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WHAT THE CHURCH BELIEVES AND TEACHES HANDBOOKWhat the Church Believes and TeachesThe Sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony (pages 25–26)November 5, 2017 • 31st Sunday in Ordinary TimeDistribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.Turn to the two “Investigate” circles in the lower corners of pages 6 and 7 and complete the following:l Invite your priest to participate in this discussion if he isavailable. If you are not married, invite a married person toparticipate as well.l Ask to conclude: Why are these two sacraments calledSacraments of Service?Catholic Leaders l Catholic Athletes (page 8) Read this feature together. Ask: How might Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles use their talents and success to serve others?Closing Prayer l The Prayer of St. Francis This well-known prayer actually offers a perfect model for leadership. Over and over, the prayer calls us to offer the positive responsein an otherwise negative situation. For example, “Where there is hatred, let me sow love.” The prayer is printed on page 56 in the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.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-UpThe NEW Gospel WeekliesThe NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramTurn to page 25. Read Sacraments at the Service of Communion to introduce the Sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony.Underline the words bishop, priest, and deacon. Make sure the young people understand the role of each in the Church.Turn to page 26. Read aloud the feature on matrimony. Ask for volunteers to define the marriage covenant. Then ask the young people to list the ways that a married couple receives grace through the Sacrament of Matrimony.Have the young people close their What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Visions, page 5.Our Catholic Faith l The Bible Uses Word Pictures of Fathers, Mothers, Children (page 5) Read this feature aloud as a class up to the final paragraph. Give the young people a few minutes to respond to the question at the bottom of the page. Ask for volunteers to share their answers with the class. Summarize by reading the final paragraph from the Catechism of the Catholic Church aloud.Live the GospelObjectives l The young people will:l Appreciate that married couples, bishops, priests, anddeacons serve others.l Understand the Sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony. l Appreciate the example of dedicated Catholic athletes.Living the Gospel l Sacraments of Service (pages 6-7) Divide the young people into threes or fours. Have them read the feature together in their groups, paying special attention to photos and captions. Direct them to talk together about each of the questions. Give the whole group time to fill in their personal answers individually. Have volunteers share their responses with the entire class and then discuss them as a group.November 12, 201732nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year AWith My Family and FriendsAnswer 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?© 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.ACTIVITY BOOKIncludes:32 Gospel and Doctrine Activities Early Start and Late Close LessonsName:Visit to download this week’s lesson review.Use Activity #20 from the Visions Activities book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.Unit 1: We Are the Church lTG1-31

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