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TG2-4For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansNovember 19, 2017 • 33rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Proverbs 31:10–13, 19–20, 30–31; 1 Thessalonians 5:1–6; Matthew 25:14–30The NEW Gospel Weeklies33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 25:14–30For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundThis Sunday’s Gospel parable is about an employer who goes off on a journey. He calls in three of his workers, gives them money, and asks them to use it while he is away. When he returns, the employer finds that two of the workers have doubled his money but one has simply buried it. The employer is irate. The message is clear: we are to use what gifts we have been given.Connecting Scripture and DoctrineThis parable challenges Christians to recognize their responsibilities in caring for the world and for each other until Jesus comes again. It clearly shows us that being a follower of Jesus means taking risks to become our best selves.“The whole of Christ’s life was a continual teaching: his silences, his miracles, his gestures, his prayer, his love for people, his special affection for the little and the poor, his acceptance of the total sacrifice on the Cross for the redemption of the world, and his Resurrection are the actualization of his word and the fulfillment of Revelation” (On Catechesis in Our Time, 9; Catechism of the Catholic Church, 561).“Human work proceeds directly from persons created in the image of God and called to prolong the work of creation.... Work is a duty.... Work honors the Creator’s gifts and the talents received from the him” (CCC, 2427). See also CCC, 426, 2428–2430, 2459–2461.Materialsl Good News Student Lesson for 11/19l Catechism handbook, pages 38–39l CD player and Promise/Good News CDs l scissors, pencils, writing paper,envelopesSuggested Musicl “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) l “God’s Love Is...” (CD-2, #6)l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24) l “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)Lesson Resourcesl Good News Activity Book, Activity #30 l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/assessments)GN36_9.indd 18/22/17 9:25 PMSUNDAY GOSPELThe Three WorkersThis is an adaptation of the Gospel.Man: Congratulations, Amos. You are a good worker. I will give you more money.Sarah: I doubled my money too. Man: I am proud of you, Sarah. I will give you more money too.Jesus: Once there was a man who decided to go on a long trip. He called in three people who worked for him. Man: I trust you with my business while I am gone. Amos, you get 5,000 silver coins. Sarah, you get 2,000 coins. Joshua gets 1,000.Jesus: Then the man left on his trip.Joshua: Sir, I know you are a tough boss. I was afraid that I would lose your money, so I hid it. Here it is.Amos: I will take my 5,000 coins and use them to earn more.Sarah: I will use my 2,000 coins to earn more too.Man: You lazy fellow.You should have done something with what I gave you. I will give your 1,000 coins to Amos and Sarah.Joshua: I am going tohide my money. I don’t want to lose it.KNOWJesus: After a long time, the man came home. He called his workers together. Amos: Look, you gave1 2 3What did the man expect the workers to do? Wmohynedyi?d Joshua hide the What else could Joshua have done?me 5,000 silver coins, and I earned 5,000 more.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramNovember 19, 201733rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Volume 36, Number 2Single-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 minutes)l Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26)l Gathering Prayerl Activity l What Are You Willing to Try? (page 4) l Story l Spelling T-r-o-u-b-l-e (page 2)l Discuss the Know questions related to the story.Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes) l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Sunday Gospel l The Three Workers (page 1)l Discuss the Gospel using the first Know question. l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3)l Catholic Faith Word l Talent (page 3)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to pages 38–39.Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)l Gospel Activity l Try a Talent (pages 3–4)l Closing Prayerl Closing Song l “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)Take-Home90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20-25 minutes)l Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26)l Gathering Prayerl Activity l What Are You Willing to Try? (page 4)l Story l Spelling T-r-o-u-b-l-e (page 2)l Discuss the Know questions related to the story.l Activity l Stretch and Sing “God’s Love Is...” (CD-2, #6)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40-45 minutes) l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Sunday Gospel l The Three Workers (page 1)l Discuss the Gospel using the Know questions.l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3)l Catholic Faith Word l Talent (page 3)l Activity l Stretch and Sing “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to pages 38–39.l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #30 Live the Gospel (15-20 minutes)l Gospel Activity l Try a Talent (pages 3–4) l Closing Prayerl Closing Song l “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 3 together.l lGood News Activity Book, Activity #30Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 3 together.


































































































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