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7. What Are Angels? page 9(1) Ask students for examples of times when they had close calls but were protected from physical harm.(2) Ask students for examples of times when they didthe right thing even when it was hard to do the right thing. (3) Point out that both times their Guardian Angels were protecting them and guiding them.(1) Mention that some children like to name their Guardian Angels—or to ask their angels for their name and listen to the answer they get in their hearts. (2) Suggest that students write thank-you letters to their Guardian Angels for all the times they received guidance and protection from them.  ey should begin their letters by addressing their angel by name. (3) Have students decorate their letters with drawings showing what they imagine their Guardian Angels might look like. (4) When students are  nished, ask for two or three volunteers to share their letters and drawings with the class.Passages from Mark’s Gospel Showing Jesus’ HumanityIn the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up .... (1:35) When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that he was eating withsinners.... (2:16)He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at theirhardness of heart.... (3:5)He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of thecrowd, so that they would not crush him. (3:9)He was in the stern, asleep on the cushion.... (4:38)He was amazed at their unbelief. (6:6)But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me....” (10:14)On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. (11:12)And he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and keep awake.” (14:34) en Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last. (15:37) Passages from Mark’s Gospel Showing Jesus’ DivinityAnd a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” (1:11)And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons.... (1:34)When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” (2:5)He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your disease.” (5:34)He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. (6:7)He came towards them early in the morning, walking on the sea.(6:48)Jesus said to him, “Go, your faith has made you well.” Immedi- ately he regained his sight.... (10:52)And when they had taken their places and were eating, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.” (14:18)He said to them, “ is is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.” (14:24)Jesus said to him, “Truly I tell you, this day, this very night, before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.” (14:30)8. Who Were the First Human Beings? page 9To help students understand the consequences of Adam and Eve’s disobedience to God, ask them what consequences they face when they disobey their own parents. What do they lose?9. How Is Jesus the Savior? page 10(1) Many Catholic parishes have names associated with titles for Christ and mysteries in the life of Christ. How many such parishes can students name?  eir list will include names such as Good Shepherd, Christ the King, Sacred Heart, Divine Savior, Trans guration, and so on. (2) Make sure students understand the meaning of each parish name. Provide the information yourself, or assign a di erent name to each student to research online.  en have students give oral reports on what they learned.10. What Is the Mystery of the Incarnation? page 10 (1) Before the class meets, copy the passages from Mark given below on separate slips of paper and put them in a hat. (2) Discuss with the class which parts of Scripture show Jesus in his humanity: times he ate, drank, slept, experienced human emo- tions. Do the same with parts of Scripture that show Jesus in his divinity: times he forgave sins, worked miracles, prophesied. (3) Arrange the class into two or three teams with the same num- ber of players in each team, and have the teams stand together against one wall of the classroom. (4) Team members take turns drawing slips of paper from a hat and reading aloud the Gospel passages written on them. (5) Each reader is to identify whether the passage says something about Jesus as God or Jesus as man. If correct, he or she crosses the room to the opposite wall. (6)  e  rst team to get all its members across the room wins the game.7

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