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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 BackgroundWe hear another of Jesus’ parables this Sunday. Jesus tells about a king who wants to celebrate his son’s wedding in the most festive way possible. When the invited guests refuse his invitation, he calls in the poor and outcast. Matthew dwells on the fate of the guests who refused the king’s invitation. Seeds stresses instead the king’s desire to share his happiness with everyone.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, A36.3). See also CCC, 775–76.In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus presents God as one who cannot get enough of our company. God wants everyone at the banquet table of the Eucharist on earth and at the heavenly banquet.Children understand parties. Seeds uses the party theme to introduce the children to the concept of Sunday Eucharist as Christians gathering for Jesus’ party.Sharing the Lesson with FamiliesEncourage parents to reinforce the gathering for Eucharist theme by helping their child feel comfortable in your parish church. Suggest that they visit the church together, let their child touch the altar, see what is behind the lectern (ambo), notice the sanctuary light and tabernacle. Familiarity with the church building gives a child a sense of belonging.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 “Gather Together” (CD-2, #1) l  Gathering Prayerl  Story l Stephanie’s Partyl  Activity l What makes a party? (page 4)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)l  Gospel Ritual l “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus says, “Come to my party.” (page 1) l  Activity l Gospel Creative DramaDistribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 25.Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)l  Activity l Who comes to Jesus’ party? (pages 2–3)l  Closing Prayer and Song l “The Seed Song” (CD-1, #1)Take-Homel  Use Activity #21 from the Seeds Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.l  Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on pages 2–3 together.90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20–25 minutes)l  Gathering Song l “Gather Together” (CD-2, #1) l  Gathering Prayerl  Story l Stephanie’s Partyl  Activity l What makes a party? (page 4)l  Stretching Activity l “Follow Me” (CD-1, #10)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40–45 minutes)l  Gospel Ritual l “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus says, “Come to my party.” (page 1) l  Activity l Gospel Creative DramaDistribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 25.l  Activity l Seeds Activity Book, Activity #21 Live the Gospel (15–20 minutes)l  Activity l Who comes to Jesus’ party? (pages 2–3)l  Closing Prayer and Song l “The Seed Song” (CD-1, #1)Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on pages 2–3 together.Materialsl  Seeds Student Lesson for 10/15 l  Catechism handbook, page 25 l  CD player and Seeds CDsl  crayons or colored pencilsl  juice and cookiesl  cups, plates, and napkinsSuggested Musicl  “Gather Together” (CD-2, #1) l  “Follow Me” (CD-1, #10)l  “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4) l  “The Seed Song” (CD-1, #1)Lesson Resourcesl  Seeds Activity Book, Activity #21 l  Seeds Weekly Review Template(gospelweeklies.com/Catechists- Teachers)TG1-16 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansJesus says, “Come to my party.”PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramOctober 15, 201728th Sunday in Ordinary Time


































































































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