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Table of Contents Online Resources.................................3

Catechetical Support.......................... 55

Roman Missal Resources................. 4–5

Faith Formation.............................56–63

Finding God.................................... 6–16

Ministry and Formation................. 64–67

Finding God 7 & 8......................... 17–19

Spanish........................................ 68–70

Finding God Pricing............................ 20

Adult Spirituality.............................71–77

Early Childhood.............................21–27

Grammar and Writing................... 78–85

Christ Our Life.............................. 28–37

Sales Team................................... 86–87

Sacramental Preparation.............. 38–52

Index............................................ 88–94

Bilingual........................................ 53–54

Ordering.......................................95–96


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Roman Missal Online Resources In Advent 2011 we began celebrating the Mass following the English translation of the Third Edition of the Roman Missal. To help you gain a better understanding of the changes that have taken place and how they affect the Mass, Loyola Press is pleased to offer you support. To access these helpful resources, visit

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Program Features Catechists and teachers are supported every step of the way as they lead children through Scripture, doctrine, Church Tradition, and prayer to build a strong foundation of faith. Through active-learning strategies that serve a variety of learning styles, children participate, learn, and grow in knowledge, in faith, and in discipleship. Resources designed by parents and for parents offer practical suggestions on how to integrate faith into everyday life, calling families to “go in faith” and bear Christ to others in their community and in the world. faith Comes alive • Ready-to-use, recorded guided ref lections lead children into prayer. •

Dramatized Scripture stories bring Bible stories to life for children.

Exploring Faith Through Art provides a multisensory approach to faith formation.

Repeated, relevant opportunities for prayer encourage children to integrate prayer into daily life.

Online games and activities help children reinforce and review faith concepts.

build and enrich a Home faith Connection • Family e-newsletters include practical information and tips for parents. •

The 3-Minute Retreat provides an online prayer experience for parents and families.

Catholic Prayers for Catholic Families offers suggestions for praying and traditional prayers.

Faith Moves is a faith-nurturing spiral-bound booklet.

Intergenerational events engage the whole family and the entire parish.

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Children’s Book

Fact-filled biographies of saints open every unit and ref lect the unit theme.

Sessions open and close with faith conversations that directly relate to a child’s own life.

Multiple opportunities to pray in a variety of ways are included in every session.

Clear connections to the Mass and Scripture are integrated into the program and in special liturgical sessions.

Hands-on activities reinforce and enrich faith concepts and Church teachings.

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The Children’s Book features Catholic content shared in a rich context with beautiful images, thoughtful prayers, and engaging activities and experiences that draw children in to fully learn, experience, and express their faith.

Jesus Is Alive Now Jesus is alive in Heaven. He is also with us, helping us and caring for us. He wants us to love others as he loves us.

Knowing Jesus’ Love How can you follow Jesus’ example of love? How can you care for the people around you?

What are some good things you have done for your family? What good

Write your ideas on the lines below.

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Jesus Saves Us

Jesus Cares for Everybody Jesus followed God, obeyed Mary and Joseph, and helped people in need. Jesus told people how much God loved them. Jesus had a special love for those who were sick. He showed God’s love for them by healing them.

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When Jesus died on the cross, everybody thought it was the end of his life. But God raised Jesus from the dead.

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Finding God The Virgin

A R T P R I N T 14

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CateChist DireCtions

Catechist Guide page 83

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Faith Focus: We are all children of Mary, the Mother of the Church.

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Briefly introduce and discuss the artwork, using information from About the Artist and Artifacts.

Explain why we call Mary the Mother of the Church. State that Mary now lives in Heaven and shares in the glory of Christ’s Resurrection. Explain the Marian symbolism of the violet, lily of the valley, and hawthorn.

Ask: What do you see in this image? (Mary, birds, flowers, fruit) Explain that flowers and fruit often serve as symbols in art. Say: Mary is an important role model for us. When she said yes to God and agreed to become Jesus’ mother, she chose to help build up God’s kingdom. When we follow her example by saying yes to God, we also help build up God’s kingdom.

