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     Lesson Theme: Jesus gives us life to the full.
 Five-Day Lesson Pacing Guide
Note: This pacing guide suggests how to present the lesson over five days. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.
Day 1
Share Experiences
l Gathering Song l “The Great Commandment” (CD-2, #13) l Gathering Prayer (see TG4-30)
l Cover Activity l Love One Another (page 1)
l Article l Mary, Our Mother, Our Neighbor (pages 2–3)
l Discuss the Think questions related to the article.
l Catholic Faith Word l Rosary (page 3)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to be loving and kind. Amen.
(Repeat.)
Day 2
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to be loving and kind. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Gospel Ritual l “Easter Alleluia” (CD-2, #1)
l Sunday Gospel l Love One Another (page 4)
l Discuss the Think questions related to the Gospel.
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to let love bring us together.
Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to let love bring us together. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)
l Discuss the Think questions related to doctrine.
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 17.
l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to love others as you love us.
Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 4
Live the Gospel
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to love others as you love us. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Activity l Mary in the Bible Timeline (pages 7–8)
l Saints l Saint Mother Theodore Guérin (page 6)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the gift of Mary, our
mother. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the gift of Mary, our mother. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Weekly Lesson Assessment
l Activity l The Last Things: Heaven (Venture Activity Book, #12) l Closing Prayer (see page TG4-31)
Friday Take-Home
Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 8 together.
Curriculum Connections
l ELA: Invite the children to analyze in pairs how this story fits into the overall message of the Gospel and contributes to the different themes in the Gospels. Have the students either write an essay or create an oral presentation to share their findings. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.5)
l Tech: Arrange the students into pairs and have each group pick a form of digital communication (e.g., email, texting, social media, etc.). Then ask the students to create an example of a kind and considerate exchange between two people through this medium. (ISTE2016.2)
        Additional Resources
l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/assessments)
l Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)
l Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW.
Catholic Identity Project of the Week
Create Love One Another Bingo cards. As a group, brainstorm ways to love as Jesus loves. Then hand out a blank Bingo card to each child and have her or him fill in each spot with a different way to love as Jesus loves. Ask them to pick a different way to love each day of the week and, when they complete it, to check it off their board.
Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate
l May 10: The Ascension of the Lord – This is the traditional day
for celebrating our Lord’s Ascension 40 days after Easter. Commonly called Ascension Thursday, it’s now celebrated in the United States on the following Sunday except in the archdioceses of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha, Philadelphia.
l May 10: Saint Damien de Veuster (USA) – Some people thought Father Damien was a hero for going to Moloka’i (Hawaii) to live and care for the physical, medical, and spiritual needs of those with leprosy (Hansen’s disease). Ask: Was Father Damien more foolish or courageous to risk his life to care for those with leprosy?
Extending the Lesson
 Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection l TG4-29













































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