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Lesson Theme: Jesus promises us God’s Kingdom.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 “Will You Come and Follow Me—The Summons” (CD-2, #9)l Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-10)l Article l Lord, When Did I See You? (pages 1–3, 5)l Discuss the Talk questions related to the story.l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the people who help us.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the people who help us. (Repeat).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 Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for showing us how to helpothers. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for showing us how to help others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)l Discuss the Talk questions related to the GospelDistribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 51.l Catholic Faith Word l Mercy (page 5)l Our Catholic Faith l (page 6)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us things we canshare. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 4Live the Gospell Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us things we can share. Amen. (Repeat.)l World Church l People Are People, Not Things (page 5)l Game l You Can Make the Difference (pages 7–8)l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to find ways to help andshare with others. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to find ways to help and share with others. Amen. (Repeat.)l Weekly Lesson Assessmentl Activity l Works of Mercy (Visions Activity Book, Activity #27) l Closing Prayer (see page TG2-11)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 6 together.Curriculum Connectionsl ELA: Have each student choose a political issue associated witha Work of Mercy (e.g., hunger, affordable housing). Lead the students through a short research project on the issue and then have them write an editorial presenting a Catholic perspective on the issue. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.7/W.8.1)l SS: In small groups, assign the students a civic issue associated with the Works of Mercy (e.g., imprisonment, healthcare) and have them research different points of view people may have on an issue. Then have the students create a presentation explaining the relevance of personal interests and perspectives, civic virtues, and demographic principles. (D2.Civ.10.6-8)Additional Resourcesl LessonAssessment(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 WeekWorking individually, in pairs, or in small groups, help the young people choose a Work of Mercy to perform. Have them create a plan for how they will perform this Work of Mercy and then complete the work. Give them time to reflect on their experiences and then share their reflections with the larger group next week.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel November28:SaintJamesoftheMarche–This 15th-century saint established montes pietatis or “mountains of charity,” charitable pawnbrokers for people who needed low-interest loans. Say a prayer today for those who do not have food, water, or housing.l November 30: Saint Andrew, the Apostle – Older brother of Peter, Andrew is patron of fishermen, singers, and Scotland. Saint Andrew spread the Good News throughout modern Greece and Turkey. He was crucified on an X-shaped cross, as it’s believed that Andrew thought himself unworthy to be crucified in the same manner as Jesus.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming l TG2-9


































































































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