Art•i•facts In The Virgin Stella painted Mary as if she were in a garden filled with flowers and fruits that symbolize the meaning of who she is. Lilies of the valley symbolize her purity and purple violets symbolize her humility. The red rose reminds us of the sorrow Mary felt when witnessing Jesus’ Death. Pomegranates, as we see across the top of the painting, are often used in Christian art. This fruit is filled with bright red juice and many seeds. Many works show Jesus holding an open pomegranate, the visible seeds symbolizing Jesus’ Death and Resurrection.

About the Artist Joseph Stella was born near Naples, Italy, in 1877. He moved to the United States when he was 18. As a young man, he planned to follow in his brother’s footsteps by becoming a physician. Stella, however, soon discovered that his true passion was the arts. He first worked as an illustrator, and then became known for his paintings. During much of his career, Stella focused on themes central to the Futurist movement. He was not, however, exclusively dedicated to this style. His works also include Surrealist paintings.

Invite children to reflect on the artwork and to pray a silent prayer thanking God for giving us Mary as an example of how to follow him.

2 Connect

The Virgin (to treat each other as mother and son)

(in Heaven) (She wants us to be united in the Communion of Saints through our union with Christ.)

(Possible answer: Rather than doing what she wanted, Mary chose to follow God’s plan.)

For your convenience, the Children’s Book page is reproduced below.

(Possible answers: pray to her, follow her example) EXPLORE ART PRINT

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Mary, Mother of the Church Jesus loved his mother Mary, the first disciple, very much. When he was dying on the cross, he told her and his beloved disciple, John, to treat each other as mother and son. This meant that Mary became the Mother of the Church. We are all her children. Mary now lives in Heaven, sharing in the glory of Jesus’ Resurrection. She wants us to be united in the Communion of Saints through our union with Christ.

Expression: Music

Mary, M other

Praise Mary in Song

The flowers below have special meanings associated with Mary. The violet, known as Our Lady’s Modesty, is associated with her humility. Lily of the valley, known as Mary’s Tears, is a reminder of her sorrow at Jesus’ Death. The hawthorn is referred to as Mary’s flower of May.

time: 10–15 minutes materials: hymnals with well-known Marian hymns such as “Hail Mary, Gentle Woman,” “Immaculate Mary,” or “Sing of Mary”

Expression: Art Studio Service Bouquet

time: 20–30 minutes materials: art supplies, construction paper Lily of the Valley

Expression: Using Imagination in Prayer

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School and Parish Catechist Guides Each easy-to-use guide includes complete catechetical background, clear plans, step-by-step support, and additional activities with custom guides for parish and school. •

Provides clear, step-by-step instructions for new and experienced catechists and teachers

Offers inclusion opportunities for children with special needs

Includes at-a-glance planning charts that make instruction as easy as 1-2-3

Enhances the prayer experience with straightforward coaching tips for catechists and teachers

Addresses all learning styles with Exploring Faith Through Art activities that dynamically engage children through music, movement, art projects, and using imagination in prayer

In the first year of adoption, a free Guide is included with every 25 Children’s Books purchased. catechiSt PreParation

CateChiSt PreParation

one-Hour Session planner SeSSion 7

Jesus Saves Us

session theme: Jesus is the model for the love and goodness in our lives. Before This Session ▶▶ Bookmark your Bible to Isaiah 35:5 and Luke 7:18–22. Leave the Bible open to the

passage from Luke in the prayer center. ▶▶ Read the Guide for this session, choose any additional If Time Allows activities

that you might have time to complete, and gather the listed materials.

StepS Just for Schools catechiSt PreParation:

Unit 2

Jesus, Our Lord and Savior

Prayer in Session 7 In this session children pray to Jesus in the opening prayer of petition and in the closing prayer of gratitude, confident that he will show them how to love. In the short guided reflection, children ask Jesus

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ApproximAte time

Jesus Is Faithful

Prayer in Unit 2

Jesus was faithful to the Ten Commandments. With God’s help we can follow the commandments and live together in peace. Jesus was obedient to God and to his parents. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph were faithful followers of the Jewish tradition and worshiped God both at home and at Temple.

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Jesus Saves Us

Session Theme: Jesus is reflect the model for the love and goodness in our lives.

