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                                                                                                                                                                                                          May 6, 2018 • 6th Sunday of Easter
 community in our country, in our state or province, in our (arch) diocese, and also in our local parish. Ask: How is our Good News class a church community?
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.
the title aloud. Ask: What are Jesus, Mary, and Joseph doing? What else is in the picture? What might Mary be saying to Jesus? Distribute crayons and give the children time to color the picture.
Direct the children’s attention to the prayer-letter writing activity on the top of the page. Tell the children that Jesus listened to Mary as a child and that he listens to her still today. Read the sentence in blue, then ask the question in blue. Give the children time to write their letter-prayer to Mary. Make sure the children understand that when we pray to Mary, we are asking her to help bring our prayer to Jesus. She is closer to Jesus than we are, and we know he listens to her.
Closing Prayer Gather in a prayer circle with their copies
of Good News turned to page 4. Remind the children that Mary feels as tenderly toward each of us as a mother feels about her children. We can pray to her about our concerns and worries. Pray together the Hail Mary. End your prayer with the Sign of the Cross.
Close your prayer and gathering by singing “Mary, Our Mother” (CD-2, #11).
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
Keep My Commandments and Act of Love (pages 34 and 50)
   Read together the sentence and directions at the top of page 34 in the Catechism handbook. Distribute crayons and invite the children to draw pictures of how they can follow Jesus’ commandments at home or at school.
Direct the children to locate the Act of Love on page 50. This is a short prayer the children can memorize as a way to tell God they love him. Show the children how this prayer is a response to Jesus’ teaching in the Bible. Find Mark 12:30–31 in your Bible and read it to them: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all
your mind, and with all your strength.’The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Ask: Who remembers what we call this commandment of Jesus? The Great Commandment. Refer the children to page 32 if they have difficulty answering that.
Pray the Act of Love together as a class.
Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Good News, page 2.
                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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The Great Commandment
Jesus taught us to put God and other people  rst: “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.... You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37, 39).
For each situation below, circle the solution that will help you to follow the Great Commandment.
1. It is raining, and you notice your neighbor’s bike lying in the mud. You think to yourself, “That might make the bike rust.” What do you do?
a. You run to your house so that you stay dry.
b. You move your neighbor’s bike to a dry place.
2. You are invited to a birthday party at the trampoline park on Sunday at noon. Mass ends at noon, but your parents will still have to drive you to the party. What do you do?
a. You leave church a little early.
b. You arrive at the party a little late.
3. You are learning a prayer for the first time, and some of the words are new. What do you do?
a. You ask an adult to help you understand what the prayer means.
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Objective The children will write prayer-letters to Mary.
Activity l Jesus Listens to Mary (page 2) Remain at the worktables. Show the image of Mary. Ask: What do you know about Jesus’ mother, Mary? Tell them that Mary was also
a woman like their own mothers. Ask: What kinds of things do mothers do to take care of their families? When enough children have contributed, direct the children to turn to page 3 of Good News. Have them fold their copies so only page 3 shows. Read
Lesson Wrap-Up
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Use Activity #4 from the Good News Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.
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b. You just memorize the way it sounds.
   New Testament: The Great Commandment
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