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November 5, 2017 • 31st Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Malachi 1:14b—2:2b, 8–10; 1 Thessalonians 2:7b–9, 13; Matthew 23:1–12For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundIn Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus warns his friends about the Pharisees. Pharisees were the respected teachers of the Mosaic Law in Jesus’ time. Jesus acknowledges their place in the Jewish community but criticizes them for not practicing the love and humility they preach.Instead, Jesus gives us a new rule about being important. The Christian who is important in Jesus’eyes is the one who serves other people. Jesus not only gave us this teaching in words, but he also showed it in his life. At his Last Supper, Jesus knelt down and washed the feet of his disciples. Then he said, “What I have done you also should do.” Jesus’ whole life was a sacrifice of himself for those he loved.Connecting Scripture and Doctrine“Catechesis aims to bring about in the believer an ever more mature faith in Jesus Christ, a deeper knowledge and love of his person and message, and a firm commitment to follow him.... With God’s grace, catechesis develops initial faith, nourishes the Christian life, and continually unfolds the mystery of Christ until the believer willingly becomes his disciple” (NDC, 19A). See also CCC, 1822–23.Sharing the Lesson with FamiliesSuggest to parents that they compliment their child for sharing. Encourage them to let their child help them do some of the household tasks. Praise their child for helping.Single-Session Lesson Pacing GuidesNote: These pacing guides are suggestions for how to present the lesson. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.Materialsl  Seeds Student Lesson for 11/5 l  Catechism handbook, page 8 l  CD player and Seeds CDsl  puppetl  scissors and crayons l  envelopesSuggested Musicl  “Come Gather” (CD-2, #2)l  “God Gave Me Hands” (CD-1, #13) l  “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)Lesson Resourcesl  Seeds Activity Book, Activity #32 l  Seeds Weekly Review Template(gospelweeklies.com/Catechists- Teachers)60-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20 minutes)l  Gathering Song l “Come Gather” (CD-2, #2) l  Gathering Prayerl  Story l When Maria Was Just the Right SizeDiscover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)l  Gospel Ritual l “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus says people who help are important. l  Cover Activity l Jesus teaches us to help others. (page 1)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 8.Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)l  Activity l I can help. (pages 2–3)l  Activity l Friends help friends. (page 4) l  Closing PrayerTake-Homel  Use Activity #32 from the Seeds Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.l  Remindthechildrentosharetheirlessonwiththeirfamiliesandto do the Family Corner activities and prayer on pages 2–3 together.90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20–25 minutes)l  Gathering Song l “Come Gather” (CD-2, #2)l  Gathering Prayerl  Story l When Maria Was Just the Right Sizel  Stretch and Sing l “God Gave Me Hands” (CD-1, #13)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40–45 minutes)l  Gospel Ritual l “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus says people who help are important. l  Cover Activity l Jesus teaches us to help others. (page 1)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 8.l  ActivitylSeedsActivityBook,Activity#32 Live the Gospel (15–20 minutes)l  Activity l I can help. (pages 2–3)l  Activity l Friends help friends. (page 4) l  Closing PrayerTake-HomeRemindthechildrentosharetheirlessonwiththeirfamiliesandto do the Family Corner activities and prayer on pages 2–3 together.TG1-28 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansJesus teaches us to help others.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramNovember 5, 201731st Sunday in Ordinary Time


































































































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