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January 14, 2018 • 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Timepage with the children. Then read the back of the figures to see which belongs in each of the scenes. Demonstrate how to tape each figure at the top so they can still read the text on the back. Discuss the question at the bottom of the page to summarize.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.Live the GospelObjective ThechildrenwillfindhowtheycanactlikeJesus.Activity ● How do Jesus’ friends act? (page 4) Turn the Gospel page over to find a Promise classroom. Ask: Who can tell me one thing that is happening in this classroom? Read the title and ask: How are these children and adults are acting like Jesus? Sharing, helping, praising, being friendly and polite, learning about Jesus and God. Jesus’ friends act out of love and respect for each other and love of God.Closing Prayer Have the children stand with partners in a prayer circle. Sing the following words to the melody of “London Bridge is Falling Down”:1. I will always be your friend, be your friend, be your friend. I willalways be your friend. (Turn to partner. Shake hands.) Peace bewith you.2. (Skip with partner singing): We will always be good friends, begood friends, be good friends. We will always be good friends.(Stop skipping. Face partner. Shake hands.) Peace be with you.3. (Make one large circle. Hold hands.) Jesus is our loving friend, loving friend, loving friend. Jesus is our loving friend. (All raisejoined hands high.) Peace be with all.Remind the children to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer together.WHAT THE CHURCH BELIEVES AND TEACHES HANDBOOKWhat the Church Believes and TeachesYour Baptism (page 14)Ask: When did you become a friend of Jesus? Tell them it might be a day they don’t remember since many of them were probably babies. Explain that Baptism was the start of their being a child of God and a friend to Jesus.Ask: Have you seen photos of your Baptism? Where were you baptized? Who are your godparents? Why did your parents give you your name?Tell the children you will make a display of their Baptism pages. They need to ask their parents to fill in the page for them. Have a parent note prepared to send home with the Catechism handbooks. Prepare photocopies of page 14 if you don’t want to send the handbooks home. Plan to collect and display the pages at your next Promise class.Encourage parents to share photographs or video of the occasion with their child. Suggest that they commemorate this special day each year by lighting their child’s baptismal candle (or any white candle) and by tracing the Sign of the Cross on their child’s forehead.At the next class, give the children an opportunity to share their Baptism stories. Then have each draw a picture of what happened at their Baptism. Display their drawingson a bulletin board. Add the words: “I am a child of God, a friend of Jesus, and a member of the Church.”Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Promise, page 4.Play and sing “Come and Follow Me” (CD-2, #14) to wrap up this part of the class session.Lesson Wrap-UpVisit gospelweeklies.com/Catechists-Teachers to download Promise Weekly Review template.Use Activity #28 from the Promise Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.Unit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming ● TG2-35The NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program


































































































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