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Lesson Theme: Jesus invites us to his table.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 TG1-18)l  Story l Stephanie’s Partyl  Activity l What makes a party? (page 4)l  Stretching Activity l “Follow Me” (CD-1, #10)l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for our friends. Help us towelcome them. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrinel  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for our friends. Help us to welcome them. Amen. (Repeat.)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 Dramal  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for welcoming andincluding us in your family. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 3l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for welcoming and including us in your family. Amen. (Repeat.)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 25.l  Activity l Seeds Activity Book, Activity #21l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for celebrations of love.Amen. (Repeat.)Live the Gospell  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for celebrations of love. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Activity l Who comes to Jesus’ party? (pages 2–3)l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to always accept yourinvitations. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 5l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to always accept your invitations. Amen. (Repeat.)l  Weekly Reviewl  Closing Prayer (see page TG1-19)l  Closing Song l “The Seed Song” (CD-1, #1)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on pages 2–3 together.Curriculum Connectionsl  ELA: Ask the students to complete the following sentence stem: “My favorite part of parties is ___________.” Allow the students to add a drawing.l  SS: Discuss with the students appropriate manners at parties (i.e., sharing, gifts might not be for you, eating, saying thank you, etc.).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 WeekA party can be a great way to celebrate our life in Christ. Invite members of the community (such as the elderly or parish/school workers) to a party hosted by your children. Invite parents to assist with the party.Saints and Feast Days to Celebratel  October 17: Saint Ignatius of Antioch – Ignatius lived in the very early days of the Church at a time when being a Christian was dangerous. He wrote letters to encourage other Christians to stay faithful to Jesus even when it was difficult. Ask: Who can you encourage today?l  October 18: Saint Luke – This saint wrote two of the books in the New Testament: Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles. Ask: What are the names of the other Gospel writers? Matthew, Mark, John.l  October 19: Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and Companions – These men worked to bring the Good News of Jesus to people in Canada and what is now Upstate New York. They were missionaries. Ask: How do we bring the Good News to others?Extending the LessonUnit 1: We Are the Church l TG1-17


































































































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