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                                                                                                                                                                                            March 25, 2018 • Palm/Passion Sunday
 Turn to the Talk questions on page 8. Answers: 1. This is an open-ended question; however, encourage pairs of students to share their Lenten commitments with each
other and how they have worked to meet them. Bring the group back together and encourage them to share their experiences. Remind them that Lent is not the end: if their Lenten resolutions were less successful than they would like, they may—and should—continue to work on them beyond Lent. 2. You may have the young people work in pairs—one playing Jesus, the other taking the journalist’s role—to ask and answer questions. Then have them switch roles.
Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.
Closing Prayer/Extending Activity l Journey of the Cross Prayer Pass out the copies of this prayer service that you prepared before class. This prayer service extends the Palm-Passion lesson, but may be used to honor the Cross any time during Lent:
Leader: Come, let us continue our Lenten Journey to Jerusalem. Let us venerate the cross and follow it to Easter. Each group comes forward, one at a time. Members place hands on the cross. Group 1: Sign of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection, we accept and follow you.
Group 2: Sign of our own dying and rising, we accept and follow you.
Group 3: Sign of the struggle against sin, we accept and follow you.
Group 4: Sign of God’s great love for us, we accept and follow you.
Leader: Thank you, loving God, for the cross of Jesus, which has become for us the tree of life. May it be always a sign of your faithful love. May we never falter as we follow it to the joy of Easter.
All: Amen.
Play and sing “Were You There” (CD-1, #11) to conclude
your time together.
Remind the young people 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 HANDBOOK
What the Church Believes and Teaches
The Calendar of Worship (page 20)
The Church Year
(page 65, inside back cover)
  Help the young people identify the season of Advent- Christmas, which celebrates the Incarnation, and the season of Lent-Easter, which celebrates Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead.
Read the section aloud. Pause to have the young people explain theological words, such as Resurrection, Incarnation, Ascension, Pentecost. Encourage young people to use the glossary in their What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks when they don’t know the meaning of words or need a review.
Turn to page 65 (inside back cover) and identify the season
the Church is currently observing (Lent); the shorter, three-day period it will enter this week (the Triduum); and the one it will pass into next week (Easter). Note that this is a busy time in the Church, and encourage the young people to pay attention to the signs they see that indicate these changes—most obviously, the Liturgical colors in their parish. (You may wish to point this out on the cover of this week’s Visions lesson.)
Have the young people close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks, and gather in a prayer circle.
    Live the Gospel
Objective The young people will celebrate a seasonal prayer service.
  Lesson Wrap-Up
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Use Activity #23 from the Visions Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.
    March 11, 2018
4th Sunday of Lent Year B
       Name:
Answer the following questions based on the lesson.
1. What does Father Greg Boyle say is the surest way to save the life of a young person who lives in his violent community in East Los Angeles?
2. What does Homeboy Industries do for gang members?
3. In this Sunday’s Gospel, whom does Jesus say prefers the light? The dark?
4. How does John 3:16 summarize the entire Gospel?
5. What is your conscience? What forms a conscience?
               In the survey below, rate how well you live the Beatitudes right now, using a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 meaning “I don’t live this Beatitude at all” and 10 meaning “I live this Beatitude every day.” This exercise works well as an examination of conscience before your next confession or as a way to know yourself better and think about what kind of person you hope to become.
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The Beatitudes Quiz
In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gave us the Beatitudes to guide us in living a happy and holy life. The Beatitudes sound familiar to us today because we hear them so often. But in Jesus’ time, most people thought that prosperity, power, and happiness were signs of God’s favor, so the Beatitudes would have been quite a shock!
Blessed are the poor in spirit.
How gracefully do you accept help from God and from others?
l1 l2 l3 l4 l5 l6 l7 l8 l9 l10 Blessed are those who mourn.
How patiently do you behave when you experience suffering?
l1 l2 l3 l4 l5 l6 l7 l8 l9 l10 Blessed are the meek.
How well do you put kindness and acceptance of others into action?
l1 l2 l3 l4 l5 l6 l7 l8 l9 l10 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.
How well do you respect the rights and freedoms of others?
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Blessed are the merciful.
How gracefully do you offer apologies when needed and accept apologies from others? l1 l2 l3 l4 l5 l6 l7 l8 l9 l10
Blessed are the pure in heart.
How honest, open, direct are you? How much do you try to love God more?
l1 l2 l3 l4 l5 l6 l7 l8 l9 l10
Blessed are the peacemakers.
How well have you learned to resolve conflict at home, in school, in your community? l1 l2 l3 l4 l5 l6 l7 l8 l9 l10
Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness.
To what degree are you willing to stand up for what you believe?
l1 l2 l3 l4 l5 l6 l7 l8 l9 l10
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