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Lesson Theme: John the Baptist preaches repentance.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 “Come, Emmanuel” (CD-1, #3)l Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-18)l Cover Activity l What is the best gift you've ever given? (page 1)l Play-Drama l The Road from Beginning to End (pages 2–3)l Discuss the Talk questions related to the play.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending Jesus to be ourfriend and brother. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending Jesus to be our friend and brother. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l Jesus Is the Good News (page 4)l Discuss the Gospel using the Talk questions.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for people who help usprepare for Jesus. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for people who help us prepare for Jesus. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Talk questions related to the Gospel.Distribute the Students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 7.l Catholic Faith Word l Exile (page 5)l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Mary, our Mother.(Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Mary, our Mother. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l Giving Gifts Helps Us Think of Others...(pages 6–7)l Prayer/Drama l Our Lady of Guadalupe (page 8)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to say yes to you like Mary did.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to say yes to you like Mary did. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l Divine Revelation and Sacred Scripture (Visions ActivityBook, Activity #2)l Closing Prayer (see page TG2-19)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: Explain to the students that how people prepare for guests often differs by culture. Have the students research how different cultures host guests. Allow the students to share with the class what they learn. (ISTE2016.3a)l SS: Have the students make a time line of the events in the Gospel (Isaiah, John the Baptist, Jesus). Instruct the students to write a reflection explaining whether Isaiah’s prophecy and John the Baptist’s announcements are examples of change or continuity. (D2.His.2.6-8)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 WeekJust as John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus, we are called to do the same. As a group, identify things the young people can do for their families or in their communities to prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth at Christmas. Activities could include donating gifts to the needy, baking cookies for loved ones, or making cards.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel December 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe – Our Lady appeared toSaint Juan Diego (whose feast day is December 9) on Tepeyac Hill, near modern-day Mexico City. It took four appearances—and two miracles— to convince the bishop to believe Juan’s story. Our Lady of Guadalupe is patron of the Americas. Share your faith openly and joyfully this week.l December 14: Saint John of the Cross – Saint John is one of 36 saints the Church also honors as Doctors of the Church—so named because their writing or preaching is relevant in all times. Pray: Lord, remind me to always speak (text, post, and tweet) in ways that honor you.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-17


































































































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