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October 29, 2017 • 30th Sunday in Ordinary TimeOur Catholic Faith l Prayer of the Faithful (page 5) After the children read this article, brainstorm a list of people and things the children wish to pray for. Allow time for them to write their own prayers. Send the prayers to your parish priest for usein Sunday Liturgy, or take time to have the children state their intentions and have the class respond, “Lord, hear our prayer.”Live the GospelObjectives l The children will:l Role-play ways to listen and treat others with empathy andcompassion.l UnderstandwhatitmeanstobepartoftheCommunionofSaints. l Create and pray their own litany of loved ones who have died.Living the Gospel l Put Yourself in My Shoes (pages 6-7) The children likely will be familiar with the talk show format. This activity requires them to be active listeners who try to imagine what the person’s life is like as they listen. Venture encourages empathy and learning to respect others’ points of view. Read the introduction on page 6 and make sure the children understand the roles and instructions. Help the hosts to prepare by reading the three interview questions in the yellow box in the right column on page 6. The guests should select which character on page 7 they prefer to be, or encourage them to create one of their choosing.Allow plenty of time for the hosts to interview guests. You may hear in the children’s responses to the talk show guests prejudices and attitudes that need to be discussed as a group. After the guests havebeen interviewed, ask each guest pair up with another who seems to have empathy for them; the hosts should ask the pairs why they understand each other best.Activity l We Belong to the Communion of Saints(page8) Thisweek,NovemberbeginswithAllSaints’ Day on November 1 and All Souls’ Day on November 2. All Saints’ Day is the day we remember all canonized saints and others who are in heaven with God. All Souls’ Day is the day we remember and pray particularly for those in our families who have died.Read the introductory paragraphs. Have the children think of a person they know who has died and draw this friend or family member and write his/her name in the large box. Then instruct the children to use the four smaller boxes to draw four symbols of this person, as noted in the instructions.Closing Prayer l We Belong to the Communion of Saints (page 8) Encourage the children to attend Mass during one of the holy days this week. If they attend Mass on All Saints’ Day, tell them they will hear the Litany of Saints. In the Litany of Saints, a reader or cantor repeats “Saint _______, pray for us.” Pray your own litany using the names of the people the children have chosen. Conclude by saying together, “All holy men and women, pray for us.” End your prayer by singing “The Great Commandment” (CD-2, #13).Remind the children to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities and prayer together.Lesson Wrap-UpACTIVITY BOOKIncludes:32 Gospel and Doctrine Activities Early Start and Late Close LessonsVisit to download this week’s lesson review.Use Activity #4 from the Venture Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.November 12, 201732nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year AName:Answer 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.Unit 1: We Are the Church lTG1-27Have the children look at the big L and think of a way each of the action words shows love. Have volunteers share examples.Turn to page 32. Recall for them the four ways we can form a right conscience—pray, read the Bible, seek advice, and learn what the Church teaches. In this lesson, the children are learning what Jesus teaches, which is in the Bible.Turn to page 36. Read aloud the first paragraph, which introduces the concept of Jesus’ New Law. The New Law includes the Ten Commandments.Move to the last paragraph, which tells us that Jesus’ two Great Commandments are basic to his New Law. Ask: What is hard about keeping these two Commandments?Take time to memorize the two Great Commandments. Say them together to conclude this part of the lesson.Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Venture, page 5.With My Family and FriendsThe NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program

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