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December 10, 2017 • 2nd Sunday of AdventIf you have time, prepare the play to give for another class. The children will not need to know the lines by heart. Once they understand the story, they can ad lib their parts. Juan’s back- and-forth movement from the Lady to the bishop and the  nal revelation through the roses make the point better than words do.Show your copy of the Advent calendar from last week’s Good News. Point out that Saint Juan Diego’s feast day is December 9 and Our Lady of Guadalupe’s feast day is December 12. Encourage the children to share the story of Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe with their families.Activity l Advent Calendar Call the children’s attention again to the Advent calendar from last week’s Good News. Ask: Have you been remembering to thank or pray for someone every day? Encourage them to continue this practice every day of Advent.Closing Prayer Gather the children in the prayer circle. Make petitions to Our Lady of Guadalupe, asking her to watch out for the people of the world who are su ering and alone. Invite the children to mention people they know from the news or in their own lives who need the love and care of Our Lady.Close your prayer and gathering by playing and 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-UpNovember 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) Permission is granted to reproduce this page for use by parishes, schools, and families using P aum Gospel Weeklies.Name ActivityWe Can Be SaintsJesus showed us how to put other people before ourselves. The saints are especially holy people who followed his example. The Liturgical Calendar reminds us to honor saints on special days called feast days.Read about the three saints below. Then imagine what you might do to follow in their footsteps. Write or draw your ideas.Live the GospelObjective The children will dramatize the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe.Saint Story l The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe (page 4) The play on page 4 tells the story of Mary’s appearance to a Native American named Juan Diego, now Saint Juan Diego. This story emphasizes Mary’s identi cation with the defeated and oppressed native peoples. It is another way of recognizing the mystery of the Incarnation, God’s becoming one of us.4023_GoodNews.indd 407/14/17 9:06 AMSaint Martin de Porres(1579–1639) dedicatedhis life to caring for others. He especially cared for the people who were brought to Peru aboard slave ships. He showed love and kindness to those who were su ering.Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (1207–1231) lived in a castle with her husband and children. She loved all God’s people. She spent her whole life caring for the sick. She even built a hospital near her castle to care for the sick.Saint Brendan (484–577) was a missionary who lived in Ireland. He made many journeys to share the Good News of Jesus so his people would know about Jesus’ love for them.The Saints22Visit to download this week’s lesson review.Use Activity #22 from the Good News Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.Unit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-19is a saint,” and after he died, they prayed to him as Saint Nicholas.Have the children turn to page 13 in their What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and read the second paragraph aloud. Ask them to tell you all they know about how a person gets to be called a saint today. Tell them that the photo is of Saint Mother Teresa who was acclaimed a saint much the way Bishop Nicholas was. She was officially made a saint in September 2016. Today we have a process called canonization that makes a person an official saint.Read together the first paragraph in the second column of page 13. Ask: Who do you know of who might be a saint? They may mention grandparents or other relatives who have died and people from their parish or neighborhood. Explain that the Church includes all people who love God—those who are already saints in Heaven, those who have died and are on their way to Heaven, and those still living on earth. We call this the Communion of Saints. Tell them to think of the word communion here as “community.”Tell them that God wants us all to be saints. Ask: How could you become a saint? Invite the children to imagine themselves as saints. Ask each to draw a self-portrait and print their name below it with the title Saint. Then ask them to write two or three sentences about how they follow Jesus.Read the last paragraph. Find the place in one of the Eucharistic Prayers where we pray to the saints by name. Ask: When are some other times we might pray to saints? On their feast days. When we want them to help us.Play and sing “Saints” (CD-2, #22).Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Good News, page 4.© 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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