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                                                                                                                                                                                                           April 29, 2018 • 5th Sunday of Easter
 Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.
and Joseph, 4. John the Baptist, 6. Andrew and Simon Peter or James and John, 7. the sick and lame, 8. children, 9. Moses and Elijah, 10. people of Jerusalem, 12. Twelve Apostles, 13. Peter, James, and John, 15. Mary Magdalen, 16. Thomas, 17. Mary and the Apostles.
Distribute scissors and direct the children to cut out the game squares. Then read the game directions on page 4. Direct the children to play the game with a partner and, when  nished with the game, arrange the cards to tell Jesus’ life story in order. Distribute envelopes in which the children can take the game pieces home.
Closing Prayer Invite nvite the children to bring their envelopes with their Life of Jesus illustrations to the prayer circle. Tell them they will each pull out a square from their envelope during the prayer and thank Jesus for that part of his life.
Begin your prayer with the Sign of the Cross. Then draw a square yourself. If you drew the Palm Sunday illustration, you might pray, “Thank you, Jesus, for coming in peace on a donkey so we would not be afraid of you.” Continue until all the children who wish to have participated. Close by praying the Lord’s Prayer and making the Sign of the Cross.
Close your prayer and gathering by singing “New Life” (CD-2, #1).
Remind the children to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer together.
What the Church Believes and Teaches
Prayer Promises (page 43)
Read the page title and the top
   paragraph aloud. Then read the directions. Distribute pencils and challenge the children to
guess as many of the missing words as possible on their own. If they need help, they can check the Gospels for the answers. Help them locate the passages in the Bible. You may want to do all of the passages from the Gospel of Matthew first and then move to the Gospel of John.
Note that depending on the translation of the Bible the children use, the passages will not always appear exactly as they are on this page. The children will, however, be able to find the same essential meaning—if not the exact words— in every Bible translation.
l Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7)
l Which one of you would give a stone when your child asks for bread? If you know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:9, 11)
l Whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified. (John 14:13)
l When you pray, go to your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward/repay you. (Matthew 6:6)
Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Good News, pages 3-4.
                Live the Gospel
Objective The children will celebrate their lives in the Spirit.
Activity l Jesus’ Life Shows God’s Love (pages 3–4) This is a review of what the children have learned about Jesus throughout this Good News year. Encourage the children to put names on the people they see around Jesus. You may wish to print the names on the board for the children to copy: 1–3. Mary
  Lesson Wrap-Up
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Use Activity #21 from the Good News Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.
9:06 AM
 March 11, 2018
4th Sunday of Lent Year B
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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                         Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection l
Name Activity
The Gift of Marriage
The Sacrament of Matrimony joins a man and a woman in marriage. They promise to love and care for each other forever. The sacrament gives them special grace to help them to keep this promise. Wedding rings symbolize how they join to live one life together.
The sentences below describe things that a husband and wife promise to do when they marry. Use the word bank to complete the sentences.
    1. Be a good
2. Be a faithful
3. Raise
4. Care for their
5. Teach their children about 6. Be
children companion understanding family God listener
Sacrament of Matrimony
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