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     Lesson Theme: Jesus reveals himself to us.
 Five-Day Lesson Pacing Guide
Note: This pacing guide suggests how to present the lesson over five days. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.
Day 1
Share Experiences
l Gathering Song l “Fresh As the Morning” (CD-2, #10) l Gathering Prayer (see page TG3-26)
l Cover Activity l Someone brand new... (page 1)
l Article l Miranda’s Peaceful Sport (pages 2–3)
l Discuss the Think questions related to the article.
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to grow and change—for the
better. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 2
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to grow and change—for the better. Amen. (Repeat).
l Gospel Ritual l “Lenten Gospel Acclamation” (CD-1, #2)
l Sunday Gospel l Jesus’ Friends See Him Transfigured (page 4) l Discuss the Gospel using the Think questions.
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending your Son,
Jesus, to be our friend and brother. (Repeat.) Day 3
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending your Son, Jesus, to be our friend and brother. (Repeat.)
l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)
l Discuss the Think questions related to doctrine.
Distribute the 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 l (page 5)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to make choices that will get
us to Heaven. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 4
Live the Gospel
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to make choices that will get us to Heaven. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Activity l Honor Your Father and Mother (pages 6–7)
l Puzzle l Ten Commandments (page 8)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to give to those in need
during Lent. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to give to those in need during Lent. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Weekly Lesson Assessment
l Activity l Commandments 4, 6, 7, 9, 10 (Venture Activity Book,
Activity #25)
l Closing Prayer (see page TG3-27)
Friday 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.
Curriculum Connections
l ELA: Have the students select an information text on a topic they would like to learn more about. Lead the students to create a report explaining what they learned about this topic, using specific information from the text. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3)
l Sci: Have the students research how the atmosphere interacts with the geosphere, biosphere, and/or hydrosphere. Then have the students develop a model to describe how the atmosphere interacts with each system. Students may complete this in small groups. (NGSS.5-ESS2-1)
        Additional Resources
l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/assessments)
l Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)
l Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW. l Teaching Companion to WCBT Handbook (gospelweeklies.com/
catechists-teachers)
Catholic Identity Project of the Week
The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary help us meditate on significant moments in Jesus’ public ministry. One decade reflects on the Transfiguration of Jesus. Pray this decade of the Rosary.
Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate
l March 1: Saint David of Wales – David served as a missionary, founding monasteries throughout Wales. The monks tilled the soil without the help of animals and survived on a diet of bread, water, and vegetables. Saint David is patron of Wales.
l March 3: Saint Katharine Drexel – Born into a wealthy family, Katharine served as a missionary to Native American and African American people throughout the western United States. Katharine Drexel was the second American-born person to become a saint. Canonized in 2000, she is the patron saint of philanthropists and racial justice.
Extending the Lesson
 Unit 3: Jesus Calls Us to Follow Him l
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