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November 19, 2017 • 33rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: Proverbs 31:10–13, 19–20, 30–31; 1 Thessalonians 5:1–6; Matthew 25:14–30For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundThis Sunday’s Gospel parable is about an employer who goes off on a journey. He calls in three of his workers, gives them money, and asks them to use it while he is away. When he returns, the employer finds that two of the workers have doubled his money but one has simply buried it. The employer is irate. The message is clear. We are to use what gifts we have been given.Connecting Scripture and DoctrinePromise helps young children recognize their talents and find ways to share them with others.“Jesus consistently used the ordinary human experiences of daily life to form his disciples, to point to the end of time, and to show the transcendent dimension of all oflife and of God’s eternal presence in it. Because the eternal Word assumed human nature, human experience is the locus for the manifestation and realization of salvation in him” (National Directory for Catechesis, 29A). See also Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1996–99.Sharing the Lesson with FamiliesSunday’s Gospel calls Christians, both children and parents, to use their God-given gifts. Encourage parents to help their child recognize gifts and talents he or she possesses. Suggest they affirm their child’s ordinary gifts of humor, energy, and thoughtfulness and display their child’s artwork or homework in a special place. They may also enjoy playing Hide It!, a game of sharing talents with others.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 (20–25 minutes)●  Gathering Song ● “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26)●  Gathering Prayer●  Warm-Up Activity ● Everybody has talents.●  Story ● Friends share with each other. (page 1)●  Activity ● What do I like to do? (page 2)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)●  Sunday Gospel ● The Three ServantsDistribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 30.Live the Gospel (15–20 minutes)●  Gospel Activity ● Hide It! A Game of Sharing (pages 3–4)●  Closing Prayer●  Closing Song ● “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)Take-Home●  Promise Activity Book, Activity #26●  Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20–25 minutes)●  Gathering Song ● “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) ●  Gathering Prayer●  Warm-Up Activity ● Everybody has talents.●  Story ● Friends share with each other. (page 1)●  Activity ● What do I like to do? (page 2)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40–45 minutes)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24) ●  Sunday Gospel ● The Three Servants●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 30.●  Activity ● Promise Activity Book, Activity #26 Live the Gospel (15–20 minutes)●  Gospel Activity ● Hide It! A Game of Sharing (pages 3–4)●  Closing Prayer●  Closing Song ● “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.Materials●  Promise Student Lesson for 11/19●  Catechism handbook, page 30●  CD player and Promise/Good News CDs●  scissors and envelopes●  crayons or colored pencils●  small boxesSuggested Music●  “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26)●  “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)●  “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)Lesson Resources●  Promise Activity Book, Activity #26●  Weekly Review Template(gospelweeklies.com/Catechists- Teachers)to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.TG2-4 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansThe NEW Gospel Weeklies22 1212 21212333 3233 33232 33323 322Friends share with each other.Use the color code to find how friends share.1=2=3=PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramNovember 19, 201733rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Volume 32, Number 223 2


































































































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