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Who is the present pope? In what country was he born? _____________________ _____________________Who is the music minister in your parish? _____________________ _____________________What is your religion teacher’s name? _____________________ _____________________Does your parish have a deacon? What is his name? _____________________ _____________________Who is the bishop of your diocese? _____________________ _____________________Who plans programs for young people in your parish? _____________________ _____________________Who visits sick people in your parish? _____________________ _____________________Name a person you know who has received tChoenfSiarmcratmioenn.t ofWho is your pastor? How long has he served in your parish? _____________________ _____________________Name one of the altar servers in your parish. _____________________ _____________________Name two volunteersin your parish. _____________________ __________________________________________ _____________________ What is the place and year of your Baptism? _____________________ _____________________Who makes you proudest of being a Catholic? ____________________ ____________________ ____Who read the Prayerof the Faithful last Sunday? _____________________ _____________________What was the most recent parish activity for kids your age? ______________________ ______________________What way of being a leader at church would you most like to do? _____________________ _____________________VENTURE37_U2_L16.indd 18/27/17 11:50 AMWho Leads in My Parish?Answer the questions in the squares. If you can make a line of answers across, down, diagonal or four corners, you have a Bingo. Try to get as many bingos as you can.ChurchParishLeaders WhoSacramentsLeadersLeadersHelp OthersMake LeadersPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramJanuary 14, 20182nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeTG2-34Share ExperiencesObjectives l The children will:l Explore what kind of leaders they are.l Appreciate how one person’s response to God helpedrenew the Church.Play and sing “We Are Called” (CD-2, #12) to introduce your prayer. Lyrics are available at lyrics.Cover Activity l Who Leads in My Parish? (page 1) Distribute Venture as the children gather for class. Let them work individually or in pairs to fill in the blanks.Gathering Prayer Share with the children that in today’s lesson we begin following Jesus as he begins his public ministry. Ask if anyone has a Bingo in the cover activity. If someone does, have that child read the descriptions and names. Ask: Which categories are hardest? Easiest? You will come back to this activity later in the lesson. For now, make a thank-you prayer of the names the children wrote. Give each child a chance to call out a name and description. For instance, Mr. Miller visits sick people. Everyone responds, “Thank you, God, for Mr. Miller.” Conclude by thanking God for the service the children in this Venture group offer to their parish and school.Article l Good Pope John (pages 2–3) Have the students look at the photos and read the cutline. Be sure they know that in Roman numerals X= ten and I = one. After you have worked with the article, some students may enjoy learning more about John XXIII. Encourage them to go to the library for one of the many books written for children about this popular pope. Read the article aloud in class.Discuss the Think questions on page 3. Answers: 1. He was called to be a dedicated student, called to serve the church, to work for the Catholic Worker Movement, calledto serve the Italian Army. 2. Angelo was a leader by bringing Orthodox and Roman Catholics together in conversation, and by calling the Second Vatican Council. 3. As pope, through the Second Vatican Council, he brought Catholics a more accessible form of their religion, Masses in their own language, interfaith communication, and working for justice.Pope Francis named Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II as official saints of the Church in 2014.Discover Gospel and DoctrineObjectives l The children will:l Recognize that Jesus called ordinary people in his ownneighborhood to be with him.l Engage in learning about the vocations to which God callsus.l Recognize that Jesus’ mission is to reveal God’s love.Gospel Ritual Move to the area you have set up for the Gospel reading. As you prepare the children to listen to this Sunday’s Gospel, play “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1).Sunday Gospel l Jesus Calls His First Followers (page 4) Tell the children this Gospel takes place at the Jordan River where John baptized Jesus. If you have a Bible map, show the children where the Jordan River flows into the Dead Sea. The traditional site of Jesus’ baptism is just a little north of the Dead Sea. Have five children take the parts of Narrator, John, Jesus, Andrew, and the other disciple. Set the scene in which John the Baptist points out Jesus to Andrew and another disciple and the subsequent scene in which Andrew brings his brother Peter to meet Jesus. Have the children proclaim the Gospel.Discuss the Think questions on page 4. Answers: 1. John points out Jesus and tells the disciples Jesus is the Lamb of God. Speculate about why else they might have been interested. 2. Simon Peter, his brother.Connecting Gospel and Doctrine l Jesus Calls Us to Love (page 4) Read this doctrine feature as a summary of the Gospel message of calling and naming. Jesus calls us by name.Turn to the Think questions on page 4. Answers: 1. Answers: 1. The children will love to share the story behind their name. Perhaps they were named for arelative, a storybook character, or a famous real-life person. Ask: Do you know what your name means? Make sure that everyone has the opportunity to share their story. 2. Open-ended. You may wish to offer a few examples to get the discussion going.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.Teaching This Week’s Lesson

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