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October 8, 2017 • 27th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Isaiah 5:1–7; Philippians 4:6–9; Matthew 21:33–43For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundSunday’s Gospel continues with the vineyard imagery. The story begins with a man who carefully plants a vineyard and then looks for help to tend it. The people he hires rebel against him and come to an unhappy end. Matthew uses this parable to point out the failure of Jesus’ own people to accept him. Promise does not use this part of the parable but concentrates instead on God’s care for all Creation and our part in caring for it too.Connecting Scripture and Doctrine“Especially in his parables, Christ invited his listeners to a whole new manner of life sustained by faith in God, encouraged by hope in the kingdom, and animated by love for God and neighbor” (NDC, 28.2).“We must protect human life and care for God’s creation as we advance authentic human freedom and foster human rights and solidarity. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, for God’s love knows no boundaries or borders” (NDC, 10F). See also CCC, 287.Each week, Promise helps children learn about God the way they learn about the world around them—through stories that reflect their own experiences and through simple, sense-involving activities. This week’s Promise helps children recognizetheir experiences of helping and taking care of things. This prepares them for an understanding of the Church as the people helping to establish God’s kingdom on earth.Materialsl  Promise Student Lesson for 10/8l  Catechism handbook, page 7l  CD player and Promise/Good News CD-2 l  crayons or colored pencilsl  scissors and glue or tapel  name tags that read “God made_________ with love.”NOTE: Separate pages 1–2 from pages 3–4 in advance.Suggested Musicl  “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26)l  “God’s Love Is...” (CD-2, #6)l  “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24) l  “Come and Follow Me” (CD-2, #14)Lesson Resourcesl  Promise Activity Book, Activity #5l  Weekly Review Template (gospelweeklies.com/Catechists-Teachers)God cares for all Creation.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramOctober 8, 201727th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSingle-Session Lesson Pacing GuidesNote: These pacing guides are suggestions for how to present the lesson. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.60-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20 minutes)l  Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) l  Gathering Prayerl  Cover Activity l God cares for all Creation. (page 1) l  Story l Flowers Aren’t for Walking On (page 2)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes) l  Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l  Sunday Gospel l A Man and His VineyardDistribute the children’s What the Church Believes andTeaches handbooks. Turn to page 7. Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)l  Activity l Who is helping? (page 3)l  Activity l We care for Creation. (page 4)l  Closing Prayer and Song l “Come and Follow Me” (CD-2, #14)Take-Homel  Promise Activity Book, Activity #5l  Remind the children to share their lesson with their familiesand to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on pages 2–3 together.90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20–25 minutes)l  Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) l  Gathering Prayerl  Cover Activity l God cares for all Creation. (page 1) l  Story l Flowers Aren’t for Walking On (page 2)l  Activity l Stretch and Sing “God’s Love Is...” (CD-2, #6) Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40 minutes)l  Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24) l  Sunday Gospel l A Man and His VineyardDistribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 7.l  Activity l Promise Activity Book, Activity #5 Live the Gospel (20 minutes)l  Activity l Who is helping? (page 3)l  Activity l We care for Creation. (page 4)l  Closing Prayer and Song l “Come and Follow Me” (CD-2, #14)Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on pages 2–3 together.TG1-12 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplans


































































































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