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 UNIT 3 OVERVIEW: Jesus Calls Us to Follow Him
  Sacraments & Liturgy
Life in Christ
Christian Prayer
          Jesus calls  shers of people (CCC, 849)
Eucharistic prayer
Learning about Jesus’ life, ministry
Calling prayer
         Jesus heals (CCC, 547–550, 561)
Discerning advertising messages
The Lord’s Prayer
         Jesus’ life is a continual teaching (CCC, 561)
Anointing of the Sick, Reconciliation
Being a disciple; resolving con ict
Prayer starters
         Jesus brings healing (CCC, 561, 620)
Reconciliation, Holy Communion
Explore the 8th Commandment
Ash Wednesday prayer service
         Jesus faces temptation (CCC, 538–540)
Recognizing Christians; living Lent
Lenten commitments
         Jesus wants us to share his divinity (CCC, 460)
Standing up against bullying, racism
Lenten prayer
         Jesus calls us to holiness (CCC, 2052–2055)
5th Commandment: Protecting life, managing anger
Lenten prayer
        Jesus shows God’s love (CCC, 620)
Conscience; problem solving
Lenten reconciliation prayer service
                                                                                participate in activities focused on the Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Commandments.
Visions also addresses contemporary topics, presented in the context of the Sunday Gospel. In “Shards of Clay,” a young man struggles with whether he should get involved when his neighbors are victims of a hate crime. Students will also identify the roles people play in situations of bullying and how they can change those situations for the better.
Keeping Lent
At the midway point of this unit, the Church calendar turns to Lent, which begins this year on Ash Wednesday, February 14. This is a great day for participation in a school or parish liturgy. Visions provides a prayer service, which includes an opportunity
for the young people to commit to “changing their hearts” during Lent. The young people will consider what they can give to others during Lent rather than what they might give up, such as chocolate or soda. They consider together whether they can be convicted of being Christian and explore what angers them as the people buying and selling in the temple anger Jesus.
National Sisters Week
A week to celebrate women religious begins on International Women’s Day, March 8. National Catholic Sisters Week, which
runs from March 8-14, o ers an opportunity for the young people in your classes to learn about sisters from their parish or in their parish. Find the Events section of the National Catholic Sisters Week website ( The website provides multiple ideas for involving students in meeting and getting to know sisters, interviewing them and telling their stories, and features a sister of the month.
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          All numbers in parentheses refer to sections in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
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