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Lesson Theme: The Church is the People of God.Five-Day Lesson Pacing GuideNote: This pacing guide suggests how to present the lesson over five days. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.Day 1Share Experiencesl Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-6)l Cover Activity l We Are the Church (page 1)l Story l Who Helped the Most? (page 2)l Discuss the Know questions related to the story.l Activity l Stretch and Sing “God’s Love Is...” (CD-2, #6)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the people whowelcome us. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the people who welcome us. Amen. (Repeat.)l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Sunday Gospel l God Is Generous (page 3)l Discuss the Gospel using the first Know question.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for your generous love.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for your generous love. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the doctrine using the second Know question. l Catholic Faith Word l Jesus (page 4)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 9.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for welcoming us into your family. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for welcoming us into your family. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #21l Activity l Prepare for a Welcome Celebration (pages 3–4)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to be kind and generous toothers. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer: Loving God, help us to be kind and generous to others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Closing Prayer (see page TG1-7) l We Are the People of God(page 4)l Closing Song l “Come and Follow Me” (CD-2, #14)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 3 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Ask the students to write a reflection expressing their opinion of the landowner’s actions. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.1 / CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1)l Math: Have the students practice writing time on both analog and digital clocks, including a.m. and p.m. (CCSS.Math. Content.2.MD.C.7)Additional Resourcesl Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/assessments)l Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)l Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW.Catholic Identity Project of the WeekSometimes it is easy to overlook God’s generosity. To help the children appreciate God’s generosity, have them make a list of people who help them. Then ask each child to select one person from their list and to write a thank-you card to this person.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel September 25: Saints Louis Martin and Zélie Guerin – This married couple were the parents of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (Lisieux). Most parents try to be good role models for their children. Pray for parents and guardians today.l September 29: Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael – Today we celebrate three archangels. One of them brought Mary a message from God, asking her to become the mother of Jesus (see Luke 1:26–35). Ask: Do you know which archangel visited Mary? Gabriel. Ask: Do you know what Mary’s answer was? Yes. Pray: Loving God, help us to say yes to you like Mary did. Amen.Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-5


































































































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