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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           April 15, 2018 • 3rd Sunday of Easter
Sunday Readings: Acts 3:13–15, 17–19; 1 John 2:1–5a; Luke 24:35–48
               For Catechists and Teachers
Scripture Background
Easter is a dynamic event that reverberates through the Sundays that follow. Easter is a revelation of God’s life-giving power. Easter is Jesus’ waking from the sleep of death; the word resurrection means “waking.” Easter is the peace Jesus gives his confused disciples in Sunday’s Gospel. Easter is restoring the circle of friendship among Jesus and his friends. Easter is a journey that takes Jesus’ disciples from being scared, sad, and hidden friends to becoming joyful, public witnesses of his Resurrection from the dead.
Connecting Scripture and Doctrine
“In particular, Jesus’ redemptive death ful lls Isaiah’s prophecy of the su ering Servant. Indeed, Jesus himself explained the meaning of his life and death in the light of God’s su ering Servant. After his Resurrection he gave this interpretation of the Scriptures to the disciples at Emmaus” (CCC, 601). “Jesus freely o ered himself for our salvation. Beforehand, during the Last Supper, he both symbolized this o ering and made it really present: ‘This is my body which is given for you’” (Luke 22:19; CCC, 621).
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 minutes) l Gathering Prayer
l Cover Activity l We Are Jesus’ Witnesses (page 1)
l Article l Paul Spreads Jesus’ Good News (pages 2–3) l Discuss the first Talk question.
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes) l Sunday Gospel l Jesus Appears to His Disciples (page 4)
l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)
l Discuss the Talk questions related to doctrine.
Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches
handbooks. Turn to pages 13 and 23.
l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)
Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)
l Activity l At Eucharist We Participate in the Work of God
(pages 6–7)
l Closing Prayer (page 8)
Take-Home
l Have the young people read the Catholic Leader feature at home.
l Activity l Saints and Holy People (Visions Activity Book, Activity #22)
l Remind the young people to share their lesson with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 8 together.
90-Minute Lesson
Share Experiences (20-25 minutes)
l Gathering Song l “Yes Lord I Believe” (CD-2, #14)
l Gathering Prayer
l Article l Paul Spreads Jesus’ Good News (pages 2–3) l Discuss the Talk questions related to the article.
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40 minutes) l Gospel Ritual l “Easter Alleluia” (CD-2, #1)
l Sunday Gospel l Jesus Appears to His Disciples (page 4) l Discuss the Talk questions related to the Gospel.
l Connecting Gospel and Doctrine (page 4)
l Discuss the Talk questions related to doctrine.
Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches
handbooks. Turn to pages 13 and 23.
l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)
l Catholic Faith Word l Church (page 5)
Live the Gospel (25–30 minutes)
l Activity l Saints and Holy People (Visions Activity Book,
Activity #22)
l Activity l At Eucharist We Participate in the Work of God
(pages 6–7)
l Catholic Leaders l Care Concerts (page 8)
l Closing Prayer (page 8)
Take-Home
Remind the young people to share their lesson with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities on page 8 together.
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  Materials
l Visions Student Lesson for 4/15
l Catechism handbook, pages 13 and 23 l CD player and Venture/Visions CDs
l Pencils and pens, notebook paper
l A Bible for each student
l Bible, cloth, candles, matches/lighter
Suggested Music
l “Yes Lord I Believe” (CD-2, #14) l “He Lives!” (CD-2, #3)
l “Easter Alleluia” (CD-2, #1)
Lesson Resources
l Visions Activity Book, Activity #22
l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/
assessments)
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We Are Jesus’ Witnesses
Eyewitnesses share important details of what they actually see, hear, and experience
in person. Jesus’ disciples were eyewitnesses to his healing and teaching and his Death and Resurrection. You can be a witness for Jesus by sharing his Good News. Look at the following illustrations from Sunday Gospels
you have read this year. Choose one and recall the details (the citations are provided if you need a reminder). On a piece of paper, write down  ve keywords about the story. Then write the most important Gospel message. Be ready to share your responses and be a witness!
Mark 9:2–10
John 11:1–10 and Mark 14:1-15:47
Mark 1:14–20
Mark 1:29–39
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