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Lesson Theme: The one who serves is greatest.Five-Day Lesson Pacing GuideNote: This pacing guide suggests how to present the lesson over five days. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.Day 1Share Experiencesl Gathering Song l “We Are Called” (CD-2, #12)l Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-30)l Cover Activity l What makes a leader worth following? (page 1) l Story l Red Rover, Red Rover (pages 2–3)l Discuss the Think questions related to the story.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to realize that we are not toosmall or too young to help. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer • Loving God, help us to realize that we are not too small or too young to help. Amen. (Repeat.)l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l The One Who Serves Is Greatest (page 4)l Discuss the Gospel using the Think questions.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to find ways that we can helpothers. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to find ways that we can help others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Think questions related to the Gospel.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 25.l Our Catholic Faith l (page 5)l Catholic Faith Word l Salvation (page 7)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for saints and angels whoare your helpers too. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for saints and angels who are your helpers too. Amen. (Repeat.)l Matrimony and Holy Orders Are Sacraments of Service (pages 6–7) l KidTalk (page 8)l Closing Prayer l Lord, when I answer people, let me speak withyour wisdom and love. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer: Lord, when I answer people, let me speak with your wisdom and love. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l Holy Orders (Venture Activity Book, Activity #20) l Closing Prayer (see page TG1-31)Friday Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Pray, Think, Act activities on page 8 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Have the students identify a role model in their lifeand conduct research to learn more about this individual. Instruct the students to use their research to write and give an oral presentation on this role model to the class. (CCSS.ELA- Literacy.W.5.8 / CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.4)l SS: Discuss with the students that the leaders Jesus mentions in the Gospel are particular to the time and place he lived. In small groups, have the students research the responsibilities of leaders in government in the United States now, during the Colonial period, and in another country. (D2.Civ.1.3-5)Additional Resourcesl Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/assessments)l Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)l Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW.Catholic Identity Project of the WeekPart of our call as Catholics is to be ecumenical and to learn from other faith traditions about their understanding of God. In this spirit, invite a Jewish religious leader to tell your children about Judaism. Or, if possible, organize a trip to a local synagogue.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel November 9: Dedication of St. John Lateran – The Pope is a bishop. His church is the Lateran Basilica in Rome. Today, we celebrate the dedication of this church.l November 10: Saint Leo the Great – A Doctor of the Church isn’t a doctor you see when you’re sick. Doctors of the Church helped write the official teachings of the Church. Saint Leo the Great is a Doctor of the Church.l November 11: Saint Martin of Tours – Martin didn’t want to become a bishop, but the people of Tours, France, convinced him to become their bishop.Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-29


































































































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