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Lesson Theme: The People of God do Works of Mercy.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 “Serving Each Other” (CD-1, #19)l Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-10)l Cover Activity l Thank You, God, for All Your Gifts (page 1)l Story l The Shoemakerl Discuss the Know questions related to the story.l Activity l Stretch and Sing “God’s Love Is...” (CD-2, #6)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the people who help us.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the people who help us. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l Sunday Gospel l Jesus Teaches the Works of Mercy (page 4)l Discuss the Know questions related to the Gospel.l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Catholic Faith Word l Mercy (page 2)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for showing us how to helpothers. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for showing us how to help others. Amen. (Repeat.)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 45.l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #27l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us things we canshare. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us things we can share. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l We Do the Works of Mercy Game (pages 2–3)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to find ways to help andshare with others. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to find ways to help and share with others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Reviewl Closing Prayer (see page TG2-11)l Closing Song l “Serving Each Other” (CD-1, #19)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 3 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Have the children make a list of ways they help one another.l SS: Read aloud a book that focuses on a character who needs and receives help (for example, in the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, the title character needs help appreciating her name, and a teacher helps her). Discuss with the children why we should help each other and how a person who receives help may feel.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 WeekInvite the children to focus on a particular Work of Mercy. As a class, choose one Work of Mercy to do during Advent, which begins next week. Ideas could include drawing cards for people living in nursing homes, making sandwiches for a local soup kitchen, or collecting outgrown clothes to donate.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel November 28: Saint James of the Marche – This 15th-century saint established “mountains of charity,” charitable pawnbrokersfor people who needed low-interest loans. Saint James traveled throughout Europe, preaching and converting people to Christianity. Pray today for those who do not have food, water, or housing.l November 30: Saint Andrew, the Apostle – Older brother of Peter, Andrew is patron of fishermen, singers, and Scotland. Saint Andrew spread the Good News through the area that is modern-day Greece and Turkey. He was crucified on an X-shaped cross because he felt unworthy to be crucified in the same manner as Jesus.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-9


































































































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