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     Lesson Theme: Jesus is God’s temple.
 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 “We Will Walk with God” (CD-2, #8)
l Gathering Prayer (see page TG3-30)
l Play l God and the Hebrews Make a Covenant (pages 1–3) l Discuss the Think questions related to the article.
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to always live as your
followers. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 2
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to always live as your followers. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Gospel Ritual l “Lenten Gospel Acclamation” (CD-1, #2)
l Sunday Gospel l Jesus Cleanses the Temple (page 4)
l Discuss the Gospel using the Think questions.
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to always be respectful in
church. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to always be respectful in church. Amen. (Repeat.)
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 page 57.
l Catholic Faith Word l Mortal Sin (page 6)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to love and live your
commands. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 4
Live the Gospel
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to love and live your commands. Amen. (Repeat.)
l KidTalk l Ten Commandments (page 8)
l Activity l You Shall Not Kill (pages 6–7)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to make Lenten sacrifices
with generous hearts. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to make Lenten sacrifices with generous hearts. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Weekly Lesson Assessment
l Commandments 5, 8 (Venture Activity Book, Activity #26) l Closing Prayer (see page TG3-31)
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 Sci: Students need to devise a plan to build (or remodel) a church. Each group should identify at least one “special” addition they want to make to the church and analyze how this addition would improve or hinder their success at building the church, based on time, materials, or cost. (3-5-ETS1-1).
l Math: Have the students draw the inside of a Church using points, lines, line segments, rays, angles, and perpendicular and parallel lines. They should identify these geometric shapes in their drawing. (CCSS.Math.Content.4.G.A.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
Sometimes it is difficult to clean up the areas of our lives. Have the children make coupon books for their parents. Coupons should be for things the children will do (e.g., clean their room, wash the dishes, vacuum the family room, etc.). Discuss that this gift celebrates this week’s Gospel.
Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate
l March 7: Saints Perpetua and Felicity – Perpetua was an educated noblewoman and new mother; Felicity, a pregnant slave. Imprisoned and martyred during intense Christian persecution in the third century, they are patrons of mothers and expectant mothers. Pray for mothers, especially those with young children and babies.
l March 8: Saint John of God – An orphan from the age of eight, John was a soldier, farmer, shepherd, and health-care worker. The group he founded became a worldwide organization that helps the sick, poor, and people with mental illness. Saint John of God is patron of hospitals, nurses, the mentally ill, and the dying.
Extending the Lesson
 Unit 3: Jesus Calls Us to Follow Him l TG3-29















































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