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Lesson Theme: Jesus gathers a community.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 ● “Gather Together” (CD-2, #1)●  Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-34)●  Story ● Rosie’s Birthday Surprise●  Activity ● Who are my friends? (page 2)●  Activity ● Heads Up!●  Cover Activity ● I have friends. (page 1)●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for the gift of hearing.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrine●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for the gift of hearing. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)●  Sunday Gospel ● People come to Jesus.●  Activity ● Jesus makes friends. (page 3)●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us to listen to and follow you.Amen. (Repeat.)Day 3●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us to listen to and follow you. Amen. (Repeat.)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 14.●  Activity ● Promise Activity Book, Activity #28●  Song ● “Come and Follow Me” (CD-2, #14)●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us to share your love with othersat church. Amen. (Repeat.)Live the Gospel●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us to share your love with others at church. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Activity ● How do Jesus’ friends act? (page 4)●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for all the things we learnabout you at Mass. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 5●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for all the things we learn about you at Mass. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Weekly Review●  Closing Prayer (see page TG2-35)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.Curriculum Connections●  Sci: Play different sounds for the children and ask them to identify the sounds they hear.●  Math: Have the children build different types of houses using blocks.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 WeekIn this Sunday’s Gospel, we read that Andrew shared Jesus’message with his brother. By doing this, Andrew evangelized. As Catholics, we are all called to evangelize. One way we can do this is to retell the story of Jesus. As a class, choose a favorite story of Jesus to retell. Rewrite it together. Then have the children illustrate it and share their words and drawings with the parish-school community.Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate●  January 17: Saint Berard and Companions – Saint Berard and his brother Franciscans were killed when they refused to stop preaching the Gospel in Morocco. Their lives inspired many others to become missionaries, including Saint Anthony of Padua. Pray for the safety and strength of those who serve as missionaries and relief workers around the world.●  January 20: Saint Fabian – He was not in the running to become pope; however, when a dove landed on Saint Fabian’s head, people regarded it as a sign from the Holy Spirit and elected him unanimously! His papacy spanned 14 years until his martyrdom in A.D. 250.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming ● TG2-33


































































































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