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                                                                                                                                                                                                February 11, 2018 • 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
         WHAT THE CHURCH BELIEVES AND TEACHES HANDBOOK
What the Church Believes and Teaches
The Church (page 12)
Invite your group to remember people they see in church.
  Read aloud paragraph three on page 12, which describes the church as the Body of Christ (as it does in Visions, page 5)
Emphasize that many become one in Christ. We are the hands and feet of Christ in the world. We are a Holy Communion, a people who work at loving God and neighbor and showing oneness is possible in the world.
Have the young people close their What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Visions, page 5.
  Our Catholic Faith l Holy Communion Calls
Us to Become a Holy Community (page 5) Have your young people identify what is happening in the photo and illustration. Researchers tell us people’s favorite parts of Mass
for Catholics are the Our Father, the Sign of Peace, and Holy Communion. All three of these parts of the ritual link us with each other and with Jesus. Read this feature aloud with your class. Allow time for the group to write responses to the questions. Share them if time allows.
Live the Gospel
Objectives l The young people will: l Identifyformslyingmaytake.
l SharetheirLentencommitments.
Living the Gospel l Explore the Eighth Commandment (pages 6–8) Read the opening text aloud to the group. Ask the young people to think about what it means to lie. Do they consider boasting, bragging, or  attery lying? Before class, cut out one set of cards, page 7. Pass out the cards and organize into small groups as the directions say.
l Round 1: Silent. Players read their cards aloud to the small group. The group agrees/disagrees with the statements on the yellow cards and decides okay/wrong to the situations on the white cards. There is no discussion. The group discards statements they all disagree with and situations they all think are wrong. They save the other cards for Round 2.
l Round 2: Discuss. Two small groups combine. Players again read their cards and decide agree/disagree or okay/wrong. This time, players discuss their reasons, and put the cards into three piles:
1) all agree or think an action is okay; 2) mixed opinions; 3) all disagree or think an action is wrong.
l Round 3: Report. Groups report their results from round 2 to the entire class.
l Round 4: Re ect. Ask students which situation caused the most discussion. Why?
l Conclude by asking: Is lying ever okay or is honesty always best? How has the game a ected what you think lying is? Encourage the young people to share this activity at home with their families.
Concluding Prayer Gather in a prayer circle. Have volunteers share their Lenten commitments. After each, repeat aloud together: Lord, be with us.
Jesus’ First Week
Consider having your junior high young people create and perform a play that combines the Gospels for the 3rd to the 6th Sundays in Ordinary Time with the 1st Sunday in Lent (next week's lesson). Together, these Gospels tell the story of Jesus’  rst week in ministry from the  rst chapter of Mark’s Gospel. You can assign a team to perform each Gospel as a separate scene or put the  ve Gospels together for a continuous narrative. Perform for other classes.
   Lesson Wrap-Up
Name ________________________________________
Choose Life
The Fifth and Eighth Commandments call us to honor the lives and reputations of others. We must respect and protect human life in all its forms, from conception to natural death. We must also strive to tell the truth, even (especially) when the truth is hard to say and hard to hear.
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Activity 26
        November 12, 2017
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
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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?
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Use Activity #26 from the Visions Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.
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