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TG2-890-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20–25 minutes)l Gathering Song l “Will You Come and Follow Me—The Summons” (CD-2, #9)l Gathering Prayerl Article l Lord, When Did I See You? (pages 1–3, 5) l Discuss the Talk questions related to the story.Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40 minutes) l Gospel Ritual l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1)l Sunday Gospel l Jesus Teaches the Works of Mercy (pages 4–5) l Discuss the Talk questions related to the Gospel.l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Talk questions related to doctrine.Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teacheshandbooks. Turn to page 51.l Catholic Faith Word l Mercy (page 5) l Our Catholic Faith (page 6)Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)l World Church l People Are People, Not Things (page 5)l Game l You Can Make the Difference (pages 7–8)l Activity l Works of Mercy (Visions Activity Book, Activity #27) l Closing PrayerTake-HomeRemind the young people to share their lesson with their families andto do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 6 together.For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansNovember 26, 2017 • Feast of Christ the KingSunday Readings: Ezekiel 34:11–12, 15–17; 1 Corinthians 15:20–26, 28; Matthew 25:31–46For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundThe Gospel reading for the last Sunday of the Church year is a parable. Jesus describes himself gathering together all nations and, like a shepherd, separating the sheep from the goats. Those chosen to enter his kingdom are those who have fed the hungry, given drink to the thirsty, welcomed the stranger, clothed the naked, and visited the imprisoned. They are those who have done the Works of Mercy.Interestingly, neither those Jesus welcomes to his kingdom, nor those he rejects know why. The chosen don’t recognize that when they fed the hungry, they fed Jesus. The rejected don’t realize that when they failed to feed the hungry, they failed to feed Jesus. This parable teaches that Jesus identifies with the least among us. From this parable flows the Catholic social teaching that invites us to show a preference for helping the poor among us.Connecting Scripture and DoctrineIn this Visions lesson, the young people will read stories about ways many young people are living the Works of Mercy. These examples will help them connect to Church teaching. “The works of mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbors in his spiritual and bodily necessities. Instructing, advising, consoling, comforting are spiritual works of mercy, as are forgiving and bearing wrongs patiently. The corporal works of mercy consist especially in feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, and burying the dead” (CCC, 2447). “On the Last Day Jesus will say: ‘Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me’” (CCC, 678, quoting Matthew 25:40).Materialsl Visions Student Lesson for 11/26 l Catechism handbook, page 51l CD player and Venture/Visions CDs l Pencils or pens, scissors for eachstudent, notebook paper, Bible, cloth, candle, matches/lighterSuggested Musicl “Will You Come and Follow Me— The Summons” (CD-2, #9)l “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1) Lesson Resourcesl Visions Activity Book, Activity #27 l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/assessments)by Elaine IngallsLord, When Did I See You?Young people across the country live the Works of MercyFeed the hungryWhen Alec Johnson was 12 years old, his Christmas list included a cell phone anda pricey laptop. His parents Michael and Mehrnaz Johnson wanted him to realize how much he already had. SoBury the deadthey brought him and his friend Luke Trolinger to serve breakfast burritos to homeless people on the streets of San Diego County.That experience inspired them to start BurritoBoyz. Since November 2010, the group’sWhen Katie Prior was nineyears old, she started learningto play the trumpet. Her great- grandfather was a WWII Army veteran and was nearing the end of his life. Katie wanted to play Taps at his funeral, but could not learn the notes before he passed away. Katie continued to play, and learned that many veterans have a recording of Taps played at their funeral, not a live performance.Katie met Arizona Senator John McCain while visiting Washington D.C., two years ago. She was invited to the White House and given the Champion of Change Award for “Young Women Empowering Their Communities.” They must know how to play the trumpet, cornet, bugle, or  ugelhorn.consecutive Sundays. Each week, about 20 adults and20 youth volunteer to help. Michael Johnson says, “Our goal is to treat the homeless, individually, with respect and love.” For more information, visit burritoboyz.org.Katie received the Girl Scout Gold Award for founding the YTTC, which has since spread to 30 states. Volunteers are high school trumpet players.VIS37_10.indd 18/25/17 6:51 PMvolunteers haven’t missed a single Sunday. As of this summer, they have shared more than 165,000 hot mealsfor more than 350Out of respect for their service to their country, Katie thought that veterans deserved to havea live musician present at their  nal honors to play the National Song of Remembrance. And so, at 13 years old, she was inspired to start the Youth Trumpet and Taps Corps (YTTC).Playing Taps at military funerals is the organization’s main mission; however, volunteers also perform Tapsand Echo Taps at wreath layings, perform Branch of Servicesongs at Hospice Recognition Ceremonies, and perform patriotic music at Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies. Visit YTTC at trumpetandtaps.org.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramNovember 26, 2017Feast of Christ the KingSingle-Session Lesson Pacing GuidesNote: These pacing guides are suggestions for how to present the lesson. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.60-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20 minutes) l Gathering Prayerl Article l Lord, When Did I See You? (pages 1–3, 5) l Discuss the Talk questions related to the story.Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)l Sunday Gospel l Jesus Teaches the Works of Mercy (pages 4–5)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Talk questions related to doctrine.Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 51.l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)l Game l You Can Make the Difference (pages 7–8) l Closing PrayerTake-Homel Have young people read the World Church feature (page 5) at home.l Activity l Works of Mercy (Visions Activity Book, Activity #27) l Remind the young people to share their lesson with theirfamilies and to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 6 together.


































































































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