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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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10:37 AM
PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program
May 6, 2018
6th Sunday of Easter
The NEW Gospel Weeklies
PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program
Share Experiences
Objectives l The young people will:
l Identify one another’s positive qualities.
l Affirm the difference loyal friends make.
Gather in a prayer circle. Play and sing “Yes Lord I Believe” (CD-2, #14). Lyrics may be found at lyrics.
Gathering Prayer Gather the young people in the prayer space. Invite them to think back on this class: the lessons, friendships, and moments they remember most. Ask volunteers to mention positive things. Then join hands and pray the Lord’s Prayer together.
Cover Activity l Class Prophecy (page 1) Read aloud the directions for creating the class prophecy. Allow 10–15 minutes for the small groups to work. Reiterate the directions that the prophecy doesn’t have to be serious but must be kind and reflect each person’s gifts. Monitor the process and allow time for sharing.
Story l What Friends Do (pages 2-3) Early teens begin the life task of making, keeping, and breaking friendships; growth is often painful. Ask your young people to brainstorm what they think good friends do. List qualities on the board or a large piece of paper. Have volunteers take turns reading the story aloud to the class.
Discuss the Talk questions on page 3. Answers: 1. Open-ended. The question invites young people to share their experiences like those in the story. 2. Open-
ended. The question broadens the first. 3. Add characteristics to the brainstorming list. 4. Open-ended. Stress that love is a verb that shows in actions—sharing, talking, hanging out, doing sports together. 5. Open-ended.
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
Objectives l The young people will:
l Identify ways they can keep Jesus’ command to love one
l Recognize how the Holy Spirit acts within them.
l Identify how the Nicene Creed proclaims our belief in the
Holy Trinity.
Gospel Ritual Gather in the space you have prepared for reading the Sunday Gospel. Play and sing “Easter Alleluia” (CD-2, #1).
Sunday Gospel l Love One Another (page 4) Have three readers take the three Jesus parts and proclaim the Gospel.
Discuss the Talk questions on page 4. Answers: 1. Keep Jesus’ commandments and his Father’s. 2. The first three commandments challenge us to love and worship God
alone, to respect God’s name, and keep the Sabbath holy. The other seven command us to respect each other’s lives, spouses, property, and good names. 3. We honor God by loving each other “as” freely and selflessly as it has been given to us. 4. Open-ended. It’s a privilege, special and personal, to be called a friend by Jesus. 5. Both girls show their love for each other; Caitlin includes Michelle, who thanks Caitlin. 6. God initiates the gifts each of us has and chooses to love us. 7. Open-ended; the Fruits of the Spirit are listed on page 50 in the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.
Connecting Gospel and Doctrine l Love One Another (page 4) Read aloud the doctrine related to this Sunday’s Gospel. Emphasize that Jesus’ command to “love” is not a romantic emotion; rather, it’s a selfless act.
Discuss the Talk questions related to the doctrine on page 4. Answers: 1. Open-ended. 2. Open-ended; possible responses include being selfless, loyal, and kind. 3. Open-
ended; pose situations—at school, practice, home—that might prompt the young people to think of opportunities to act in love.
Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.
Teaching This Week’s Lesson
What the Church Believes and Teaches
The Holy Trinity (page 8) The Nicene Creed (page 6)
Have your group look at the Sunday Gospel, and find words and phrases that describe our closeness to God. Jesus wants us to live in his love. He lives in the Father’s love. He calls us friends. He chooses us to bear fruit by loving one another.
Read aloud the section about the Holy Trinity on page 8. Emphasize one God in relationships of love with each other—a communion.
Turn to the Nicene Creed on page 6. By now, the young people will be familiar with the beliefs they proclaim when

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