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                                                                                                                                                March 25, 2018 • Palm/Passion Sunday
Sunday Readings: Mark 11:1–10; Isaiah 50:4–7; Philippians 2:6–11; Mark 14:1—15:47
                                          For Catechists and Teachers
Scripture Background
Palm/Passion Sunday celebrates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, which begins the Church’s week of remembering his Passion, Death, and Resurrection—Holy Week. Venture provides overviews for the liturgies of Holy Week and specific reflections and activities for Palm/Passion Sunday and Good Friday. Venture also invites children to step back into Old Testament history by making Exodus books, which link Israel’s Passover (Holy Thursday) with Jesus’ Passover (Holy Saturday).
Connecting Scripture and Doctrine
Jesus’entry into Jerusalem manifests the coming of the kingdom that the Messiah-King, welcomed into his city by children and the humble of heart, is going to accomplish by the Passover of his Death and Resurrection (CCC, 570). Christ’s whole life is a mystery of redemption. Redemption comes to us above all through the blood of the cross, but this mystery is at work through Christ’s entire life (CCC, 517).
Single-Session Lesson Pacing Guides
Note: These pacing guides are suggestions on how to present the lesson. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.
           60-Minute Lesson
Share Experiences (20–25 minutes)
l Cover Activity l The Holiest Days of the Christian Year (page 1) l Gathering Prayer-Hymn l “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” (page 3) l Palm/Passion Sunday Gospel l Jesus Enters Jerusalem (page 2) l Discuss the Think questions on page 2.
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)
l Gospel Ritual l “Were You There” (CD-1, #11)
l Good Friday Gospel l The Story of Jesus’ Passion (page 4) l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3)
l Discuss the Think questions related to doctrine.
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 53.
Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)
l Activity l The Israelites’ Passover: From Slavery to Freedom/Jesus’ Passover From Death to Life (pages 5–8)
l Closing Prayer
Take-Home
l Activity l Sacrament of Matrimony (Venture Activity Book, Act. #21) l In class, the children will role-play the Passion story (John 18:1— 19:42), which is read on Good Friday. Encourage the children to read the Sunday Gospel, Mark’s account of Jesus’ Passion (Mark
14:1—15:47) at home.
l Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and
90-Minute Lesson
Share Experiences (20–25 minutes)
l Cover Activity l The Holiest Days of the Christian Year (page 1) l Gathering Prayer-Hymn l “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”
l Palm/Passion Sunday Gospel l Jesus Enters Jerusalem (page 2) l Discuss the Think questions on page 2.
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20–25 minutes)
l Gospel Ritual l “Were You There” (CD-1, #11)
l Good Friday Gospel l The Story of Jesus’ Passion (page 4) l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3)
l Discuss the Think questions related to doctrine.
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 53.
Live the Gospel (40–50 minutes) l Catholic Faith Word (page 5 of booklet)
l The Israelites’ Passover: From Slavery to Freedom/Jesus’ Passover From Death to Life (pages 5–8)
l Activity l Sacrament of Matrimony (Venture Activity Book, Activity #21)
l Closing Prayer
Take-Home
Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 4 together.
Materials
l Venture Student Lesson for 3/25
l Catechism handbook, page 53
l CD player and Venture/Visions CDs
l A Bible for each child, pens or pencils, crayons or colored pencils l Bible, cloth, candles, matches/lighter
l Prep: Separate pages 1–4 of Venture from pages 5–8 before class; find the times for the Holy Week liturgies in your parish
Suggested Music
l Recording of “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” to play during class (youtube.com)
l “Were You There” (CD-1, #11) Lesson Resources
l Venture Activity Book, Activity #21
l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/assessments)
           to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 4 together.
TG4-8 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplans
   Draw a line connecting each day of Holy Week with its symbol and photo.
Palm/Passion Sunday March 25, 2018 Holy Week begins this Sunday when
Holy Thursday March 29, 2018 Jesus ate a supper
with his friends on the night before he died. This meal celebrated Passover, the Jewish feast remembering the Israelites’ escape from slavery in Egypt. At this supper, Jesus changed bread and wine into his Body and Blood. Then he washed his friends’ feet as a sign
Good Friday March 30, 2018 Good Friday is the day we remember Jesus’ Death on the Cross. In our worship on this day, we read the story of Jesus’ Passion and Death, we honor the Cross, we pray for the needs of the whole world, and we receive Holy Communion.
Easter Vigil
we receive palm branches to remember how the people of Jerusalem waved palms to welcome Jesus. We also hear the Gospel story of Jesus’ Passion. The Liturgy moves from triumph to suffering.
of his love.
On Holy Saturday, we gather and pray at
night, keeping a vigil
until we celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection. This is the holiest night of the year for Christians. We light the new Easter candle, retell the whole history
of God’s love for us from the beginning of creation, bless water and baptize new Christians, and celebrate the Easter Eucharist.
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The Holiest Days of the Christian Year
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