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September 24, 2017 • 25th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Isaiah 55:6–9; Philippians 1:20c–24, 27a; Matthew 20:1–16aFor Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundThis Sunday, Jesus tells the story of a vineyard owner who needs workers. He pays workers hired for only an hour’s work the same day’s wage as those hired at dawn. This story is not really about wages. It’s about God’s love, which abounds for all of us. The children explore how people in their lives are loving and generous to them.Connecting Scripture and DoctrineCatechesis must be centered in the Gospels. “Because the Gospels narrate the life of Jesus...and the Reign of God that he proclaimed, catechesis will also be centered on Christ if the Gospels occupy a pivotal place within it” (National Directory for Catechesis, 25A).“Catechesis aims at putting ‘people...in communion...with Jesus Christ: only he can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 426, citing On Catechesis in Our Time, 5).Sharing the Lesson with FamiliesEncourage parents to invite their child to talk about this week’s Promise lesson. Suggest that they read the rebus story together and ask their child to share the Gospel illustrations. They may pray the prayer together using the gestures.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 “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) l  Gathering Prayerl  Cover Activity l I have a church family. (page 1)l  Story l Dad’s Birthday DinnerDiscover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)l  Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l  Sunday Gospel l God is generous. (page 3)l  Activity l Stretch and Sing “God’s Love Is...” (CD-2, #6)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 4.Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes) l  Activity l I am a Promise child. (page 2)l  Closing Prayer l We pray and sing. (page 4)Take-Homel  Promise Activity Book, Activity #24l  Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20–25 minutes)l  Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) l  Gathering Prayerl  Cover Activity l I have a church family. (page 1)l  Story l Dad’s Birthday Dinnerl  Activity l Stretch and Sing “God’s Love Is...” (CD-2, #6) Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40–45 minutes)l  Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l  Sunday Gospel l God is generous. (page 3)l  Activity l Stretch and Sing “God’s Love Is...” (CD-2, #6)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 4.l  Activity l Promise Activity Book, Activity #24 Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)l  Activity l I am a Promise child. (page 2)l  Closing Prayer l We pray and sing. (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.to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.TG1-4 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansMaterialsl  Promise Student Lesson for 9/24l  Catechism handbook, page 4l  CD player and Promise/Good News CD-2 l  crayons or colored pencilsl  Bible and clothNOTE: Fill out lines 2 and 3 on inside cover of Catechism handbooks.Suggested Musicl  “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) l  “God’s Love Is...” (CD-2, #6)l  “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)Lesson Resourcesl  Promise Activity Book, Activity #24 l  Weekly Review Template(gospelweeklies.com/Catechists- Teachers)The NEW Gospel WeekliesI have a church family.Draw yourself in the picture.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramSeptember 24, 201725th Sunday in Ordinary Time Volume 32, Number 1Find the three hidden children.


































































































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