SeSSion 7

Day 4: Reflect

60 minutes

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My Prayer

Jesus Is with Us

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Caring for Others

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Kindness Booklets

Daily Kindness

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page 39

Time: 10 minutes

Time: 30 minutes RequiRed Project Small-Group

remind children that Jesus is always with us, helping and caring for us. Hide 12 pictures of Jesus around the room, both in plain sight and partially hidden. at a signal invite children to find the pictures. When all the pictures have been found, say: Jesus is always with us— even when we aren’t looking. Remember that you can talk to Jesus anytime and anywhere.

Time: 15 minutes

Materials: slips of paper, pencil, bag

Materials

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if▶you wish to have children ▶ complete the small-group ▶▶ project on page S-39B, have small groups begin now. ▶▶ allow time on days 1 to 5 for ▶▶ children to work.

For each child write a kind act on a slip of paper, such as share a toy, time allows give a hug, offer aifcompliment, do the dishes, or set the table. place the slips of paper in ▶ a ▶bag and have each child choose one. Have children read their act of ▶ kindness and then act it out. Challenge children to ▶ complete the kind act before the end of the day as a way to care for ▶▶ others as Jesus did.

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Living My Faith

Cards for Those Who Are Sick

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Time: 15 minutes

60 minutes activity 2 Presentation or Wrap-Up BLM Materials: completed project or Just for Schools Session Wrap-Up (page S-363)

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A Loving Sign

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Have children cut a heart out of red construction paper. instruct them to trace the hand they don’t write with onto the sheet of white paper and cut it out. Have children glue the palm of the hand to the heart and then glue the two center fingers against the palm to make the “i love you” american Sign language sign.

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ask children in small groups to think of cheery words, poems, and pictures. Have children work together to plan a banner. give each group three feet of butcher paper to decorate. Suggest that they draw pictures and find cheerful words and pictures in magazines to glue on the banner. remind children that when they help people who are sick, they are being like Jesus.

3-Minute Retreat

Take a few moments before you prepare this session. Pause and be aware of God’s presence as you embark on The parable of the Good Shepherd teaches us about God’s loving care for and learning. this journey of teaching every one of us. Jesus teaches us about the Good Shepherd who searched until he found his lost sheep. Today our bishops have the responsibility Luke 7:22to show this care and concern for all God’s people. And he (Jesus) said to them in reply, “Go and tell John

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Celebrating Advent

what you have seen and heard . . .”

Reflection Children learn the meaning of Advent, why we celebrate it, and explore how Jesus told the followers of John the Baptist that, through Advent is celebrated in our Church. him (Jesus), the blind see, the crippled walk, the deaf hear, lepers are cleansed, the dead are raised, and the poor hear the good news of God’s saving grace. Jesus’ life and actions testify that he is the Savior. There are many ways people can be blind, crippled, deaf, dead, unclean, or poor. Jesus calls us to live a life that gives testimony to the presence of God, who brings healing to the world. Question In what ways am I in need of the healing grace of Jesus?

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Catholic Social Teaching in Unit 2 In the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29–37), Jesus makes clear our responsibility to care for those in need. The Church articulates this responsibility in Catholic Social Teaching. Following are the themes of Catholic Social Teaching integrated into this unit.

Knowing and Sharing Call to Family, Community, and Participation Participation in family and Your Faith in community Session 7 is central to our faith and to a healthy society. As the central

institution, family unit must be supported and strengthened. From Consider how Scripture social and Tradition canthe deepen thissession foundation people participate in society, promoting the well-being of all. your understanding of the content.

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable In our world many people are very rich, while at the same time, many are extremely poor. As Catholics we are to pay questioning special attention to the needs of those who are poor. We can folLuke 7:18–22 shows Johncalled the Baptist low Jesus’ example by making a specific effort to defend the dignity of those Jesus’ identity. who are poor and vulnerable and meet their immediate material needs. Isaiah 35:5 recounts the promise that is fulfilled Solidarity Solidarity is the attitude that leads Christians to share spiritual in Jesus. and material goods. Solidarity unites rich and poor, weak and strong, and helps build a society that recognizes that we live in an interdependent world. Tradition

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Jesus is our teacher, exemplifying through word and deed how to be a loving and caring person. Jesus, a compassionate man, teaches us to be concerned for the sufferings of others and do what we can to alleviate suffering. Jesus, the man of solidarity, teaches us to identify with people in need. Jesus, the healer, teaches us to be reconcilers and promoters of physical, mental, and spiritual health. Jesus, the servant, shows us how to look out for the interests of others. The rescuer of the lost, Jesus teaches us to rescue, rather than judge, people. In obedience and total commitment to the work of his Father, Jesus shows us how to love.

