class meets every day or every week. We’ve worked with teachers to develop Curriculum Connections that tie the Weeklies to other learning areas, including language arts, social studies, math, and science. The new Catholic Identity Projects were developed to help connect the children in your school or parish to the larger Church.We recently launched GROW—Gospel Resources of the Week—a new blog that brings together re ections on the Sunday Gospels, saints, feasts, prayers, video links, and free printables in one convenient spot. Findit at us know how we’re doing—either on the GROW blog or ateditor@p blogPFLAUM Gospel Resources of the WeekAll numbers in parentheses refer to sections in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.Bayard supports Pope Francis’s call to care for our common home. Please recycle this teaching guide properly. Thank you.Unit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-3

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