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December 10, 2017 • 2nd Sunday of AdventSunday Readings: Isaiah 40:1–5, 9–11; 2 Peter 3:8–14; Mark 1:1–8For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundIn Sunday’s Gospel, John the Baptist tells people to prepare for someone powerful and good who is coming. “Be ready for him,” John says, echoing the words of the prophet Isaiah.Connecting Scripture and DoctrineBuilding on children’s experiences of growth, Promise helps them identify ways of growing as Christians in preparation for Christmas. This Promise lesson also provides the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose feast day is December 12. She appeared not to the Spanish conquistadors or to the bishop but to the lowliest of all, a member of the conquered Aztec nation in Mexico.“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, 524.Sharing the Lesson with FamiliesEncourage parents to praise their child for the ways he or she shows growth—sharing with others in the family, helping at home, forgiving, and joining in family meal or bedtime prayers. Suggest they affirm their child for doing the actions named on Advent Calendar picture squares this week.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)●  Gathering Song ● “The Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2)●  Gathering Prayer●  CoverActivity●Adventisatimeofchangingandgrowing.(page1) ●  Activity ● I grow up! (page 2)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)●  Sunday Gospel ● John the Baptist●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “Walk on to Bethlehem” (CD-1, #6)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 20.Live the Gospel (15–20 minutes)●  Saint Story ● Our Lady of Guadalupe (pages 3–4) ●  Activity ● Advent Calendar●  Closing Prayer●  Closing Song ● “The Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2)Take-Home●  Promise Activity Book, Activity #11●  Remind the children to share their lesson with their families andto do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20–25 minutes)●  Gathering Song ● “The Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2)●  Gathering Prayer●  Cover Activity ● Advent is a time of changing and growing. (page 1) ●  Activity ● I grow up! (page 2)●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “Walk on to Bethlehem” (CD-1, #6)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40–45 minutes)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)●  Sunday Gospel ● John the Baptist●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “Walk on to Bethlehem” (CD-1, #6)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 20.●  Activity ● Promise Activity Book, Activity #11 Live the Gospel (15–20 minutes)●  Saint Story ● Our Lady of Guadalupe (pages 3–4) ●  Activity ● Advent Calendar●  Closing Prayer●  Closing Song ● “The Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2)Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.TG2-16 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansMaterials●  Promise Student Lesson for 12/10●  Catechism handbook, page 20●  CD player and Promise/Good News CDs●  crayons, pencils, scissors●  Advent wreathNOTE: Separate pages 1–2 from pages 3–4.Suggested Music●  “The Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2)●  “Walk on to Bethlehem” (CD-1, #6)●  “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)●  “The Holy Family” (CD-1, #10)Lesson Resources●  Promise Activity Book, Activity #11●  Weekly Review Template(gospelweeklies.com/Catechists- Teachers)Advent is a time of changing and growing.Find 12 things that have changed from the first picture to the second picture. Which ones are Advent changes?PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramDecember 10, 20172nd Sunday of Advent


































































































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