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Online Early Start and Late Close LessonsThe Pflaum Gospel Weeklies provide online Early Start and Late Close lessons at each age level for catechists whose programs begin before or extend after the 32 lessons the Weeklies provide  The five levels begin each year with the third or fourth Sunday in September and end with the first or second Sunday in May Three Early Start lessons help children get acquainted, organized, and accustomed to working with the Bible  The lessons at each age level include reproducible activities for children and complete lesson plans for catechists Three Late Close lessons provide celebrations around important feast days that fall after the last lessons of the Weeklies, such as Pentecost and Trinity Sunday, and include lessons that build around Sunday Gospels important to children but missed in summer, such as the Good Samaritan and multiplication of the loaves and fishes  Additional Early Start and Late Close lessons are also available in each level’s Activity Book, thus providing a total of six lessons for pre- and post-lesson content per level!Online ResourcesAge-appropriate activities, assessments, PDF versions of the Teaching Guides, information for families, The Gospel for All Ages family catechesis resource,and much more, is available at gospelweeklies com GROW Blog/NewsletterYou can sign up to receive this newsletter directly to your emailbox each week or read it onour website, but either way it is chock-full of additional resources, including weekly video links, timely articles, Gospel reflections, and inspiration for the catechist  Visit gospelweeklies com/blog/ to sign up The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Faith Formation Program1. Builds comprehensive catechesis accordingto the Catechism of the Catholic Church around the Church’s three cycles of Sunday Scripture readings 2. Integrates the Scripture story of God’s love in our human history with the doctrinal expression of God’s love in our Christian creeds 3. Affords parishes the opportunity to integrate school and parish religion programs 4. Places faith formation in the context of parish worship 5. Provides high-interest, contemporary, real-life stories as a means of helping students grapple with what Jesus in the Gospels asks of us in our time 6. Provides creative, age- appropriate, hands-on activities and projects with each lesson 7. Outlines by liturgical cycle in the Three-Year Scope and Sequence Chart when the Weeklies explore Sacraments, prayers, Commandments, Old Testament, and Catholic social teaching 11


































































































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