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November 19, 2017 • 33rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeWHAT THE CHURCH BELIEVES AND TEACHES HANDBOOKWhat the Church Believes and TeachesSeven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching • The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers (page 51)Forms of Prayer • Thanksgiving (page 40)Explain to the young people that the seven themes of Catholic social teaching dictate how we are to live our lives, use our resources, and treat other people.Ask for a volunteer to read aloud the fifth theme, which addresses the dignity of work. Have volunteers list aloud each of the rights of workers.Remind the young people of the story “Minimum Wage, Living Wage, Just Wage” they read four weeks ago. Ask: What do you remember about Father John Ryan’s work to protect workers?Have the young people turn to page 40 and read aloud the section on prayers of thanksgiving. Then give them time to offer a silent prayer of thanksgiving. Volunteers may share their prayers aloud to conclude this portion of the lesson.Have the young people close their What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Visions, page 5.Catholic Faith Word l Work Dignity (page 5) Have a volunteer read aloud the definition. Point out the three qualities of work. Stress that to be worthwhile, the work we do should possess all three. Ask: What kind of work do you most like to do?Our Catholic Faith l Work Helps Human Beings Grow, Create, and Thrive (page 5) Identify the work people are doing in the photos. Ask students to name work they have done today. Have the young people divide into threes or fours, read the feature aloud to each other, and share responses to the four questions. Gather the class and ask volunteers to share their responses to the second question. Connect the call in the Gospel to use our talents and the value of work. Both involve our whole selves—body, mind, spirit. Assign this page as homework if class time is short.Live the GospelObjectives l The young people will:l IdentifytheidealqualitiesofCatholicmenandwomen.l AnswerPopeFrancis’scalltorecognizepeoplewhoarepoor.Living the Gospel l The Bible Describes an Ideal Wife (page 6) Read aloud the introduction and directions at the beginning of page 6. Have the class read Sunday’s first reading, An Ideal Wife in Ancient Israel, by taking turns speaking lines. Have them work in pairs to complete the three questions at the bottom of the page.Activity l What Is an Ideal Man? An Ideal Woman? (page 7) Have the pairs combine into small groups. Read aloud the directions. After groups have compiled their lists, gather as a class to combine, discuss, tally, and analyze ideal characteristics. Discuss the four questions together.Draw on the top-valued qualities for girls and boys to design a brief prayer service. Encourage the young people to offer their own prayers of petition and/or thanks. For example: “That all Catholic youth may grow in kindness, we pray...” or “In thanksgiving for the kindness of our friends, we pray....” To each petition, invite all to respond, “O God, accept our prayer.”World Church l The Church Celebrates the World Day of the Poor (page 8) Explain to the young people that popes regularly dedicate special feast days or even entire years to issues or groups they find especially important (the Year of Mercy, for example). Take turns reading this feature aloud. Then direct their attention to the three suggestions at the bottom of the page. Ask: How might they, as a class, answer Pope Francis’s call to have “real encounters” with people who are poor?Closing Prayer Ask the group what this familiar phrase means: “Thy kingdom come; they will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”What have they learned about what they should do on Earth, especially as it applies to workers and people who are poor? Pray the Lord’s Prayer together.Lesson Wrap-Up4025_Visions_ActivityBook.indd 407/17/17 12:13 AMNovember 12, 201732nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year AName:Answer 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.Name ________________________________________“As Christ Loves the Church”Jesus established marriage as a sacrament when he turned the water into wine at the wedding at Cana. The married couple make a covenant for their own good and for the education of their children. A Catholic marriage also reflects the union between Christ and the Church. How is this so?Activity 21In the left column, brainstorm a list of things that Christ does for the Church and her members. In the right column, brainstorm a list of things that we, as the Church and individual Christians, are called to do for Christ. Then put a star by any item on both lists that are also important for healthy human relationships. Finally, choose one of your starred items, and use the lines below to explain how that item could be part of the relationship between a husband and wife.Things Christ Does for the Church Things We Are Called to Do for ChristSacrament of MatrimonyVisit to download this week’s lesson review.Use Activity #21 from the Visions Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.Unit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming lTG2-7The NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program© 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.

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