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November 12, 2017 • 32nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Wisdom 6:12–16;1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; Matthew 25:1–13For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundIn this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells a parable about ten young maidens, five who wisely and practically bring extra oil for their small lamps as they wait for a bridegroom to come for his bride, and five who don’t. In Jesus’time, negotiating the dowry (the property or money a bride’s family paid to the groom’s family) made the groom’s arrival time for a marriage feast unpredictable. The five foolish girls should have known that their small lamps could not hold enough oil for a long delay.Connecting Scripture and DoctrineThe Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that God reveals himself to Israel as “abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness” (CCC, 214). Further, God’s love for Israel is greater than a father’s love for his son or a mother’s love for her children or a groom’s love for his beloved (CCC, 219). As John’s Gospel makes clear, “God’s very being is love” (CCC, 221). Note: All numbered citations are from the Catechism of the Catholic Church unless otherwise indicated.Like the girls in the parable, middle graders face decisions and choices every hour of every day. Their ability to make a good decision is often based on how well they have prepared ahead of time. In this week’s story, “The Happy Dance,” the children will read about wise and foolish choices set in a modern setting. What do we miss out on when we fail to prepare?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 minutes) l Gathering Prayerl Cover Activity l Are you ready? (page 1)l Story l The Happy Dance (pages 2–3)l Discuss the Think questions related to the story.Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)l Sunday Gospel l The Parable of the Ten Girls (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 47.l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)l Activity l Play Wise and Foolish Choices (pages 6–7) l Closing PrayerTake-Homel Have the children read the Saints feature on page 8 at home. l Activity l The Mass: Liturgy of the Word (Venture Activity Book,#13)l Remind the children to share their lesson with their families andto do the Pray, Think, Act activities on page 8 together.90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20-25 minutes)l Opening Song l “Blest Are They” (Venture/Visions CD-2, #11) l Gathering Prayerl Cover Activity l Are you ready? (page 1)l Story l The Happy Dance (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 The Parable of the Ten Girls (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 47.l Catholic Faith Word l Psalm (page 5) l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)Live the Gospel (20-25 minutes)l Activity l Play Wise and Foolish Choices (pages 6–7)l Activity l The Mass: Liturgy of the Word (Venture Activity Book,#13)l Saints l Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (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.Materialsl Venture Student Lesson for 11/12l Catechism handbook, page 47l CD player and Venture/Visions CDs l Bible, cloth, candle, matches/lighter, pencils/pens, and coins or buttons for game markersSuggested Musicl “Blest Are They” (CD-2, #11)l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)Lesson Resourcesl Venture Activity Book, Activity #13 l Lesson Assessment(gospelweeklies.com/ teacherresources)TG1-32 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplans


































































































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