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Lesson Theme: Our words have power.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 “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #14) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-10)l Cover Activity l Take the Bible Challenge! (page 1) l Story l Who Did It? (pages 2–3)l Discuss the Think questions related to the story.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us choices.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us choices. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l The Story of the Two Sons (page 4)l Discuss the Gospel using the Think questionsl Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending Jesus whoteaches us about you. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending Jesus who teaches us about you. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Think questions related to the GospelDistribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 5.l Catholic Faith Word l Ordinary Time (page 5)l Our Catholic Faith l (page 5)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for calling us to church toworship you. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for calling us to church to worship you. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l Difficult Decisions (pages 6–7)l Saints l Saint Clare of Assisi (page 8)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to always choose to loveyou. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer: Loving God, help us to always choose to love you. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l Creed (Venture Activity Book, Activity #9) l Closing Prayer (see page TG1-11)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: Using a Venn Diagram, ask the students to compare and contrast the words and actions of the two sons, using specific details from the Gospel story. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3)l SS: In pairs, have the students create a list of decisions they make each day. Direct them to choose 5-10 of these decisions and identify the positive and negative influences that affect their decisions. (D2.Econ.2.3-5)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 WeekAs Catholics, we are called to help those who ask, particularly our parents. As a group, brainstorm tasks that the children’s parents ask them to do. Have each young person pledge to do what their parents ask them to do the first time their parents ask.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel October 1: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (Lisieux) – This popular saint called herself “God’s Little Flower.” She followed God in her “little way”—serving others through quiet acts of love.l October 2: Feast of the Guardian Angels – Share the Prayer to My Guardian Angel with the children. It can be found on page 54 in the Venture handbooks.l October 4: Saint Francis of Assisi – This patron saint of ecology loved all of God’s Creation. He chose poverty and trusting God over wealth.l October 5: Saint Faustina Kowalska – This Polish saint had great trust in God’s divine mercy. One of her prayers is “Jesus, I trust in you.”Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-9


































































































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