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 The NEW Gospel Weeklies
What the Church Believes and Teaches
Jesus’ Mission (page 11)
Living the Gospel l Bread and Wheat Help Us Reflect on Who Jesus Is (pages 6-7) Have the young people tell all they observe on the pages. Ask why it is important that people bring the gifts to the altar. Have them work in threes or fours to read the column on page 6, and make a list of all the meanings of bread and wheat. Review the meanings together.
l Read aloud the blessing of the bread at the top of the page. Ask where they have heard these words. Give the small groups time to respond to the questions and share them.
l Read aloud the quote from 1 Corinthians on page 7. Direct the groups to respond to the questions, and then share as a class.
l Brainstorm responses to the question near the priest’s hands. Allow time for the group to complete their responses individually.
Attitudes l What is the best advice you have ever received? (page 8) Have your group members read the responses on page 8. Give them time to reflect on their own experiences.
Closing Prayer Ask students to share the best advice they have received. Ask them whether they followed it. When all have shared, pray the Lord’s Prayer together. Direct the young people to pay special attention to the line, “Give us this day our daily bread.”
Remind the young people to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the With My Family and Friends activities and prayer together.
Repeat Jesus’ words from this Sunday’s Gospel, “And I— once I am lifted up from the earth—will draw all persons to me.” Explain that “lifted up” has two meanings in the Gospel: Jesus is lifted up on the cross and lifted up to be with his Father.
Read aloud the two paragraphs on page 11—the first is about Jesus’ self-giving death, the second about his Resurrection and new life.
Ask to conclude: How are you contributing to Jesus’ mission? What seeds are you planting?
Have the young people close their What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Visions, page 5.
Our Catholic Faith l Covenant (page 5) Draw attention to the definition and read it aloud to introduce the Our Catholic Faith feature.
Our Catholics Faith l Jeremiah Speaks of a
New Covenant (page 5) Read the timeline together. How long does Jeremiah speak as a prophet? Read the introduction aloud. Look at the map. Ask: Who recognizes the locations?
Who has thoughts about the map question? When Assyrians and Babylonians try to extend their empires, they must follow the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers north and then go south on the road along the sea—right into Israel. Egypt can follow the same way of the sea north. Discuss: What is the king of a small country to do?
Have a strong reader proclaim Sunday’s First Reading. Ask: What do Jeremiah’s words tell us about God? Why do you think his words are so unpopular?
Live the Gospel
Objectives l The young people will:
Interpret the meanings of the bread at Mass.
l Identify Jesus’ mission.
l Determine who, like the prophets, gives the best advice.
Lesson Wrap-Up
March 18, 2018 • 5th Sunday of Lent
PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program
With My Family and Friends
Answer the following questions based on the lesson.
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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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March 11, 2018
4th Sunday of Lent Year B
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The Communion of Saints
As members of the Church, we are part of the Communion of Saints. The Communion of Saints is what we call the community of all believers in Christ. This community includes the saints in Heaven, people who have died and are in Purgatory waiting to enter Heaven, and people still living on earth.
When you read the above description, how do you picture this community in your mind? In the space below, draw a picture or a diagram that represents how these three groups are related to each other within the Communion of Saints.
Activity 12
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