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Lesson Theme: Jesus calls us to change.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 GatheringSongl “Come,Emmanuel”(CD-1,#3)l Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-18)l Cover Activity l God Is Alive in Our History (page 1)l Story l First Move (pages 2–3)l Discuss the first two Think questions.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending Jesus to be ourfriend and brother. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending Jesus to be our friend and brother. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l John the Baptist Prepares Jesus’ Way (page 4) l Discuss the Think questions related to the Gospel.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for people who help usprepare for Jesus. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for people who help us prepare for Jesus. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Think questions related to doctrine.Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 31.l Catholic Faith Word l Sin (page 5)l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Mary, our Mother.Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Mary, our Mother. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l Make a Straight Road (pages 6–7)l Saints l Saint Jane Frances de Chantal (page 8)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to say yes to you like Marydid. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to say yes to you like Mary did. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l Commandments 1–3 (Venture Activity Book, Activity #24) l Closing Prayer (see page TG2-19)Friday Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 8 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Explain to the students that how people prepare for guests often differs by culture. Have the students research how different cultures host guests. Allow the students to share with the class what they learn. (ISTE2016.3a)l SS: Have the students compare everyday life in John the Baptist’s time to life today. Encourage them to consider things such as occupations, food, and clothing. (D2.His.2.3-5)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 WeekJust as John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus, we are called to do the same. As a group, identify things the children can do for their families or in their communities to prepare for the celebration of Jesus’birth at Christmas. Activities could include donating gifts to the needy, baking cookies for loved ones, or making cards.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel December 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe – Our Lady appeared to Saint Juan Diego (whose feast day is December 9) on Tepeyac Hill, near modern-day Mexico City. It took four appearances—and two miracles—to convince the bishop to believe Juan’s story. Our Lady of Guadalupe is patron of the Americas.l December 14: Saint John of the Cross – Saint John is one of 36 saints the Church also honors as Doctors of the Church—so named because their writing or preaching is relevant in all times. Pray: Lord, remind me to always speak (text, post, and tweet) in ways that honor you.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-17


































































































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