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I Like to Be InvitedFill in the blanks to make an invitation you would like to receive.I ask for forgiveness at Mass.I pray theLord’s Prayer at Mass. Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive thosewho trespass against us.I need to forgiveLord, have mercy.Dear(your name)(kind of party), . . . .Please come toIt will be atYou should wearbecause we willWe will eat.Will you come?nYes nNo nMaybe, have mercy., have mercy..PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramOctober 15th, 201728th Sunday in Ordinary TimeThe NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramTG1-18Share ExperiencesObjectives l The children will:l Identify and reflect on invitations they have offered and received.l Recognize how they can include or reject other children. Play and sing “Come Do This in Memory of Me” (CD-1,#20) as you gather for prayer.Gathering Prayer “Jesus, you invite us to be part of your family through Baptism and o er us forgiveness in the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. Thank you for giving us these gifts. Bless us today so we can learn more about you and become better members of your Church.” The children respond, “Amen.”Cover Activity l I Like to Be Invited (page 1) Gather the children in the work area. Have them identify whatis happening in the cover illustrations. Ask: To which of these activities would you like to be invited? After they have talked for a minute, read the directions at the top of the page. The children write their own names on the top line, choose the kind of party they want to attend, and  ll in the other blanks by imagining what they will do and eat at the party. Take time for the children to share their invitations. Ask: How does it feel to be invited? Do you think it is better to invite or be invited? Why?Story l Who Can Belong? (page 2) Ask: Does anyone recognize the symbol at the top of the page? It’s the emblem for the Cub Scouts of America.Read the story aloud to the children, or have them read it aloud themselves, one paragraph at a time. When you  nish, ask for volunteers to retell the story, one detail at a time. Or have the children act out what must have happened before the story begins—Brayden topping everyone’s story with one of his own. Ask: Why do you think Brayden acts the way he does?Discuss the story using the Know question. Encourage thoughtful insight and discussion. This discussion prepares them for the Gospel.Activity l Stretch and Move Have the children leave their copies of Good News at their worktables and gather in a circle in the open area, holding hands. Have them take two steps back and then drop hands. Lead them in this stretching activity:Stretch, stretch your hands up high. / Now let your  ngers  y. / Stamp your feet, both left and right, left and right. / Now stretch up tall and reach your height.Repeat the verse and movements, then motion for the children to follow you to the Gospel area.Discover Gospel and DoctrineObjective The children will recognize that God invites everyone to the banquet.Play and sing “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24) to prepare for the Gospel proclamation.Sunday Gospel l The King’s Party (page 3) Explain that Sunday’s Gospel is a story of a king who invites people toa party. Ask the children to listen to how people respond tothe invitations. Assign the parts of Jesus, King, Messengers, Shopkeeper, Farmer, and Others. Have these children proclaim the Gospel to the rest of the class. Re ect a moment in silence.Discuss the Gospel story using the Know questions. There are no correct answers; it is important that the children conclude that God, like the king, will keepinviting us over and over because God wants us to be part of Jesus’ great party—the Eucharist here on earth and the Communion of Saints in Heaven.Activity l Creative Drama Have all the children take the part of the king and show with their faces and bodies how he felt at di erent points in the story. Then have them be the  rst set of people and give excuses for not coming. Have them be the second group of people who did accept the invitation. What would those people have said to the messengers? Finally, put the whole story together and act it out.Connecting Gospel and Doctrine(page 4) Read together the paragraph. Help the children make the connection between God’s invitation to us and our responding to his invitation by following the Ten Commandments.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.Teaching This Week’s LessonWHAT THE CHURCH BELIEVES AND TEACHES HANDBOOKWhat the Church Believes and TeachesGod’s Law: The Ten Commandments (page 31)Good News instructs children on the Ten Commandments. Rather than doing all of them at once, the lessons present the commandments as the Sunday

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