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December 25, 2017 and January 7, 2018 Christmas and EpiphanyChristmas Readings: Isaiah 9:1–6; Titus 2:11–14; Luke 2:1–14Epiphany Readings: Isaiah 60:1–6; Ephesians 3:2–3a, 5–6; Matthew 2:1–12For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundThe Christmas narrative in the Gospel of Luke emphasizes the humble circumstances in which God took MaterialsGN36_15.indd 18/24/17 1:47 PMMy Christmas Memories 2017Help Mary and Joseph  nd the way to Bethlehem.Put your pencil on the letter J in the  rst line.Move up, down, left, right, or diagonally to spellthe names Joseph, Mary, and Bethlehem. If you . succeed, you will be at the stable.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramDecember 25, 2017 and January 7, 2018 Christmas and EpiphanyThis was a special Christmas becausePeople we celebrated Christmas with areThe best present I got wasThe best present I gave wasThis Christmas, I am thankful for....on human flesh. Luke also tells of the great joy with which shepherds and angels welcomed this event. Matthew’s story of the Magi shows that Jesus came for all people.Connecting Scripture and DoctrineGood News builds on children’s love for this season. This week’s lesson tells the Christmas story with emphasis on Jesus’ humble birth and on the excitement of the shepherds, the first aware of this great event. The Magi represent all the non-Jewish people who were looking for signs from God.“The Incarnation is...the mystery of the wonderful union of the divine and human natures in the one person of the Word” (CCC, 483).“The magi’s coming to Jerusalem in order to pay homage to the king of the Jews shows that they seek in Israel, in the messianic light of the star of David, the one who will be king of the nations” (CCC, 528). See also CCC, 31–32, 282, 294, 2628.Editor’s Note: If you will not meet for Sundays 12/31 or 1/7, consider duplicating the guide and sending it and this Good News lesson home for the children to complete with their families.l Good News Student Lesson for 12/25 and 1/7l Catechism handbook, page 55l CD player and Promise/Good News CDs l crayons or colored pencils, pencilsSuggested Musicl “Christmas Time” (CD-1, #14)l “Glory to Our God” (CD-1, #11)l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24) l “Christmas Star” (CD-1, #12)Lesson Resourcesl Good News Activity Book, Activity #1 l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/assessments)Single-Session Lesson Pacing GuidesNote: These pacing guides are suggestions for how to present the lesson. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.60-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20-25 minutes)l Gathering Song l “Christmas Time” (CD-1, #14)l Gathering Prayerl Activity l We Celebrate Christmasl Cover Activity l My Christmas Memories 2017 (page 1)l Activity l Stretch and Sing “Glory to Our God” (CD-1, #11)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes) l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Gospel Creative Drama l Jesus Is Born (page 2)l Discuss the Know questions related to the Christmas Gospel. l Gospel Activity l Find the Angel’s Message (page 2)l Sunday Gospel l Magi Follow a Star (page 3)l Discuss the Know questions related to the Epiphany Gospel. l Catholic Faith Word l Bethlehem (page 3)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 55.Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)l Activity l Nativity Coloring Page (page 4)l Closing Prayer l Blessing the Directionsl Closing Song l “Christmas Star” (CD-1, #12)Take-Homel Good News Activity Book, Activity #1l Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20-25 minutes)l Gathering Song l “Christmas Time” (CD-1, #14)l Gathering Prayerl Activity l We Celebrate Christmasl Cover Activity l My Christmas Memories 2017 (page 1)l Activity l Stretch and Sing “Glory to Our God” (CD-1, #11)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40-45 minutes) l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Gospel Creative Drama l Jesus Is Born (page 2)l Discuss the Know questions related to the Christmas Gospel. l Gospel Activity l Find the Angel’s Message (page 2)l Sunday Gospel l Magi Follow a Star (page 3)l Discuss the Know questions related to the Epiphany Gospel. l Activity l Creative Dramal Catholic Faith Word l Bethlehem (page 3)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes andTeaches handbooks. Turn to page 55.l Activityl GoodNewsActivityBook,Activity#1 Live the Gospel (15-20 minutes)l Activity l Nativity Coloring Page (page 4) l Closing Prayer l Blessing the Directionsl Closing Song l “Christmas Star” (CD-1, #12)Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 3 together.to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 3 together.TG2-28 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplans


































































































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