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Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.Activity l Create Your Own Icons (page 7) Read aloud the directions for making an icon. Look at the sample. Have your group read through the questions and help each other think of symbols for themselves. Ask if any students have questions. Allow the young people time to draw their icons. Display the completed icons.Living the Gospel l How Can You Be Christmas for Others? (page 8) If you choose to send this lesson home before the Christmas holiday, encourage the young people to look at the opportunities for service on this page. Remind them that this need not only be over the holiday; they would also make good resolutions for 2018.Closing Prayer Invite each young person to tell about their icons. Respond to each: Jesus, help us grow in wisdom and grace.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.© Bayard Presse – Filotéo 236 – Illustration: Barbara Nascimbeni – 2015The NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramWHAT THE CHURCH BELIEVES AND TEACHES HANDBOOKWhat the Church Believes and TeachesThree Different Ways to Pray (page 41)Ask the young people if they can list the forms of prayer. (Some sharp-eyed students will spy thelist on page 40.)Turn their attention to the three different ways to pray on page 41. Count off by threes and assign each group a way to pray—vocal prayer, meditation, or contemplation. Have them meet together quietly to read their sections and prepare a brief presentation.Give each group time to present their summary. Open the presentation for questions. Ask: Have you tried this way of praying? In what situations might we pray in these different ways?Have the young people close their What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Visions, page 6.Catholic Faith Word l Icon (page 6) Read the definition aloud to introduce the Our Catholic Faith feature. Ask the young people if they have ever seen an icon—perhaps at their parish or in their home.Our Catholic Faith l Icons Show Us Who We Can Be (page 6) Have the young people read this feature aloud. Give them time to examine the icon. It pictures Maryas a Jewish woman in the 20th century. Point out the yellow star, Jesus holding the Torah, and the barbed-wire fencing. The Greek letters in the upper corners stand for Mary (upper left) and Mother of God (upper right). Encourage your group to look through Christmas cards to discover how other artists portray religious images. Consider leading a tour of the parish church to look at religious images there.Live the GospelObjectives l The young people will: l Create icons that reveal themselves. l Find ways to be Christmas for others.Lesson Wrap-UpDecember 25, 2017 and January 7, 2018 Christmas and EpiphanyWith My Family and FriendsTARGNOCAnswer 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?© 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.Follow the maze to Mass. Along the way, pick up symbols that represent the six Holy Days of Obligation, in the order in which we celebrate them. (See page 50 of your Catechism handbook.) Below, write the name of the holy day that goes with each symbol.Name:November 12, 201732nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year AName ________________________________________ Make Your Way to Holy Day MassGoing to Mass on Holy Days of Obligation is one way we keep the Third Commandment: to honor God by keeping the Lord’s day holy. Several of our Holy Days of Obligation honor Mary especially.Activity 32© 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.Visit to download this week’s lesson review.Use Activity #32 from the Visions Activities book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.Start4025_Visions_ActivityBook.indd 51FinishUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming lTG2-31Holy Days of Obligation7/17/17 12:13 AM

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