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Lesson Theme: We know Christ’s followers by their deeds.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 Gathering Song l “Will You Come and Follow Me— The Summons” (CD-2, #9)l Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-10)l Cover Activity l What do you do for others? (page 1)l Article l Doing the Works of Mercy (pages 2–3)l Discuss the Think questions related to the story.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the people who helpus. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the people who help us. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l Come! You Have My Father’s Blessing (pages4–5)l Discuss the Gospel using the Think questionsl Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for showing us how tohelp others. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for showing us how to help others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Think questions related to the GospelDistribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 50.l Catholic Faith Word l Parousia (page 5)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us things wecan share. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us things we can share. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l The Works of Mercy Game (pages 6–7)l Saints l Saint Brigid of Kildare (page 8)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to find ways to help andshare with others. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to find ways to help and share with others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l Works of Mercy (Venture Activity Book, Activity #27) l Closing Prayer (see page TG2-11)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: Have each student choose a political issue associated with a Work of Mercy. Have the students research the issues and write two paragraphs presenting a Catholic perspective on the issues. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7/W.4.1)l SS: Present to the class civic issues associated with the Works of Mercy and lead the students to identify different views on these topics. Have them then analyze what experience, values, and beliefs people may have regarding a specific topic. Finally, have them write a paragraph about how Catholics are called to think about these issues in light of this week’s Gospel. (D2.Civ.10.3-5)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 WeekWorking individually, in pairs, or in small groups, have the children choose a Work of Mercy to perform. Have them create a plan for how they will perform this Work of Mercy and then complete the work. Give them time to reflect on their experiences and then share these thoughts with the larger group next week.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel November 28: Saint James of the Marche – This 15th-century saint established montes pietatis or “mountains of charity,” charitable pawnbrokers for people who needed low-interest loans. Say a prayer today for those who do not have food, water, or housing.l November 30: Saint Andrew, the Apostle – Older brother of Peter, Andrew is patron of fishermen, singers, and Scotland. Saint Andrew spread the Good News throughout modern Greece and Turkey. He was crucified an X-shaped cross, as it’s believed that Andrew thought himself unworthy to be crucified in the same manner as Jesus.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-9


































































































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