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Time: 25 minutes

Religious Education with the Parochial School To nurture parish unity, design a bulletin insert or parish bulletin board that lists the names of all children preparing to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist this school year. include the names of adults who will help to prepare children. invite parishioners to pray for children and their families. Acknowledge the families at Sunday Mass.

Literature Opportunity Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco You might wish to read aloud this story of how three children share love, gratitude, the search for truth, and reconciliation around the Sunday dinner table. Solidarity

In this session the integrated Catholic Social Teaching themes are Solidarity and Option for the Poor and Vulnerable. See page 31b for an explanation of these themes.

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Pray to Jesus, using this prayer or one of your own.

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Jesus Saves Us

Jesus Cares for Us

Jesus helps us to love others as he did.

Small-Group Project of the Week: Get Better Banners Materials: butcher paper; paint; crayons or markers; magazines; glue

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Children explore how Jesus invites us to be closer to God. In the parable of the banquet, Jesus taught that everyone is welcome in God’s kingdom. Jesus left us his Church to help us follow his example. We follow Jesus’ example by welcoming all people and by helping those who need special care. Jesus chose Peter to be the first leader of the Church.

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Jesus is the model of love and goodness in our lives. We bring love and good ness to others by following his example. Jesus showed great care for those who were sick and needy. We are called to follow Jesus’ example. The Ten Commandments guide us to love others.

Materials: 12 pictures of Jesus

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Unit 2 focuses on how we can follow God’s way through Jesus’ example of love. In this unit children will learn the following concepts.

General Directory for Catechesis NOTE: See page 39b for Prayer in Session 7, materials lists, and how to teach this session in one hour.

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1 Set the Stage Say: Think about someone who loves you. Ask: How does this person show his or her love? Encourage volunteers to share. Say: We always carry the love of God and Jesus with us, along with the love of people who care about us. Ask: How does their love make you feel? (secure, happy, safe, loved) Say: We are going to learn how Jesus showed his love to people in need.

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Read aloud the title of the session and the text. Encourage each child to respond. Say: We can show love to our families, friends, and neighbors.

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Inclusion: Communication

If Time Allows features offer reteaching or extension activities, including inclusion activities for children with special needs.

small Group discussions If you have children with communication differences, you may wish to conduct the discussions in this session in small group settings. Children may feel more comfortable expressing themselves in small groups or with partners.

Kindness Booklets Have children make a booklet entitled “I Show Kindness.” Distribute paper and art supplies. Show children how to fold paper in half so that it looks like a booklet. Tell children to number the pages from 1 to 4. Explain slowly what to do on each page. Say: On page 1, draw a picture of yourself with Jesus. On page 2, show yourself helping someone at home. On page 3, show yourself being kind to someone at school. Write the following scripture passage on the board. Say: On page 4, print this saying of Jesus, “Love one another as I have loved you.”

Call children’s attention to the prayer. Say: Let’s think about the people we love. Let us pray and ask God to help us care for the people around us. Have children pray along silently as you pray aloud. Say: Let’s take a moment to talk to God in our hearts. Allow 10 to 15 seconds for children to finish their silent prayers. Conclude by praying the Sign of the Cross.

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Our Response to God’s Gifts 11. Friends, All Gather ’Round 12. Friends, All Gather ’Round (Instrumental) 13. A Man Named Zacchaeus 14. A Man Named Zacchaeus (Instrumental) 15. Jesus, Jesus 16. Jesus, Jesus (Instrumental) 17. We Come to Your Table 18. We Come to Your Table (Instrumental) 19. Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands 20. Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands (Instrumental) 21. This Little Light of Mine 22. This Little Light of Mine (Instrumental) 23. Reflective Music 24. Reflective Music

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Bread for the World Bread for the World is a group of Christians from the United States. This group helps people who are hungry. Thousands of people belong to Bread for the World. Members often gather to pray, study, and write letters to government officials. They ask the officials to feed hungry people all over the world. They give up their own time to help others live better lives. Thousands of parishes also support Bread for the World. Church members write letters to officials. Even children from these parishes get involved and write letters. Bread for the World is more than 35 years old. The group always encourages new people to join.

