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                                                                                                                                                                                                          May 13, 2018 • Ascension of the Lord/7th Sunday of Easter
 Catholic Faith Word l Pentecost (page 3) Read the definition aloud together. Remind the children that next Sunday
is Pentecost. This day ends the Easter season and is considered the birthday of the Church.
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.
about their families and then to write in the other boxes you already talked about. Go around the room, spending a moment with each child.
Gather the group together again and direct the children to read the last box with you. Invite them to give simple one- or two- word answers. Give every child a chance to participate, but don’t force anyone.
Activity l Jesus Sends Me Out (page 4) Remind the children of the holy people on the cover who told Jesus’ Good News and did loving and healing actions in Jesus’ name. They could have earned Jesus’Follower Badges. Read the introductory copy together and give the children time to complete their badges. Encourage creative thought about ways they’ve earned the badges. When everyone has finished, invite volunteers to share. Direct the children to sign their names neatly on the strip at the bottom of page 4. Distribute scissors and direct them to cut off the strip.
Closing Prayer Invite the children to bring the strips of paper to the prayer circle.
Leader: Let each of us put on a bracelet that reminds us we have Jesus’ Holy Spirit. I will make a cross on your hands to bless you. (The teacher tapes the bracelet around each child’s wrist and signs his or her hands saying: “Remember, (child’s name), Jesus sends you out with his Holy Spirit.”)
Close your prayer and gathering by singing “The Holy Spirit” (CD-2, #8).
What the Church Believes and Teaches
The Good News Bulletin (page 16)
   Move to the work area. Distribute pencils. Tell the class that they will each create a Good News Bulletin that reflects their understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
Invite the children to pair up and interview each other as recipients of the Good K.I.D. Award. Direct them to ask each other: What especially kind deed have you done? What did you learn from the experience?
Direct the children to complete Today’s Word Search.
Read the help-wanted ad together. Then direct the children to each complete a letter to Saint Paul telling him why he or she would be a good choice as a disciple of Jesus. Invite the children to share their letters with the class. Affirm their efforts.
Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Good News, page 3.
   Live the Gospel
Objective The children will give evidence that they are Jesus’ followers.
Activity l What Good News Do I Tell? (page 3) Move to the work area. Hold up your copy of Good News (showing page 3) and read the title of the page aloud. The four boxes around the girl suggest good news she could tell.
Direct the children’s attention to the box at top left. Have them read the question aloud together. Invite volunteers to name their favorite persons. Don’t have anyone write in the box yet.
Move to the next box—good news about you. Invite volunteers to contribute. Keep it short and fun, two- or three-word answers. Distribute pencils and crayons and read together the box at
lower left. Give the children a moment to draw or write something
  Lesson Wrap-Up
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Use Activity #7 from the Good News Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.
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  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 Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit  lls us with grace. We do not know what the Holy Spirit looks like, but we often think of images that are full of life, energy, and peace. We can’t see the Holy Spirit— but if we pay attention, we know God’s Spirit is with us.
Draw a line to match the image of the Holy Spirit with its description. Write the word in each blank to complete the sentences.
gives warmth and light. We feel the warmth of the Holy Spirit when
we share love with other people.
Like this , the Holy Spirit is peaceful and pure.
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       , but you can see what it moves, and you can feel it on your skin. In the same way, we can't see the
Holy Spirit, but we feel his work in our hearts.
We all need   to live. When this is sprinkled on us in Baptism, the Holy Spirit gives us new life.
God the Holy Spirit
You can’t see the
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