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November 19, 2017 • 33rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeHave the children count off to create two teams. If your classis large, you may need four or six teams. The teams gather at opposite ends of your open space. Read the directions for the activity on page 4. You, the teacher, will give an appropriate talent card to each child, or the children may draw their cards from a pile.Closing Prayer Give more time to this closing prayer as a way to reinforce the children’s learning about five types of prayer: Blessing: “Loving God, you are kind and generous. You give each of us many talents.”Petition: “Please help us to be generous in sharing our talents with others.”Intercession: Read the intercessions for the Church, the world, and the needs of others that the children wrote earlier. After each, the children respond,“Lord, hear our prayer.”The children may then read their personal intercessions.Thanksgiving: You know the children well enough to say something affirming about each one. Begin by saying, “I thank God for (Name) because she always tries her best at games.” Continue until the whole class has been mentioned.Praise: We praise you, Lord, for your generosity and kindness. We make this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son.All respond, “Amen.”Conclude your prayer and gathering by playing and singing “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16).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.Live the GospelObjective The children will risk using their talents in a game format.Gospel Activity l Try a Talent (pages 3–4) Ask the children if they have ever played Red Rover. Today’s activity is a game like that using the talent cards in Good News. Distribute scissors and direct the children to cut out the talent cards on pages 3 and 4. Since you will only need a few sets of the cards for playing the game, pass out envelopes for the children to use to carry their game cards home. Encourage the children to play the game with their families.4023_GoodNews.indd487/14/17 9:06 AMName ActivityWe Pray for OthersA prayer to ask God for something is a petition. If you ask for something for someone else, the prayer is an intercession. At Mass we pray for others during the General Intercessions. After each intercession, we usually say, “Lord, hear our prayer.”Read these examples of intercessions. Then use the space below to write an intercession to pray with your family. Everyone can respond with “Lord, hear our prayer.”30Visit to download this week’s lesson review.Use Activity #30 from the Good News Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.Unit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming lTG2-7Jesus, please helpmy grandmother get well.I pray for children who don’t have enough to eat.Lord, please take care of my baby brother.Prayerl Blessing—Molly, it was so nice of you to give me your game. l Petition—Dad, will you get us tickets to the football game?Please?l Intercession—Mom, can I have Jake over to play?l Thanksgiving—Thanks for making chili tonight, Dad! l Praise—You’re the greatest, Mom!Invite the children to suggest additional examples of statements from their own experiences. Thanksgiving and petition will be the easy ones for them. If they get stuck, have them read the descriptions again.To help children understand prayers of intercession, point out that we pray intercessions (during the Prayer of the Faithful) at Mass. We pray forl the Churchl world and national needsl people who are in need because of poverty, illness, and so on l someone we know who needs our prayersHave the children work in pairs to write intercessions for the Church, the world, and the needs of others. Then have everyone write a personal intercession.Move on to page 39. Invite the children to share an experience of being distracted or disappointed in prayer. Be ready to offer one or two observations of your own. Then talk about the solutions for dealing with distractions. Reassure children that everyone faces distractions sometimes. Ask: Do you think any of these suggestions will work? Can you think of some solutions of your own? Suggest a word they can keep in mind: FOCUS.Read aloud the three important things to remember about prayer. Then ask the children to write their own prayers, asking for God’s help to have faith in his love and care.Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Good News, pages 3–4.© 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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