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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 shows us Jesus’Transfiguration. Three of his followers catch a glimpse of Jesus’glory as God’s beloved Son.
Connecting Scripture and Doctrine
Little children can grasp that 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 God’s love for us. Seeds encourages children to explore all the growing things around them and to consider ways they grow and change.
“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
Seeds emphasizes growing and changing as signs of God’s life in us and around us. Encourage parents to get out birthday pictures of their child over the years. Talk together about how the child has changed—height, weight, ability to use language, follow directions, etc. Suggest they also emphasize how the child has grown in love of God and can now say prayers with the family, go to Mass, and learn about Jesus.
  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
●  Seeds Student Lesson for 2/25
●  Catechism handbook, page 5
●  CD player and Seeds CDs
●  crayons or colored pencils
●  red, yellow, green, and orange game markers
●  coins—pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters
●  copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
●  pictures and statues of Jesus and Mary
●  aides to help with game play Suggested Music
●  “Everything’s Growing” (CD-1, #16)
●  “Saying Yes” (CD-2, #8)
●  “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)
●  The Seed Song” (CD-1, #1)
Lesson Resources
●  Seeds Activity Book, Activity #12
●  Weekly Review Template (gospelweeklies.com/
catechists-teachers)
 60-Minute Lesson
Share Experiences (15–20 minutes)
●  Gathering Song ● “Everything’s Growing” (CD-1, #16)
●  Gathering Prayer
●  Activity ● Growing and Changing
●  Story ● The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)
●  Gospel Ritual ● “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)
●  Sunday Gospel ● Jesus listens to his Father. (page 1)
●  Activity ● Gospel Creative Drama
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 5.
Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)
●  Activity ● The Growing Game (pages 2–3)
●  Activity ● I grow and change. (page 4)
●  Closing Prayer and Song ● “The Seed Song” (CD-1, #1)
Take-Home
●  Seeds 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 4 together.
90-Minute Lesson
Share Experiences (20–25 minutes)
●  Gathering Song ● “Everything’s Growing” (CD-1, #16) ●  Gathering Prayer
●  Activity ● Growing and Changing
●  Story ● The Very Hungry Caterpillar
●  Activity ● Stretch and Sing “Saying Yes” (CD-2, #8) Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40–45 minutes)
●  Gospel Ritual ● “Two Little Ears” (CD-1, #4)
●  Sunday Gospel ● Jesus listens to his Father. (page 1) ●  Activity ● Gospel Creative Drama
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 5.
●  Activity ● Seeds Activity Book, Activity #12 Live the Gospel (15—20 minutes)
●  Activity ● The Growing Game (pages 2–3)
●  Activity ● I grow and change. (page 4)
●  Closing Prayer and Song ● “The Seed Song” (CD-1, #1)
Take-Home
Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 4 together.
         TG3-24 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplans
 Jesus listens to his Father.
PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program
February 25, 2018
2nd Sunday of Lent




























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