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October 15, 2017 • 28th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Isaiah 25:6–10; Philippians 4:12–14,19–20; Matthew 22:1–14For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundIn Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells a parable about a king who sends his servants to find guests to attend a wedding feast for his son. The king wants to share his joy and his table, just as children enjoy biking or skating more when they have others with whom to share their fun. In this parable, Jesus invites us to his table and to the greatest party ever—the great feast of the Eucharist. The parable asks what kind of guests we are.When he wrote his Gospel in the a.d. 80s, Matthew added allegorical details to this parable, givingit a second layer of meaning. Like many Christians of his time, Matthew wondered what could hold them together after the Romans destroyed the Jerusalem Temple in a.d. 70. Christians found their new center in Jesus. Matthew wondered, too, why so many Gentiles and so few Jews believed Jesus’ Good News. The king invites all to the wedding feast between Jesus and humankind, but we can accept or refuse the invitation.Connecting Scripture and Doctrine“The Eucharist is the heart and summit of the Church’s life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacri ce of praise and thanksgiving o ered once for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacri ce he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church.” (CCC, 1407)“Baptism is the sacrament of faith. But faith needs the community of believers. It is only with the faith of the Church that each of the faithful can believe.” (CCC, 1253) Note: All numbered citations are from the Catechism of the Catholic Church unless otherwise indicated.Single-Session Lesson Pacing GuidesNote: These pacing guides are suggestions on how to present the lesson. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.60-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20-25 minutes) l Gathering Prayerl Cover Activity l Who Gets to Eat? (page 1)l Article l Feeding the Hungry at a Big Table (pages 2–3) l Discuss the Think questions related to the story.Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes) l Sunday Gospel l Jesus Invites Us to a Feast (page 4)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Think questions related to doctrine.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 15.l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)l Activity l Welcome! God’s Banquet Is for Everyone (pages 7-8) l Closing Prayer (page 8)Take-Homel Have the children complete the Celebration Puzzle on page 8 at home.l Activity l The Mass: Liturgy of the Eucharist (Venture Activity Book, Activity #14)l Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Pray, Think, Act activities on page 8 together.90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (25-30 minutes) l Gathering Prayerl Opening Song l “Songs of the Body of Christ” (CD-1, #14) l Cover Activity l Who Gets to Eat? (page 1)l Story l Who Can Belong? (page 2)l Article l Feeding the Hungry at a Big Table (pages 2–3) l Discuss the Think questions related to the story.Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40 minutes) l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life“ (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l Jesus Invites Us to a Feast (page 4) l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Think questions related to doctrine.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 15.l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)Live the Gospel (20-25 minutes)l Activity l Welcome! God’s Banquet Is for Everyone (pages 6–7) l Activity l The Mass: Liturgy of the Eucharist (Venture ActivityBook, Activity #14)l Puzzle l Celebration Puzzle (page 8) l Closing PrayerTake-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Pray, Think, Act activities on page 8 together.TG1-16 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansMaterialsl Venture Student Lesson for 10/15l Catechism handbook, page 15l CD player and Venture/Visions CDsl Bible, cloth, candle, matches/lighter,pencils/pens, markers or colored pencilsSuggested Musicl “Song of the Body of Christ” (Venture/Visions CD-1, #14)l “Word of Truth and Life” (Venture/ Visions CD-1, #1)Lesson Resourcesl Venture Activity Book, Activity #14 l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/teacherresources)Who Gets to Eat?1. There is enough food available to feed every person on Earth:5. Food insecurity means notalways having enough to eat. How many children in the United States live in food-insecure homes?A. 1Y3anmkielleioSnt,aedniuomug2h4t1ot imllesB. False2. Which of the following are mostB. 2 million, enough to stretchfrom Los Angeles to San Franciscolikely to use a food shelf?A. An older personB. Someone who lives on the streets C. A single parentD. A childC. 10 million, enough to  ll 3,000 cruise ships3. In the United States, where does the fastest growing low-income population live?A. canned meals (soup or stew) B. peanut butterC. canned fruit in juiceA. in the suburbs B. in large cities C. in rural areas7St.atHeoswhmoahnayvpeejopblsesitnilltchaenU’tnited a ord enough food?A. True4. Somewhere in the world a child dies because of hungeror hunger-related disease everyA. One in ten peopleB. One in one hundred people C. One in three peopleA. hourB. minuteC. ten secondsTake the Hunger QuizAnswers are in the Teaching Guide.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramOctober 15, 201728th Sunday in Ordinary Time6. What food donations do food shelves need most?


































































































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