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                                                                                                                                      May 13, 2018 • Ascension of the Lord/ 7th Sunday of Easter
Ascension Readings: Acts 1:1–11; Ephesians 4:1–13; Mark 16:15–20
7th Sunday Readings: Acts 1:15–17, 20a, 20c–26; 1 John 4:11–16; John 17:11b–19
                               For Catechists and Teachers
Scripture Background
In Sunday’s Gospel for the Ascension, Jesus commissions his disciples to “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.”This theme of sending appears in the Gospel for the 7th Sunday of Easter when Jesus prays, “As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world.” Jesus’ followers will be equipped for their mission with the coming of the Spirit at Pentecost.
Connecting Scripture and Doctrine
It’s appropriate that we end this year of Good News with a Gospel of Jesus sending the disciples to share the Good News. We send out our Good News children to do the same.
This is the last Good News lesson of the year. The prayer service on page 2 looks forward to the Feast of Pentecost and is an ideal way to close your year together. Commission the children to be bearers of Jesus’ Good News.
“Christ’s Ascension marks the definitive entrance of Jesus’ humanity into God’s heavenly domain, whence he will come again.... Jesus, the head of the Church, precedes us into the Father’s glorious kingdom so that we, the members of his Body, may live in the hope of one day being with him forever” (CCC, 665–666). “The Church was made manifest to the world on the day of Pentecost by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit” (CCC, 1076).
Single-Session Lesson Pacing Guides
Note: These pacing guides are suggestions for how to present the lesson. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.
         60-Minute Lesson
Share Experiences (10–15 minutes)
l Gathering Song l “New Life” (CD-2, #1)
l Gathering Prayer
l Cover Activity l Jesus Sends Us Out (page 1)
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes) l Activity l Gospel Warm-Up
l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)
l Sunday Gospel l We Have Jesus’ Holy Spirit (page 2) l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3)
l Catholic Faith Word l Pentecost (page 3)
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 16.
Live the Gospel (25—30 minutes)
l Activity l What Good News Do I Tell? (page 3) l Activity l Jesus Sends Me Out (page 4)
l Closing Prayer
l Closing Song l “The Holy Spirit” (CD-2, #8)
Take-Home
l Good News Activity Book, Activity #7
l Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and
to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.
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Materials
l Good News Student Lesson for 5/13
l Catechism handbook, page 16
l CD player and Promise/Good News CD-2 l crayons, pencils, pen
l tape, scissors
Suggested Music
l “New Life” (CD-2, #1)
l “Saints” (CD-2, #22)
l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24) l “The Holy Spirit” (CD-2, #8)
Lesson Resources
l Good News Activity Book, Activity #7 l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.
com/assessments)
90-Minute Lesson
Share Experiences (15–20 minutes)
l Gathering Song l “New Life” (CD-2, #1)
l Gathering Prayer
l Cover Activity l Jesus Sends Us Out (page 1)
l Activity l Stretch and Sing “Saints” (CD-2, #22)
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40–45 minutes) l Activity l Gospel Warm-Up
l Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)
l Sunday Gospel l We Have Jesus’ Holy Spirit (page 2) l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3)
l Catholic Faith Word l Pentecost (page 3)
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 16.
l Activity l Good News Activity Book, Activity #7 Live the Gospel (25–30 minutes)
l Activity l What Good News Do I Tell? (page 3) l Activity l Jesus Sends Me Out (page 4)
l Closing Prayer
l Closing Song l “The Holy Spirit” (CD-2, #8)
Take-Home
         Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.
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Mary
Father Damien
Peter
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Martin de Porres
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Jesus Sends Us Out
Matthew, the Gospel writer
Paul
Teresa of Avila
Cyril and Methodius
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Mother Marianne
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The Ascension of the Lord/ 7th Sunday of Easter
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