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                                                                                                                                                                                                    February 18, 2018 • 1st Sunday of Lent
  Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.
have shown love in the recent past and who could testify on their behalf. Give the young people time to write the names of three of these people in the Witness blanks and summarize what they might give as testimony. Concrete actions such as the Sign of the Cross or celebrating Eucharist on Sunday also give evidence that the young people are Christian. Choose young people to hear and weigh the evidence for the class. Do this activity for the class as a whole rather than for individuals.
Activity l About the cover: How Will You Live Lent? Have volunteers read aloud on page 8, which continues the cover activity. The column explains the reasons we “give up stuff ” for Lent, but also suggests ways that young people can establish new habits. Read about the organizations that need volunteers—both during Lent and year-round. Create a classroom or hallway display that shows other possible service activities for individuals, the class, or young people with their families.
Closing Prayer Turn back to page 7. Ask the young people to offer a prayer of petition for one of the witnesses they listed. Pray: Loving God, thank you for ________. He/she shows me how to live as a Christian.
To conclude, pray: Loving God, thank you for blessing our lives with people who draw us closer to you. All: Amen.
Remind the young people to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities and prayer together.
What the Church Believes and Teaches
The New Law (pages 35–36)
  Read aloud the New Law section which reviews the Beatitudes and Jesus’ law of love, Jesus’ most basic teachings.
Turn to the Living the Gospel activity, (Visions, page 6). In the middle of page 6, the “How Do People Recognize
a Christian?” activity references three sections in What
the Church Believes and Teaches that will help the young people respond to this question. These include the Ten Commandments, page 49; Works of Mercy, page 51; Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching, page 51.
Arrange your class into groups of three or four. Assign one of the four references above to each small group. Direct them to make notes about how a Christian acts and prepare to explain their notes to the class.
Have the young people close their What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Visions, page 5.
  Our Catholic Faith l God Makes a Rainbow Promise to Noah (page 5) Have the young people read this feature, respond to the statements and questions, and share their responses about the symbolism of the rainbow. Have a strong reader read aloud Sunday’s First Reading, Genesis 9:8–15, which recounts how God establishes a covenant with Noah and his descendants.
Live the Gospel
Objective The young people will explore what actions show Christian commitment to Jesus.
Living the Gospel l Can Your Class Be Convicted of Being Christian? (pages 6–7) Read the introduction on page 6. Complete the “How Do People Recognize a Christian?” section; note that items 1–5 come from the Creed.
Loving actions provide the best testimony that the young people are Christians. Help them recall people for whom they
  Lesson Wrap-Up
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Use Activity #3 from the Visions Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.
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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
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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Old Testament Memory Game
The 46 books of the Old Testament are the inspired Word of God, written down by human authors under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. They are free of error on matters of faith. The Old Testament tells the story of salvation history from the first humans, Adam and Eve, to before the birth of Jesus.
Activity 3
 Here’s a list of the 46 books of the Old Testament. Make up a mnemonic to see how many you can memorize at once. A mnemonic is a phrase (usually vivid or funny) where each word starts with the same first letter as the words you want to memorize in order. Write your mnemonic in the space provided.
Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua
Judges Ruth
1 Samuel 2 Samuel 1 Kings
2 Kings
1 Chronicles 2 Chronicles Ezra Nehemiah Tobit
Judith Esther
1 Maccabees 2 Maccabees Job
Psalms Proverbs
Ecclesiastes Song of Songs Wisdom Sirach
Isaiah Jeremiah Lamentations Baruch Ezekiel Daniel
Amos Obadiah Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi
 An Old Testament Mnemonic
              Unit 3: Jesus Calls Us to Follow Him l TG3-23
Old Testament: Covenant with God
The NEW Gospel Weeklies
PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program
With My Family and Friends
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