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Religion Jeopardy
Review what you have learned about Jesus, his followers, and sacraments in a game of Jeopardy.
answers in that row. Give your answer in the form of a question. Score 10 points for each correct response. Subtract 10 points for an incorrect response. The first player to reach 100 points wins.
Find a partner. Take turns choosing one of the three categories and one of the seven
Answers are in the Teaching Guide.
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PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program
May 13, 2018
The Ascension of the Lord/ 7th Sunday of Easter
Share Experiences
Objectives l The children will:
l Play a trivia game to review what they’ve learned.
l Appreciate the life and vocation of Mother Teresa, now
Saint Teresa.
Gather the children in a prayer circle. Play and sing “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #14).
Opening Prayer Explain that today is the Ascension of the Lord, which celebrates Jesus’ return to his Father’s right hand in Heaven. Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit on Jesus’ first followers, is next Sunday, May 20. Since this is the last regular Venture lesson of the year, this lesson will also help the children understand how Holy Spirit acts in their lives.
Invite the children to join hands and pray the following with you as you lead:
Leader: Holy Spirit of Jesus, come to us and bring us peace and friendship.
All respond: Holy Spirit, come to us.
Leader: Holy Spirit, bring peace to the Christians and Muslims of Syria and other countries at war.
All respond: Holy Spirit, come to us.
Leader: Invite the children to share their concerns and prayers. When all have participated, conclude the prayer: Holy Spirit, for all of these intentions, we pray—All: Amen.
Cover Activity l Religion Jeopardy (page 1) Announce that this is the last Venture lesson of the year. Invite the children to think back on their experiences: favorite stories, favorite activities, fun working in groups, favorite plays, favorite way to pray.
Distribute the Venture lessons. The game in this lesson is
a review of some of the Gospel stories and doctrinal features
the children experienced during this Venture year. If you do not have class time for the quiz, recommend that the children play the game with their families. Answers (top to bottom): Jesus: Bethlehem; Nazareth; Mary; Temple; turned water into wine; Peter, James and John (also accept Andrew); on the Cross; Followers: Peter; Bartimaeus; Mary, the beloved disciple, and the women from Galilee; James and John; Mary Magdalene; Sea of Galilee; Peter; Sacraments: Baptism; Reconciliation; Eucharist; Anointing of the Sick; Confirmation; Holy Orders, Marriage, Matrimony
Article l Saint Teresa, Servant of Poor and Unwanted People (pages 2–3) Saint Teresa of Kolkata (Calcutta) died in 1997, years before the children in your class were born. To many adults, she remains an example of a modern person who lived and loved as Jesus lived and loved. Venture tells
her story as a person who witnesses to Jesus’Good News and lives
in his Spirit. Note: The editors refer to this recently canonized saint as “Mother Teresa,” the religious title by which she is currently still best known. The Bengal government in India returned to the name Kolkata, from the more familiar Calcutta, in 2001.
Have the children get comfortable and read the article aloud to them. Review the story by asking the children to tell you the sequence of events in Mother Teresa’s life:
l Joining a religious order of women
l Teaching in Kolkata and helping the poor in the neighborhood l Hearing God’s call within a call on a train ride
l Asking permission to start a new life and a new group
l Becoming famous for her work, Nobel Prize, and spreading her
group all over the world
l Growing old and dying with the poor she served
The children may be curious to know what makes a person able to do the work Mother Teresa did. She would answer that it was love. Mother Teresa loved the poor. If you love children, maybe you should be a teacher. If you love science, maybe you should be a research person. Mother Teresa always asked people what they did. If you said, “I manage a grocery store,” she would immediately say, “Oh, I could never do that.” She followed God’s call for her, and she tells us to follow our calls.
Discuss the Think questions on page 3. Answers: 1. Mother Teresa was first called to become a religious sister; she then felt called to leave her work as a teacher and begin
serving the poorest of the poor in the slums. 2. She did not only want to address physical poverty (lack of food, clothing, shelter, other resources), she wanted to help alleviate social or emotional poverty. She did not want people to feel unloved and unwanted; she also wanted to help people die with dignity and love. She models Jesus’ commandment to love one another; she is a witness of Jesus’ great love for all people. 3. Open-ended; accept all relevant answers.
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
Objectives l The children will:
l Appreciate that Jesus’ Gospel message is for his Apostles—
and us.
l Understand the role of the Holy Spirit in the Holy Trinity
and in their lives.
Move to a special area you have set up for the Gospel reading. As you prepare the children to read this Sunday’s Gospel, play “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1).
Teaching This Week’s Lesson

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