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                                                                                                                                                                                                           March 25, 2018 • Palm/Passion Sunday
 Dramatize the Last Supper and institution of the Eucharist at or near the altar. Lead the children in saying “God’s love is forever.” Move to the side of the church for the garden and high priest’s
house scenes. The children will be able to ad lib the parts of the characters with a little help from you. When your dramatization
is finished, give the children a moment of silence. Then ask: How do you think Jesus felt during the three days you dramatized? Why didn’t he run away when the soldiers came? Why did he feel like his Father had abandoned him? What will happen next in the story? When you’re satisfied the children have expressed their feelings and understandings, begin the concluding prayer service.
Closing Prayer l We Adore the Cross (page 4) Conclude this lesson by adoring the cross as Catholics do at the Good Friday service. If possible, have the prayer service in church, near or in the sanctuary. Ask a parish musician to teach you to sing the words for uncovering the cross, “Behold the wood of
the Cross...”Teach, or have a parish musician teach, the people’s response, “Come, let us adore.” Let all the children gather around as you uncover the cross. Choose a Leader or take the part of Leader yourself. The children can kiss the cross, touch it reverently, genuflect or bow before it, or make any other loving and respectful gesture.
The dogwood blossoms decorating this page are a sign of Jesus’ Passion and Death. The legend says that the wood used for Jesus’ Cross came from the dogwood tree. Since then, the blossoms of the dogwood bear marks of Jesus’ wounds.
Encourage the children to attend the liturgies of Holy Week with their parents.
Bring your prayer and session to a close by playing and singing “Lord By Your Cross” (CD-1, #22).
        WHAT THE CHURCH BELIEVES AND TEACHES HANDBOOK
What the Church Believes and Teaches
The Rosary, Sorrowful Mysteries (pages 48-49)
Invite the children to tell you what
  they know about the Rosary. Bring one or more rosaries for the children to pass around. The Rosary is a
Gospel prayer that helps us meditate on significant events in the lives of Jesus and Mary. These events are grouped into four sets of Mysteries—Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious. Each mystery contains five events.
Ask: What does the word sorrow mean? The children might associate it with the more familiar word, sorry. Tell them that sorrow means “deep sadness.” Ask: What events in Jesus’ life would have caused Jesus and his followers deep sadness? Write the children’s answers on the board.
Tell the children that the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary help us reflect on these very sad events in the life of Jesus. Direct them to open their Catechism handbooks to page 49. Compare their
list of sad events in Jesus’ life to the Sorrowful Mysteries. Help
the children understand the words that are difficult for them and point out the connections of the Sorrowful Mysteries to the children’s answers.
Tell them that the Sorrowful Mysteries are often prayed on Tuesdays, Fridays (Jesus died on Good Friday), and the Sundays of Lent. If time allows, lead the children in praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary together.
Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Good News.
      March 11, 2018
4th Sunday of Lent Year B
  Name:
Answer the following questions based on the lesson.
1. In the story “Four-Square Trouble,” why do all of the girls get bounced out of the game?
2. What is the Sacrament of Reconciliation?
3. In the Sunday Gospel, what do we learn about why God sent us Jesus?
4. What is one way you can show love to a friend?
5. Who is our light in the darkness, showing us how to live happy lives?
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                        Name Activity
  Live the Gospel
Objectives l The children will:
l Dramatize Jesus’ Holy Week story. l Adore the cross.
Creative Drama l The Events of Holy Week Gather the children in the large area you are using for this part of the lesson. If you meet in the parish church, have the Palm Sunday welcome near the door. Children who are welcoming Jesus can
line the aisle and wave their Good News lessons as palm branches. Children taking the parts of Jesus and his disciples walk through to the front of church. You will need to supply the narration and cue the children when it’s time to shout “Hosanna!”
Lesson Wrap-Up
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Use Activity #8 from the Good News Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.
Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection l
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The Lenten Season
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Paschal Mystery: Lent
We celebrate Lent for 40 days before Easter. We pray. We make sacri ces to put God and other people  rst. We remember the Paschal Mystery: the life, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ. The lamb is a symbol of the Paschal Mystery.
 Using your pencil or crayon, travel the path from the cross to the lamb to learn what happened at Easter. Cross out every X as you go, and write the remaining letters in order on the lines below.
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