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November 12, 2017 • 32nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Wisdom 6:12–16;1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; Matthew 25:1–13For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundWhen the early Christians remembered stories Jesus had told, such as the one about the wise and foolish girls, they heard the call to be ready to stand with Jesus at his return at his Second Coming. They expected Jesus to return in their lifetimes. But, like the wedding party in the Gospel, Jesus’ coming is delayed. The early Christians had to learn how to meet Jesus instead as he came to them in their daily lives.Connecting Scripture and Doctrine“‘God’s love is communicated to...young children primarily through parents.’ Parents have shared the gift of human life with their children and, through Baptism, have enriched them with a share in God’s own life.... Their faith, their attitude toward other human beings, and their trust in a loving God strongly influence the development of the child’s faith” (NDC, 48E, quoting National Catechetical Directory, 177).This week’s Seeds helps children reflect on how sometimes they miss out on the fun and life around them. Seeds interprets Sunday’s parable as a call to the children to enjoy the life around them and to participate fully in it.Sharing the Lesson with FamiliesEncourage families to plan an outing to a park or nature area, a trip downtown, or a visit to a museum. Suggest at-home activities like reading aloud, playing games, or making treats.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 11/12 l  Catechism handbook, page 31 l  CD player and Seeds music CDs l  scissors and gluel  crayons or colored pencils Suggested Musicl  “Gather Together” (CD-2, #1)l  “God Gave Me Hands” (CD-1, #13) l  “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)Lesson Resourcesl  Seeds Activity Book, Activity #6 l  Seeds Weekly Review Template(gospelweeklies.com/Catechists- Teachers)60-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20 minutes)l  Gathering Song l “Gather Together” (CD-2, #1) l  Gathering Prayerl  Story l Anaya’s Bad Day (page 2)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)l  Gospel Ritual l “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus says, “Don’t miss out.” (page 1) l  Activity l Creative PlayDistribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 31.Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)l  Activity l Anaya’s Bad Day (pages 2–3)l  Activity l Where are my shoes? (page 4)l  Closing Prayerl  Closing Song l “God Gave Me Hands” (CD-1, #13)Take-Homel  Use Activity #6 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 page 4 together.90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20–25 minutes)l  Gathering Song l “Gather Together” (CD-2, #1)l  Gathering Prayerl  Story l Anaya’s Bad Day (page 2)l  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, “Don’t miss out.” (page 1) l  Activity l Creative PlayDistribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 31.l  Activity l Seeds Activity Book, Activity #6 Live the Gospel (15–20 minutes)l  Activity l Anaya’s Bad Day (pages 2–3)l  Activity l Where are my shoes? (page 4)l  Closing Prayerl  Closing Song l “God Gave Me Hands” (CD-1, #13)Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.TG1-32 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansJesus says, “Don’t miss out.”PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramNovember 12, 201732nd Sunday in Ordinary Time


































































































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