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Lesson Theme: God’s love abounds.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 “The Great Commandment” (CD-2, #13) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-6)l 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.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the people whowelcome us. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the people who welcome us. Amen. (Repeat.)l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l God Abounds in Love (page 4)l Discuss the Gospel using the Talk questions.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for your generous love.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for your generous love. 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 47.l Catholic Faith Word l Liturgy (page 5)l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for welcoming us into yourfamily. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for welcoming us into your family. Amen. (Repeat.)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 Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to be kind and generous toothers. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer: Loving God, help us to be kind and generous to others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l The Mass: Liturgy of the Word (Visions Activity Book,Activity #13)l Closing Prayer (see page TG1-7)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: Have the students write an argument either in favor of, or against, the actions of the landowner. (CCSS.ELA- Literacy.W.7.1/ CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.1)l Math: Ask the students to research the minimum wage in your state. Then have the students determine the percent change between what the workers were paid and what they would have been paid if it were not for the landowner’s generosity. (CCSS.Math.Content.7.RP.A3)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 WeekOne way we can express gratitude for God’s generosity in our lives is to advocate on behalf of others. Have the class research the difference between the minimum wage and the living wage in your state. Using this information, have the young people write letters to an elected representative expressing their opinions about the minimum wage in the state.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel September 25: Saints Louis Martin and Zélie Guerin – This married couple were the parents of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (Lisieux). Most parents try to be good role models for their children. Pray for parents and guardians today.l September 29: Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael – Today we celebrate three archangels. One of them brought Mary a message from God, asking her to become the mother of Jesus (See Luke 1:26–35). Do you know which archangel visited her? Gabriel. Do you know what her answer was? She said yes. Prayer: Loving God, help us to say yes to you as Mary did.Unit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-5Extending the Lesson


































































































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