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COMPONENTS OFTHE PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIESChapter 3nests each set of lessons inside one another  This is a convenience for program directors as they distribute the student lessons to the catechists  The catechists then simply separate the lessons in each set into the different Sunday lessons The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies: What the Church Believes and TeachesThe P aum Gospel Weeklies incorporate a handbook, The P aum Gospel Weeklies: What the Church Believes and Teaches, as part of their faith formation program The parish can now use the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies and the What theChurch Believes and Teaches catechism handbooks as its basic faith formation program Each level of the Weeklies has its own handbook, geared to the reading level and cognitive understanding of children of that age  The handbook follows the organization of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and employs the language of the Catechism wherever possible The handbooks are intimatelyLiturgical-based catechesis organizes a faith formation program around the Sundays, feasts, and seasons the whole Church celebrates  As an alternative to creed- based programs, the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies synchronize young people’s instruction with the liturgical lifeof the Christian community  They orient faith formation toward worship  Young people grow in their ability to participate at Mass and stand among adults who also attend to all Jesus asks and promises them in the Gospel The experience of worshiping withthe assembly teaches young people,as does the example of parishioners who act with charity and justice toward others Weekly LessonsWhile many basic faith formation series have one textbook per grade level from kindergarten through junior high, the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies’ series has five age-level editions:1  Seeds (preschool, ages 3-4)2  Promise (Kindergarten-Grade 1) 3  Good News (Grades 2-3)4  Venture (Grades 4, 5, 6)5  Visions (Grades 7-8)For each of the five age levels and for each of the Church’s three Sunday liturgical cycles, the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies provide 32 lessons each year  Therefore, the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies provide a young person who uses them continuously, an entire new weekly edition for 11 years (see chart below) For instance, let’s say a three-year- old child begins to experience the cycles of the Sunday Gospels by using Seeds for two years  Each of these years has a completely new set of lessons, because each year has a different set of Sunday readings  By the time the cycle of readings at which the child began comes around again, the child will be older and using another level of the Weeklies  No matter when a child enters, he or she will never re-encounter the same materials  Even if a child should use the Weeklies continuously, the series has the resources to provide a whole new Weekly edition for him or her for 11 years The Weeklies are shipped four times a year  Directors of Religious Education then have lessons in hand for planning with their catechists ahead of time  The printing processSeeds(Preschool: ages 3-4)Sunday Gospels for Cycle A/B 2017-2018 2020-2021Sunday Gospels for Cycle B/C 2018-2019 2021-2022Sunday Gospels for Cycle C/A 2019-2020 2022-2023Promise(K-Grade 1)Sunday Gospels for Cycle A/B 2017-2018 2020-2021Sunday Gospels for Cycle B/C 2018-2019 2021-2022Sunday Gospels for Cycle C/A 2019-2020 2022-2023Good News(Grades 2-3)Sunday Gospels for Cycle A/B 2017-2018 2020-2021Sunday Gospels for Cycle B/C 2018-2019 2021-2022Sunday Gospels for Cycle C/A 2019-2020 2022-2023Venture(Grades 4, 5, 6)Sunday Gospels for Cycle A/B 2017-2018 2020-2021Sunday Gospels for Cycle B/C 2018-2019 2021-2022Sunday Gospels for Cycle C/A 2019-2020 2022-2023Visions(Grades 7-8)Sunday Gospels for Cycle A/B 2017-2018 2020-2021Sunday Gospels for Cycle B/C 2018-2019 2021-2022Sunday Gospels for Cycle C/A 2019-2020 2022-20239


































































































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