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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. 2 million, enough to stretchB. False2. Which of the following are mostlikely to use a food shelf?A. An older personB. Someone who lives on the streets C. A single parentD. A childfrom Los Angeles to San Francisco C. 10 million, enough to  ll 3,0003. 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 Timecruise ships6. What food donations do food shelves need most?The NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramTG1-18Share ExperiencesObjectives l The children will:l Learn basic facts about hunger in the United States and around the world.l Discover how they can help Mary’s Meals provide food to children who don’t have enough to eat.Gather in a prayer circle. Play and sing “Song of the Body of Christ” (CD-1, #14).Gathering Prayer Gather in a prayer circle. Ask the children to think of a time they were really hungry. Likely it was just afew hours between meals. Tell them we will gather prayers for children who regularly do not have enough to eat. We will carry them in our hearts during this class. Begin by saying, “We pray for hungry refugee children.” Ask the children to continue with names of countries or cities or shelters in their own area. Conclude by asking Jesus to care for all these people and to help us  nd ways to share with them.Cover Activity l Who Gets to Eat? (page 1) Today’s Gospel is about God’s great banquet for us. All are invited. God depends on us to make it possible for everyone to attend. The quiz raises children’s awareness of the hunger problem in America and around the world.Article l Feeding the Hungry at a Big Table (pages 2-3) Give the children time to examine the illustrations and photos and read the captions. Ask what they think the story will be about. The cover quiz is a hint that it is about children like themselves making a di erence to hungry people. Read the story aloud the way it best suits your group. Children can take turns reading paragraphs, you can read the story aloud, or childrencan read to each other in pairs of weak and strong readers. When everyone is  nished, ask the students put down their Venture copies and tell you anything they remember from the story.After you have reviewed the details of the story, ask the Think questions on page 3. Then ask the children to reflect on why people help others and what they can doabout hunger. Encourage the children to visit to watch the short film Child 31 with their families.Discover Gospel and DoctrineObjectives l The children will:l Recognize that Jesus calls everyone to share his family table.l Connect sharing meals with family and friends to sharing the Eucharistic meal.Gospel Ritual Move to the area you have set up for the Gospel reading. Ask the children who are not reading parts to put down their Venture lessons and listen. As you prepare the children to listen to this Sunday’s Gospel, play “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1).Sunday Gospel l Jesus Invites Us to a Feast (page 4) Ask children who have been invited to weddings to share with the class their experiences. Assign the parts of Narrator, Jesus, and King and read the Gospel aloud.Discuss the Think questions: 1. Refusing means the party isn’t important, that you don’t like the host or the people he has invited. 2. The king really wants to celebrate thisimportant day for his son. He has to share his joy. 3. They are not answering 4. A party is a time to welcome people, share food with them, and make sure everyone has a good time. A party creates community.Connecting Gospel and Doctrine l God Invites All People to Join His Feast(page 4) Remind the children that the Works of Mercyare based on love and that we can practice the works every day in simple ways—especially feeding the hungry. Read this feature together.Discuss the doctrine using the Think questions. Encourage everyone to participate, especially those who may hesitate to contribute.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.Teaching This Week’s LessonWHAT THE CHURCH BELIEVES AND TEACHES HANDBOOKWhat the Church Believes and TeachesPraise and Celebrate (page 15) What Happens at the Eucharist? (page 21)Have the children turn to page 15 in their handbooks.

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