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Lesson Theme: Our talents reflect God’s image.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 Will Walk with God” (CD-2, #8) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-6)l Cover Activity l What’s harder? (page 1)l Story l A Hard Act to Follow (pages 2–3)l Discuss the Talk questions related to the story.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us talents.Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and DoctrineDay 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for loving us. Amen. (Repeat.)l Activity l The Bible Describes an Ideal Wife (page 6)l Activity l What Is an Ideal Man? An Ideal Woman? (page 7)l The Church Celebrates the World Day of the Poor (page 8)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to share our talents. Amen.(Repeat.)Day 5l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to share our talents. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l Matrimony (Visions Activity Book, Activity #21) l Closing Prayer (see page TG2-7)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 ELA: Invite the students to read two stories about a saint who used his/her talents to spread the Good News. Then have them writean analysis of how each author presents information through the shaping and emphasis of details. (CCSS ELA-Literacy.RI.7.9)l SS: Ask the students to create a list of things people can do with money. Then present a few economic issues of our day. Have the students research current proposals to address these issues and evaluate them in terms of benefits and costs to society and various social groups. (D2.Eco.2.6–8)l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us talents. Amen. (Repeat.)l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l The Servant Who Didn’t Use a Talent (page 4) l Discuss the Talk questions related to the Gospel.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for making each one of usspecial. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for making each one of us special. (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 51.l Catholic Faith Word l Work Dignity (page 5)l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for loving us. 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 WeekHave the young people celebrate their talents by organizing a talent show. Keep this easy and low-key. Invite them to share a talent in front of their classmates and guests (such as parents, the pastor, and other members of your Church community). If possible, invite your guests to participate in the talent show as well.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel November 18: Beatification of Solanus Casey – This American- born priest is known for his great faith, care for the sick, and ability as a spiritual counselor.l November 19: First World Day of the Poor – Pope Francis will mark this day by hosting a lunch for people who are poor. Pray the Lord’s Prayer with special focus on “Give us this day our daily bread.”l November 21: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Mary’s parents present their daughter in the Temple. Mary’s mother, Anne, had prayed for a child and promised she would dedicate her child to God’s service. Pray the Hail Mary.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-5


































































































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