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                                                                                                                                              February 25, 2018 • 2nd Sunday of Lent
Sunday Readings: Genesis 2:.1–2,9–13,15–18; Romans 8:31–34; Mark 9:2–10
              For Catechists and Teachers
Scripture Background
In Sunday’s Gospel, the Transfiguration story, we receive a vision of Jesus’ Risen life after the events of his suffering and death. This vision both heartens and confuses Peter, James, and John, who cannot imagine a path to glory through suffering.
The Transfiguration gives us a vision of Christian living. It gives us a vision of ourselves transformed by the power of Jesus’ death and Resurrection. For Christians, this transformation is a slow, lifelong process. Each Lent is another springtime in our lifelong journey to grow into people who are like Jesus.
Connecting Scripture and Doctrine
“Christ’s Trans guration aims at strengthening the apostles’ faith in ascent on to the ‘high mountain’ prepares for the ascent to Calvary. Christ, Head of the Church, manifests what his Body contains and radiates in the sacraments: ‘the hope of glory’” (CCC, 568). “What was visible in Jesus’ earthly life leads to the invisible mystery of his divine sonship and redemptive mission” (CCC, 515). God chose Abraham and made a covenant with him and his descendants (CCC, 72).
Single-Session Lesson Pacing Guides
Note: These pacing guides are suggestions on how to present the lesson. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.
   60-Minute Lesson
Share Experiences (20 minutes)
l Gathering Prayer
l Cover Activity l If I could make myself into someone brand
new... (page 1)
l Article l Miranda’s Peaceful Sport (pages 2–3) l Discuss the first two Think questions.
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)
l Sunday Gospel l Jesus’ Friends See Him Transfigured (page 4) l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)
l Discuss the Think questions related to doctrine.
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to pages 32–35.
l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)
Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)
l Activity l Honor Your Father and Mother (pages 6–7) l Closing Prayer
Take-Home
l Have the children complete the puzzle on page 8 at home. l Commandments 4, 6, 7, 9, 10 (Venture Activity Book, #25)
l Remind the children to share their lesson with their families
and to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 8 together.
90-Minute Lesson
Share Experiences (20–25 minutes)
l Gathering Song l “Fresh as the Morning” (CD-2, #10)
l Gathering Prayer
l Cover Activity l If I could make myself into someone brand new...
(page 1)
l Article l Miranda’s Peaceful Sport (pages 2–3) l Discuss the Think questions related to the story.
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40 minutes) l Gospel Ritual l “Lenten Gospel Acclamation” (CD-1, #2)
l Sunday Gospel l Jesus’ Friends See Him Transfigured (page 4) l Discuss the Think questions related to the Gospel.
l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)
l Discuss the Think questions related to doctrine.
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to pages 32–35.
l Catholic Faith Word l Ten Commandments (page 6) l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)
Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)
l Activity l Honor Your Father and Mother (pages 6–7)
l Activity l Commandments 4, 6, 7, 9, 10 (Venture Activity Book, #25) l Puzzle l Ten Commandments (page 8)
l Closing Prayer
Take-Home
Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 8 together.
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             Materials
l Venture Student Lesson for 2/25
l Catechism handbook, pages 32–35 l CD player and Venture/Visions CDs
l Pencils, pens, or colored pencils
l Bible, cloth, candle, matches/lighter
Suggested Music
l “Fresh as the Morning” (CD-2, #10)
l “Lenten Gospel Acclamation” (CD-1, #2)
Lesson Resources
l Venture Activity Book, Activity #25
l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.
com/assessments)
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