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Suggested Calendar for the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies YearTime of YearAugustLate AugustEarly SeptemberSeptember, October, and NovemberBefore Advent beginsAdvent/ Christmas Winter Ordinary TimeBefore LentLent Easter PentecostEarly MayEnd of the catechetical sessionsCatechist Meetings and Family ActivitiesCatechist Training Session 1: OrientationIntroduce liturgical catechesis and the flow of a Pflaum Gospel Weeklies lesson  Distribute first eight Pflaum Gospel Weeklies lessons to catechists Meet with families, or send letter to parents explaining the program Catechist Training Session 2: Advent/Christmas: Exploring the Incarnation Mystery. Introduce themes of Advent/Christmas and Sundays of Winter Ordinary Time  Distribute the eight Pflaum Gospel Weeklies lessons—Feast of Christ the King into January  The rest of the lessons for Ordinary Time will come in the packet with the first Sunday of Lent Catechist Training Session 3: Lent/Easter: Exploring the Paschal Mystery. Introduce themes of Lent and Eastertide using the Teaching Guide and unit overviews  Distribute the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies lessons for Lent  Send a parent letter summarizing the thrust of the Lent/Easter catechesis or meet with families Send a letter to parents, alerting them to the end of the formal catechetical meetings for the school year Evaluation and CelebrationUse Catechist Training Master 6 as a way for your catechists to evaluate the catechesis and their experience Class SessionsConsider using the Early Start lessons (online and/or inthe Activity Books) for the September Sundays prior to the first lesson of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.Autumn Ordinary Time Lessons 1-8Christ the King, Advent/ChristmasLessons 9-16  Depending on the date of Easter, Winter Ordinary Time has as few as five or as many as nine Sundays Lent/Triduum The Lent lessons include activities for the celebration of the Holy Week days Eastertide: The number of lessons after Easter varies according to the date of Easter Consider using the Late Close lessons (online and/or in the Activity Books) for the May Sundays after the last lessons of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.Special CelebrationsPrayer Service 1:The Sower and the SeedThanksgiving-related prayer services and activities  See individual lessons of the current Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.Prayer Service 2:The Way of the LordPrayer Service 3:The Grain of WheatAsh Wednesday prayer service, class or all-school reconciliation service, Triduum liturgies, Passover mealPentecost prayer servicesPrayer Service 4:“And to Some the Gift of Teaching”©Pflaum Publishing Group, a division of Bayard, Inc Christmas plays, programs, and prayer services are in individual lessons of the current Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.23

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