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Lesson Theme: Be ready.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 “How Can We Be Silent?” (CD-2, #17)l Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-14)l Cover Activity l How do you get ready in Advent? (page 1)l Story l This Was No Dream (pages 2–3))l Discuss the Talk questions related to the story.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the good things wewait for. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the good things we wait for. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l Jesus says, “Be Alert!” (page 4)l Discuss the Talk questions related to the Gospel.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the gift of Jesus, ourbrother. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the gift of Jesus, our brother. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Talk questions related to the Gospel.Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 20.l Catholic Faith Word l Advent (page 4)l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Jesus, the Light of theWorld. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Jesus, the Light of the World. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l Advent Prepares Us to Celebrate Christmas (pages 6–7) l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to shine the light of lovebrightly. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to shine the light of love brightly. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l The Liturgical Year (Visions Activity Book, Activity #31) l Closing Prayer (see page TG2-15 and page 8 in Visions)Friday Take-HomeRemind the young people to share their lesson with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 8 together.Curriculum Connectionsl Tech: On the computer, have pairs of students create posters that list ways people can make certain they are ready for Jesus to return. (ISTE2016.6d)l Sci: Using information and evidence from rock strata, have students construct an explanation for how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s 4.54 billion-year-old history. Ask the students to then reflect on how their concept of time moving quickly or slowly may have changed based on this geologic time scale. (MS-ESS1-4)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 WeekDiscuss with the young people that just as the disciples were not sure when Jesus would return, we do not always know when we will be able to see the people we care about. Thankfully, we have many ways to communicate with people today even when we are not physically near them. Have each young person write a letter to a family member or friend whom she/he has not seen in a while. Send these letters home to be mailed.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel December 6: Saint Nicholas – One of the few things we know for sure about Nicholas is that he served as Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor in the 4th century.l December 7: Saint Ambrose – Ambrose reformed public worship and influenced many popes. Fun Church Fact: Ambrose was baptized, ordained, and consecrated as Bishop of Milan all in the same week!l December 8: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – This holy day of obligation celebrates Mary’s conception without sin by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is patron saint of the United States. Pray the Hail Mary.Unit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-13Extending the Lesson


































































































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