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October 22, 2017 • 29th Sunday in Ordinary TimeDistribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.Now fold on the dotted lines and put the book together according to the page numbers. If time allows, the class may finish their books together by adding color to some of the pages and having each child draw a picture of his or her family on the last page.Closing Prayer Invite the children to bring their praise books to the story area and sit in a circle. Encourage them to follow along in their books and repeat each page after you read it.Sing “The Seed Song” (CD-1, #1) to close your prayer and session.Remind the children to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer together.WHAT THE CHURCH BELIEVES AND TEACHES HANDBOOKWhat the Church Believes and TeachesWho Leads Our Church Family? (page 10)Ask: Who leads the prayers at Mass? What special clothes does he wear? What special things does he do? Does he hold his hands and arms in any special way? Let children demonstrate. Ask: What do you call him? Father, Father Mike, priest.Explain that a priest is a man who serves God’s people. He leads the people when they gather in church to worship. He’s the leader of our church family. That’s why we call him Father.Help the children find page 10 in their handbooks. The children will be able to recognize the picture of the priest in the vestments he wears when he celebrates Mass. Ask them to look for any shapes they see in the picture. Have them color the shapes in the picture the same colors they see in the shapes at the bottom of the page.Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Seeds, page 3–4.Live the GospelObjective The children will create a prayer book of praise to God.Activity l My Book of Praise (pages 3–4) Invite the children to move to their worktables. Offer them a chance to move their fingers:Open, shut them—open, shut them. Give a little clap.Open, shut them—open, shut them. Lay them in your lap.Show the children your completed copy of My Book of Praise. Tell them they’ll be creating their own book of praise. Distribute pages 3–4 and scissors. Show the children how to cut on the line that divides the page vertically. Be sure they don’t cut on the dotted line. Offer assistance with cutting. Collect the scissors.Lesson Wrap-UpVisit to download Seeds Weekly Review template.Use Activity #24 from the Seeds Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.Unit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-23The NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program

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