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 For Catechists and Teachers
Scripture Background
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus refers to himself as the vine. He says that his followers are the branches. Jesus shares God’s life with us. We belong to his family. As long as we stay connected to Jesus like branches connected to the trunk of a vine, we will share God’s life, grow in faith and love, and produce good fruit.
Connecting Scripture and Doctrine
Jesus teaches that just as a vine and its branches share life, so his followers share life with him. The Church is the vine of God and the family of God. The power and life that flow from Jesus’ Death and Resurrection gather and unite us.
Grace “is the free and undeserved help that God gives us to, in turn, respond to his call to become his adopted children, partakers of the divine nature and of eternal life (NDC, 42A). See also CCC, 737, 755, 1108.
Sharing the Lesson with Families
Children need to feel welcome at church. Encourage parents to read the Mass booklet with their child. Suggest that parents find out what makes their child happy about being with the parish community for Sunday Mass.
Materials
l  Promise Student Lesson for 4/29
l  Catechism handbook, page 30
l  CD player and Promise/Good News CD-2 l  pencils, colored pencils or crayons
l  scissors, ball of yarn
l  vining plant or branch
NOTE: Separate pages 1–2 from 3–4. Fold one copy of page 1 in advance.
Suggested Music
l  “He Is Risen, Alleluia!” (CD-2, #2) l  “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24) l  “New Life” (CD-2, #1)
Lesson Resources
l  Promise Activity Book, Activity #16
l  Weekly Review Template (gospelweeklies.
com/catechists-teachers)
April 29, 2018 • 5th Sunday of Easter
Sunday Readings: Acts 9:26–31; 1 John 3:18–24; John 15:1–8
We are a community of friends.
PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program
April 29, 2018
5th Sunday of Easter
Fold the page to find out what connects these children.
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.
60-Minute Lesson
Share Experiences (15–20 minutes)
l  Gathering Song l “He Is Risen, Alleluia!” (CD-2, #2)
l  Gathering Prayer
l  Cover Activity l We are a community of friends. (page 1) l  Activity l Words connect us together. (page 2)
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (20—25 minutes) l  Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)
l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus is the vine. We are the branches. Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and
Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 30. Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)
l  Activity l “I belong at church” Booklet (pages 3–4) l  Closing Prayer
l  Closing Song l “New Life” (CD-2, #1)
Take-Home
l  Promise Activity Book, Activity #16
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  Cover Activity l We are a community of friends. (page 1) l  Activity l Words connect us together. (page 2)
l  Activity l Get Connected
Discover Gospel and Doctrine (40–45 minutes) l  Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)
l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus is the vine. We are the branches. Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and
Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 30. l  Activity l Promise Activity Book, Activity #16 Live the Gospel (20–25 minutes)
l  Activity l “I belong at church” Booklet (pages 3–4) l  Closing Prayer
l  Closing Song l “New Life” (CD-2, #1)
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.
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