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Lesson Theme: Jesus calls us to do his word.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 “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #14) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-10)l Cover Activity l Yes or No? (page 1)l Story l Saying Yes, Saying No (pages 2–3)l Discuss the Talk questions related to the story.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us choices.Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us choices. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l The Case of Two Sons (page 4)l Discuss the Gospel using the Talk questionsl Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending Jesus whoteaches us about you. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending Jesus who teaches us about you. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Talk questions related to the GospelDistribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 30.l Catholic Faith Word l Church (page 5)l Our Catholic Faith l (page 5)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for calling us to church toworship you. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for calling us to church to worship you. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l Who Depends on You? What Do You Do? (pages 6–7) l Catholic Leaders l Pope Francis Declares a New Work of Mercy(page 8)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to always choose to loveyou. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer: Loving God, help us to always choose to love you. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l Magisterium/The Church (Visions Activity Book,Activity #10)l Closing Prayer (see page TG1-11)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: Ask the students to write a contemporary short story that communicates the same theme as the Gospel. (CCSS.ELA- Literacy.W.8.3)l SS: In the Gospel, the man asks his sons to work with him. Have the students brainstorm alternative approaches for the man to get help in his vineyard. Ask them to evaluate these approaches in terms of benefits and costs to his sons, other workers, and the larger community. (D2.Econ.2.6-8)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 WeekAs Christians, we are called to help those who ask, particularly our parents. As a group, brainstorm tasks at home that the children’s parents ask them to do. Have the children pledge to do what their parents ask them to do the first time their parents ask.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel October 1: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (Lisieux) – This popular saint called herself “God’s Little Flower.” She followed God in her “little way”—serving others through quiet acts of love.l October 2: Feast of the Guardian Angels – Share the Prayer to My Guardian Angel with the young people. It can be found on page 54 in the Visions Catechism handbooks.l October 4: Saint Francis of Assisi – This patron saint of ecology loved all of God’s Creation. He chose poverty and trusting God over wealth.l October 5: Saint Faustina Kowalska – This Polish saint had great trust in God’s divine mercy. One of her prayers is “Jesus, I trust in you.”Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-9


































































































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