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     Lesson Theme: Jesus is the vine. We are the branches.
 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.
Day 1
Share Experiences
l Gathering Song l “Yes Lord I Believe” (CD-2, #14)
l Gathering Prayer (see page TG4-26)
l Cover Activity l What Makes Our Church Catholic? (page 1) l Article l Two Congregations, One God (pages 1–3)
l Discuss the Talk questions related to the article.
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the ways we are
connected to other people. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 2
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the ways we are connected to other people. Amen. (Repeat).
l Gospel Ritual l “Easter Alleluia” (CD-2, #1)
l Sunday Gospel l Jesus Is the Vine, We Are the Branches (page 4) l Discuss the Talk questions related to the Gospel.
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for your Son, Jesus. Help us
to stay connected to him. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 3
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for your Son, Jesus. Help us to stay connected to him. Amen. (Repeat.)
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 page 40.
l Catholic Faith Word l Ecumenism (page 5)
l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)
l Closing Prayer l Loving God, we praise you as Father, Son, and
Holy Spirit. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 4
Live the Gospel
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, we praise you as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Activity l Write Prayer Poems Like Israel’s Psalms (pages 6–7) l Closing Prayer l Loving God, lead us to help others and to care for
your Creation. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 5
l Gathering Prayer l Loving God, lead us to help others and to care for your Creation. Amen. (Repeat.)
l Weekly Lesson Assessment
l Activity l Prayer (Visions Activity Book, Activity #30) l Closing Prayer (see page TG4-27)
Friday 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.
Curriculum Connections
l ELA: Invite the students to write what they know about Jesus. Challenge them to use academic and religious language in their writing. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6)
l Math: Have the students plan and propose different garden arrangements. Their plans should include scale drawings of geometric figures as well as actual lengths and areas. (CCSS. Math.Content.7.G.A.1)
        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/catechists-
teachers)
Catholic Identity Project of the Week
It is very important to prune plants so they can grow. Sometimes we need to cut things from our life so that we might grow closer to God. Coordinate with the 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-grade religious educators to help clean up a local park. Invite parents to be part of the cleanup efforts.
Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate
l April 29: Saint Catherine of Siena – Catherine was an intelligent, cheerful, and intensely religious person. In spite of her contemplative lifestyle, she took note of public affairs.
l May 3: National Day of Prayer (USA)
l May 3: Saints Philip and James, Apostles – Little is known
about these two of the 12 Apostles. Although we know nothing remarkable about them from the Gospels, Jesus chose them to be among the 12 pillars of his Church. Ask: How can we be faithful in quiet yet important ways?
Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection l TG4-25
Extending the Lesson
 












































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