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TG2-10Share ExperiencesObjective The young people will recognize many ways people do the Works of Mercy.Gathering Prayer Have the young people sit in a circle on the floor, breathe in and out deeply three times, and spend a minute in silence. Then ask them to visualize their Thanksgiving activities from this past week and recall a person, event, or thing for which they are thankful and willing to say aloud.Article l When Did I see You? Lord, When Did I See You? (pages 1–3, 5) Distribute Visions. Read together as a class, section by section. Start with Feed the hungry (cover, left column). Seven years ago, these young men, the BurritoBoyz, started serving weekly meals to people who are homeless. The group hasn’t missed a Sunday since. Move to Bury the dead (also on the cover). Katie Prior organized the Youth Trumpet and Taps Corps to send young musicians to play at veterans’ funerals.Turn to pages 2–3 and 5. Assign pairs or small groups toread the remaining examples, which includes burying the dead, visiting the sick, sheltering the homeless, and giving drink to the thirsty (on page 5). Then have each group report to the rest of the class on the Work of Mercy described in their section.Discuss the Talk questions on page 3. Answers: 1. and 2. Open-ended. Encourage sharing so the young people learn about opportunities to join in doing good. 3. This isa question that we can ask of ourselves all our lives. Ask the young people to consider a time they would be proud to be judged by this standard, as well as a time when they may have fallen short.Discover Gospel and DoctrineObjectives l The young people will:l Memorize the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. l Recognize that the Works of Mercy and Catholic socialteaching fit together.Gospel Ritual Move to the area you have set up for the Gospel reading. As you prepare the young people to listen to this Sunday’s Gospel, play “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1).Sunday Gospel l Jesus Teaches the Works of Mercy (pages 4–5) Assign three students to take the parts of the Leader, the Narrator, and Jesus. The rest of the class will read the All parts. Proclaim the Gospel parable as a class. Ask the group what they learn about poverty from the Gospel.Discuss the Talk questions related to the Gospel reading on page 5. Answers: 1. Refer to the Gospel reading to list the Works of Mercy. If the class gets stuck,they can also refer to the list on page 51 in the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. 2. Perhaps people act out of a habit of compassion that has become part of their character. 3. The least are the most excluded, so Jesus identifies with everyone. 4. Open-ended. 5. Open-ended.Connecting Gospel and Doctrine l Jesus Values Service to Others (page 4) Readthe text aloud together and then turn to the two Talkquestions. Remind the young people that they learned about care for creation as a Work of Mercy in the October 1 lesson (mention the picture of Pope Francis and Leonardo DiCaprio to jog their memories). Then ask Question 1. Before asking for responses to Question 2, give the young people a few minutes to think about what they enjoy most about serving others. Distribute notebook paper for them to journal briefly on the topic. Then have them share responses.Teaching This Week’s Lessonby Elaine IngallsLord, When Did I See You?Young people across the country live the Works of MercyFeed the hungryWhen Alec Johnson was 12 years old, his Christmas list included a cell phone anda pricey laptop. His parents Michael and Mehrnaz Johnson wanted him to realize how much he already had. SoBury the deadthey brought him and his friend Luke Trolinger to serve breakfast burritos to homeless people on the streets of San Diego County.That experience inspired them to start BurritoBoyz. Since November 2010, the group’sWhen Katie Prior was nineyears old, she started learningto play the trumpet. Her great- grandfather was a WWII Army veteran and was nearing the end of his life. Katie wanted to play Taps at his funeral, but could not learn the notes before he passed away. Katie continued to play, and learned that many veterans have a recording of Taps played at their funeral, not a live performance.Katie met Arizona Senator John McCain while visiting Washington D.C., two years ago. She was invited to the White House and given the Champion of Change Award for “Young Women Empowering Their Communities.” They must know how to play the trumpet, cornet, bugle, or  ugelhorn.consecutive Sundays. Each week, about 20 adults and20 youth volunteer to help. Michael Johnson says, “Our goal is to treat the homeless, individually, with respect and love.” For more information, visit received the Girl Scout Gold Award for founding the YTTC, which has since spread to 30 states. Volunteers are high school trumpet players.VIS37_10.indd 18/25/17 6:51 PMvolunteers haven’t missed a single Sunday. As of this summer, they have shared more than 165,000 hot mealsfor more than 350Out of respect for their service to their country, Katie thought that veterans deserved to havea live musician present at their  nal honors to play the National Song of Remembrance. And so, at 13 years old, she was inspired to start the Youth Trumpet and Taps Corps (YTTC).Playing Taps at military funerals is the organization’s main mission; however, volunteers also perform Tapsand Echo Taps at wreath layings, perform Branch of Servicesongs at Hospice Recognition Ceremonies, and perform patriotic music at Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies. Visit YTTC at GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramNovember 26, 2017Feast of Christ the KingBennett BrothersSaint Xavier

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