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October 22, 2017 • 29th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Isaiah 45:1,4–6; 1 Thessalonians 1:1–5; Matthew 22:15–21For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundThe Pharisees in Sunday’s Gospel want to trap Jesus into taking sides on the controversial questionof paying Roman taxes. The Pharisees believe in strictly keeping the Law of Moses as a means of preserving Jewish identity in the midst of foreign rule, so they oppose paying Roman taxes. To question Jesus, they bring with them members of Herod’s party, who support paying the taxes. Jesus traps his questioners, however, by asking to see the coins they have. They show him Roman coins, the kind of money necessary for paying Roman taxes. This is proof they intend to pay taxes themselves. Jesus’ answer, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s,” calls them and us to obey both civil and religious laws and to examine our allegiances when the two con ict.Connecting Scripture and DoctrineAre we members of the Church or are we citizens of a country? Of course, we are both, and Catholics are called to live up to the laws of the Church and their country. “It is the duty of citizens to contribute along with the civil authorities to the good of society in a spirit of truth, justice, solidarity, and freedom.”(CCC, 2239, 2255) “Submission to authority and coresponsibility for the common good make it morally obligatory to pay taxes, to exercise the right to vote, and to defend one’s country... .” (CCC, 2240) 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.Materialsl Visions Student Lesson for 10/22 l Catechism handbook, page 31l CD player and Venture/Visions CDs l Bible, cloth, candle, matches/lighter, scissors, pencils/pens, white board or newsprintSuggested Musicl “We Will Walk With God” (CD-2, #8) l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)Lesson Resourcesl Visions Activity Book, Activity #29l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/teacherresources)60-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20 minutes) l Gathering Prayerl Cover Activity l To Whom Do You Pledge Your Allegiance? (page 1) l Article l Minimum Wage, Living Wage, Just Wage (pages 2–3) l Discuss the Talk questions related to the story.Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)l Sunday Gospel l Give to Caesar and God (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 31.l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)l Activity l What Is God's? What Is Caesar's? (pages 7–8) l Closing PrayerTake-Homel Have the young people read the Attitudes feature on page 6 at home. l Activityl Catholicsocialteaching(VisionsActivityBook,Activity#29) l Remind the young people to share their lesson with theirfamilies and to do the Pray, Think, Act activities on page 6 together.90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20-25 minutes)l Opening Song l “We Will Walk With God” (CD-2, #8)l Gathering Prayerl Cover Activity l To Whom Do You Pledge Your Allegiance? (page 1) l Article l Minimum Wage, Living Wage, Just Wage (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 Give to Caesar and God (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 31.l Catholic Faith Word l Responsibility (page 5) l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)Live the Gospel (20-25 minutes)l Attitudes (page 6)l Activity l Catholic social teaching (Visions Activity Book,Activity #29)l Activity l What Is God's? What Is Caesar's? (pages 7–8) l Closing PrayerTake-HomeRemind the young people to share their lesson with their families and to do the Pray, Think, Act activities on page 6 together.TG1-20For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansLook at the symbols below. To which do you feel loyalty?To Whom Do You Pledge Your Allegiance?PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramOctober 22, 201729th Sunday in Ordinary TimeWhat labels are you wearing right now? Draw those symbols on the blank figure.


































































































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