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November 5, 2017 • 31st Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Malachi 1:14b—2:2b, 8–10; 1 Thessalonians 2:7b–9, 13; Matthew 23:1–12For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundIn Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus warns his friends about the Pharisees. Pharisees were the respected teachers of the Mosaic Law in Jesus’ time. Jesus acknowledges their place in the Jewish community but criticizes them for not practicing the love and humility they preach.Instead, Jesus gives us a new rule about being important. The person who is important in Jesus’ eyes is the one who serves other people. Jesus not only gave us this teaching in words, but he also showed it in his life. At the Last Supper, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. Then he said, “as I have done for you, you should also do” (John 13:15). Jesus’ whole life, not only his death, was an outpouring of himself for those he loved.Connecting Scripture and Doctrine“Catechesis is enriched when the word of God shines forth in the life of the Church, especially in the lives of the saints and in the Christian witness of the faithful” (NDC, 18).“Catechesis aims to bring about in the believer an ever more mature faith in Jesus Christ, a deeper knowledge and love of his person and message, and a firm commitment to follow him.... With God’s grace, catechesis develops initial faith, nourishes the Christian life, and continually unfolds the mystery of Christ until the believer willingly becomes his disciple” (NDC, 19A).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 (20–25 minutes)l  Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) l  Gathering Prayerl  Activity l I do loving actions. (page 2)l  Saint Story l Brother Martin and the MiceDiscover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)l  Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus tells us to help others.l  Cover Activity l Jesus tells us to help others. (page 1) l  Song l “Serving Each Other” (CD-1, #19)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 24.Live the Gospel (20 minutes)l  Activity l I can give gifts. (pages 3–4)l  Closing Prayer l The Lord’s Prayer (page 4)Take-Homel  Promise Activity Book, Activity #32l  Remind the children to share their lesson with their families andto do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20–30 minutes)l  Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) l  Gathering Prayerl  Activity l I do loving actions. (page 2)l  Activity l Stretch and Playl  Saint Story l Brother Martin and the Mice Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40 minutes)l  Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus tells us to help others.l  Cover Activity l Jesus tells us to help others. (page 1) l  Song l “Serving Each Other” (CD-1, #19)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 24.l  Activity l Promise Activity Book, Activity #32 Live the Gospel (20 minutes)l  Activity l I can give gifts. (pages 3–4)l  Closing Prayer l The Lord’s Prayer (page 4)Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.TG1-28 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansMaterialsl  Promise Student Lesson for 11/5l  Catechism handbook, page 24l  CD player and Promise/Good News CDs l  scissors and glue or tapel  crayons or colored pencilsl  picture of Saint Martin de Porresl  children’s books about Saint Martinde Porres (optional)l  statue of Mary and flowersSuggested Musicl  “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) l  “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24) l  “Serving Each Other” (CD-1, #19)Lesson Resourcesl  Promise Activity Book, Activity #32l  Weekly Review Template (gospelweeklies.com/Catechists-Teachers)Jesus tells us to help others.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramNovember 5, 201731st Sunday in Ordinary Time


































































































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