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     Lesson Theme: Jesus heals and makes us disciples.
 Five-Day Lesson Pacing Guide
Note: This pacing guide suggests how to present the lesson over five days. Please adapt the lesson to suit your needs. Day 4
Day 1
Share Experiences
●  Gathering Song ● “Come Gather” (CD-2, #2)
●  Gathering Prayer (see page TG3-14)
●  Story ● A Party for Grandma
●  Activity ● Creative Drama
●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for role models of saints who have shared the Good News. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 2
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
Live the Gospel
●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us to become healers of hurts. Amen. (Repeat.)
●  Activity ● We gather together. (pages 2–3)
●  Activity ● What do you like to do with older family and friends?
(page 4)
●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us to listen to and share the
Gospel. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 5
●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us to listen to and share the Gospel. Amen. (Repeat.)
●  Weekly Review
●  Closing Prayer (see page TG3-15)
●  Closing Song ● “I Am the Way” (CD-2, #19)
Friday Take-Home
Remind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on pages 2–3 together.
Curriculum Connections
●  Sci: Bring in or find pictures of plants or animals in different stages of development. Invite the children to investigate
the plants or animals to identify how the younger plants or animals are similar to, but not exactly the same as, the parent. (NGSS.1.L.S3.1)
●  SS: Talk with the children about maps and how they help us know where to go. Direct the children to draw a map of the classroom to help a potential new student get around the room.
    ●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, thank you for role models of saints who have shared the Good News. Amen. (Repeat.)
●  Gospel Ritual ● “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)
●  Sunday Gospel ● People of all ages follow Jesus. (page 1)
●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “Like Jesus” (CD-1, #6)
●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us to hear and act on Jesus’ Good
News. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 3
●  Gathering Prayer ● Loving God, help us to hear and act on Jesus’ Good News. Amen. (Repeat.)
Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 18.
●  Activity ● Seeds Activity Book, Activity #30
●  Closing Prayer ● Loving God, help us to become healers of hurts.
Amen. (Repeat.)
    Additional Resources
Extending the Lesson
Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate
 ●  Weekly Review Template (gospelweeklies.com/catechists-teachers)
●  Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)
●  Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW.
●  Teaching Companion to WCBT Handbook (gospelweeklies.com/
catechists-teachers)
Catholic Identity Project of the Week
While we cannot heal sickness like Jesus did, we can provide comfort to people who are sick. As a class, write a card to residents of a local nursing home or hospital, wishing the recipients a quick recovery.
●  February 6: Saint Paul Miki and Companions – A Jesuit brother born in Japan in late 16th century, Paul Miki and 26 others— catechists, missionaries, laymen, servants, elderly people, and children—were crucified in 1627 for their Christian beliefs. Today, there are about 500,000 Catholics in Japan.
●  February 8: Saint Josephine Bakhita – Kidnapped, sold into slavery, and abused, Josephine Bakhita eventually came to live with Canossian Sisters in Venice. There, she dedicated her life to God. Canonized in 2000, Saint Josephine Bakhita is patron of Sudan.
Unit 3: Jesus Calls Us to Follow Him ● TG3-13












































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