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                                           April 1 & 8, 2018 • Easter & 2nd Sunday of Easter
Easter Readings: Acts 10:34a, 37–43; Colossians 3:1–4; John 20:1–9 2nd Sunday of Easter Readings: Acts 4:32–35; 1 John 5:1–6; John 20:19–31
           For Catechists and Teachers
Scripture Background
The Gospels of Easter and the 2nd Sunday of Easter show the power of Jesus’ self-giving love. Jesus defeats death and promises that all who believe in him will live forever with God.
Connecting Scripture and Doctrine
Young children love to tell stories. This week, Promise gives them the greatest story of all— God’s raising Jesus from the dead. Jesus calls Mary Magdalene by name. She recognizes him and goes to tell others this Good News. Jesus calls each of us by name in Baptism and invites us to be part of his risen body, the body of the Church.
“The Easter Vigil marks the sacramental initiation of the catechumens into God’s own life and the life of the Church” (NDC, 37A). See also CCC, 656.
Sharing the Lesson with Families
Encourage parents to teach the Easter word Alleluia to their child. Tell them it means “Praise God” in Hebrew. Suggest they hang the Alleluia butterflies in their home until Pentecost.
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.
     Editor’s Note: This copy of Promise is for two Sundays. If your group meets on Easter, complete the lesson from the Gathering Prayer through the Gospel. On the 2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday), review the Easter story and complete the activities from the Gospel Drama to the Closing Song.
 60-Minute Lesson
Share Experiences (15–20 minutes)
l  Gathering Song l “He Is Risen, Alleluia!” (CD-2, #2) l  Gathering Prayer
l  Story l An Easter Surprise
l  Cover Activity l Jesus is Risen. (page 1)
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes)
l  Activity l Gospel Warm-Up
l  Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24) l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus is Risen! (page 2)
l  Activity l Gospel Drama
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 5.
Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)
l  Activity l Alleluia Butterflies (pages 3–4)
l  Closing Prayer
l  Closing Song l “He Is Risen, Alleluia!” (CD-2, #2)
Take-Home
l  Promise Activity Book, Activity #1
l  Remind the children to share their lesson with their families and
90-Minute Lesson
Share Experiences (20–25 minutes)
l  Gathering Song l “He Is Risen, Alleluia!” (CD-2, #2) l  Gathering Prayer
l  Story l An Easter Surprise
l  Activity l Signs of Easter, Signs of Life
l  Cover Activity l Jesus is Risen. (page 1)
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (45–50 minutes)
l  Activity l Gospel Warm-Up
l  Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24) l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus is Risen! (page 2)
l  Activity l Gospel Drama
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 5.
l  Activity l Promise Activity Book, Activity #1 Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)
l  Activity l Alleluia Butterflies (pages 3–4)
l  Closing Prayer
l  Closing Song l “He Is Risen, Alleluia!” (CD-2, #2)
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.
         to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.
TG4-12 For monthly gatherings, family catechesis, and summer intensive model pacing plans, visit gospelweeklies.com/pacingplans
Materials
l  Promise Student Lesson for 4/1 & 4/8
l  Catechism handbook, page 5
l  CD player and Promise/Good News
CD-2
l  scissors, crayons, large paper hearts l  coat hangers and fishing line NOTE: Separate pages 1–2 from 3–4.
Suggested Music
l  “He Is Risen, Alleluia!” (CD-2, #2) l  “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)
Lesson Resources
l  Promise Activity Book, Activity #1 l  Weekly Review Template
(gospelweeklies.com/catechists- teachers)
  April 1 & April 8, 2018
Easter & 2nd Sunday of Easter
Jesus is Risen.
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