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                                    January 28, 2018 • 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
 Suddenly, a man came in and started yelling at Jesus. “What are you doing here, Jesus?” he yelled. “Have you come to destroy us? I know you are the holy one of God.” Jesus said, “Bad spirit, be quiet! Come out of this man.” The man made a loud shriek and became quiet. He sat down and listened to Jesus’ teaching. People were impressed by how Jesus had made the bad spirit leave the man. They told everyone about Jesus.
Emphasize that Jesus cared about the man and freed him from his unpeacefulness.
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.
Activity ● I can be a peacemaker. (page 3) Ask: What does a peacemaker do? What does a peacemaker not do? Who wants to be a peacemaker? Tell them that God wants all of us to be peacemakers.
Direct the children to turn to page 3 of Seeds. Read the title and directions. Give the children time to complete the activity. Once everyone has finished, discuss each photo and their responses. For the photos in which the child is not being a peacemaker, ask: How could this child become a peacemaker?
Activity ● The Holy Spirit brings us peace. (page 4) Direct the children to turn to page 4 of Seeds. Read the title. Ask: When we make the Sign of the Cross, what are the words we say when we touch our shoulders? Holy Spirit. Tell them that the Holy Spirit sometimes appears in the Bible in the form
of a dove. The Holy Spirit is a special friend who helps us in hard times and brings us peace.
Help each child trace one hand (with fingers spread out) inside the circle on page 4. Direct them to add an eye and a beak to their thumb to turn the hand into a dove. They may add feet too. Tell them that when they are upset or afraid, they can pray to the Holy Spirit to bring them peace.
Closing Prayer Pray: “Holy Spirit, please help us to be peacemakers in our class, on the playground, and at home. Bring us peace whenever we are upset or afraid. Thank you for being our helper.”The children respond,“Amen.”
Bring your prayer and session to a close by playing and singing “The Spirit Song” (CD-1, #15).
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
We Make the
Sign of the Cross (page 4)
 Tell the children you are going to learn a prayer that praises Jesus, his Father, and the Holy Spirit. Ask: Who
can make the Sign of the Cross and say the words? Let volunteers demonstrate. Ask the children to stand in a semicircle or wide arc. Place yourself in the middle. Direct the children to watch you as you make the Sign of the Cross and say the words. Then invite them to join you in making the Sign of the Cross with words and actions. Give the children several opportunities to practice.
Tell the children that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are the Three Persons in One God—the Holy Trinity. We honor and praise them whenever we make the Sign of the Cross.
Help the children find page 4 in their Catechism handbooks. Read the title to them and ask them to look at the illustrations. Invite each child to color the illustration to make that child look as much like him- or herself as possible.
Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Seeds, page 3.
    Live the Gospel
Objectives ● The children will:
●  Learnwaystobepeacemakers. ●  DrawasymboloftheHolySpirit.
  Lesson Wrap-Up
Visit to download Seeds Weekly Review template.
Use Activity #19 from the Seeds Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.
Unit 3: Jesus Calls Us to Follow Him ● TG3-11
The NEW Gospel Weeklies
PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program

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