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The NEW Gospel WeekliesThe NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramWHAT THE CHURCH BELIEVES AND TEACHES HANDBOOKWhat the Church Believes and TeachesWhat Is Prayer? When Should We Pray? Where Should We Pray? How Should We Pray? (pages 36–39)Live the GospelObjectives l The children will:l Identify prayer times and prayer forms they use.l Create a prayer book for their personal use.Activity l My Prayer Triptych (pages 3–4) Children are hungry for prayer. They need to learn how to hear the Holy Spirit breathing in them when they are quiet, playing, worried, or happy. Be sure to refer to the triptych in future lessons to remind them they can return to it by themselves.Have the children cut on the heavy vertical line, then fold at the dotted lines on page 4 to make the triptych. Go through the book as a whole before giving the children time to complete it.Left door: Invite the children to share some times and places they like to pray. Do not comment on their contributions but encourage everyone to speak. Some children may only think of church or your classroom as prayer places. Encourage them to consider other times and places they can add prayer to their lives. Have them fill in the blank spaces.Inside panels: Read the titles and prayers together. Ask the children to describe each prayer and how the illustration tells about it. Give them time to draw their pictures in the space under the morning prayer.Turn the triptych over to read together the bedtime prayer, reflecting on their day so far and this Good News class.Closing Prayer and Song Gather in a prayer circle. Ask the children if there is anything or anyone they wish to pray for. After each child tells a concern, lead the children in responding, “Lord, hear our prayer.” Make the Sign of the Cross together. End your prayer by singing “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16).Lesson Wrap-UpNovember 12, 2017 • 32nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeTalk about friends and how they stay friends. Help the children understand that the same things they do to be good friends with one another will help them to be good friends with Jesus. For example, talking to Jesus everyday will help them grow closer to Jesus. Read “What Is Prayer?”Read the text under “When Should We Pray?” and “Where Should We Pray?” Ask: When and where could you pray every day? Have the children draw pictures of themselves praying in their chosen place and times. Encourage them to make their pictures come true.Remind the children that there are many prayer actions. Ask volunteers to demonstrate the proper way to do each of these actions: Kneel / Fold hands / Make the Sign of the Cross / Bow / Genuflect / Stand. Then have the whole class do them. Ask: When do you do each of these actions at Mass?Read together “How Should We Pray?” Remind the children that saints were great pray-ers. They give good advice about praying:l Saint Teresa said that prayer “is a close sharing betweenfriends; it means taking time frequently to be alone withhim who we know loves us.”l Saint John Vianney noticed an old man who often cameinto church and sat quietly in front of the tabernacle. The priest asked the man about his prayer. The man explained, “I look at him and he looks at me.”If possible, take the children to the church or chapel to pray before the Blessed Sacrament. Ask them to spend five quiet minutes with Jesus.Return to the topic of prayer throughout the year and complete pages 38–39 in your Catechism handbook as your time allows. You can find more ideas at documents/teaching-strategies/goodnews (see page 14).Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Good News, pages 3–4.November 12, 201732nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year AAnswer 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.ACTIVITY BOOKIncludes:32 Gospel and Doctrine Activities Early Start and Late Close LessonsName:Visit to download this week’s lesson review.Use Activity #20 from the Good News Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.Unit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-35

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