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What do you do for others?Write a response to each question in the thought bubbles.When did I welcome a stranger?When have I shared clothing with someone who had none?When have I fed the hungry?When have I given a drink to someone who was thirsty?Venture37_U2_L10.indd 18/27/17 11:55 AMPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramNovember 26, 2017Feast of Christ the KingWhen did I spend time visiting a friend?TG2-10Share ExperiencesObjectives l The children will:l Grow in recognition, understanding, and appreciation of the Works of Mercy.l Appreciate that children their age can practice the Works of Mercy.Gather in a prayer circle or the space in which you proclaim the Gospel. Play and sing “Will You Come and Follow Me—The Summons” (CD-2, #9). Lyrics are available at Prayer Ask if the children have any concerns for which they want they class to pray. After each intention, respond: Lord, hear our prayer. When everyone has had the opportunity to offer an intention, pray The Lord’s Prayer together.Cover Activity l Doing the Works of Mercy (page 1) The Liturgical year culminates with this Sunday’s feast, the Feast of Christ the King. This year, the Gospel is the Worksof Mercy, the parable in which those to be judged at the end of time realize that whenever they encountered someone who was hungry, thirsty, homeless, and alone, they met Jesus. Distribute Venture and pens/pencils.Ask the children to work on their own to answer the questions in the thought bubbles. After most are finished, have them break into pairs and share their answers. Return to the large group and record the responses on the board or large sheets of paper.Article l Doing the Works of Mercy (pages 2–3) Six boys learned about the Works of Mercy in their religion class and decided they could put them into action. Consider dividing your class into four groups by having them number off. Each group will gather and read aloud together one section of the story. Each section begins with a sentence in bright blue type. Ask each group to be ready to describe for the rest of the class what the boys did in the section they will read. Also, ask them to look for a quote from one of the boys that they like. When all are ready, gather in the large group for sharing.Turn to the Think questions on page 3. Answers: 1. Open-ended. 2. It’s more fun to do them together, but they also stay safe when they work in a group and areguided by trusted adults. Use questions 3 and 4 to assess whether any of the children are interested in seeing how they can do the Works of Mercy.l Read aloud the caption in the light-blue box on page 3. Then remind the children that Advent begins next week. The Christmas season offers many opportunities to share our wealth of money,time, possessions, and food with others. Conclude that Jesus was clear about his criteria for holiness—and that these are things that anyone can do.Discover Gospel and DoctrineObjectives l The children will:l Appreciate that children will recognize the Works of Mercy.l Recognize that love and mercy permeate Jesus’ teaching. l Learn both the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.l Understand the relationship between the Works of Mercyand the Great Commandment.Gospel Ritual Move to a special area you have set up for the Gospel reading. As you prepare the children to read this Sunday’s Gospel, play “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1).Sunday Gospel l Come, You Have My Father’s Blessing (pages 4–5) Explain that this Gospel reading is not exactly the one they will hear on Sunday. Venture has added reader parts and Chorus parts to create a choral reading. Assign the parts of Leader, Narrator, Jesus, Children 1-12, Girl, and Boy. The rest of the class will form the Chorus. Arrange an open area and plan where groups will stand for the prayer service. Children 1-12 need to stand facing the Chorus. Have the Narrator announce the first part of this proclamation: Come, You Have My Father’s Blessing. After each of the first six readers has read his or her lines and the Chorus answers, those readers should move to the Chorus’s right. After the Narrator announces the second part and Children 7-12 and the Chorus speak their lines, those readers should move to the Chorus’s left.Direct the children to remain in place and ask them the first question in the Think box on page 4. Accept all answers. People who act with compassion do so outof a firm conviction that all persons are sacred and made in God’s image. People often do not reflect on this, but Jesus calls it to their attention. Have the children turn and talk to each other about the other four questions. Or divide the class into four groups and assign one of the questions to each. After a few minutes, ask groups to share.Connecting Gospel and Doctrine l Jesus Teaches us How to Treat One Another (page4) Thisdoctrinelessonsummarizesthemessageof the Gospel. When we treat others with kindness and mercy, we show our love for God. If you love God, you love his people.Teaching This Week’s Lesson

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