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                                                                                                                                                                       April 22, 2018 • 4th Sunday of Easter
 Catholic Faith Word l Stewardship (page 4) Read aloud the de nition. Challenge the young people to think of ways they contribute their time, talents/gifts, and material resources. Ask which of these is hardest or easiest for them to share.
Our Catholic Faith l We Must Be Good Shepherds of Earth (page 5) Have the young people read this feature aloud in groups of three or four before discussing and completing the questions. Help them relate it to what they’ve already discovered about themselves from the cover activity.
Live the Gospel
Objectives l The young people will:
l Appreciate the purpose of advocacy.
l Explore how well they care for Creation.
Living the Gospel l How Do We Care For Creation? (pages 6–7) The Good Shepherd metaphor
in the Gospel gives us the model for how we should treat one another—with unfailing love and care. It’s not a big stretch to extend that care to include our common home, the earth. Catholic social teaching stresses care for Creation and recognizes our interdependence with all living things. Young people today learn in school about human impact on the environment. Care and respect for God’s Creation is also a religious obligation.
l Read the directions and ask the students to read through the list on their own, circling the numbers of those activities they
already do or have done. Then have them match their responses with the groups identified on page 7. Are they a Waste Watcher, Nature Lover, Careful Consumer, or Creature Teacher? Their answers may place them in more than one group. Have them choose the group that most appeals to them.
l Give the groups time to generate ideas and make their own and group pledges. Conclude by having each group share their pledge with the class.
Catholic Leaders l Father Daniel Groody, CSC (page 8) Ask the young people to look at the photos, and read the text. Note hands reaching through the fence to receive communion at the border Mass. Ask: Why does Fr. Groody empathize with immigrants? How is Jesus a migrant?
See Father Groody’s quote in the right column. Which of the principles of Catholic social teachings apply to immigration? (See page 51 in What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks if anyone needs a reminder.) Answers: Each person is sacred, made in God’s image, and social, in need of family and community. All people have rights and responsibilities. We care for people who are poor and vulnerable. Workers have rights; work has dignity. Solidarity is our call. We care for Creation. (They all do!)
Closing Prayer Gather the young people into a prayer circle. Go around the circle, and ask everyone to share one special thing in the natural world for which they are most thankful. The Grand Canyon, the sound of thunder while tucked up in bed, a favorite animal. As each responds, invite the group to reply: Loving creator, thank you for _________. After each have had a chance to share, all reply: Amen.
  Lesson Wrap-Up
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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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                  Name ________________________________________ Seeking the Gifts of the Spirit
In the Sacrament of Confirmation, candidates receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit that completes the grace received in Baptism. This outpouring includes the Gifts and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Can you identify the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the prayer below? Circle all seven. Then choose one of the Gifts, and use the frame to write or draw your understanding of that Gift and how it works.
Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who brought these your servants to new birth by water and the Holy Spirit,
freeing them from sin:
send upon them, O Lord, the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete; give them the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and fortitude,
the spirit of knowledge and piety;
fill them with the spirit of the fear of the Lord. Through Christ our Lord.
Activity 16
(Order of Confirmation)
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Use Activity #16 from the Visions Activity Book as a take- home activity or lesson wrap-up.
Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection l
Sacrament of Confirmatio
Creator is so prominent in this creed? We list God first when we make the Sign of the Cross, he is our creator and all things come from him. The Creation story in Genesis is also one of the first stories many Christians read in the Bible. Accept other answers.
Turn to page 9 and the section on Human Beings. Read the section aloud or ask for volunteers to take turns reading the three paragraphs.
Ask: How are human beings created like God? We are most like God in our human souls.
Why did our first ancestors disobey God? They were tempted to sin; they acted of their own free will and deprived themselves—and all of their ancestors, including us—of holiness. This deprivation is what we know as Original Sin.
What comfort do we have even after Adam and Eve sinned? God promised them—and us—that he will always be with us.
Have the young people close their What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Visions, page 4.
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