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                                                                                                                                                             April 29, 2018 • 5th Sunday of Easter
 Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.
Live the Gospel
Objectives l The children will:
l Appreciate the life and mission of Saint Roque González
l Create prayer cards to help establish regular prayer habits.
Saints l Saint Roque González (page 6) Roque González was an early Jesuit missionary. Today, South America is home to more Catholics than any other continent on Earth—335 million people!
Closing Prayer • Prayer Cards (pages 7–8) Look
at all of the prayers on these two pages. Ask the children if
they know any of these prayers, perhaps even by heart. If time permits, have the children cut out the cards. Encourage them to post these prayers in places they will see throughout their day— on a nightstand, taped to a bathroom mirror, posted on the fridge or in their school locker or desk. Select one of the prayers to pray aloud to close your time together.
Remind the children to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities and prayer together.
What the Church Believes and Teaches
What is Virtue? (page 30) Cardinal, Theological Virtues (page 50)
  Explain to the children that people who are “healthy vines” are those who also live the virtues.
Review the introduction to virtue on page 30. Ask for four volunteers to take turns reading the four paragraphs.
Pause after the second paragraph and ask: What are the Cardinal Virtues? They are moral virtues that are so important that the other virtues depend on them—prudence, justice fortitude, and temperance. Ask the children to define these virtues.
Continue with the third paragraph, and then ask: What are the Theological Virtues? They lead us to live the kind of lives that will bring us into a good relationship with God and lead us to eternal life. The Theological Virtues include faith, hope, and charity. Ask the children to define these virtues.
Turn to page 50 for reference lists of both types of virtues. Encourage the children to memorize them.
Conclude your discussion of virtue by turning to the cover of the children’s Venture lesson. Ask the children to name the virtues the people on the cover show us.
Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Venture, page 5.
                   Lesson Wrap-Up
  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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                   Catholic Faith Word l Kingdom of God (page 5) Read aloud the definition to introduce the Our Catholic Faith feature. Then ask the children how the Kingdom of God is different/similar to a kingdom on Earth.
Our Catholic Faith l Jesus Uses Nature to Teach (page 5) Galilee, where Jesus grew up, has a broad valley filled with beautiful crops of grain, grapes, and bushes and trees with many kinds of fruit. It was natural for Jesus to use nature images in his teaching (e.g., Jesus as a grain of wheat or the vineyard images from last fall). Children today may need help making these images their own. Let them play with this page, giving them ample time to draw or write an image and respond to the two items at the bottom of the page. Ask for volunteers to share their images.
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Use Activity #10 from the Venture Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.
Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection l
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The Church Is One Body
The Church includes people from all ages, races, and places. Each of us says the same responses, hears the same readings, o ers the same Sign of Peace, and receives the Body and Blood of Christ. Our unity exists through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ. At the same time, each of us brings something unique to the Church.
 What is one important thing you contribute to the Body of Christ? Draw a picture in the frame to show the unique thing you offer the Church, such as your singing voice, your kind way of listening, or another good quality not listed here.
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