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December 24, 2017 • 4th Sunday of AdventSunday Readings: 2 Samuel 7:1–5, 8b–12, 14a, 16; Romans 16:25–27; Luke 1:26–38For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundIn Sunday’s Gospel, the Angel Gabriel disturbs Mary with the words, “The Lord is with you. You are blessed among women.”Mary wonders what the words mean. She wonders, too, how she can have a baby, since she is still a virgin. Mary’s yes to God is an act of faith. Her faith gave God flesh in her womb, a home in herself and in the world for God’s own child. In Jesus, God becomes Emmanuel, God-with-us.Connecting Scripture and Doctrine“In the fullness of time the Holy Spirit completes in Mary all the preparations for Christ’s coming among the People of God. By the action of the Holy Spirit in her, the Father gives the world Emmanuel, ‘God-with-us’” (CCC, 744). “At the announcement that she would give birth to the ‘Son of the Most High’ without knowing man, by the power of the Holy Spirit, Mary responded with the obedience of faith, certain that with God nothing will be impossible... She gave herself entirely to the person and to the work of her Son” (CCC, 494).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 Prayer/Cover Activity l Hail Mary (page 1)l Story l Ways to Make Christmas Come Fast (pages 2–3) l Discuss the first Think question on page 3.Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)l Sunday Gospel l God Asks Mary to Be the Mother of Jesus (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 17.l Catholic Faith Word (page 4) l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)l Activity l Mary and Gabriel Have an Important Meeting (pages 6–7)l Closing PrayerTake-Homel Have the children read the Catholic Leaders feature on page 8 at home.l Activity l Mary (Visions Activity Book, #11)l Remind the children to share their lesson with their familiesand to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 8 together.90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20–25 minutes)l Gathering Song l “Mary’s Song of Praise” (CD-1, #5)l Gathering Prayer/Cover Activity l Hail Mary (page 1)l Story l Ways to Make Christmas Come Fast (pages 2–3) l Discuss the Think questions on page 3.Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40 minutes) l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l God Asks Mary to Be the Mother of Jesus (page 4) l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Talk questions related to doctrine.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 17.l Catholic Faith Word l Annunciation (page 4) l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)l Activity l Mary and Gabriel Have an Important Meeting (pages 6–7)l Activity l Mary (Venture Activity Book, Activity #11) l Catholic Leaders l They Say Yes to God (page 8)l Closing PrayerTake-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 8 together.Materialsl Venture Student Lesson for 12/24l Catechism handbook, page 17l CD player and Venture/Visions CDsl Pencils/pens, markers/colored pencils,drawing paper, Bible, cloth, candle, matches/lighter, Advent calendarSuggested Musicl “Mary’s Song of Praise”(CD-1, #5) l “Word of Truth and Life”(CD-1, #1)Lesson Resourcesl Venture Activity Book, Activity #11l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/assessments)TG2-24 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansHoly Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,now and at the hourof our death. Amen.VEN37_14.indd 18/27/17 11:59 AMail Mary,full of grace, the Lord is with thee.lessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramDecember 24, 20174th Sunday of Advent


































































































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