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January 14, 2018 • 2nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeNote that this is a review for your class. The young people learned about these sacraments last fall; however, now you will place special focus on how each of these sacraments is also a vocation.Turn to page 22. Note that the Church celebrates the Baptism of the Lord immediately after Epiphany, at the start of Ordinary Time. It did not fall on a Sunday this year, so we do not study it as deeply in the Weeklies.Read the section about Baptism aloud. The emphasis of Baptism in this section is on salvation. Ask the young people what being a baptized Christian calls them to do.Use the first paragraph on page 25 to stress how those in Holy Orders serve the Church by teaching, leading worship, and guiding. Ask whether they know anyone (perhaps in their own families) who serves the Church as a deacon, priest, or bishop.Review the three degrees of Holy Orders. Read aloud how bishops, priests, and deacons serve the People of God. (Make certain your group knows the names of the bishop of your diocese, your parish priests, and deacon, if there is one.)Review the Sacrament of Matrimony as a covenant to form an intimate union of life and love (page 26). Have the group read the long paragraph in column two to find outwho confers the sacrament. Have the group read the last paragraph to find out why Catholics sometimes refer to the family as the domestic church. Ask: What is a married person’s vocation?Have the young people close their What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Visions, page 5.Catholic Faith Word l Vocation (page 5) Read the definition aloud. Make sure the young people know that they do not wait until they are adults to have a vocation. Through Baptism, our first vocation is to love. People of all ages are called to prepare for a vocation with everything they do and learn.Our Catholic Faith l We Are All Called to Live Holy Lives (page 5) Again, since you studied the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Orders, and Matrimony in the fall, this activity may seem to be a repeat. However, it has a particular focus on how we may be called to all types of vocations. Have the young people identify what is happening in each photo and read the caption. Talk about marriage as a lifelong calling. Identify your bishop and parish priest. Ask who knows religious sisters or brothers. Talk about what they do. Talk about the question and give your group time to complete their responses.Live the GospelObjectives l The young people will:l Identify how they respond to peer pressure.l Recognize in prayer those who call them to follow Jesus. l Review the sacraments by completing a puzzle.Living the Gospel l You Make the Call (page 7) Peer pressure is one roadblock that can keep young people from following Jesus in the decisions and actions they make everyday. This game will help your group identify how peer pressure influences them and how they can best handle peer pressure. Form groups of four and have them read the directions. Inform the young people that this game does not reward unrealistic answers given to satisfy peer pressure. Encourage them to be honest.Puzzle l Sacraments Are Signs Crossword (page 8) Give the young people time in class to complete the puzzle on their own or assign it as homework. Answers: ACROSS: 1. blessing; 3. Peace; 5. Reconciliation; 7. catholic; 9. love; 11. welcome; 13. anoints; 14. praise; 15. seven; 16. initiate; 17. sorry; 18. Matrimony. DOWN: 1. bread; 2. sacrament; 4. Confirmation; 6. oil; 8. Holy Orders; 10. Eucharist; 12. Baptism. Items used in Baptism: water, candle, ChrismClosing Prayer Let us each in our hearts thank God for someone who calls us to follow Jesus.Lesson Wrap-UpAnswer 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.People I AdmireWays They Live Their VocationName:November 12, 201732nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year AName ________________________________________Worth Looking Up ToIn Church vocabulary, a “vocation” is how God calls a person to spend his or her life. Our vocation serves him and brings us into community with others. Both Matrimony and Holy Orders are vocations. The call to religious or consecrated life is also a vocation.In the left side of the organizer below, write down the names of three adults you admire who have found their vocations. (You can use real names or code names.) To the right of each name, write down what you admire about the way that person lives his or her vocation.Activity 28Vocations7/17/17 12:13 AM© 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 #28 from the Visions Additional Activities book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.NOTE: You have reached the end of Unit 2. Find the Unit 2 Assessment online at 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-35

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