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October 1, 2017 • 26th Sunday in Ordinary TimeCatholic Faith Word l Church (page 5) Introduce the Our Catholic Faith feature by reading the definition together. All four images—vineyard, sheepfold, body, and people—are images that describe the Christian community.Our Catholic Faith l Why Does Jesus Tell Parables? (page 5) Read the first two paragraphs aloud. Call attention to the four sentences in blue. Have the group number off 1 to 3 and form three groups. Have the groups read one of the three sections together and choose one person from the group to report what they learn to the class.Introduce the challenge of writing a short parable. Have the class work in the same groups to create a parable scenario. Invite one person of each group to read their parable aloud, or invite the members to act it out for their classmates. Or, ask the studentsto write a parable at home and bring it next time for the class to hear and/or act out.Live the GospelObjectives l The young people will:l Develop habits of doing right.l Recognize that showing mercy is a habit.l L earn that care for creation is a Work of Mercy.Living the Gospel l Who Depends on You? What Do You Do? (pages 6-7) Have your group look at the photos and voice balloons and recognize the commitments the young people are making. Ask which commitments are ones they have made. Read aloud the yellow text that describes a commitment. Introduce the seven scenarios on the pages by reading aloud the introduction text at the top of page 6. Have volunteers respond to the three questions.Give the young people time to answer the questions on their own. Then assign partners so they can work up skits to present tothe class. As you go through the skits, challenge the young people to decide whether the decisions the pairs make are the best choices. Ask: How do these responses reveal good habits?Catholic Leaders l Pope Francis Declares a New Work of Mercy (page 8) Most of the young people will be familiar with Saint Francis of Assisi. Remind them that we celebrate his feast day this week on October 4. Read this feature together. Read the list of ideas to help animals and the environment. Decide as a class one project you can complete together during October.Closing Prayer Gather the young people in a circle in your prayer ritual space. Ask the group to think about the people in their lives who are committed to them. Tell them to respond to your prayer statements, “Thank you, loving God.”l We pray in thanks for the people who are part of our lives and committed to our growth and well-being.l For our families who feed and shelter us, love and support us. l For our teachers, bus drivers, coaches, and school staff whohelp educate us.l For our friends and neighbors who encourage us, look out forus, and laugh with us.l For our parish community that journeys with us and helps usgrow closer to you.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-UpNovember 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?ACTIVITY BOOKIncludes:32 Gospel and Doctrine Activities Early Start and Late Close Lessons© 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.Visit to download this week’s lesson review.Use Activity #10 from the Visions Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.Unit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-11Art: Marcelino Truong/BayardWith My Family and FriendsThe NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program

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