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                                                                                                                                                                             May 6, 2018 • 6th Sunday of Easter
Sunday Readings: Acts 10:25–26, 34–35, 44–48; 1 John 4:7–10; John 15:9–17
                For Catechists and Teachers
Scripture Background
“As the Father loves me, so have I loved you,” Jesus tells his followers as he bids them farewell. All they have to do is “Love one another as I have loved you.”
Jesus anticipates his death. “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends,” he says and insists on calling his followers friends. “I call you friends because I have made known to you all that I heard from the Father.” God has taken the initiative to send Jesus and choose us as friends. Our friendship with Jesus has a purpose—that we go forth and bear fruit.
Connecting Scripture and Doctrine
The Word became flesh so that we might know God’s love and have a model of holiness (CCC, 458-459). Jesus makes charity the new commandment. By loving his own “to the end,” he makes manifest the Father’s love which he receives. By loving one another, the disciples imitate the love of Jesus which they themselves receive. Whence Jesus says: “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love.” And again: “This is my commandment, that you love another as I have loved you” (CCC, 1823). “By the power of the Spirit, God’s children can bear much fruit. He who has grafted us onto the true vine will make us bear ‘the fruit of the Spirit...love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control’” (CCC, 736).
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 Class Prophecy (page 1) l Story l What Friends Do (pages 2–3)
l Discuss Talk questions 1 and 2.
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes) l Sunday Gospel l Love One Another (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 6 and 8.
l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)
Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)
l Activity l How Does the Holy Spirit Act in Us? (pages 6–7) l Closing Prayer (page 8)
Take-Home
l Activity l The Paschal Mystery (Visions Activity Book, #8)
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 “The Great Commandment” (CD-2, #13)
l Gathering Prayer
l Cover Activity l Class Prophecy (page 1)
l Story l What Friends Do (pages 2–3)
l Discuss the Talk questions related to the story. Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40 minutes) l Gospel Ritual l “Easter Alleluia” (CD-2, #1)
l Sunday Gospel l Love One Another (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 6 and 8.
l Catholic Faith Word l Holy Trinity (page 5) l Our Catholic Faith (page 5)
Live the Gospel (25–30 minutes)
l Activity l The Paschal Mystery (Visions Activity Book, #8) l Activity l How Does the Holy Spirit Act in Us? (pages 6–7) 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.
Materials
l Visions Student Lesson for 5/6
l Catechism handbook, pages 6 and 8
l CD player and Venture/Visions CDs
l Pencils and pens; scissors for each student l Board or large sheets of paper
l Bible, cloth, candles, matches/lighter
Suggested Music
l “The Great Commandment” (CD-2, #13) l “Easter Alleluia” (CD-2, #1)
l “Mary, a Woman of Faith” (CD-2, #16)
Lesson Resources
l Visions Activity Book, Activity #8
l Lesson Assessment (gospelweeklies.com/
assessments)
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    Class Prophecy
Names Qualities Prophecies
Work in small groups of
three or four
to create a class prophecy. Write in the first column the names of the students
in your group. Write in the second column good qualities each possesses. Write in the third what your group thinks each person
will be doing in 2038. Your prophecies can be silly or serious, but all must be kind.
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