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For Catechists and TeachersJesus Is the Heartof CatechesisThe Christian message centers on Jesus Christ. The Gospels are our primary source for knowing and adhering to Jesus Christ in faith. The P aum Gospel Weeklies put Jesus Christ at the center of catechesis by building lessons around the Sunday Gospels of the liturgical year. The Gospels are pivotal to catechesis because Jesus Christ is the center of the Gospels.The Gospels transmit the life, message, and saving actions of Jesus Christ and express the teaching of the  rst Christian communities. “Because the Gospels narrate the life of Jesus and the mystery of our redemption after Christ and the Reign of God that he proclaimed, catechesis will also be centered on Christ if the Gospels occupy a pivotal place within it.”(National Directory for Catechesis, 25A) Catechesis aims at putting “people... in communion ...with Jesus Christ: only he can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #426). All further quotations, unless otherwise noted, are from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.Venture lessons connect the Sunday Gospel directly to Church doctrine in the Catechism.Liturgy-Based CatechesisVenture bases the children’s weekly catechesis on the Sunday Gospels and joins children to the ongoing life of their parish community at Sunday Eucharist. The parish assembly becomes a witness to its young members of the value of listening to Jesus’ Word and shaping our lives around his message and example.Each Venture lesson teaches both Scripture and doctrine, which together form Catholic Tradition. The What the Church Believes and Teaches catechism handbook for Venture ampli es and summarizes the Catholic Tradition that eachlesson teaches. The shaded yellow box in each week’slesson plan provides a lesson-within-a-lesson, whichconnects the Sunday readings with correspondingChurch teaching that appears in the handbook.Date/SundaySunday GospelsBibleCatholic Social TeachingSeptember 24, 201725th Sunday in Ordinary TimeMatthew 20:1–16a God Is GenerousParables teach about God’s KingdomCall to family and communityOctober 1, 201726th Sunday in Ordinary TimeMatthew 21:28–32 God’s WillFinding citations in the BibleOctober 8, 201727th Sunday in Ordinary TimeMatthew 21:33–43 God’s VineyardVineyard parablesCall to family and communityOctober 15, 201728th Sunday in Ordinary TimeMatthew 22:1–14 Wedding FeastSunday Scripture readingsCall to family and communityOctober 22, 201729th Sunday in Ordinary TimeMatthew 22:15–21 Caesar and GodFirst, Second, and Third CommandmentsOctober 29, 201730th Sunday in Ordinary TimeMatthew 22:34–40 Great CommandmentsJesus’ Great Commandment: loveSolidarityNovember 5, 201731st Sunday in Ordinary TimeMatthew 23:1–12The Servant Is GreatestJesus’ disciplesOption for poor and vulnerableNovember 12, 201732nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeMatthew 25:1–13 Foolish ChoicesPsalmsTG1-2Imprimatur: +Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, S.T.D., Bishop of Worcester, June11, 2017Venture Teaching Guide (supplement to Pflaum Gospel Weeklies) copyright © 2017 by Pflaum Publishing Group, a division of Bayard, Inc., sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption. Editorial Director: David Dziena; Editor: Nicholle Check; Designer: Jennifer Poferl. Page TG1-2 art: © Bayard, Inc. – Illustration: Jim Burrows. Printed in the USA. Material in this supplement may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any form or format without special permission from the publisher.For free at-home activities, visit NEW Gospel WeekliesWHAT THE CHURCH BELIEVES AND TEACHES HANDBOOKPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program

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