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November 26, 2017 • Feast of Christ the KingDistribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.World Church l People Are People, Not Things (page 5) Read this feature to give the young people some background on Catholic social teaching. The Church has a long history of supporting the rights of workers and the poor.Living the Gospel l You Can Make the Difference (pages 7–8) Read the instructions on the top of pages 7 and 8 aloud so all the young people understand how to play the game. Have them form groups of four. Have fast cutters start cutting out the Solution and Situation cards while you go over the instructions. Make sure everyone knows what to do. Have the students play the game. Walk around the room to check on groups. When all have finished a game, ask what they have learned about the Works of Mercy.Closing Prayer Remind the young people that they learned about prayers of thanksgiving last week. Tell them that we have learned this week how many people need our help. Seeing this need may prompt us to be grateful for all of the good things in our lives. Invite the young people to share a prayer of thanksgiving to close your time together.Remind the young people to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities and prayer together.WHAT THE CHURCH BELIEVES AND TEACHES HANDBOOKWhat the Church Believes and TeachesSpiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy (page 51)Ask the young people to list the things they know by heart—songs, prayers, rules, lists. Ask:How did you remember them? Why did you learn them? Explain that when we memorize something, we internalize it. The information becomes automatic.Have the young people practice remembering the Works of Mercy. Start with the list of Corporal Works. Encourage them by asking: What are your basic needs? Food, clothing, drink, shelter. Remember these and they are more than halfway there!Move to the list of the Spiritual Works of Mercy. Readthem aloud and discuss what each one means. Ask: Which of these works might be most challenging? Let them know that “counsel the ignorant” does not refer to intelligence. Rather, it’s a call to learn about God and to share your faith with others.Have the young people close their What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Visions, page 5.Catholic Faith Word l Mercy (page 5) Introduce the Our Catholic Faith feature by reading the definition together. All four images—vineyard, sheepfold, body, and people—are images that describe the Christian community.Our Catholic Faith l Catholic Social Teaching Helps Us Live the Works of Mercy (page 6) Have volunteers read each of the principles of Catholic social teaching and its accompanying activity suggestions. Use these suggestions and the short articles on pages 1–3 and 5 to help your group doa Work of Mercy together or to have small groups do activities together or with their families.Live the GospelObjectives l The young people will:l Explore concrete solutions to difficult situations.l Understand Church teaching about the dignity andsacredness of human beings.Lesson Wrap-Up4025_Visions_ActivityBook.indd 46 7/17/17 12:13 AM© 2017 P aum Publishing Group, a division of Bayard, Inc., Dayton, OH (800-543-4383) Permission is granted to reproduce this page for use by parishes, schools, and families using P aum Gospel Weeklies.Visit to download this week’s lesson review.Use Activity #27 from the Visions Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.November 12, 201732nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year AName:Answer the following questions based on the lesson.1. In the Sunday Gospel, what do we learn from the foolish girls’ mistake?2. What is their consequence for getting more oil?3. Name two ways we can prepare for Jesus’ Second Coming.4. When do we pray psalms?5. In the story “The Happy Dance,” why isn’t Juan prepared for the talent show?Name ________________________________________A Works of Mercy StoryWe perform the Corporal Works of Mercy to help meet people’s physical needs, like clothing, food, shelter, and basic human connection. The Spiritual Works of Mercy help us to meet people’s spiritual needs for things like truth, forgiveness, guidance, and prayer.Activity 27Works of MercyWrite a short story about someone who sets out to perform a work of corporal or spiritual mercy. Address these questions: What does your main character think about the people he or she is serving when she or he starts the work? How does the main character’s thinking change because of the work?Unit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-11The NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramWith My Family and Friends© 2018 Pflaum Publishing Group, a division of Bayard, Inc. Dayton, OH. Permission is granted to reproduce this page for use by parishes, schools, and families using Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.

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