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Lesson Theme: God calls us to grow and bear fruit.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 “Blest Are They” (CD-2, Track #11)l Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-14)l Cover Activity (page 1)l Article l What’s Hard About Being a Teen Today? (pages 2–3) l Discuss the Talk questions related to the story.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the things that help us change and grow. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the things that help us change and grow. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l The Parable of the Renters (page 4)l Discuss the Gospel using the Talk questions.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Jesus’ stories that tellus of your love for us. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Jesus’ stories that tell us of your love for us. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Talk questions related to the Gospel.Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 13.l Catholic Faith Word l Sabbath (page 5)l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the wonderfulthings you created. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the wonderful things you created. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l What Does it Mean to Be Catholic? (pages 6–7)l Our Lady of Fatima (page 8)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for loving us and takingcare of us. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer: Loving God, thank you for loving us and taking care of us. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l Creed (Visions Activity Book, Activity #9) l Closing Prayer (see page TG1-15)Friday Take-HomeRemind the young people to share their lesson with their families and to do the Pray, Think, Act activities on page 8 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Instruct the students to research why their gardens should contain native plants and not invasive species. Then lead the students in writing an essay in which they communicate their findings. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.2)l Sci: In pairs, have the students investigate how environmental factors influence the growth of plants. Their experiment might look at drought, soil conditions, or light, etc. Then ask the students to present their findings to the class. (MS-LS1-5).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 WeekTo honor Mary and the two new Fatima saints (see Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate for October 13), invite your students to collect baby items for a crisis pregnancy center or snacks for an after-school program.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel October 11: Saint John XXIII – “Good Pope John” was an older man when he was elected pope, yet he called for the Second Vatican Council—a major event of renewal for the Catholic Church. He was concerned about peace in our world and worked for peace during the Cold War.l October 13: 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Appearances in Fatima – Mary appeared several times to three children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. Her main message to them was to pray, especially the Rosary. Pray the Hail Mary or a decade of the Rosary today for the conversion of sinners and peace in our world.Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-13


































































































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