Page 19 - SEEDSguideUnit4
P. 19

                                               April 15, 2018 • 3rd Sunday of Easter
 and wishes them peace. This means he forgives them. Before, they were sad that Jesus was gone, afraid of the people who had killed Jesus, and ashamed that they had run away.
Tell the children that one of Jesus’ friends, the man named Simon Peter, will become the leader of the Christians. He will become the first pope.
Distribute the children’s What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.
Live the Gospel
Objective The children will thank God for feelings.
Activity l God gives us feelings. (pages 3–4) Gather in the work area and distribute scissors and pages
3–4 of Seeds. Tell the children they will make a booklet and then complete the faces of the children on the booklet pages. Demonstrate how to cut on the horizontal line to get two equal pieces. Then have the children fold on the dotted lines and nest the two pieces inside each other.
After all the children have their books in order, collect the scissors and distribute crayons, markers, or colored pencils. Read the title page aloud with the children and have them identify the expressions on the children’s faces. Clockwise from top left: sad, happy, surprised, unhappy or anxious, happy. Turn to page 2 of the booklet and ask: What is happening here? How does the boy feel? Read the words and give the children time to draw a smile on Jamal’s face. Continue in the same way for pages 3–5. On pages 6–7, have the children trace the dotted line to get a feeling of how Grace feels excited when the power in her leg makes the ball go high. Complete the booklet by turning to page 8, reading the text, and letting the children finish the faces of all five children.
Summarize by reading the book again with the children. Or read the text yourself and have the children show with their faces and bodies how the children look and act.
Closing Prayer Gather and stand in a prayer circle. Pray: “When Jesus died, his friends were scared and worried. Then Jesus came back to them. He said, ‘I bring you peace.’ Let us share peace with each other. Turn to the child next to you, shake his or her hand, and say, ‘Peace be with you.’”
After the children have shared peace, invite them to join hands and sing “Easter People” (CD-1, #14) again.
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
Who Is the Pope? (page 11)
      Help the children find page 11 in their Catechism handbooks. Invite them to look at the man in white. Ask: Does anyone know who this is? Read the words at the top of the page with the children. Then write the word pope on the board. Explain that this word is like our English word papa. In fact, the Pope is also called the Holy Father. So Pope and Holy Father are different titles, or names, for the same person—the leader of the great church family that meets every week in Catholic churches throughout the world. If a photograph or portrait of Pope Francis hangs somewhere in your church, take the children to look at the picture.
Direct the children to complete the broken lines of the images on the page. This will reveal three churches. Explain that these churches show that the Pope is the leader of all the Catholic churches in the world.
Tell the children that you have some homework for them. Tell them to ask their parents to help them remember the names of churches they have attended for special events such as baptisms and weddings or when they visited relatives in other parts of the city or country.
Have the children close the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and return to Seeds, pages 3–4.
     Lesson Wrap-Up
Visit to download Seeds Weekly Review template.
Use Activity #10 from the Seeds Activity Book as a take-home activity or lesson wrap-up.
Unit 4: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection l TG4-19
The NEW Gospel Weeklies
PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program

   17   18   19   20   21