After reading say: During Unit 2 we will make prayer cards, praying for those who don’t have enough food to eat. Then we will have a special prayer service.

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10–30 minutes Briefly introduce and discuss the artwork, using information from About the Artist and Artifacts. Say: Artists sometimes show Jesus as a person from a specific country. In this artwork, Jesus looks like he might be from Africa. Ask: What do you notice in the picture that makes you think it depicts Africa? Why do you think this artwork is special to the people of Africa? If you were the artist, how would you show Jesus? (Answers will vary.) Say: The message of Jesus’ love is for all people in every part of the world.

Identify ways to follow Jesus as a model of love and goodness. Describe ways Jesus shows his love for everyone. Define miracle.

Invite children to reflect on the artwork and to pray a silent prayer thanking Jesus for his gift of love for all people. After the prayer say: Remember to pray for people you know as well as people around the world.

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Discuss how the Art Print and Scripture passage show Jesus as Savior. There are things we can do to be more like Jesus. We can help others who are in need or are in trouble. Read aloud Love Through Actions. Have children work independently to complete the activity. Invite each child to share one idea. After each idea is given have the group respond with: We help others to be more like Jesus.

Reading God's Word Read aloud this feature. Ask: What did Jesus want John’s followers to tell (The blind see, the sick get well, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor hear the good news.) Explain that when we reach out to those in need as Jesus did, we are being like him. Ask: What are some ways you can (Answers will vary.) If TIme Allows

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Expression: Movement Just Like Jesus Read aloud the prayer and demonstrate the actions for children to repeat.

Jesus gave sight to those who could not see. [Point to the eyes.] Help me, Jesus, to be like you. [Fold hands in prayer.] Jesus healed those who could not walk. [Place hands on legs.] Help me, Jesus, to be like you. [Fold hands in prayer.] Jesus healed those who were sick. [Place a hand on the forehead.] Help me, Jesus, to be like you. [Fold hands in prayer.] time: 5 minutes materials: none

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Get-Well Cards Have children fold construction paper in half to make a card. On the front have them draw a picture and write a cheery message inside. Tell children to address all messages to Dear Friend. Save the cards to send to children who miss class because of illness. time: 30 minutes materials: construction paper, crayons or markers, pencils

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in the jars have been transformed. The headwaiter is amazed that the hosts have saved such wonderful wine for the end of the feast. This did not often happen, as the best wine was usually served first. To have better wine later in the celebration is a great surprise for all who are there. When John told this story, he wanted his readers to see that just as the people at the feast were given all the wine they desired, so the people of the world have been given all they need through the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Mary had faith in Jesus. Her faith-filled action at the wedding feast set the stage for Jesus’ glory to be revealed to his disciples. They saw this sign of Jesus’ glory, and they came to believe in Jesus. The disciples’ faith, then, followed upon Mary’s faith, and that is what John wants us to know about her.

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AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS The second story comes from the end of Jesus’ public ministry. In John 19:26–27 Mary is once again with him at a pivotal moment. As Jesus hangs on the cross, Mary and the beloved disciple stand by. Jesus tells Mary that the beloved disciple is her son, and then he tells the beloved disciple that Mary is his mother. The Gospel of John gives us these words, but what do they mean? As Christians have reflected on the words, they have come to understand how important Mary is in the story of our salvation. She is not our physical mother; however, she is the spiritual mother of everyone who believes in Jesus. We are her children in faith—that is, our faith in Jesus is modeled after Mary’s faith. Like any good mother, she points us in the right direction. Our faith tells us to have the same trust in Jesus that Mary showed at Cana and at the foot of the cross. Mary is our model of faith. That is what John shows in his Gospel.

