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WHAT THE CHURCH BELIEVES AND TEACHES HANDBOOKWhat the Church Believes and TeachesI believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord... (pages 9–11)September 24, 2017 • 25th Sunday in Ordinary TimeDistribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.Live the GospelObjective The children will celebrate the commencement of their Good News year.Activity l Prepare for a Welcome Celebration (pages 3–4) While the children are still seated, brainstorm possible ways this group could respond to the bulleted questions in Connecting Gospel and Doctrine on page 4. Return to the work area and distribute pencils or crayons and scissors.Instruct the children to each write on the grape their name and a way they will help make this a good class. Cut out the grape. When everyone is ready, gather for the prayer service.Prayer l We Are the People of God (page 4) Celebrate the prayer service and create the class grape cluster on a wall, bulletin board, or piece of poster board that can be displayed in the church vestibule.Close your prayer and gathering by singing “Come and Follow Me” (CD-2, #14).Remind the children to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer together.Lesson Wrap-UpThe NEW Gospel WeekliesThe NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramAsk the children to write their names on the inside front cover of their Catechism handbooks.Help the children remember examples from the Gospels of how Jesus taught. You might begin by asking the children to share their favorite story or time in the life of Jesus. Ask: What does that story or incident teach us?Talk about the names of Jesus and their meanings:l Jesus means “God saves.” An angel told Joseph to give this name to Mary’s child (see Matthew 1:20–21).l Christ is not Jesus’ last name. It is a title that means “Anointed One.” We are anointed in Baptism, so we are “Christs” or Christians. (Jesus’ last name would have been Bar Joseph, which means“son of Joseph.”)l Lord is a title that means we believe Jesus is God. l Emmanuel means “God with us.”l Messiah means the “one sent by God to save us.”As time permits, you may wish to share the additional beliefs about Jesus on pages 10–11 with the children.Share the names of God given in Isaiah 9: God-Hero, Wonder-Counselor, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. Let them make up their own names for Jesus. Challenge children to list as many other names or titles for Jesus as they can. Possibilities include Good Shepherd, Savior, Redeemer, Bread of Life, Light of the World, and Word of God.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 #21 from the Good News Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.Unit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-7

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