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TG2-12do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 8 together.For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansDecember 3, 2017 • 1st Sunday of AdventSunday Readings: Isaiah 63:16–17, 19; 64:2–7; 1 Corinthians 1:3–9; Mark 13:33–37For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundMost children scramble to finish chores right before their parents get home or leave MaterialsVEN37_11.indd 18/27/17 11:28 AMAdvent is only four weeks long, just time enough to get your heart ready for our celebration of Jesus’ birth on Christmas Day. Use this meditation page to help decide how you will do that. Color each of the letters when you have thought about that way to get ready. Color one candle flame each week.VDo a good deed. Why not? It’s easy to hold a door open for someone or help a little kid. It can make you feel really good.What Will Your Advent Be Like? Appreciate the beauty ofEValue your family. Christmas isn’t just about gifts. It’s about the givers, the people who love you most. Spend a little extra time with one member of your family.creation. Creation is the first way we knowGod loves us—the world itself, flowers, Danimals, the stars and sun. Be gratefulfor one beautiful thing each day.Eucharist is our family meal with other Catholics. Go to Mass every Sunday during Advent.NNotice God’s care for you all around you. Say to yourself, “God made me. God loves me.” Let it Tsink in during Advent.Take it easy. Give yourself some quiet time. Walk sometimes instead of riding in a car or train. Take time outdoors each day.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramDecember 3, 20171st Sunday of Adventhomework until the last minute. To talk about being ready for his Second Coming, Jesus uses an experience in the lives of his listeners similar to children’s experiences of scrambling to get ready. Jesus wants his listeners to identify what servants do when their master leaves them with work and goes away without setting a time for return. This real-life dilemma asks us to weigh and evaluate the values from which we act. Advent is a time for sorting out Christian values from commercial values.Connecting Scripture and Doctrine“When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for his second coming” (CCC, 524). “The Church ‘in the course of a year unfolds the whole mystery of Christ from his Incarnation and Nativity through his Ascension, to Pentecost and the expectation of the blessed hope of the coming of the Lord’” (CCC, 1194).l Venture Student Lesson for 12/3l Catechism handbook, page 16l CD player and Venture/Visions CDsl Pencils/pens, colored pencils/markers, Bible,cloth, candle, matches/lighter, Evergreen boughs, four votive candles, wreath frame, fine wire or string, Play props: several cardboard boxes, menorah/candelabrumSuggested Musicl “How Can We Be Silent?” (CD-2, #17) l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)Lesson Resourcesl Venture Activity Book, Activity #31l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/assessments)Single-Session Lesson Pacing GuidesNote: These pacing guides are suggestions on how to present the lesson. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.60-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20 minutes) l Gathering Prayerl Cover Activity l What Will Your Advent Be Like? (page 1) l Play-Drama l Show Us the Way Home (pages 2–4)l Discuss the first Think question on page 3.Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)l Sunday Gospel l Jesus Urges Us to Be Ready” (page 4) l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Think questions related to doctrine.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 16.l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)l Activity l Advent Calendar (page 7)l Closing Prayer l Reconciliation Prayer Service (page 6)Take-Homel Saints l Saint Juan Diego (page 8)l Activity l The Liturgical Year (Venture Activity Book, Activity #31) l Remind the children to share their lesson with their families90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20–25 minutes)l Gathering Song l “How Can We Be Silent?” (CD-2, #17)l Gathering Prayerl Cover Activity l What Will Your Advent Be Like? (page 1) l Play-Drama l Show Us the Way Home (pages 2–4)l Discuss the Think questions related to the story.Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40 minutes)l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l Jesus Urges Us to Be Ready (page 4) l Discuss the Think questions related to the Gospel.l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Think questions related to doctrine.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 16.l Catholic Faith Word l Advent (page 4) l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)l Activity l Advent Calendar (page 7)l Saints l Saint Juan Diego (page 8)l Activity l The Liturgical Year (Venture Activity Book, Activity #31) l Closing Prayer l Reconciliation Prayer Service (page 6)Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and toand to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 8 together.


































































































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