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The NEW Gospel WeekliesIt’s a new year! What do you have in common with your Visions classmates?Play KNOW to  nd out.Photo: Shutterstock Photo: Shutterstockl Read the statements on the KNOW board. Now  nd classmates to sign statements that are true for them.I am afraid of spiders.I have more than two pets.I know the first name of our priest.I like broccoli.l Shout KNOW when you have  lled four squares in a row.My family helps at church.I play an instrument.I have been snorkeling.I was named for a relative or saint.What do you KNOW?KNOWI wear a size 8 shoe.I have more than two siblings.I know how to snowboard.I have been to a country outside the United States.I can touch my tongue to my nose.I can name five books in the Bible.I know the street that our church is on.My family eats dinner together most nights.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramSeptember 24, 201725th Sunday in Ordinary Time Volume 37, Number 1TG1-4For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansSeptember 24, 2017 • 25th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Isaiah 55:6–9; Philippians 1:20–24, 27; Matthew 20:1–16For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundJesus’ parables unsettles a hearer today as it did the priests and elders who first heard it. A vineyard owner Materialspays workers hired for only an hour’s work the same day’s wage as those hired at dawn. This story is not really about wages. First, it’s about God’s love, which abounds for all of us. Second, Jesus wants the priests and elders to see themselves as the first hired. Third, a denarius is a day’s wage for people who are living at a subsistence level, so the vineyard owner generously provides a living wage for all the workers.Connecting Scripture and DoctrineThe Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that God reaches out to his people of Israel in “sheer gratuitous love” (CCC, 218). God’s love for Israel is greater than a father’s love for his son or a mother’s love for her children or a groom’s love for his beloved (CCC, 219).“The word liturgy originally meant a public work or a service in the name of/on behalf of the people. In Christian tradition, it means the participation of the People of God in ‘the work of God.’“ “Through the Liturgy Christ, our redeemer and high priest, continues the work of our redemption in, with, and through his Church” (CCC, 1069). Note: All numbered citations are from the Catechism of the Catholic Church unless otherwise indicated.God lavishes us with love in our created world and in our being alive. God lavishes us with love by sending Jesus and gifting us with the Holy Spirit. In the story “Clean Up, ” the young people explore their own experience of doing unfair amounts of work, so they can identify with the workers in the Gospel story. The activities invite them to get to know one another, set goals, and reflect on Jesus’ parable.l Visions Student Lesson for 9/24l Catechism handbook, page 47l CD player and Venture/Visions CDs l Bible, cloth, candle, matches/lighter, scissors, tape, pencils/pensSuggested Musicl “The Great Commandment” (CD-2, #13)l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1) Lesson Resourcesl Visions Activity Book, Activity #13 l Lesson Assessment(gospelweeklies.com/ teacherresources)Single-Session Lesson Pacing GuidesNote: These pacing guides are suggestions for 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 What do you KNOW? (page 1) l Story l Clean Up (pages 2–3)l Discuss the Talk questions related to the story.Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes) l Sunday Gospel l God Abounds in Love (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 47.l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)l Activity l The Kingdom of Heaven is Like...? (page 6) l Activity l A Promise to Work Together (page 7)l Closing PrayerTake-Homel Have the young people do the Let’s Get Ready for Visions! puzzle on page 8 at home.l Activity l The Mass: Liturgy of the Word (Visions Activity Book, Activity #13)l Remind the young people to share their lesson with their families and to do the Pray, Think, Act activities on page 8 together.90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20-25 minutes)l Gathering Song l “The Great Commandment” (CD-2, #13)l Gathering Prayerl Cover Activity l What do you KNOW? (page 1) l Story l Clean Up (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 God Abounds in Love (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 47.l Catholic Faith Word l Liturgy (page 5) l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)Live the Gospel (20-25 minutes)l Activity l The Kingdom of Heaven is Like...? (page 6)l Activity l A Promise to Work Together (page 7)l Puzzle l Let’s Get Ready for Visions! (page 8)l The Mass: Liturgy of the Word (Visions Activity Book, Activity #13) 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.


































































































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