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January 14, 2018 • 2nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday Readings: 1 Samuel 3:3b–10, 19;1 Corinthians 6:13c–15a, 17–20; John 1:35–42For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundIn Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus invites Andrew and another person to his home. They listen to what Jesus says. Then they tell others about him.Connecting Scripture and DoctrineSeeds celebrates the sense of hearing. Young children need to be listened to; they also need to develop good listening skills. This week’s lesson gives children listening experiences in its story, games, and activities.“The Christian faith is, above all, conversion to Jesus Christ, full adherence to his person and the decision to walk in his footsteps.... For disciples, saying ‘yes’ to Jesus Christ means that they abandon themselves to God and give loving assent to all that he has revealed” (NDC, 29B). See also CCC, 787–795.Sharing the Lesson with FamiliesEncourage parents to try the following activities as a way of learning to listen to each other:●  Sit close together in a circle. One family member whispers a phrase in the ear of theperson close to him or her. That person whispers it to the next person. Continue aroundthe circle and see what words come out at the end.●  The whole family can play the clapping game. One parent claps his or her hands in apattern; their child or everyone repeats it. Then their child claps in a different pattern and all repeat it. As family members listen more carefully, the patterns can become harder.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 ● “Gather Together” (CD-2, #1)●  Gathering Prayer●  Activity ● I Can Hear●  Story ● What Does Mark Hear? (pages 2–3)●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “God Made the Animals” (CD-1, #2) Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)●  Sunday Gospel ● Jesus says, “Come and listen.” (page 1)●  Activity ● Listening GameDistribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 6.Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)●  Activity ● We listen at Church. (page 4)●  Closing Prayer●  Closing Song ● “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)Take-Home●  Seeds Activity Book, Activity #28●  Remindthechildrentosharetheirlessonwiththeirfamiliesand to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on pages 2–3 together.90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20–25 minutes)●  Gathering Song ● “Gather Together” (CD-2, #1) ●  Gathering Prayer●  Activity ● I Can Hear●  Finger Play ● Ten Little Fingers●  Story ● What Does Mark Hear? (pages 2–3)●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “God Made the Animals” (CD-1, #2)Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40–45 minutes)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)●  Sunday Gospel ● Jesus says, “Come and listen.” (page 1) ●  Activity ● Listening GameDistribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 6.●  Activity ● Seeds Activity Book, Activity #28 Live the Gospel (15–20 minutes)●  Activity ● We listen at Church. (page 4)●  Closing Prayer●  Closing Song ● “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)Take-HomeRemind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on pages 2–3 together.TG2-32 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansMaterials●  Seeds Student Lesson for 1/14●  Catechism handbook, page 6●  CD player and Seeds CDs●  crayons or colored pencils●  box of noisy objects●  various bellsSuggested Music●  “Gather Together” (CD-2, #1)●  “God Made the Animals” (CD-1, #2)●  “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)Lesson Resources●  Seeds Activity Book, Activity #28●  Weekly Review Template(gospelweeklies.com/Catechists- Teachers)Jesus says,“Come and listen.”PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramJanuary 14, 20182nd Sunday in Ordinary Time


































































































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