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                                                                                                                                                                        April 15, 2018 • 3rd Sunday of Easter
 Our Catholic Faith l Jesus Reveals God’s Life- giving Power Is Love (page 5) Have the young people read this feature, which explores how we as Church gather, remember Jesus, and eat together as he taught in order to become what we celebrate—the Body of Christ, the community of his disciples. Invite the young people to work in pairs to  ll in the column marked with hearts. Ask the duos to report one of their answers aloud to the class. Appropriate answers include: giving his life on the Cross, forgiving, healing, teaching, sharing meals, showing hospitality, including, feeding. Ask the young people to  ll out the column marked with stars on their own; then have volunteers share their responses, as they wish.
Catholic Faith Word l Church (page 5) Point out the de nition on the page. Ask for a volunteer to read it aloud as you transition to the Living the Gospel feature.
Live the Gospel
Objectives l The young people will:
l ExploretheberakahformoftheEucharisticPrayer.
l Learnhowourtalentsandgiftsmaybeusedtoserveothers.
Living the Gospel l At Eucharist We Participate in the Work of God (pages 6–7) Read aloud the introduction to the activity (page 6, left column), which explains the Jewish berakah (pronounced bear-a-kah) as the origin of the Eucharistic Prayer we pray at Mass. Point out the three parts of
the activity on pages 6–7: We Remember, We Celebrate, We Ask & Hope—that indicate the past, present, and future parts of the Eucharistic Prayer.
l Choose a student to read the priest portion of the We Remember section aloud. Brainstorm responses to the questions on page 6, and give your group time to write alone or in pairs. Take time to share one or two responses.
l Invite a strong reader to read aloud the priest part of We Celebrate. Discuss the question at bottom as a class; then give the students time to write individual responses.
l Choose a priest reader for We Ask & Hope. Have the young people  ll in their prayers and loved ones where indicated. Have them speak their prayers and names of loved ones at those two points in the prayer. Discuss the concluding questions and have students write their responses.
l Conclude by allowing a couple of minutes for group members to complete the question at bottom right, page 7.
Catholic Leaders l Care Concerts (page 8) Give the young people time to read this feature. Ask who plays an instrument or sings. Brainstorm how they might share their gifts, talents, and activities for others to enjoy.
Closing Prayer Play and sing an Easter song from this week’s Visions lesson—“Yes Lord I Believe” (CD-2, #14), “He Lives!” (CD-2, #3), or “Easter Alleluia” (CD-2, #1).
Remind the children to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities and prayer together.
  Lesson Wrap-Up
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The Work of the Spirit
Saints are people whom the Church recognizes for having followed God in an exceptionally holy way. But God calls all of us to holiness. Every one of us is challenged to live in the Holy Spirit and follow wherever the Spirit leads us.
In your Bible, look up the passage Romans 8:1–11. According to Saint Paul, who wrote this letter, how do we know whether the Spirit of God is living in us? In the frame below, write or draw your choice: either one way you know the Holy Spirit has worked through a saint, or one way you know the Holy Spirit is making a home in you.
Activity 22
        March 11, 2018
4th Sunday of Lent Year B
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?
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Use Activity #22 from the Visions Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.
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understand about this mark of the Church. The reporter will explain the discussion to the whole class.
Read aloud the two final paragraphs regarding the duties of bishops, priests, deacons, and lay people. Make certain that the young people understand that they, too, are considered to be lay people in the Catholic Church.
Turn to page 23, and have the young people work in pairs to read aloud this catechism feature on the Eucharist. Direct them to report one thing they read that they already know about Eucharist and one thing they have a question about. Answer their questions, as you are able, and promise to bring answers to more challenging questions to your next class. Your faith formation director, pastor, or deacon are all good resources.
Have the young people close their What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Visions, page 5.
  With My Family and Friends
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