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Lesson Theme: Jesus promises to come to us.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 Experiences●  Gathering Song ● “The Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2)●  Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-14)●  Cover Activity ● What is Advent? (page 1)●  Story ● We Get Ready for Christmas (page 2)●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “Walk on to Bethlehem” (CD-1, #6)●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for all the good things wewait for. Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and DoctrineLive the Gospel●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for Jesus, the Light of the World. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Activity ● Advent Booklet (pages 3–4, top)●  Activity ● Our Class Advent Wreath (pages 3–4, bottom)●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us to shine the light of lovebrightly. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 5●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us to shine the light of love brightly. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Weekly Review●  Closing Prayer (see page TG2-15)●  Closing Song ● “The Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.Curriculum Connections●  ELA: As a class, write a prayer to Jesus expressing the children’s excitement about celebrating his birth this Christmas.●  Sci: Ask the children for ways they can mark the passage of time. Identify several suggestions (e.g., the position of the sun, the temperature in your classroom) and, for a few days, mark the passage of time using these suggestions instead of the clock.●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for all the good things we wait for. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)●  Sunday Gospel ● We must be ready for Jesus to come.●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for the gift of Jesus, ourbrother. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 3●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for the gift of Jesus, our brother. Amen. (Repeat.)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 18.●  Activity ● Promise Activity Book, Activity #31●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for Jesus, the Light of theWorld. Amen. (Repeat.)Additional Resources●  Weekly Review Template (gospelweeklies.com/Catechists-Teachers)●  Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)●  Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW.●  Extending Activities (gospelweeklies.com/Catechists-Teachers)Catholic Identity Project of the WeekDiscuss with the children that just as the disciples were not sure when Jesus would return, we do not always know when we will be able to see the people we care about. We are fortunate to have many ways to communicate with people today even when we are not physically near them. Have each child draw a picture to send to a family member or friend he or she has not seen in a while. Send these drawings home and ask the families to help the children mail them.Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate●  December 6: Saint Nicholas – Despite popular stories and devotion to this 4th-century saint, one of the few things we know for sure about Nicholas is that he served as Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor.●  December 7: Saint Ambrose – One of the four original Doctorsof the Church, Ambrose reformed public worship and influenced many popes. Fun Church Fact: Ambrose was baptized, ordained, and consecrated as Bishop of Milan all in the same week!●  December 8: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – This holy day of obligation celebrates Mary’s conception without sin by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is patron saint of the United States. Pray the Hail Mary. Look up Luke 1:46–55, the Gospel upon which the Magnificat is based.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming ● TG2-13


































































































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