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Lesson Theme: God is generous.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 “The Great Commandment” (CD-2, #13) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-6)l Activity l Welcome to Venture! (page 1)l Story l What Is Fair? (page 2)l Discuss the Think questions related to the story.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the people whowelcome us. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the people who welcome us. Amen. (Repeat.)l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l God’s Love Is for All (page 4)l Discuss the Gospel using the Think questions.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for your generous love.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for your generous love. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the doctrine using the Think questions.Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 4.l Catholic Faith Word l Parable (page 5)l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for welcoming us intoyour family. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for welcoming us into your family. Amen. (Repeat.)l Saints l Saint Francis Xavier (page 6)l Activity l Our Class Is God’s Vineyard (pages 7–8)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to be kind and generous toothers. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to be kind and generous to others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l God the Father (Venture Activity Book, Activity #5) l Closing Prayer (see page TG1-7)Friday Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Pray, Think, Act activities on page 6 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Invite the students to imagine they are a worker who was hired by the landowner to start work at 5 p.m. and write a letter to a friend, telling the friend about her/his experience working for the landowner. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3 / CCSS. ELA-Literacy.W.5.3 / CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.3)l Math: Have the students determine what fraction of the day each group of workers worked. Then ask them to determine how much more of the day the first group of workers hired worked compared with the other groups of workers who were hired throughout the day. (CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3D)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 WeekSometimes it is easy to overlook God’s generosity. To help the children appreciate God’s generosity, have them make a list of people who help them. Then have them select one person from their list and write a thank-you card to this person.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel September 25: Saints Louis Martin and Zélie Guerin – This married couple were the parents of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (Lisieux). Most parents try to be good role models for their children. Pray for parents and guardians today.l September 29: Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael – Today we celebrate three archangels. One of them brought Mary a message from God, asking her to become the mother of Jesus (see Luke 1:26–35). Do you know which archangel visited her? Gabriel. Do you know what her answer was? Yes. Prayer: Loving God, help us to say yes to you like Mary did.Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-5


































































































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