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October 8, 2017 • 27th Sunday in Ordinary TimeDistribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.or desk and gently pulling the pages apart. Use scissors if you prefer. Have them fold on the dotted line to make the booklet.Read the cover copy and give the children time to write their names. They may add color to the illustrations now or later at home. Turn to page 2 of the booklet and note the Gospel story. Remind the children of the class discussion on ways to be ready for Jesus’ coming. Read the poem on page 3 together, askingfor volunteers to guess what letter is missing in each line. Then brainstorm together possible Advent practices for this week and give the children time to write one on page 3.Closing Prayer Gather the children around your Advent wreath. Explain that important ways to get ready for Jesus are to ask for forgiveness if we have done wrong and to give forgiveness to someone who has hurt us. You may adapt the Forgiveness Service in the Advent booklet (page 4) as a way to conclude class. Be sure the children know they can lead their families in this prayer also.End your gathering and prayer by singing “The Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2).Remind the children to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer together.Lesson Wrap-Up4023_GoodNews.indd 49 7/14/17 9:06 AMVisit gospelweeklies.com/assessments to download this week’s lesson review.Use Activity #31 from the Good News Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.What the Church WHAT THE CHURCH BELIEVES AND TEACHES HANDBOOK Believes andTeachesAdvent (page 18)Read the brief summary of the Advent season on page 18 to the children. Direct thechildren’s attention to the liturgical calendar on the inside back cover of their Catechism handbooks. Explain that this is a special kind of calendar. Ask the children to look for differences between this and other calendars. It doesn’t start with January and end with December. It isn’t arranged in months. It is oval or round instead of square. Tell the children that this is a liturgical calendar—the calendar of the Church year. It is arranged in seasons and lists feasts. Be sure the children understand that the liturgical year helps us to remember and celebrate the times and events in Jesus’ life.Ask them to find the word Advent in one of the arrows. Have a volunteer read aloud the copy about Advent. Let them color the Advent wedge on the chart. Explain that this is the Church season we have just begun or will begin very soon.Ask: Does anyone remember what color the priest’s vestments were last Sunday? Explain that each liturgical season and feast has its own color. Advent’s color is violet. In Advent, violet is for waiting and hoping.Refer back to the Advent wreath you lit at the beginning of class. Explain that we light one candle each Sunday of Advent until, on the fourth Sunday, we light all four candles. As the light from the Advent wreath grows, we are getting closer to Christmas. The wreath is round and green, to represent eternal life and God’s never-ending love.Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Good News, pages 3– 4.November 12, 201732nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year AName:Answer 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) gospelweeklies.com. Permission is granted to reproduce this page for use by parishes, schools, and families using P aum Gospel Weeklies.Name ActivityWe Remember Jesus’ LifeThe Liturgical Calendar helps us follow the events in Jesus’ life. We learn about these events from the Scripture readings at Mass. The Liturgical Year begins in Advent, when we prepare for Jesus’ birth.Complete the sentences below. Use the word bank if you get stuck.311. The  rst Sunday of the Liturgical Calendar is in2. There are two periods of Liturgical Year.3. Eastertime begins with Easter and ends with4. There areWORD BANK. in the. Sundays of Christmas.Live the GospelObjective The children will create an Advent booklet.Activity l My Advent Booklet (pages 3–4) Return to the work area. Show the children how to separate pages 3–4 of Good News from pages 1–2 by placing the issue flat on the table5. The last week of the Liturgical Calendar is the Feast of the King.6. The season of Lent begins on .The Liturgical YearUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-15AdventAsh Wednesday Christ Ordinary Time Pentecost threeThe NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program© 2017 Pflaum Publishing Group, a division of Bayard, Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this page for use by parishes, schools, and families using Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.


































































































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