Page 27 - GoodNews_Teaching_Guide_Jan. 21_Mar. 11English
P. 27

                                                                                                                                                                                     February 25, 2018 • 2nd Sunday of Lent
 Activity l Lenten Calendar (page 1) Point out
the calendar squares that will spell the word GIVE. Remind the children to do each giving activity suggested before gluing or taping the squares on their calendars. You may wish to have the food drive and toy collection boxes in your classroom to make these activities easier for them.
Closing Prayer Invite the children to bring their Lord’s Prayer posters to the prayer circle. Tell them you will pray the Lord’s Prayer sentence by sentence, with a di erent child reading from his or her poster each time. Pray the prayer as many times as you need for each child to have an opportunity. Conclude by praying: “Jesus, thank you for giving us the Lord’s Prayer to help us pray
to God our Father. Father God, thank you for calling us together as Jesus’ friends and followers. Holy Spirit, help us to make good choices and always grow closer to God.”The children respond, “Amen.”
Close your prayer and gathering by singing “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16).
Remind the children to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer together.
What the Church Believes and Teaches
The Lord’s Prayer (page 40)
Most of the children will know
   the words to this prayer, but it will be helpful for them to spend some time thinking about the
words. This page will help them understand unfamiliar words like hallowed and kingdom.
Invite the children to think about how they could make the Lord’s Prayer into a picture prayer. It will be a combination of words and pictures. For example, Our [picture of a father] who [picture of framed art] in [an image that represents Heaven], and so on.
Provide large pieces of art paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, magazines, glue sticks, and scissors. Tell the children they may draw their own pictures or find them in magazines. They may print the words or cut out words from magazines. Allow time for the children to share their work with the class. If possible, visit a kindergarten or first-grade class with your picture prayers. Have each Good News child pair up with a younger child and help the younger child to read the picture prayer.
Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Good News, page 4.
               Live the Gospel
Objective The children will pray the Lord’s Prayer, using the words Jesus taught us and words that have special meaning for them.
Activity l The Lord’s Prayer Is Our Prayer (page 4) Pray the Lord’s Prayer aloud together to begin this activity. Then read the introductory paragraphs aloud. Note the four words in color. Ask the children which words they would like to try in place of the colored words. Accept suggestions and let the class try some aloud.
Divide into small groups and have the children experiment with more words and decide on a version their group thinks is another way to say the Lord’s Prayer today. Have groups share their prayers with each other and copy them neatly on poster paper for display.
   Lesson Wrap-Up
4023_GoodNews.indd 30 7/14/17
Visit to download this week’s lesson review.
Use Activity #12 from the Good News Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.
9:06 AM
 November 12, 2017
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
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 Activity
Thinking about Heaven
We each have different ideas about Heaven. But we know this: Heaven offers everlasting happiness with God. Just as Jesus rose from the dead, our souls can be reunited with the Blessed Trinity. We must choose to do what is right and avoid what is sinful.
Heaven and Final Judgment
  Read the quote from the Bible below. Then draw a picture
of what you think Heaven will be like. Remember to include Jesus, Mary, and a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Keep the picture somewhere special to remind you to make good choices.
Thinking About Heaven
“You know the way to the place where I am going.”
(John 14:4)
    Unit 3: Jesus Calls Us to Follow Him l
The NEW Gospel Weeklies
PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program
© 2017 Pflaum Publishing Group, a division of Bayard, Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this page for use by parishes, schools, and families using Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.

   25   26   27   28   29