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December 24, 2017 • 4th Sunday of AdventSunday Readings: 2 Samuel 7:1–5, 8b–12, 14a, 16; Romans 16:25–27; Luke 1:26–38For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundIn Sunday’s Gospel, an angel tells Mary that God has chosen her to be the mother of Jesus. Mary agrees to be part of God’s plan even though she doesn’t see how it can all be. Mary gave God flesh in her womb and became his first and best disciple.Connecting Scripture and DoctrineThis Sunday, we focus on Mary, the mother of Jesus. We listen to the story of the angel asking Mary if she will be Jesus’ mother. Seeds goes on to show where Mary’s yes took her and her faithful spouse, Joseph. The children will learn part of Mary’s prayer, the Hail Mary. Continuing to use the candle activity from the 1st Sunday of Advent will help the children mark the passage through Advent to Christmas.“We see [God’s] covenant promise fulfilled in Mary, the virgin mother of God’s only- begotten Son. She was a unique vessel of Gods’ Revelation, obediently bringing forth his Word in human flesh in order to establish his kingdom for ever” (NDC, 16A). See also CCC, 484–489.Sharing the Lesson with FamiliesSuggest to parents that they ask their child to tell all he or she knows about Jesus’ birthday by “reading” the Seeds Christmas booklet to them. Encourage them to pray the Hail Mary with their child and to answer his or her questions about its meaning.Materials●  Seeds Student Lesson for 12/24●  Catechism handbook, page 9●  CD player and Seeds CDs●  crayons or colored pencils●  Advent wreath and candle from 12/3 NOTE: Separate pages 1–2 from 3–4.Suggested Music●  “Jesus Is Coming” (CD-1, #7)●  “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)●  “Mary, You Said Yes to God” (CD-2, #24)Lesson Resources●  Seeds Activity Book, Activity #23●  Weekly Review Template (gospelweeklies.com/Catechists-Teachers)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 minutes)●  Gathering Song ● “Jesus Is Coming” (CD-1, #7)●  Gathering Prayer●  Story ● Allison and Kevin ListenDiscover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)●  Sunday Gospel ● An angel asks Mary to be the Mother of God.●  Song ● “Mary, You Said Yes to God” (CD-2, #24)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 9.Live the Gospel (20—25 minutes)●  Activity ● The Christmas Story Booklet (pages 1–4)●  Prayer Activity ● The Hail Mary (page 1)●  Closing Prayer●  Closing Song ● “Jesus Is Coming” (CD-1, #7)Take-Home●  Seeds Activity Book, Activity #23●  Remind the children to share their lesson with their families andto do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 1 together.90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20 minutes)●  Gathering Song ● “Jesus Is Coming” (CD-1, #7) ●  Gathering Prayer●  Story ● Allison and Kevin ListenDiscover Gospel and Doctrine (40–45 minutes)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)●  Sunday Gospel ● An angel asks Mary to be the Mother of God. ●  Activity ● Gospel Creative Drama●  Song ● “Mary, You Said Yes to God” (CD-2, #24)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 9.●  Activity ● Seeds Activity Book, Activity #23 Live the Gospel (20—25 minutes)●  Activity ● The Christmas Story Booklet (pages 1–4) ●  Prayer Activity ● The Hail Mary (page 1)●  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 1 together.TG2-24 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansThe Christmas StoryMary will be Jesus’ mother.Family PrayerOración en familiaHail Mary, full of grace the Lord is with thee! Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.Dear God, show us how to bring Jesus to others.Querido Dios, muéstranos cómo llevar a Jesús a los demás.Question of the Week How do you show that you believe God can do impossible things?Pregunta de la semana ¿qCuóemcroeedsemqueeDstiroas puede hacer cosas imposibles?Hail MarySEEDS copyright © 2017 by P aum Publishing Group, a division of Bayard, Inc. All rights reserved.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramDecember 24, 20174th Sunday of Advent


































































































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