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December 3, 2017 • 1st Sunday of AdventSunday Readings: Isaiah 63:16b–17, 19b, 64:2–7; 1 Corinthians 1:3–9; Mark 13:33–37For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundOn this Sunday, the Catholic Church begins the season of preparing for the feast of Christmas, the celebration of God’s becoming human. Advent is also the season that exhorts us to prepare for Jesus’ coming in glory at the end of time. Anticipating this final coming is the theme of Sunday’s Gospel.Connecting Scripture and DoctrineFour weeks seem a very long time to a child. The activity on the cover of this week’s Seeds will help them mark the passage of time during the four weeks of Advent.“Because of God’s presence in time in the person of Jesus Christ, time is sacred. Christians mark time itself in relation to Christ.... The economy or history of salvation unfolds throughout the liturgical year. Each day of the liturgical year is sanctified primarily by Christ’s presence in it, but also by the prayer and the liturgical celebrations of the People of God” (NDC, 37A). See also CCC, 524, 678.Sharing the Lesson with FamiliesSuggest that parents help their child wait for Christmas by making a Sleeps Chain. Glue or staple 11 red and 11 green 1-inch-wide strips of construction paper into a chain. Each night before their child goes to bed, they snip off one of the links. When there is only one link left, there is just one more sleep before Christmas is here.Single-Session Lesson Pacing GuidesNote: These pacing guides are suggestions for how to present the lesson. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.Materials●  Seeds Student Lesson for 12/3●  Catechism handbook, page 12●  CD player and Seeds CD-1●  Advent wreath with battery-powered candles●  crayons or colored pencils, scissors NOTE: Cut out one candle (page 1). Suggested Music●  “Jesus Is Coming” (CD-1, #7)●  “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)●  “This Little Light of Mine” (CD-1, #11) Lesson Resources●  Seeds Activity Book, Activity #31●  Weekly Review Template (gospelweeklies.com/Catechists- Teachers)60-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20 minutes)●  Gathering Song ● “Jesus Is Coming” (CD-1, #7)●  Gathering Prayer●  Story ● I Can Wait●  Activity ● Advent is a time of getting ready for Jesus. (page 1)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)●  Gospel Warm-Up●  Gospel Ritual ● “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)●  Sunday Gospel ● Everyone is waiting for Jesus.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 12.Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)●  Activity ● We get ready at home. We get ready at church. (pages 3–4)●  Activity ● A Getting-Ready Puzzle (pages 3–4)●  Closing Prayer●  Closing Song ● “Jesus Is Coming” (CD-1, #7)Take-Home●  Seeds Activity Book, Activity #31●  Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20–25 minutes)●  Gathering Song ● “Jesus Is Coming” (CD-1, #7)●  Gathering Prayer●  Story ● I Can Wait●  Activity ● Advent is a time of getting ready for Jesus. (page 1) ●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “This Little Light of Mine” (CD-1, #11)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40–45 minutes)●  Gospel Warm-Up●  Gospel Ritual ● “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)●  Sunday Gospel ● Everyone is waiting for Jesus.Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 12.●  Activity ● Seeds Activity Book, Activity #31Live the Gospel (15–20 minutes)●  Activity ● We get ready at home. We get ready at church. (pages 3–4)●  Activity ● A Getting-Ready Puzzle (pages 3–4) ●  Closing Prayer●  Closing Song ● “Jesus Is Coming” (CD-1, #7)Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.TG2-12 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansAdvent is a time of getting ready for Jesus.1st SundayADVENTCome, Lord Jesus.S M T W Th F S3456789 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ChristmasWe are ready.4th SundayPFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program2nd SundayCome, Jesus. Be with us.December 3, 20171st Sunday of AdventCome, Jesus, our brother.3rd Sunday


































































































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