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     Lesson Theme: Jesus sends the Holy Spirit to us.
 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
l  Gathering Song l “New Life” (CD-2, #1)
l  Gathering Prayer (see page TG4-34)
l  Activity l Doorways of Change
l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to celebrate your love every
day. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 2
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
Live the Gospel
l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to open our hearts to the Holy Spirit. Amen. (Repeat.)
l  Activity l The Holy Spirit unites Jesus’ followers. (page 2)
l  Activity l I can share the Good News. (page 3)
l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us follow you faithfully and
share the Good News of your great love for us. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 5
l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us follow you faithfully and share the Good News of your great love for us. Amen. (Repeat.)
l  Weekly Review
l  Activity l Promise Certificate (page 4)
l  Closing Prayer (see page TG4-35)
l  Closing Song l “The Holy Spirit” (CD-2, #8)
Friday Take-Home
Remind the students to share their lesson with their families and to do the Family Corner activities and prayer on page 2 together.
Curriculum Connections
l  Tech: Have the students do guided research to learn about different communities and people around the world. (ISTE2016.7d)
l  SS: As the students complete their research, have them use maps or globes to identify characteristics of the places where these communities and people live. (D2.Geo.3.K-2)
    l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, help us to celebrate your love every day. Amen. (Repeat.)
l  Gospel Ritual l “Gospel Acclamation” (CD-2, #24)
l  Sunday Gospel l Jesus returns to his Father. (page 1)
l  Activity l Stretch and Sing “The Holy Spirit” (CD-2, #8)
l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us the Holy Spirit
to guide us always. Amen. (Repeat.)
Day 3
l  Gathering Prayer l Loving God, thank you for giving us the Holy Spirit to guide us always. Amen. (Repeat.)
Distribute the students’ What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks. Turn to page 27.
l  Activity l Promise Activity Book, Activity #7
l  Closing Prayer l Loving God, help us to open our hearts to the Holy
Spirit. Amen. (Repeat.)
    Additional Resources
l  Weekly Review Template (gospelweeklies.com/catechists-teachers) l  Seasonal Resources (gospelweeklies.com/seasonal)
l  Video Links: Go to gospelweeklies.com/blog to subscribe to GROW. l  Teaching Companion to WCBT Handbook (gospelweeklies.com/
catechists-teachers)
l  Extending Activities (gospelweeklies.com/catechists-teachers)
Catholic Identity Project of the Week
One way we can go into the world and proclaim the Gospel is to share the fruits of the religious education program with the larger parish community. Make a brief video of each child sharing something he or she learned about God this year in your class. Ask the pastor to share it with the parish and post it on a closed YouTube channel for your families.
Saints and Feast Days to Celebrate
l  May 13: Our Lady of Fatima – Between May 13 and October
13, 1917, three Portuguese children—Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia—received apparitions of Our Lady near Fatima. Mary asked the children to pray the Rosary for world peace, an end to World War I, sinners, and Russia’s conversion. The message of Fatima is simple: Pray.
l  May 14: Saint Matthias, Apostle – After Jesus’ Ascension, Peter proposed a new Apostle be named to replace Judas, saying, “It is necessary that one of the men who accompanied us the whole time the Lord Jesus came and went among us...become with us a witness to his resurrection” (Acts 1:21–22). Matthias was chosen.
Extending the Lesson
 Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection l TG4-33













































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