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December 24, 2017 • 4th Sunday of AdventSunday Readings: 2 Samuel 7:1–5, 8b–12, 14a, 16; Romans 16:25–27; Luke 1:26–38For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundIn Sunday’s Gospel, an angel tells Mary that God has chosen her to be the mother of Jesus. Mary agrees to be part of God’s plan even though she doesn’t see how it can all be. Mary gave God flesh in her womb. She also made a home for Jesus. She nursed the child, rocked him, played with him, picked him up when he fell, taught him words, and protected him from danger. When he began his mission, she believed in him, followed him, held his dead body at the foot of the Cross, and prayed among the community of believers who experienced Jesus’ continuing risen presence with them.Connecting Scripture and DoctrineMary is the model of what saying yes to God can mean. Promise helps children realize the importance of Mary’s yes and the importance of saying yes to God in their lives.“We see [God’s] covenant promise fulfilled in Mary, the virgin mother of God’s only-begotten Son. She was a unique vessel of Gods’ Revelation, obediently bringing forth his Word in human flesh in order to establish his kingdom for ever” (NDC, 16A). See also CCC, 484–486.Sharing the Lesson with FamiliesEncourage parents to use the cover illustration of the Annunciation and their child’s Getting- Ready Mobile from last Sunday to tell the story of the world getting ready for Jesus’ birth. Remind them to continue to help their child keep up his or her Advent Calendar as a means of counting down the days until Christmas.Single-Session Lesson Pacing GuidesNote: These pacing guides are suggestions for how to present the lesson. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.Materials●  Promise Student Lesson for 12/24●  Catechism handbook, page 25●  CD player and Promise/Good News CDs●  crayons, scissors, tape, card stock●  Advent wreath●  small plastic or paper cups, 3 per child NOTE: Separate pages 1–2 from 3–4.Suggested Music●  “The Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2)●  “Happy Birthday, Jesus” (CD-1, #9)●  “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)●  “Mary, O Blessed One” (CD-1, #3)Lesson Resources●  Promise Activity Book, Activity #23●  Weekly Review Template(gospelweeklies.com/Catechists- Teachers)60-Minute LessonShare Experiences (15–20 minutes)●  Gathering Song ● “The Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2)●  Gathering Prayer●  Story ● What Will I Say?Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)●  Cover Activity ● Mary says yes. (page 1)●  Sunday Gospel ● The Annunciation (page 1)●  Song ● “Mary, O Blessed One” (CD-1, #3)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 25.Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)●  Activity ● My “Yes” Christmas Tree (page 2)●  Activity ● The Three Wise Men (pages 3–4)●  Closing Prayer●  Closing Song ● “Mary, O Blessed One” (CD-1, #3)Take-Home●  Promise Activity Book, Activity #23●  Remind the children to share their lesson with their families andto do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 3 together.90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20–25 minutes)●  Gathering Song ● “The Promise, Part 2” (CD-1, #2)●  Gathering Prayer●  Story ● What Will I Say?●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “Happy Birthday, Jesus” (CD-1, #9)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40–45 minutes)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24) ●  Cover Activity ● Mary says yes. (page 1)●  Sunday Gospel ● The Annunciation (page 1)●  Song ● “Mary, O Blessed One” (CD-1, #3)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 25.●  Activity ● Promise Activity Book, Activity #23Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)●  Activity ● My “Yes” Christmas Tree (page 2)●  Activity ● The Three Wise Men (pages 3–4)●  Closing Prayer●  Closing Song ● “Mary, O Blessed One” (CD-1, #3)Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 3 together.TG2-24 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansMary says yes.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramDecember 24, 20174th Sunday of Advent


































































































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