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October 1, 2017 • 26th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Ezekiel 18:25–28; Philippians 2:1–11; Matthew 21:28–32For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundAs Catholic Christians, we are most ourselves, the community who follows Jesus’ way, when we are gathered around Jesus’ table. Good News celebrates with the children their identity as members of the Church. Each year, the Gospels of the Sundays of Ordinary Time teach us what it means to be a follower of Jesus. The autumn Gospels emphasize choice. We are free to accept Jesus’ teaching about God or reject it. We are also free to change our minds at any time.Connecting Scripture and Doctrine“Catechesis aims to bring about in the believer an ever more mature faith in Jesus Christ, a deeper knowledge and love of his person and message, and a firm commitment to follow him.... With God’s grace, catechesis develops initial faith, nourishes the Christian life, and continually unfolds the mystery of Christ until the believer willingly becomes his disciple”(National Directory for Catechesis, 19A). See also CCC, 1944–46, 2505, 2508–09, 2774.“‘The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; it is also the font from which all her power flows’” (CCC, 1074, citing CSL, 10). See also CCC, 432, 436, 561; Sabbath, 2168–2172. Children know about choices. They revel in making them, but sometimes they do not like living withthe consequences. The Good News story serves as a springboard for discussion of good and not-so-good choices. The closing prayer gathers the children as a community who will grow in its capacity to follow Jesus’ teachings during this Good News year.Single-Session Lesson Pacing GuidesNote: These pacing guides are suggestions for how to present the lesson. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.60-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20-25 minutes)l Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26)l Gathering Prayerl Activity l Name Gamel Cover Activity l The Gospels Tell Jesus’ Story (page 1) l Story l Helping Miss Mason (page 2)l Discuss the Know question related to the story.Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes) l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Sunday Gospel l The Story of the Two Sons (page 3)l Discuss Jesus’question in the Gospel and the first two Know questions. l Catholic Faith Word l Gospel (page 4)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3)l Discuss the third Know question.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 27.Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)l Activity l What Do I Choose to Do? (page 4)l Closing Prayerl Closing Song l “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)Take-Home90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20-25 minutes)l Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26)l Gathering Prayerl Activity l Name Gamel Cover Activity l The Gospels Tell Jesus’ Story (page 1) l Story l Helping Miss Mason (page 2)l Discuss the Know question related to the story. l Activity l Stretch and MoveDiscover Gospel and Doctrine (40-45 minutes) l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Sunday Gospel l The Story of the Two Sons (page 3)l Discuss Jesus’question in the Gospel and the first two Know questions. l Catholic Faith Word l Gospel (page 4)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3)l Discuss the third Know question.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes andTeaches handbooks. Turn to page 27.l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #10 Live the Gospel (15-20 minutes)l Activity l What Do I Choose to Do? (page 4) l Closing Prayerl Closing Song l “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.TG1-8For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansl lGood News Activity Book, Activity #10Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.Materialsl Good News Student Lesson for 10/1l Catechism handbook, pages 27–29l CD player and Promise/Good News CDs l name tags (filled out in advance), ball,pencils, and crayonsSuggested Musicl “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24) l “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)Lesson Resourcesl Good News Activity Book, Activity #10 l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/teacherresources)


































































































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