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WEDDING FEAST AT CANA In John 2:1–12, Jesus is about 30 years old. Although he has disciples, he has not yet begun his public ministry. Jesus, Mary, and the disciples are invited to a wedding feast in the town of Cana, in Galilee. Wedding feasts at that time lasted a long time, sometimes even days. At this particular wedding, the hosts run out of wine. This is embarrassing for the family because they may have to cut the feast short and send everyone home. Mary sees that the hosts have run out of wine and she tells Jesus about it. Jesus does not believe that it is his concern. He tells Mary that it is not yet his time to begin his public acts. However Mary tells the waiters, “Do whatever he tells you.” She is confident and has faith that her son will solve the problem. It is interesting to note that these are the last words we hear Mary speak in the Gospel of John. Although he was not planning on doing anything, Jesus does not disappoint. Nearby there are six empty water jars that, when filled, are going to be used for washing the hands and feet of the guests. Jesus tells the waiters to fill the large jars with water. Then he tells one of the waiters to pour out some of that water and take it to the headwaiter. By the time the headwaiter tastes the water it has been transformed into wine. In fact, all of the water 26

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Mary is a model of faith for people today, but especially for those who experience violence and poverty. Think about it—Mary lived in Nazareth, part of an occupied state under the heel of imperial Rome. She lived with the constant threat of violence. She gave birth while she and Joseph were homeless, and they had to flee like refugees to a strange land to escape being killed by a jealous king. We can turn to Mary when we experience tough times because she’s experienced them too.

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sign of the changing of the water to the wine, Jesus’ disciples place their faith in him as he showed he was the one who fulfilled God’s promises with abundance. The miracle of the loaves and fishes provides a context for Jesus to proclaim that he is the bread of life. In the later chap-

ing of Lazarus back from the dead in Chapter 11 show more clearly how Jesus is the one sent by God. But instead of inspiring faith in his adversaries, Jesus’ signs lead them to hate him even more and to plot his murder. This leads to his greatest sign of love, his crucifixion for the sake of our salvation.

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THE HOLY SPIRIT AND PRAYER We can quickly become discouraged in prayer if we think that we alone are responsible for our prayer. Prayer comes from the Holy Spirit and not just from us. Saint Paul wrote to the Christians of Rome, “For we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings.” (Romans 8:26) Every time we pray, it is the Holy Spirit who leads us to pray and helps us as we pray. Because the Holy Spirit is with us and is helping us, our prayer is not just human prayer but also divine prayer. The Spirit is the living breath of our prayer and the prayer of the whole Church. The Spirit is given to the Church so that through his power the whole community of the People of God, though living all over the world, might remain firm in the hope through which we have been saved.

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• We have to look for Jesus in the types of places where he ministered. • Jean Vanier is a model of how we can find Jesus in service to others.

He said this in reference to the Spirit that those who came to believe in him were to receive. (John 7:37–39)

sees and loves them.

Faith is alive when we put it into action every day of our lives. It is expressed in the attitudes and values we hold and in the ways we relate to the people and the world around us. Taking action to create a more just world is an essential part of living the Gospel. Jesus preached not only with words but with the way he lived his life. We are called to do the same.

Think of a person or group of people you’ve heard about recently in the news who is suffering from the effects of injustice. It might be the injustice of poor living conditions or of random violence. Perhaps it’s the injustice of someone falsely accused of a crime or a child abducted from home. Write your example in the space below.

So WHAT?

In this unit we explored the writings of Paul and his proclamation of How the Paschal Mystery makehis a difference Jesus to the world. In his ■life anddoes teaching, Jesus showed care for in how youHe relate to other human beings and for all creation. often usedpeople? images from nature and from the world around him to teach people about God. Here are some ideas to get you involved in nature and to proclaim Jesus to the world.

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Everywhere today there is a need for more love, more peace, and more justice. The commandments we’ve reflected on in this chapter call us to look not only at ourselves and our personal behavior but to recognize the injustices that exist all around us. They call us to reach out to others in compassionate love, which is the basis for justice. Sit quietly and let your mind become free of distractions.

Now WHAT? ■ What one thing will you do at school this week to reach out to someone in need of God’s love?

• After Jesus died he went to the realm of the dead to gather all of the just who had died before him and to bring them to heaven with him.

