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Lesson Theme: God judges us on how we live.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 ● “Serving Each Other” (CD-1, #19)●  Gathering Prayer (see page TG2-10)●  Story ● The Thank-You Box●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “God’s Love Is...” (CD-2, #6)●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for the people who help us.Amen. (Repeat.) Day 2Discover Gospel and Doctrine●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for the people who help us. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)●  Sunday Gospel ● The Works of Mercy●  Cover Activity ● What does Jesus want us to do? (page 1)●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for showing us how to helpothers. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 3●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for showing us how to help others. Amen. (Repeat.)Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 30.●  Activity ● Promise Activity Book, Activity #27●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for giving us things we canshare. Amen. (Repeat.)Live the Gospel●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for giving us things we can share. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Gospel Activity ● I can do Works of Mercy. (pages 2–3)●  Activity ● My Thank-You Prayer (page 4)●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us to find ways to help and sharewith others. Amen. (Repeat.)Day 5●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us to find ways to help and share with others. Amen. (Repeat.)●  Weekly Review●  Closing Prayer (see page TG2-11)●  Closing Song ● “Serving Each Other” (CD-1, #19)Friday Take-HomeRemind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.Curriculum Connections●  ELA: Have the children make a list of ways they help one another.●  SS: Read aloud a book that focuses on a character who needs and receives help (for example, in the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, the title character needs help appreciating her name, and a teacher helps her). Discuss with the children why we should help each other and how a person who receives help may feel.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 WeekInvite the children to focus on a particular Work of Mercy. As a class, choose one Work of Mercy to do during Advent, which begins next week. Ideas could include drawing cards for people living in nursing homes, making sandwiches for a local soup kitchen, or collecting outgrown clothes to donate.Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate●  November 28: Saint James of the Marche – This 15th-century saint established montes pietatis or “mountains of charity,” charitable pawnbrokers for people who needed low-interest loans. Saint James traveled throughout Europe, preaching and converting people to Christianity. Say a prayer today for those who do not have food, water, or housing.●  November 30: Saint Andrew, the Apostle – Older brother of Peter, Andrew is patron of fishermen, singers, and Scotland. Saint Andrew spread the Good News through the area that is modern-day Greece and Turkey. He was crucified on an X-shaped cross, as it’s believed that Andrew thought himself unworthy to be crucified in the same manner as Jesus.Extending the LessonUnit 2: We Celebrate Jesus’ Coming ● TG2-9


































































































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