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 UNIT 4 OVERVIEW: We Celebrate Jesus’ Death and Resurrection
  Late Close Lessons
If your Seeds sessions continue after the last Sunday in
this unit (May 13), you may wish to use the reproducible lessons on Creation, the Ascension of Jesus, and Pentecost that are available at Go to Catechists- Teachers>Seeds>Early Start/Late Close Lessons. There are three additional Late Close Lessons in the Seeds Activity Book. These topics are Mary, Prayer, and Pentecost.
      Life in Christ
Christian Prayer
      Loving God, who feeds us; sharing food with the hungry
Eucharist; Blessing Before Meals
  Taking part in Holy Week; welcoming
Welcoming Jesus
  New life of spring and Easter
     Eucharist; Jesus brings us peace
Praising God; Blessing Before Meals
  Eucharist; following Jesus
Psalm 23
     Building church community
Thank-you prayer
  Showing love to family
Hail Mary
  Celebrating; following Jesus
Thank-you prayer
                                                                                                 The Seeds lessons for the last two Sundays of Lent lead the children to prayer and gratitude for God’s gifts. They learn how we share bread in our daily lives and at the Eucharist. They consider how we get ready for special visits and how we can welcome Jesus.
The Sundays of Easter celebrate the fullness of salvation we find in the Risen Jesus. He is the one who comes to bring us peace. He is the Good Shepherd. He is the life coursing through the vine and its branches. He is the sender of the Spirit. Seeds provides
stories and activities that bring
these Gospels to life for young
The lessons for Easter and the Sundays after Easter immerse the children in the new life and happiness Jesus brings to us. Seeds does not picture Jesus’ suffering and Death, emphasizing instead his glorious Resurrection
and continued presence among us. The activities in these Easter lessons assure the
children of their connectedness to the Christian community and to the faith they can grow into.
Faith for the young child begins in the family in all the everyday interactions between parents and children. You might consider writing a note to parents as encouragement to continue bringing their children to the Sunday Eucharist and to parish events. Assure them of your prayers for them and their child over the summer months.
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Music CDs
The Seeds music two-CD set is available at This set contains new songs
by John Burland that correlate to the seasons of the liturgical year. The songs are easy for the children to learn through listening and singing along. This music can also be downloaded at giamusic. com/pgw.
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PFLAUM Gospel Resources of the Week
                                                 All numbers in parentheses refer to sections in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
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