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Looking Beyond

‘Rivers of living water will flow from within him.’ ”

For Christians there can be no such thing Jesus, source of as Living two Water, parallel lives—one an inner spiritual we give you thanks usactive into relationship life for andcalling one an life in the world. By with you through our Baptism. being actively engaged in the concerns of As we grow in our faith, help us to turn to you to the world, we can actually enrich our prayer satisfy our thirst. life. It is in the present that we encounter Show us how we can be rivers of living water for God, not yesterday or tomorrow. Our prayer others we meet. become the leaven that will transform We ask this withcan confi dence in your name. the world. Amen.

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• Jesus is our Savior and Redeemer.

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On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood up and exclaimed, “Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as scripture says:

Then use these words to close your reflection:

Say WHAT?

• The message of Mark’s Gospel is that Jesus’ death reveals who he really is.

Water renews and refreshes. It is symbolic of life and the ways that we care for living things. Through our Baptism, we enter into a privileged relationship with Jesus, the source of living water.

Take a moment to think about some ways you are refreshed by the living water Jesus offers. It might be through prayer, either alone or with others. Maybe it’s through learning more about your faith. Perhaps it’s when you receive sacraments, such as the Eucharist and Penance, or by reading the Bible. AND Or it might be during conversations PRAYER ACTION with someone whoseWhen deep faith you admire. Maybe another way. we nurture our love for it’s God in prayer, Think about the wayswe you experience the to living water of In your are better able be aware of Jesus. the needs own words, thank Jesus for allaround the ways received new makes life by of those us.you’ve Our love for God drawing close to him.it easier to see and love our neighbors as he

What’s WHAT? ■ Review the main points of the chapter. Which point was least familiar to you? Write your new insights on the lines below.

Learn about the process of a seed taking root; plant seeds of flowers or herbs that can be given to others as gifts.

“Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”

Let’s create a litany or chain of prayer for those who suffer from injustice. As we each mention aloud the intention we prayed for silently, our response will be:

–Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist, poet, and travel writer

Be merciful, O Lord.

To close, pray the following prayer together. God of mercy, touch with compassion the lives of those who suffer unjustly. Help us to be ready to be your instruments of care and healing for others. We ask this in the name of Jesus, your Son and our brother.

Here’s WHAT the Catholic Church Teaches Through work we participate in the activity of God himself, our Creator, as well as in the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ. The people of Nazareth knew Jesus as a carpenter, a craftsman like his father Joseph, who had an appreciation and respect for human work. Much of his teaching used examples of work. As Pope John Paul II wrote in his encyclical On Human Work, “The Christian finds in human work a small part of the Cross of Christ and accepts it in the same spirit of redemption in which Christ accepted His Cross for us. In work, thanks to the light that penetrates us from the Resurrection of Christ, we always find a glimmer of new life.” The wonders produced through human work are signs of God’s greatness. Since work contributes to a better human society, it is of vital concern to the Kingdom of God.

Background: Jesus’ Journey Through Death to Resurrection • Chapter 5

Paul teaches us that we must be generous in sowing the seeds of God’s message in our world. (2 Corinthians 9:6) One way we can sow seeds of God’s message is to literally sow seeds. Planting seeds of flowers, fruits, grains, vegetables, and trees are ways to show our care for the earth. They can also become seeds of God’s message because of the beauty, shade, nourishment, habitat, or joy that they provide.

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Your Child Assure your child that ghosts, goblins, and witches are all in fun. Enjoy dressing up your child for Halloween. Dress up yourself.

Reflect Be kind to one another. (adapted from Ephesians 4:32)

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The God Love s Us program approach uses a holis to faith form A three-step teaching method—Centering, Sharing, Acting—provides children with ation. A varie tic methods and ty of techniques routine and repetition to aid in understanding the content and learning to pray. News ensure is conveyed in ways suite that the Good learning and Step-by-step directions clearly show the progression of each step in the lesson. d to vario teaching style us s. These numbered steps guide new and experienced catechists through the lesson. Each chap ter is taug ht in 30-4 Activities 0 minute lesso from the E NRICHING ns. EXPERIENCE THE FAITH section at Learning Outcomes the end of be used feature Comments to adapgives Meals Are the lesson t the lesso Good can identify clear focus children’s n to better meet need helpful teaching tips s. and the for the lesson

SHARING 1 Display

Poster 1 Welcome, Children. Ask how the children think the children pictured on the poster feel. Guide the children to reflect on how being welcomed made them feel.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES The children will be able to • learn the values expressed when we share meals. • develop a simple understanding of the Mass and its relationship to Jesus’ Last Supper. • recognize the gift of Jesus in Holy Communion.

