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     Lesson Theme: Jesus is the real 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 Cover Activity l How Do We Live the Ten Commandments? (page 1) l Story l Dividing the Property (pages 1–3)
l Discuss the Talk questions related to the story.
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 Talk 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 5)
l Discuss the Talk questions related to doctrine.
Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to pages 32–34, 38.
l Catholic Faith Word l Ten Commandments (page 5)
l Our Catholic Faith l (page 5)
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 Activity l How Do We Handle Feeling Angry? (pages 6–7) l Attitudes l Ten Commandments (page 8)
l Closing Prayer l Lord, 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 Activity l Commandments 4, 6, 7, 9, 10: Honoring Relationships
(Visions Activity Book, Activity #25) l Closing Prayer (see page TG3-31)
Friday Take-Home
Remind the young people to share their lesson with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 6 together.
Curriculum Connections
l Sci: Explain to students that a local parish needs to build a new church. In small groups, the students need to devise a plan to build (or remodel) a church. They must consider the impacts to people and the natural environment in their plans. (MS-ETS1-1)
l Math: Show students a series of congruent images. Have students describe a sequence that exhibits the congruence between them. (CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.A.2)
        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
One way we can remember that the Church is not a marketplace is by focusing on those who have less. With your class, organize a collection for the needy of your community.
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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