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Lesson Theme: Jesus wants us to grow.Five-Day Lesson Pacing GuideNote: This pacing guide suggests how to present the lesson over five days. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs. Day 4Day 1Share Experiencesl  Gathering Song l “Gather Together” (CD-2, #1) l  Gathering Prayer (see page TG1-14)l  Story l Molly Learns to Ride a Bikel  Activity l Creative Dramal  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the things that help us change and grow. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 2Discover Gospel and DoctrineLive the Gospell  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the wonderful things you created. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Activity l Growing, growing, growing! (pages 2–3)l  Activity l What helps me grow? (page 4)l  Activity l I am growing. (page 4)l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for loving us and takingcare of us. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 5l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for loving us and taking care of us. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Weekly Reviewl  Closing Prayer (see page TG1-15)l  Closing Song l “Everything’s Growing” (CD-1, #16)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 3 together.Curriculum Connectionsl  ELA: Explain to the children that the vineyard owner tookcare of his plants because he wanted them to grow. Ask the students to write or dictate to you how God takes care of them and helps them grow.l  SS: Start a class garden by having each student plant and tend for a seed in a cup.l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the things that help us change and grow. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Gospel Ritual l “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)l  Sunday Gospel l The Beautiful Vineyard (page 1)l  StretchingActivityl“Everything’sGrowing”(CD-1,#16)l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Jesus’ stories that tell usof your love for us. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 3l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for Jesus’ stories that tell us of your love for us. Amen. (Repeat.)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to pages 20–21.l  Activity l Seeds Activity Book, Activity #5l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for all the wonderfulthings you created. Amen. (Repeat.)Additional Resourcesl  Weekly Review Template (gospelweeklies.com/Catechists-Teachers) l  Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)l  Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW. l  Extending Activities (gospelweeklies.com/Catechists-Teachers)Catholic Identity Project of the WeekTo honor Mary and the two new Fatima saints (see Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate for October 13), invite your students to collect baby items for a crisis pregnancy center or snacks for an after-school program.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel  October 11: Saint John XXIII – “Good Pope John” was an older man when he was elected pope, yet he called for the Second Vatican Council—a major event of renewal for the Catholic Church. He was concerned about peace in our world. Pray: Thank you, God, for the good things that people of all ages can do. Amen.l  October 13: 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Appearances in Fatima – Mary appeared several times to three children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. On May 13, 2017, two of the children, Jacinta and Francisco, were canonized as saints by Pope Francis. Mary’s main message to them was to pray, especially the Rosary. Pray the Hail Mary or a decade of the Rosary for the conversion of sinners and world peace.Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-13


































































































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