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October 29, 2017 • 30th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Exodus 22:20–26; 1 Thessalonians 1:5c–10; Matthew 22:34–40For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundIn Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus teaches us the Great Commandment: love God and love your neighbor as yourself. In his life, Death, and Resurrection, Jesus shows us our own value as human beings and the importance of treating others with the respect and love they deserve. When we keep these two laws, we also keep all the other commandments.The first five books of the Bible—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy—contain the many stories and 613 laws that form the Law of Moses. The Pharisees’ question in Sunday’s Gospel asks Jesus to sift through the 613 laws and identify the most important one.Connecting Scripture and Doctrine“The Ten Commandments state what is required in the love of God and love of neighbor. The  rst three concern love of God, and the other seven love of neighbor” (CCC, 2067).“Jesus summed up man’s duties toward God in this saying: ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind’” (CCC, 2083, citing Matthew 22:37).“Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the ful lling of the law” (CCC, 2196). See also CCC, 1968–1972, 2055, 2067.Children have many rules in their lives. Some are given to them by their parents, teachers, and other adults; some they impose on themselves and on each other. Good News enables them to examine their rules and judge their importance in relationship to Jesus’ great rule—caring for God, each other, and ourselves.Single-Session Lesson Pacing GuidesNote: These pacing guides are suggestions for how to present the lesson. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.Materialsl Good News Student Lesson for 10/29 l Catechism handbook, page 32l CD player and Promise/Good NewsCD-2l newsprint or poster board, crayons ormarkers, coins and game markersSuggested Musicl “The Great Commandment” (CD-2, #18)l “Gospel Acclamation”(CD-2, #24) Lesson Resourcesl Good News Activity Book, Activity #7 l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/teacherresources)60-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20-25minutes)l Gathering Song l “The Great Commandment” (CD-2, #18)l Gathering Prayerl Story l Two Sisters Go Swimming (page 1)l Discuss the Know questions (found on page TG1-26)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes) l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Sunday Gospel l Jesus’ Great Rule (page 4)l Discuss the Know questions related to the Gospel. l Catholic Faith Word l Commandment (page 4)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 32.Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes) l Activity l Our Class Has Rules (page 4)l Activity l Keeping Jesus’ Law of Love (pages 2–3) l Closing PrayerTake-Home90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20-25 minutes) l Introductory Activityl Gathering Song l “The Great Commandment” (CD-2, #18) l Gathering Prayerl Story l Two Sisters Go Swimming (page 1)l Discuss the Know questions (found on page TG1-26)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40-45 minutes) l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Sunday Gospel l Jesus’ Great Rule (page 4)l Discuss the Know questions related to the Gospel. l Catholic Faith Word l Commandment (page 4)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 32.l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #7Live the Gospel (15-20 minutes) l Activity l Our Class Has Rules (page 4)l Activity l Keeping Jesus’ Law of Love (pages 2–3)l Closing Prayerl Closing Song l “The Great Commandment” (CD-2, #18)Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.TG1-24For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansl lGood News Activity Book, Activity #7Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.Two Sisters Go Swimming Emma and Kate lived at the lakein the summer. They took Beginnersswimming lessons together. “Today is the test,” said Kate.She had her swimsuit on. “I am going to pass Beginners for sure.”“I hope you do,” said her mom. “Get your suit on, Emma.”“I don’t want to go,” said Emma. “You have gone all the other days,”The teacher blew her whistle and said, “Turn and face the shore. Who wants to play the sand game?”said their mom.“We have to go under the waterAll the Beginners except Emma waved their hands. Emma held Kate’s hand even tighter.today,” said Emma. “There are fish!” “Fish can’t hurt you,” said Kate.“They just tickle your leg.”“Don’t tell me!” Emma said. She“Here’s how we play,” said the teacher. “You close your eyes, hold your breath, sink down, pick up a handful of sand, and pop up again. Let’s try. Close your eyes, take a breath, and sink.”Emma felt Kate dip down beside her, but she stood stiff in the water. She felt a fish on her leg and stomped it away. Kate popped up and put sand in Emma’s hand. Both girls raised their hands with sand in them.“You will do it next time,” said Kate.“Maybe I can try,” said Emma.put her hands over her ears.“Kate will watch out for you,” saidtheir mom. “Get your suit on.”Emma came back to the kitchen in her red suit. She followed Kate downthe path to the beach.The swimming teacher askedthe Beginners to hold hands. Kate reached for Emma’s hand.“Now we will walk into the water up to our waists,” said the teacher. Emma held tight to Kate’s hand. “I am not going under,” she whispered.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Pro(4c)gonrtainmued on pageOctober 29, 201730th Sunday in Ordinary Time


































































































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