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November 19, 2017 • 33rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeAsk: Which servants made the master happy? Which made the master unhappy? Conclude that using our talents can help us bring happiness to ourselves and to others.Activity ● Stretch and Sing Invite the children to pick up their copies of Promise and lead them to the work area while playing and singing “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16).Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.with the children. Explain that the Hide it! card will be used in the game. Pass out scissors. Have the children cut out the cards, then form groups of 3, 4, or 5. Have the children in each group put all their cards in a box.Players take turns drawing a card, choosing one of the two activities pictured (front or back of card), and pantomimingit so the other players can guess what it is. Demonstrate that pantomiming means doing an action without sound. When other players guess the activity, the player pantomiming may keep the card. A player who draws the Hide it! card must return all of his or her cards to the hat. The player with the most cards when all the cards have been drawn or when time is up is the winner.Provide envelopes so the children can take their games home and play with their families.Closing Prayer Form a prayer circle and end class with the following prayer: “God gives us many talents. We thank God for these special gifts. We will try our best always to share.”The children respond, “Amen.”Conclude your prayer and gathering by playing and singing “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16).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 TeachesPrayers for You to Know: Morning Prayer, Night Prayer (page 30)Young children can begin to learn these simple morning and night prayers. Encourage them to begin to say them every day—either on their own or with their family. Memorizing prayers and being faithful about praying regularly can be considered a talent.Help the children to learn these prayers by saying one line and asking them to repeat that line after you. Start with the Morning Prayer. Once the children have mastered it, you can move on to the Night Prayer. You may also wish to share this hint with parents. The children will probably need help to learn the prayers, but most children should be able to memorize them over time.Send copies of these prayers home with the children so they can practice with their parents and begin praying them every morning and night.Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Promise, pages 3–4.Live the GospelObjective The children will play a game about sharing talents.Gospel Activity ● Hide It! A Game of Sharing (pages 3–4) This is a game of sharing talents. Have the children look at all the picture cards on pages 3 and 4. Explain that each card shows a special talent. Read the words on each cardLesson Wrap-UpVisit to download Promise Weekly Review template.Use Activity #26 from the Promise Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.Unit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming ● TG2-7The NEW Gospel WeekliesPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program

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