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Lesson Theme: John the Baptist prepares for Jesus.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 “We Are Called”(CD-2, #12)l Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-22)l Cover Activity l Messengers and Prophets (page 1)l Story l @therealjohnthebaptist (pages 2–3)l Discuss the Talk questions related to the story.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to prepare for your comingwith loving words and actions. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and DoctrineDay 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help our loving actions show our love for you and others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l The Birth of Jesus According to Matthew/The Birth of Jesus According to Luke (pages 6–7)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to share the joy of Christmas with others. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 5l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to share the joy of Christmas with others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l God the Son (Visions Activity Book, Activity #6) l Closing Prayer (see page TG2-23)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 Sci: Remind the students that it is often difficult to find water in the desert and that, beyond the desert, there are many areas in the world that do not have access to clean water. In groups, have the students create solutions to improve access to drinking water. They should consider scientific principles as well as human and environmental impact. (MS-ETS1-1)l SS: Have the students identify a historical person they are interested in and generate a list of questions they would want to ask this person. Then ask them to use these questions to analyze why the person and/or her/his contributions to society are historically significant. (D2.His.3.6-8))l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to prepare for your coming with loving words and actions. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l Who Is John the Baptist? Who Is Jesus? (page 4) l Discuss the Talk questions related to the Gospel.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to prepare our hearts for yourcoming. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to prepare our hearts for your coming. 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 10.l Catholic Faith Word l Emmanuel (page 4)l Our Catholic Faith l (page 5)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help our loving actions show our lovefor you and others. Amen. (Repeat.)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 WeekJohn the Baptist was asked a lot of questions about who he was, particularly in relationship to the Messiah. Invite a priest to your class for a question-and-answer session (invite other classes to join you). Prior to his visit, help the young people generate questions they would like to ask the priest. If you are unable to have a priest visit, send their questions to a retired priest or deacon.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel December 17: Gaudete Sunday – Gaudete (gow-DEH-tay) means “rejoice.” It’s also the first word in the entrance antiphon for today’s Mass: Gaudete in domino semper, which means “Rejoice in the Lord, always.” Light the rose/pink candle and know that Christmas is close!l December 21: Saint Peter Canisius – Born in 1521, four years after Martin Luther wrote his 95 Theses, Saint Peter Canisius worked to reform the Church during the Counter-Reformation and was partof the Council of Trent. He wrote catechisms to share the faith with children. These have been translated into at least 15 languages.Unit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-21Extending the Lesson


































































































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