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Lesson Theme: God acts in our lives.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 TG2-22)l Cover Activity l Our Parish Is Waiting... (page 1)l Story l Waiting for a Surprise (page 2)l Discuss the Know question related to the story.l Activity l Stretch and Sing “Walk on to Bethlehem” (CD-1, #6) l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to prepare for your comingwith loving words and actions. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to prepare for your coming with loving words and actions. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Sunday Gospel l John the Baptist Tells About Jesus (page 3)l Discuss the Know question related to the Gospel.l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3)l Catholic Faith Word l Messiah (page 3)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to prepare our hearts for yourcoming. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to prepare our hearts for your coming. Amen. (Repeat.)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 54.l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #3l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help our loving actions show our lovefor you and others. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help our loving actions show our love for you and others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l We Help Others Get Ready for Jesus (page 4) l Activity l Advent Booklet and Calendar (pages 3–4)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to share the joy ofChristmas with others. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to share the joy of Christmas with others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Reviewl Closing Prayer (see page TG2-23)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 4 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Have the children draw thank-you cards to God for all that God has made. Use them as prayer prompts in class.l SS: Discuss with the children what kind of loving actions they can do to prepare their hearts for Jesus.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 WeekJohn the Baptist was asked a lot of questions about who he was, particularly in relationship to the Messiah. Invite a priest to your class for a question-and-answer session. Prior to his visit, help the children generate questions they would like to ask the priest. If you are unable to have a priest visit, send the children’s questions to a retired priest or deacon.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel December 17: Gaudete Sunday – Gaudete (gow-DEH-tay) means “rejoice.”It’s also the first word in the entrance antiphon for today’s Mass: Gaudete in domino semper means “Rejoice in the Lord, always.” Light the rose candle on your classroom Advent wreath and tell the children that this candle lets us know that we’re so close to celebrating Jesus’ birth!l December 21: Saint Peter Canisius – Born in 1521, four years after Martin Luther wrote his 95 Theses, Saint Peter Canisius worked to reform the Church during the Counter-Reformation and was part of the Council of Trent. He wrote catechisms to share the faith with children. These have been translated into at least 15 languages.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-21


































































































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