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     Lesson Theme: Jesus died and is raised up.
 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.
l Activity l The Israelites’ Passover: From Slavery to Freedom/ Jesus’ Passover From Death to Life (pages 5–8)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to welcome Jesus. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 5
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to welcome Jesus. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Weekly Lesson Assessment
l Activity l Sacrament of Matrimony (Venture Activity Book,
Activity #21)
l Closing Prayer (see page TG4-11)
Friday Take-Home
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.
Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 4 together.
Curriculum Connections
l ELA: Have the students create a RAFT (readingrockets.org/ strategies/raft) for this Sunday’s Gospel. Students may choose to be Jesus, Peter, the other disciples, Judas, the crowd, Pilate, or the women. (CCSS/ELA-Literacy.W.5.3/CCSS.ELA- Literacy.W.5.4)
l SS: Discuss why questions are important. Share examples of questions a person might ask of a historical source. Assign pairs to research a particular moment in history. As they do their research, ask them to generate a list of questions about the historical sources they use. (D2.Hist.12.3-5)
Day 1
Share Experiences
l Cover Activity l The Holiest Days of the Christian Year (page 1) l Gathering Hymn l “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”
l Gathering Prayer (see page TG4-10)
l Palm/Passion Sunday Gospel l Jesus Enters Jerusalem (page 2) l Discuss the Think questions related to the Gospel.
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for special people in our lives. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 2
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for special people in our lives. Amen. (Repeat).
l Gospel Ritual l “Were You There” (CD-1, #11)
l Good Friday Gospel l The Story of Jesus’ Passion (page 4) l Closing Prayer l Loving God, hank you for the people who
welcome Jesus. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for the people who welcome Jesus. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 3)
l Discuss the Think questions related to the doctrine.
Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 53.
l Closing Prayer l Loving God,thank you for sending us Jesus. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 4
Live the Gospel
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for sending us Jesus. Amen. (Repeat.)
        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. l Teaching Companion to WCBT Handbook (gospelweeklies.com/
Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate
Extending the Lesson
 catechists-teachers) l Catholic Identity Project of the Week
Organize a walk around the property to sing and offer prayers in praise of Jesus. Coordinate with the other classes and invite the members of the parish to attend. Consider having the children recite a poem or sing a special song.
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March 26: Saint Margaret Clitherow – During the difficult days of the persecution of Catholics in England, Margaret remained faithful to her Catholic faith, even to the point of going to jail. Pray: Lord, help us to be faithful to you even when doing so isn’t popular. Amen. March 29–April 1: Paschal (Easter) Triduum – This “three-day festival” is the high point of our Liturgical Year. Beginning with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday), it continues with the Good Friday service, reaches its peak at the Easter Vigil Mass, and concludes on Easter Sunday evening.
Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection l TG4-9



















































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