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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 Makes a Well-Formed Conscience? (page 30)Catholic Faith Word l Gospel (page 5) Remind the children that the vineyard parables are all part of Matthew’s Gospel. Ask whether any of them can name the four Gospel writers—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.Live the GospelObjectives l The children will:l Recognize that their baptisms made them members of the Church.l Review baptismal promises and share a prayer service.Living the Gospel l Baptism Is About Belonging to God (pages 6-7) Our lives are full of calls from the groups we belong to. We buy the book our book group chooses. We make time for the pickup basketball game we love. Today’s activity helps children see how they belong to the group of Jesus’ followers. Conclude the activity by celebrating a Baptism prayer service, which highlights the promises their parents and godparents made on their behalf. If the children were baptized when they were older, they might remember these promises themselves!Kidtalk l When has someone invited you into a group? How did it feel? (page 8) Read the responses to this question aloud, with a different child reading eachone. Distribute paper and ask the children to write their own responses, or ask for volunteers to share their experiences.Closing Prayer Gather in a prayer circle. Ask the children for whom and what they wish to pray. After they have shared their intentions, have them join hands and pray the Lord’s Prayer together.Lesson Wrap-UpOctober 8, 2017 • 27th Sunday in Ordinary TimeRead aloud the title to section 2 on page 30. Ask the children to define conscience. Use their responses as you explain the word has two parts: con, which means withand science, which means knowledge. Conscience is about making choices with knowledge of what is wrong and what is right. The Gospels in Venture will help us learn right and wrong. This is what Hannah did in the story. Remind the children of last week’s “Difficult Decisions” activity in which they walked through the steps of making a good decision.Read the first sentence together. Ask what the word judgment means—deciding or choosing between what is good and what is wrong.Ask for a volunteer to read the first two paragraphs aloud while the children follow along in their books. Pause after each paragraph and ask for questions.Have a child read paragraph 3 aloud slowly. Write on a board or on newsprint the four ways the third paragraph describes how we form our consciences: time alone to think and pray; reading Scripture; seeking advice; and learning what the Church teaches. Encourage the children by reminding them that they have read Scripture today.Encourage them to think and pray about the lesson when they are alone.Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Venture, page 5.Our Catholic Faith l Vineyards Need Hard Work and Constant Care (page 5) Each week, this feature explores some aspect of Catholic belief and practice or provides Bible background on the Sunday Scripture readings. This week,the children learn why Jesus talks about vineyards in his parables. Have the children examine the photo of the grapevine and read the caption. Find and read Isaiah 5:1–7 together. Ask the children how this Old Testament reading is like this Sunday’s Gospel reading. Ask for volunteers to read the article about the work vineyards demand and why a vineyard is a good Gospel metaphor. Direct them to do the wordfind during quiet study time or at home.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 #15 from the Venture Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.Unit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-15

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