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Lesson Theme: God cares for us.Five-Day Lesson Pacing GuideNote: This pacing guide suggests how to present the lesson over five days. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.Day 1Share Experiencesl Gathering Song l “Blest Are They” (CD-2, #11) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-14)l Cover Activity (page 1)l Story l Who’s Perfect? (pages 2–3)l Discuss the Think questions related to the story.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the things that helpus change and grow. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the things that help us change and grow. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l The Parable of the Vineyard (page 4)l Discuss the Gospel using the Think questionsl Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Jesus’ stories that tellus of your love for us. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Jesus’ stories that tell us of your love for us. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Gospel using the Think questionsDistribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 12.l Catholic Faith Word l Gospel (page 5)l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the wonderfulthings you created. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the wonderful things you created. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l Baptism Is About Belonging to God (page 6–7)l KidTalk (page 8)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for loving us and takingcare of us. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer: Loving God, thank you for loving us and taking care of us. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l Baptism (Venture Activity Book, Activity #15) l Closing Prayer (see page TG1-15)Friday Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Pray, Think, Act activities on page 8 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Have the students research why plants and gardens are good for communities. Then, lead them in writing a brief explanation of their findings. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2)l Sci: In small groups, have the students conduct an investigation to determine if plants get the materials they need for growth mainly from air and water. One way this could be done is by watering plants with different liquids (salt or sugar water, soda, etc.) and tracking their growth. Then, allow the students to present their findings to the class. (5-LS1-1)Additional Resourcesl Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/assessments)l Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)l Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW.Catholic Identity Project of the WeekTo honor Mary and the two new Fatima saints (see Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate for October 13), invite your students to collect baby items for a crisis pregnancy center or snacks for an after-school program.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel October 11: Saint John XXIII – “Good Pope John” was an older man when he was elected pope, yet he called for the Second Vatican Council—a major event of renewal for the Catholic Church. He was concerned about peace in our world and worked for peace during the Cold War.l October 13: 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Appearancesin Fatima – Mary appeared several times to three children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. Her main message to them was to pray, especially the Rosary. Pray the Hail Mary or a decade of the Rosary today for the conversion of sinners and peace in our world.Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-13


































































































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