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Lesson Theme: Israel awaits a savior.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 4Day 1Share Experiencesl Gathering Song l “The Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-18)l Cover Activity l Our Families Are Waiting... (page 1) l Story l Saint Nicholas, Saint for the Poor (page 2)l Ask the Know questions related to the story.l Activity l Stretch and Sing “Walk on to Bethlehem” (CD-1, #6)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending Jesus to be ourfriend and brother. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending Jesus to be our friend and brother. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Sunday Gospel l Someone Powerful and Good Is Coming (page 1) l Ask the Know question related to the Gospel.l Activity l Stretch and Sing “Walk on to Bethlehem” (CD-1, #6)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for people who help usprepare for Jesus. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for people who help us prepare for Jesus. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3) l Catholic Faith Word l Saint (page 3)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 13.l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #22l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Mary, our Mother.Amen. (Repeat.)Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Mary, our Mother. Amen. (Repeat.)l Saint Story l The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe (page 4)l Activity l Advent Calendarl Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to say yes to you like Marydid. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to say yes to you like Mary did. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Reviewl Closing Prayer (see page TG2-19)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 3 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Have the children complete two sentence starters:To prepare for guests, my family _________________. My favorite thing to do with guests is ______________.l SS: Explain to the children that many people waited for Jesus to be born (Mary, Joseph, his cousin John, Jewish prophets, etc.). Ask them to make a list of people who waited for them to be born (e.g., parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors, doctors).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 WeekJust as John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus, we are called to do the same. As a group, identify things the children can do for their families or in their communities to prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth at Christmas. Activities could include cleaning, donating gifts to the needy, baking cookies for loved ones, or making cards.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel December 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe – Our Lady appeared to Saint Juan Diego (whose feast day is December 9) on Tepeyac Hill, near modern-day Mexico City. It took four appearances—and two miracles—to convince the bishop to believe Juan’s story. Our Lady of Guadalupe is patron of the Americas. Share your faith openly and joyfully with someone this week.l December 14: Saint John of the Cross – Saint John is one of 36 saints the Church also honors as Doctors of the Church—so named because their writing or preaching is relevant in all times. Pray: Lord, remind me to always speak (text, post, and tweet) in ways that honor you.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-17


































































































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