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November 26, 2017 • Feast of Christ the KingSunday Readings: Ezekiel 34:11–12, 15–17;1 Corinthians 15:20–26, 28; Matthew 25:31–46For Catechists and TeachersScripture BackgroundSunday’s Gospel compares the Last Judgment to a shepherd separating sheep from goats. In the story, the shepherd distinguishes the sheep not by the curl in their woolly coats but by their merciful actions. The sheep are people who have fed the hungry, given drink to the thirsty, sheltered the stranger, clothed the naked, and visited the sick and imprisoned. Jesus offers us a clear message for how we should treat other people.Connecting Scripture and DoctrineOur duty as Christians is to respond when we see a need. Adults must be role models and offer direction to young children. Children will be encouraged to be caring, responsible people when they see the adults in their lives responding to situations in that way. Even very young children are beginning to develop the basic problem-solving skills that will allow them to recognize needs and seek solutions.“Respect for the inherent dignity of every human person is the foundation of a just society, and its ultimate end is the development of those persons to their fullest potential” (NDC, 43A). See also CCC, 2447.Sharing the Lesson with FamiliesSuggest that families decorate a bag or box to take to the church or to a food bank. If they need to buy items at the grocery, encourage them to take their child along and let the child decide what not to buy for your family in order to purchase items to donate.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 (20–25 minutes)●  Gathering Song ● “Gather Together” (CD-2, #1)●  Gathering Prayer●  Story ● The Lion and the Mouse ●  Activity ● Creative DramaDiscover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)●  Sunday Gospel ● Jesus shows us how to love. (page 1) Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes andTeaches handbooks. Turn to page 16. Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)●  Gospel Activity ● You helped me. (pages 3–4)●  Activity ● We share food with others. (page 2)●  Closing Prayer●  Closing Song ● “The Seed Song” (CD-1, #1)Take-Home●  Seeds Activity Book, Activity #27●  Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and90-Minute LessonShare Experiences (20–25 minutes)●  Gathering Song ● “Gather Together” (CD-2, #1) ●  Gathering Prayer●  Story ● The Lion and the Mouse●  Activity ● Creative DramaDiscover Gospel and Doctrine (40–45 minutes)●  Gospel Ritual ● “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)●  Sunday Gospel ● Jesus shows us how to love. (page 1) ●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “Like Jesus” (CD-1, #6)Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 16.●  Activity ● Seeds Activity Book, Activity #27Live the Gospel (15–20 minutes)●  Gospel Activity ● You helped me. (pages 3–4) ●  Activity ● We share food with others. (page 2) ●  Closing Prayer●  Closing Song ● “The Seed Song” (CD-1, #1)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.TG2-8 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplansMaterials●  Seeds Student Lesson for 11/26●  Catechism handbook, page 16●  CD player and Seeds CDs●  pencils and crayons●  scissors and envelopesNOTE: Separate pages 1–2 from 3–4.Suggested Music●  “Gather Together” (CD-2, #1)●  “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)●  “Like Jesus” (CD-1, #6)●  “The Seed Song” (CD-1, #1)Lesson Resources●  Seeds Activity Book, Activity #27●  Weekly Review Template(gospelweeklies.com/Catechists- Teachers)Jesus shows us how to love.PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation ProgramNovember 26, 2017Feast of Christ the King


































































































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