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?W1. ___ ___ ___ ___ H ___ ___6. ___ ___ ___ ___ S ___ MGN36_16.indd 18/23/17 4:45 PM2. ___ O ___3. C ___ ___ ___ ___4. ___ A ___ ___ ___ ___ ___5. ___ ___ L ___ L7. ___ ___ ___ E ___ ___1. My ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ shows me how to learn.2. Our ___ ___ ___ asks us to love one another.3. My ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ teaches me to play fair.4. My ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ask me to help at home.5. The ___ ___ ___ ___ tells me recess is over.6. Our ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ teaches us about Jesus at Mass.7. My ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ calls me to come and play.Who called you today?PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramJanuary 14, 20182nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeTG2-34Share ExperiencesObjective The children will recognize people who call them. Gather the children in a circle in the open area, holdinghands. Lead them in singing “Gather Together” (CD-2, #1).Gathering Prayer “Loving God, people call us every day, asking us to help them, play with them, and listen to them. You call us, too. We want to listen to you. Be with us today.”The children respond, “Amen.”Gather the children in the work area by calling them one by one, by name. When you call out a name, the child rises, says, “Here I am,” and moves to the work area.Cover Activity l Who Calls Me? (page 1) Distribute Good News. Ask a volunteer to read the cover title, printed vertically. Fill in the blanks in the sentences as a group or allow the children to do them on their own. Answers: teacher, God, coach, parents, bell, priest, friend. Ask: What are some examplesof how these call the children? Conclude with the question at the bottom of the page. Be sure the children recognize the call of God in your opening prayer or song, in the other children in the group, and in your presentation of teaching about Jesus.Activity l Heads Up! Play a silly game to allow the children to use up some energy. The children sit in a circle with their heads down on their laps and their eyes tightly shut. You choose one child silently. That child gets up and circles the seated children, then lightly taps one on the head or back. The child who was tapped must stay quiet until the tapping child has settled back in the circle. Then you call out, “Heads up!” Everyone looks up. The child tapped has to guess who was the tapper. If the child guesses right, he or she gets to be the tapper.Discover Gospel and DoctrineObjective The children will explore the Liturgy of the Word.Activity l We Celebrate the Liturgy of the Word (pages 2–3) Children of Good News age are often preparing for First Eucharist. This usually involves readingfrom the Scriptures at Mass. This week, Good News provides an overview of the Liturgy of the Word. The children will proclaim the Gospel as the culmination of this activity.Write Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist on the board. Make sure the children know what parts of the Mass eachof these represents. The Liturgy of the Word begins with the First Reading and culminates with the Prayer of the Faithful. The Liturgy of the Eucharist begins with the Preparation of the Gifts and concludes with the Communion Rite.Have the children open Good News to page 2. Introduce the Old Testament reading, then have four children take the parts of God, Samuel, Storyteller, and Eli and proclaim the reading to the others. Ask: Why didn’t Samuel realize it was God who was calling him? Perhaps Samuel wasn’t expecting God to call him; maybehe was too sleepy; maybe it took an old wise man to help him see God’s will for him. Ask: When have you been called by God? This will be more difficult for the children to answer. God’s call need not have been in words. It could be by seeing beauty in nature and realizing God made all this. It could be a parent asking for cooperation. God is deep in our hearts, calling us all the time to be our best selves, to be loving and forgiving. Distribute crayons or colored pencils. Invite the children to draw a picture of a time they answered God’s call to do something good.Ask: Who knows what comes after the First Reading at Mass? Responsorial Psalm. Explain that the psalms are taken from the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament. Ask: How do we pray the Responsorial Psalm at Mass? Often the cantor sings the verses and the people sing the refrain. Sometimes the psalm is simply read aloud. Read the introductory text and then have the children divide into two groups and pray the psalm. Ask: What words in this psalm are also in the reading about Samuel? Here I am.On Sundays, we have a Second Reading that is usually from the Acts of the Apostles or one of the letters to the early Christian communities.Invite the children to come to the Gospel area and sing “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24).Sunday Gospel l Jesus Calls Followers (page 3) Help the children find the Sunday Gospel (John 1:35–42) in their Bibles. Select four children to proclaim the Gospel from Good News.Discuss the two Know questions related to the Gospel. Possible answers: 1. Andrew and his friend follow Jesus because they trust John the Baptist. They have probablyheard Jesus teaching and want to learn more from him. 2. After the two friends spend a day with Jesus, Andrew wants to tell his brother about Jesus. As we know, they both become Jesus’ followers. Some people speculate the unnamed friend in the story is the apostle John who wrote this Gospel. To conclude, ask: Why do people want to be Jesus’ followers?Teaching This Week’s Lesson

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