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October 1, 2017 • 26th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Ezekiel 18:25–28; Philippians 2:1–11; Matthew 21:28–32For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundThe vineyard in this Sunday’s Gospel symbolizes the people of Israel. Jesus tells the chief priests and elders a parable about a father who asks his two sons to work in his vineyard. Symbolically, this means to care for God’s people. The first son refuses to help but changes his mind and does. The second son agrees to help but doesn’t follow through.The parable challenges the chief priests and elders to follow through like the first son and care for the people, especially those poor and sick. Jesus wants them to believe in him and his message as many tax collectors and prostitutes do.Connecting Scripture and Doctrine“‘The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; it is also the fount from which all her power flows’.... the Liturgy is ‘the privileged place for catechizing the People of God’” (NDC, 33, citing Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, 10 and CCC, 1074).Sunday’s Gospel story of the two sons shows us both the importance of keeping our word and of changing choices we regret. Promise encourages children to follow the example of the first son who is willing to re-evaluate his choice, to change, and then to live out his new decision.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 (15–20 minutes)l  Gathering Song l “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) l  Gathering Prayerl  Cover Activity l Which choices show love? (page 1) l  Story l Just Five More Minutes!Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes) l  Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)l  Sunday Gospel l The Story of Two Sons (page 4)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes andTeaches handbooks. Turn to page 15. Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)l  Gospel Activity l Jesus gathers his friends. (pages 2–3) l  Closing PrayerTake-Homel  Promise Activity Book, Activity #17l  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 Which choices show love? (page 1) l  Story l Just Five More Minutes!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 The Story of Two Sons (page 4)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 15.l  Activity l Promise Activity Book, Activity #17 Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)l  Gospel Activity l Jesus gathers his friends. (pages 2–3) l  Closing PrayerTake-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.Materialsl  Promise Student Lesson for 10/1l  Catechism handbook, page 15l  CD player Promise/Good News CD-2 l  pencils and crayonsl  coins and game markersl  name tags (Fill out 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)Lesson Resourcesl  Promise Activity Book, Activity #17 l  Weekly Review Template(gospelweeklies.com/Catechists- Teachers)to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.TG1-8 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansWhich choices show love?PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramOctober 1, 201726th Sunday in Ordinary Time


































































































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