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November 5, 2017 • 31st Sunday in Ordinary Timemoment of quiet to decide a way they will serve someone today, or maybe all week long. Lead this prayer:Teacher: On the playground...Response: We can help and serve others.Teacher: In our classroom... (Response)Teacher: When we’re playing games... (Response) Teacher: In our homes with our families... (Response) Teacher: In our own parish... (Response)Teacher: Let us pray the prayer Jesus taught us to pray. All: Our Father...Conclude your prayer and gathering by playing and singing “Saints” (CD-2, #22).Remind the children to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer together.Live the GospelObjectives l The children will:l Learn about saints as models of service.l Make commitments to serve.Activity l Saints Show Us How to Serve Others (page 4) Have the children turn Good News to page 4 andtell you all they can about the four saints illustrated there. For instance, they will notice race, gender, buildings and people, and the work the person is doing.Ask a volunteer to choose one of the saints, for example, Saint Martin de Porres. Everyone follows along as you read the brief biography. Continue in this way or assign pairs of children and let them read about the other three saints together.If you have time and reference materials, the children can read about other saints. As time allows, you might invite them to prepare short biographies of saints they learn about. They could share them with the class during this session or at a later session.Closing Prayer l We Can Help and Serve Gather in a prayer circle. Talk together for a moment about the children who served others in the cover activity and story. Ask volunteers to tell about the four saints and how they served. Give the children aLesson Wrap-UpACTIVITY BOOKIncludes:32 Gospel and Doctrine Activities Early Start and Late Close LessonsVisit to download this week’s lesson review.Use Activity #28 from the Good News Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.November 12, 201732nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year AName:Answer the following questions based on the lesson.1. In the Sunday Gospel, what do we learn from the foolish girls’ mistake?2. What is their consequence for getting more oil?3. Name two ways we can prepare for Jesus’ Second Coming.4. When do we pray psalms?5. In the story “The Happy Dance,” why isn’t Juan prepared for the talent show?© 2017 P aum Publishing Group, a division of Bayard, Inc., Dayton, OH (800-543-4383) Permission is granted to reproduce this page for use by parishes, schools, and families using P aum Gospel Weeklies.Unit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-31Be sure the children understand that the most important way to observe Sunday is by gathering to celebrate the Eucharist. Read aloud “Sunday.” Many families have a special meal together on Sundays. Talk about how a family meal reflects the Mass.Talk about how the Mass really doesn’t end when we leave church. We have received the Word of God in the readings from the Bible and may have received the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist. We take Jesus out into the whole world. We have become the Body of Christ. Now we do the work of Jesus in the world. Ask: How can you do Christ’s work on Sunday and every day of the week?In addition to Sundays, we also observe special feast days. Read aloud “Feast Days.” Since this lesson comes shortly after All Saints’ Day (November 1) and precedesthe Immaculate Conception of Mary (December 8), this isa good time to talk about Mary and the saints as well as holy days of obligation (see Activity 28 from the Good News Activity Book).Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Good News, page 4.The NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program

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