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Lesson Theme: Mary says yes to God.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 “Mary’s Song of Praise” (CD-1, #5) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-26)l Story/Comic l The Reluctant Volunteer (pages 2–4) l Discuss the Talk questions related to the story.l Complete the volunteer reflection on page 4.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to always listen and learn.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to always listen and learn. Amen. (Repeat).l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l Mary Says Yes to God (page 5)l Discuss the Gospel using the Talk questions.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to say yes to you. Amen.(Repeat.)Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to say yes to you. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 5)l Discuss the Talk questions related to the Gospel.Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 9.l Catholic Faith Word l Faith (page 4)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help our families be holy. Amen.(Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help our families be holy. Amen. (Repeat.)l Have young people complete the volunteer reflection on page 4. l Game l Take a Risk! (pages 6–8)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the gift of Jesus.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the gift of Jesus. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l Mary (Visions Activity Book, Activity #11) l Closing Prayer (see page TG2-27)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 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Remind the students that the angel Gabriel told Mary to name her baby Jesus, which means "God saves." After asking them to talk with their parents about their own names, have the students write an explanation of either why they were given their names or what their names mean. (CCSS.ELA- Literacy.W.1.2)l Math: Have the students research the length of the gestation period of five different animal species. Instruct them to construct a function to model the relationship between each animal’s gestation period to a human’s. (CCSS.Math.Content.8.F.B.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 WeekOne way we can celebrate the Annunciation is to support mothers and fathers. Brainstorm ways the young people can help their own parents this week—doing extra chores, watching younger siblings, expressing gratitude to their parents. Encourage the young people to think of ways they can help parents in their parish (e.g., volunteering in the nursery).Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel December 26: Saint Stephen – Saint Stephen was one of seven deacons in charge of distributing food and aid to widows. He was stoned to death in a.d. 34, making him the first Christian martyr.l December 27: Saint John the Apostle – Also referred to as John the Evangelist and the Beloved Disciple, Saint John stood by Jesus’ Cross and was the one Jesus entrusted to care for Mary.l December 28: Feast of the Holy Innocents – King Herod feared anything that might undermine his power, including a young Jew named Jesus. This feast commemorates the death of all the young boys killed due to Herod’s command.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-25


































































































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