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October 15, 2017 • 28th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Isaiah 25:6–10; Philippians 4:12–14,19–20; Matthew 22:1–14For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundIn Sunday’s Gospel parable, Jesus compares the kingdom of God to experiences familiar to young teens—planning a party, inviting guests, accepting an invitation. When the king’s first guests turn down his invitation to a wedding feast for his son, he has his servants invite everyone they can find. The king wants guests— this is the positive message of the parable.But why does the king send troops to kill the refusing guests and burn their city? Matthew uses the parable to think about two happenings: first, the Romans’ destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in a.d. 70. Second, it explains why so many more Gentiles accepted Jesus’ message than Jewish people. Killing the guests and burning their city refers to the destruction of the Temple.Connecting Scripture and Doctrine“The Eucharist is the heart and summit of the Church’s life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacri ce of praise and thanksgiving o ered once for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacri ce he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church.” (CCC, 1407)There is enough food produced each year to feed everyone, but even in the United States, millions of people go hungry each day. “Those who are oppressed by poverty are the object of a preferential love on the part of the Church which, since her origin and in spite of the failing of many of her members, has not ceased to work for their relief, defense, and liberation” (CCC, 2448). Note: All numbered citations are from the Catechism of the Catholic Church unless otherwise indicated.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 We Share Food Together (page 1) l Story l The Table of Plenty (pages 2–3)l Discuss the Talk questions related to the story.Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes) l Sunday Gospel l Parable of the Wedding Feast (page 4)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Talk questions related to doctrine.Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teacheshandbooks. Turn to page 60.l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)l Activity l Who's Hungry in Our World? (page 6)l Activity l A Catholic Framework for Economic Life (page 7) l Closing PrayerTake-Homel Have the young people read the Catholic Leaders feature on page 8 at home.l Activity l Eucharist (Visions Activity Book, Activity #17)l Remind the young people to share their lesson with their families and to do the Pray, Think, Act activities on page 8together.90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20-25 minutes) l Gathering Prayerl Opening Song l “Songs of the Body of Christ” (CD-1, #14) l Cover Activity l We Share Food Together (page 1)l Story l The Table of Plenty (pages 2–3)l Discuss the Talk 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 Parable of the Wedding Feast (page 4) l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Talk questions related to doctrine.Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teacheshandbooks. Turn to page 60.l Catholic Faith Word l Christian hospitality (page 5) l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)Live the Gospel (20-25 minutes)l Activity l Who's Hungry in Our World? (page 6)l Activity l A Catholic Framework for Economic Life (page 7) l Activity l Eucharist (Visions Activity Book, Activity #17)l Catholic Leaders l A Simple Meal (page 8)l Closing PrayerTake-HomeRemind the young people to share their lesson with their families and to do the Pray, Think, Act activities on page 8 together.TG1-16For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansMaterialsl Visions Student Lesson for 10/15l Catechism handbook, page 60l CD player and Venture/Visions CDsl Bible, cloth, candle, matches/lighter,pencils/pens, markers or colored pencils, pretzelsSuggested Musicl “Song of the Body of Christ” (CD-2, #14)l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1) Lesson Resourcesl Visions Activity Book, Activity #17l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/teacherresources)FrehaoodSToePancakesWSoupIce CreamHamburgersPopcornTacosWe Share Food TogetherWith whomdid you last share these foods? Write their names in each pie piece.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramOctober 15, 201728th Sunday of Ordinary Time


































































































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