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October 15, 2017 • 28th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Isaiah 25:6–10a; Philippians 4:12–14, 19–20; Matthew 22:1–14For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundIn Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells about a king who keeps inviting guests for his son’s wedding feast until he fills the hall. The king wants to share his joy and his table, just as children enjoy biking or skating more when others share their fun.Matthew dwells on the fate of the guests who refused the king’s invitation. Promise stresses instead the desire of the king to share his happiness with everyone around him. Promise builds on the children’s experiences of birthday celebrations to help them recognize that Jesus invites all people to belong to the family of God.Connecting Scripture and Doctrine“Since the Eucharist is the ‘source and summit of the Christian life,’ catechesis for the Eucharist recognizes it as the heart of Christian life for the whole Church, for dioceses and parishes, and for each individual Christian” (NDC, 36.3, citing Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, 11). See also CCC, 1324.In the parable from this week’s Gospel, Jesus invites us to his table and to the greatest party ever—the great feast of the Eucharist. Jesus invites us to think of his Kingdom as a great celebration, one with room enough for everyone to come. Teach the children to think of the Sunday Eucharist of your parish as a celebration. Identify the celebration elements— people gathered, music, eating, conversation. Sunday Mass is the party big enough for the whole family of God.Single-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 “Come, Do This in Memory of Me” (CD-1, #20) l  Gathering Prayerl  Cover Activity l I am invited. (pages 1 and 4)l  Story l Steve’s Birthday PartyDiscover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)l  Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l  Sunday Gospel l The Wedding Banquetl  Activity l God says, “Come to my house...” (page 4)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 29.Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)l  Activity l I celebrate with friends. (pages 2–3)l  Closing Prayerl  Closing Song l “Come and Follow Me” (CD-2, #14)Take-Homel  Promise Activity Book, Activity #21l  Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20–25 minutes)l  Gathering Song l “Come, Do This in Memory of Me” (CD-1, #20) l  Gathering Prayerl  Cover Activity l I am invited. (pages 1 and 4)l  Story l Steve’s Birthday Partyl  Activity l Stretch and MoveDiscover Gospel and Doctrine (40 minutes)l  Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l  Sunday Gospel l The Wedding Banquetl  Activity l God says, “Come to my house...” (page 4)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 29.l  Activity l Promise Activity Book, Activity #21 Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)l  Activity l I celebrate with friends. (pages 2–3)l  Closing Prayerl  Closing 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 page 3 together.to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 3 together.TG1-16 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansMaterialsl  Promise Student Lesson for 10/15l  Catechism handbook, page 29l  CD player and Promise/Good News CDs l  pencils and crayonsl  juice and cookiesl  cups, plates, and napkinsSuggested Musicl  “Come, Do This in Memory of Me” (CD-1, #20)l  “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24) l  “Come and Follow Me” (CD-2, #14)Lesson Resourcesl  Promise Activity Book, Activity #21 l  Weekly Review Template(gospelweeklies.com/Catechists- Teachers)I am invited.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramOctober 15, 201728th Sunday in Ordinary Time


































































































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