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October 8, 2017 • 27th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Isaiah 5:1–7; Philippians 4:6–9; Matthew 21:33–43For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundThe Gospels for the last Sundays of Ordinary Time have the theme of Jesus teaching his New Law and calling his followers to be a new People of God. This Sunday finds Jesus again using a parable. When we hear a parable, we may recognize ourselves in the story. We may see ourselves in its characters. We may have to make decisions like the people in the story.Sunday’s Gospel continues with the vineyard imagery. The story begins with a man who carefully plants a vineyard and then looks for help to tend it. The people he hires rebel against him and come to an unhappy end. Matthew uses this parable to point out the failure of Jesus’ own people to accept him.Connecting Scripture and Doctrine“Jesus’ invitation to enter his kingdom comes in the form of parables, a characteristic feature of his teaching. Through his parables he invites people to the feast of the kingdom, but he also asks for a radical choice: to gain the kingdom, one must give everything. Words are not enough; deeds are required” (CCC, 546). See also CCC, 561, 620–621, 2318–2320.Good News emphasizes the loving care the vineyard owner gave to his vineyard and his desire to find other workers to help him realize his vision. The children will consider how they are part of the People of God, the Church.Single-Session Lesson Pacing GuidesNote: These pacing guides are suggestions for how to present the lesson. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.60-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20-25 minutes)l Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26)l Gathering Prayerl Cover Activity l We Read the Bible at Mass (page 1) l Story l Saint Francis Rebuilds the Church (page 2) l Catholic Faith Word l Church (page 2)l Discuss the Know questions related to the story.Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes) l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Sunday Gospel l The Vineyard Owner (page 3)l Discuss the Know questions related to the Gospel. l Activity l Creative Dramal Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 12.Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)l Activity l Building the Church (page 4)l Closing Prayerl Closing Song l “Come and Follow Me” (CD-2, #14)Take-Homel Good News Activity Book, Activity #26l Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20-25 minutes)l Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26)l Gathering Prayerl Cover Activity l We Read the Bible at Mass (page 1)l Story l Saint Francis Rebuilds the Church (page 2)l Catholic Faith Word l Church (page 2)l Discuss the Know questions related to the story.l Activity l Stretch and Sing “God’s Love Is...” (CD-2, #6)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40-45 minutes) l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Sunday Gospel l The Vineyard Owner (page 3)l Discuss the Know questions related to the Gospel. l Activity l Creative Dramal Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 12.l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #26 Live the Gospel (15-20 minutes)l Activity l Building the Church (page 4)l Closing Prayerl Closing Song l “Come and Follow Me” (CD-2, #14)Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 3 together.Materialsl Good News Student Lesson for 10/8l Catechism handbook, page 12l CD player and Promise/Good News CD-2l pencils, crayons, scissors, Bibles–one for everytwo students, world map, butcher paper, scissors, crayons or markers, parish bulletins, extra copies of building blocks (page 4)Suggested Musicl “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26)l “God’s Love Is...” (CD-2, #6)l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24) l “Come and Follow Me” (CD-2, #14)Lesson Resourcesl Good News Activity Book, Activity #26l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/teacherresources)to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 3 together.TG1-12 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansWe read from the Bible at every Mass. The First Reading is from theFindOld Testament.What is this reading about?We read from the Gospelsat every Mass too. Gospel means “good news” about Jesus.Matthew 21:33–43We Read the Bible at MassIsaiah 5:1–7in the Old Testament.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramOctober 8, 201727th Sunday in Ordinary Timeis this Sunday’s Gospel reading.Find Matthew’s Gospel in the New Testament.


































































































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