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                                           February 25, 2018 • 2nd Sunday of Lent
Sunday Readings: Genesis 22:1–2, 9a, 10–13, 15–18; Romans 8:31b–34; Mark 9:2–10
             For Catechists and Teachers
Scripture Background
Sunday’s Gospel tells us of Jesus’Transfiguration during which three of his followers catch a glimpse of Jesus’glory as God’s beloved Son. Jesus was so close to God that he showed it all over. Jesus’ radiant body shows us God’s beauty, just as the beauty of nature shows us God’s beauty and love for us.
Connecting Scripture and Doctrine
This Promise lesson helps children explore their inner beauty and recognize, accept, and respond appropriately to various feelings they experience. You can help them learn that God has given all of us feelings as part of our human nature and that feelings are good. The next two lessons will also explore feelings and the need to forgive and be forgiven.
“We are called to be leaven in society, applying Christian values to every aspect of our lives.... Christians, by virtue of their Baptism, must be the ‘servant’ leaders that Jesus Christ challenged the disciples to be” (NDC, 43B). See also CCC, 69, 315.
Sharing the Lesson with Families
On this 2nd Sunday of Lent, the Church reads the Gospel story of Jesus’Transfiguration. Promise explores with young children the idea of change and growth. Encourage parents to spend time with their child, identifying things he or she can do this spring that he or she couldn’t do last year.
  Single-Session Lesson Pacing Guides
Note: These pacing guides are suggestions for how to present the lesson. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs.
Materials
●  Promise Student Lesson for 2/25
●  Catechism handbook, page 28
●  CD player and Promise/Good News CDs
●  crayons and pencils
●  paper slips, envelopes
NOTE: Separate pages 1–2 from 3–4. Fold one copy of pages 3–4.
Suggested Music
●  “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26)
●  “Saying Yes” (CD-1, #17)
●  “Glory and Praise to You...” (CD-2, #23)
●  “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)
Lesson Resources
●  Promise Activity Book, Activity #12
●  Weekly Review Template (gospelweeklies.
com/catechists-teachers)
 60-Minute Lesson
Share Experiences (15–20 minutes)
●  Gathering Song ● “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26)
●  Gathering Prayer
●  Activity ● We Can Grow and Change (page 2)
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)
●  GospelRitual●“GloryandPraisetoYou,LordJesusChrist”(CD-2,#23)
●  Sunday Gospel ● Jesus is God’s Son. (page 1)
●  Activity ● Gospel Creative Drama
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 28.
Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)
●  Activity ● What makes change happen? (pages 3–4)
●  Activity ● You can make a difference. (page 4)
●  Prayer Activity ● Prayers of Petition
●  Closing Prayer
●  Closing Song ● “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)
Take-Home
●  Promise Activity Book, Activity #12
●  Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and
to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.
90-Minute Lesson
Share Experiences (20–25 minutes)
●  Gathering Song ● “Yes, Lord, I Believe” (CD-2, #26) ●  Gathering Prayer
●  Activity ● We Can Grow and Change (page 2)
●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “Saying Yes” (CD-1, #17)
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (45–50 minutes)
●  GospelRitual●“GloryandPraisetoYou,LordJesusChrist”(CD-2,#23) ●  Sunday Gospel ● Jesus is God’s Son. (page 1)
●  Activity ● Gospel Creative Drama
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 28.
●  Activity ● Promise Activity Book, Activity #12 Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)
●  Activity ● What makes change happen? (pages 3–4) ●  Activity ● You can make a difference. (page 4)
●  Prayer Activity ● Prayers of Petition
●  Closing Prayer
●  Closing Song ● “CHOICES” (CD-1, #16)
Take-Home
Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.
         TG3-24 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplans
  Jesus is God’s Son.
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February 25, 2018
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