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                                                                                                                                                        March 25, 2018 • Palm/Passion Sunday
  l Catholic Faith Word • Passover (page 5 of booklet) Before you begin, read this definition aloud to introduce discussion of the Israelites in the booklet.
l The Israelites’ Passover From Slavery to Freedom (booklet pages 1-6) The booklet will take the children through the story of the Exodus, including the first Passover supper, and into the celebrations of Light, Word, and Baptism by which we celebrate Jesus’ passover from death to life at the Easter Vigil. Distribute crayons or colored pencils and lead children through the first six pages of the booklet.
l Closing Prayer l Jesus’ Passover From Death to Life (pages 7-8) If possible, celebrate this prayer service in your parish church. Gather around a large candle for the first part and the ambo/podium for the second. Then celebrate the last part in the baptistry area. Or bring a candle, a lectionary or Bible, and a bowl of water and celebrate in the classroom.
Choose nine children to read the parts of Leaders, Girls, and Boys. (Assign multiple roles to each child if your class is small.) This activity can be expanded to include small groups making banners, decorating the candle and book, making flowers, and adding more music. Explain to the children that Easter is the greatest celebration in the Church year; help them make the prayer service as joyful as possible.
Remind the children to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities and prayer together.
   March 11, 2018
4th Sunday of Lent Year B
Answer the following questions based on the lesson.
1. In “Living a Lie,” why does the narrator start to feel guilty?
2. In the Sunday Gospel, which people love the light?
3. Who prefers the darkness?
4. The Catechumenate is a time for what?
5. What does it mean to love someone?
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Objectives l The children will:
l Recognize the Exodus experience as the founding event of the Jewish religion.
l Celebrate an Easter Vigil prayer service.
Activity l Holy Thursday and Easter Vigil: Israel’s Passover and Jesus’ Passover
(pages 5-8) Distribute pages 5–8 of Venture. Have the children fold the pages together once to make a booklet with the map on the cover. Use the page numbers on the lower outside corners to make sure the booklet pages are in order.
Lesson Wrap-Up
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An Image of Christ’s Love for the Church
Marriage has long been part of our life as human beings. When Christ came to earth, he made marriage a sacrament. The Sacrament of Matrimony gives a married couple the grace to love each other as Christ loves his Church.
Activity 21
 Inside the frame draw a picture of any married couple you know from your family, school, or parish. On the right side list three things you like about this couple. Then write one sentence telling how this couple reminds you of God’s love.
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Use Activity #21 from the Venture Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.
Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection l
Sacrament of Matrimony
What the Church Believes and Teaches
The Apostles’ Creed (page 53)
  Read aloud The Apostles’ Creed together, going around the room and having each child take a line.
Remind the children that the word creed comes from
a Latin word creedo, which means to believe. The Apostles’ Creed is a statement of the beliefs of the Christian Church. It also includes a summary of the major events of the life of Jesus: his conception, birth, life, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension.
Have the children underline the most important beliefs in the Church—the belief in God, in his Son, and the Resurrection of Jesus (i.e., “he rose again from the dead”).
Discuss how this prayer encompasses the entire Christian faith, which Catholics celebrate throughout the Liturgical Year. Ask: When do we read and celebrate these events? (Have the children turn to the Church calendar on page 65, to help everyone remember.):
l “Conceived by the Holy Spirit” – The Annunciation (Advent) l “Suffered under Pontius Pilate” – The Passion of the Lord
(Lent, Palm/Passion Sunday)
l “On the third day he rose again” – The Resurrection
(Easter Sunday)
l “... seated at the right hand of God” – The Ascension of the
Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Venture, pages 5–8.
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