KEY TERMS apostles—followers of Jesus, Jesus’ special helpers flour—grain that is ground for baking grain—the seed or fruit of certain food plants Last Supper—the last meal Jesus ate with his Apostles before he died, during which he offered himself to the Father for us and gave us the Eucharist Mass—the meal Catholics celebrate in which we hear God’s Word, remember that Jesus died for us, and receive the bread and wine that have become Jesus meal—eating, usually with others MATERIALS • Drawing paper

Materials are listed for

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As the children gather, have them draw a picture of their family eating a meal. Remind them to write their names on their work. When finished, invite volunteers to describe what they have drawn in their pictures.

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• Crayons or markers • The Last Supper Triptych punchouts from the Student • Place mat, plate, knife, fork, Book spoon, napkin, and drinking cup • Magazine picture of a table set COMMENTS for a meal or of a family sharing 1. What Christ did once and for a meal all in his Paschal Mystery (Passion, • Loaf of bread Death, Resurrection, and Ascension) • Cup of grape juice is made present again under the • Flour sign of a holy meal. The Eucharist • Picture of wheat field, picture of is both a sacrifice and a meal. It is a a vineyard, samples of a variety memorial celebration of the Paschal of breads, grains of wheat Mystery; it is a celebration that (optional) involves us in the present moment; • Grapes and it joyfully looks forward to the • Bible enthroned, with note card fulfillment of this mystery at the on which you have written the end of time. It presupposes our adapted Scripture reading for Christian unity, while helping to SHARING #7, Luke 22:14–16,19–20 strengthen it. • Poster 8 2. For the dramatization of the Last Supper in SHARING #9, it • Serving plate and wine goblet helps to be very familiar with the • Tablecloth or white shelf paper, narration so that you can relate the large enough for all the children event rather than read about it. to sit around 3. At the end of the session, you • Small paper plates and cups, one might let the children share real for the catechist and for each bread and grape juice. Be sure child to find out if any children have • Freshly baked brown-and-serve food allergies and take these into rolls; one roll for every three or consideration when planning the four children (optional) session. • Cups of grape juice, one cup for each child (optional) Besides food, what do we need 3 Show a loaf of bread and

for a meal? (Table, dishes, comment: utensils, people) It is good Bread istoone of the when gather aroundthe a items• needed finish themost • When we metpeople last, we talked important eat. People for place a meal. place setting out offoods sight.we Ask about thetable special where almost everywhere eat bread. the children to identify items we gather• With to worship whomGod. do you eat your It helps to us complete grow strong and that are needed What domeals we callatthe building home? What are some a cup the placehealthy. setting.[Show As each itemof grape where weofgather to worship your favorite foods? If the juice.] a drink made (Plate,Wine fork,isknife, God? (Church) children drew pictures of is a namedfrom grapes that is sometimes spoon, napkin, and drinking GATHERING family • Today you willmeal beginastoalearn used to celebrate a volunteer toat setspecial ACTIVITY you might more about what ,God’s peopleinvitecup), invite meals. them to tell their each one in place. Ask the do when we gather to about worship children when a place setting pictures. God in church. 4 You might show the such as this might be used. children samples of different (At a meal) Discuss: kinds of bread. Let them talk 2 Set a place mat on a table • All of usabout eat because food SHARING the differences and in front of the group, keeping keeps us name healthy and breads. strong. other 1 Show a magazine picture

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of a table set for a meal or of a family sharing a meal. Discuss meals as times for sharing love. • Sharing a meal with others is special. People become closer to one another when they sit down and eat together. Sharing food reminds us to share our love. How can you help make your family’s mealtime a happy time? (Smile. Listen to others. Tell something interesting or funny. Say nice things. Be thankful for the food that was prepared. Help by setting the table or drying the dishes.) • As your family shares food at a meal, you also share your love with one another. 2 Teach and pray the prayer based on Psalm 104:14–15 with gestures.

LORD, [Raise arms slightly.] you give us bread [Lower arms. Open hands in front.] to make us strong. [Move arms to side. