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Lesson Theme: The world waits for Jesus’ coming.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 Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-14)l Cover Activity l Make Advent Holy (page 1)l Story l Isaiah Tells About God’s Love (page 2)l Activity l Stretch and Sing “Walk on to Bethlehem” (CD-1, #6) l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the good things wewait for. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the good things we wait for. Amen (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Sunday Gospel l We Have to Wait for Jesus (page 3)l Discuss the Know question related to the Gospel.l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3)l Catholic Faith Word l Advent (page 1)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the gift of Jesus, ourbrother. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the gift of Jesus, our brother. Amen. (Repeat.)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 18.l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #31l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Jesus, the Light of theWorld. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Jesus, the Light of the World. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l My Advent Booklet (pages 3–4)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to shine the light of lovebrightly. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to shine the light of love brightly. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Reviewl Closing Prayer (see page TG2-15)l Closing Song l “The Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: As a class, write a prayer to Jesus expressing the children’s excitement about celebrating his birth this Christmas.l Sci: Ask the children for ways they can mark the passage of time. Identify several suggestions (e.g., the position of the sun, the temperature in your classroom) and, for a few days, mark the passage of time using these suggestions instead of the clock.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 WeekDiscuss with the children that just as the disciples were not sure when Jesus would return, we do not always know when we will be able to see the people we care about. We are fortunate to have many ways to communicate with people today even when we are not physically near them. Have each child draw a picture to send to a family member or friend he or she has not seen in a while. Send these drawings home and ask the families to help the children mail them.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel December 6: Saint Nicholas – Despite popular stories and devotion to this 4th-century saint, one of the few things we know for sure about Nicholas is that he served as Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor.l December 8: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – This holy day of obligation celebrates Mary’s conception without sin by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is patron saint of the United States. Pray the Hail Mary. Look up Luke 1:46–55, the Gospel upon which the Magnificat is based.Unit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming lExtending the LessonTG2-13


































































































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