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                                                       March 25, 2018 • Palm/Passion Sunday
 children to look over the four pictures and finish coloring them. When they have finished coloring, help them each fold the page in half to make a booklet. Invite the children to bring their booklets to the story circle. Hold up each page of your booklet and tell the story of what happens to Jesus.
Palm Sunday–The people of Jerusalem welcomed Jesus.
Holy Thursday–Ask: What are Jesus and his friends doing? This is their Last Supper together. Jesus tells his friends the bread and wine they share are his Body and Blood. We celebrate this meal at every Mass (Eucharist).
Good Friday–The leaders think Jesus is making himself too much like God and decide he must be put to death. Jesus carries his Cross. Jesus dies on the Cross. Jesus asks his Father to forgive these people. His mother Mary and friend John stay by his Cross.
Easter Sunday–Jesus is Risen! He visits his mother and his friends. They are amazed and overjoyed. They share the Good News: Alleluia! Jesus is Risen from the dead!
Activity l Holy Week (page 2) Return to the work area and direct the children to look at Promise page 2. Review the four special days in Holy Week. Read the names of these days aloud. Ask: Which day came first? Palm Sunday. Direct the children to write
a number one in the box next to that day’s name. Then have the children look at the pictures and draw a line from the day’s name to the picture for that day. Continue with the remaining days.
Closing Prayer Gather in a prayer circle. Invite the children to repeat each line of this prayer after you: Thank you, Jesus /
for all you have done. / Thank you, Father / for giving us Jesus. / Amen.
Bring your prayer and session to a close by playing and singing “Hosanna! Shout Hosanna!” (CD-1, #18).
Remind the children to share their Gospel Weeklies with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer together.
What the Church Believes and Teaches
God’s Promises to His People (page 12)
 Tell the children that we consider Abraham our father
in faith. Read about God’s promise to Abraham. Give each child a piece of yellow or gold card stock and a star pattern to trace. Direct the children to trace and cut out their star and print their name in large letters on one side. Punch a hole in one point of each star. Use fishing line to hang the stars over your prayer space.
Read about God’s promise to Moses. Ask: What do
you think it means to be God’s People? Read “God made another promise.” Help the children recognize the various communities in their daily lives: family, class, school, neighborhood, team, club, and so on. Point out that each of us joined to the People of God through faith and Baptism. Explain faith and Baptism in your own words or direct the children to Words for You to Know on page 31.
Read “The People of God Today.” Use a children’s finger play to illustrate the difference between church and Church. “Here is the church and here is the steeple. Open the doors and see all the people.”The building is the church. The people are the Church, the People of God.
Take the children outside with drawing paper and pencils if weather and time permit. Position them where they can see the front of your parish church. Invite them to draw a picture of the church. Keep these pictures to use with the April 22 lesson.
Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Promise, pages 3–4.
                    Live the Gospel
Objectives l The children will: l  CreateHolyWeekbooklets.
l  ReviewtheeventsofHolyWeek.
Activity l My Holy Week Booklet (pages 3–4) Gather the children in the work area to make a booklet about Holy Week. Distribute crayons and Promise pages 3–4. Invite the
  Lesson Wrap-Up
Visit to download Promise Weekly Review template.
Use Activity #8 from the Promise Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.
Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection l TG4-11
The NEW Gospel Weeklies
PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program

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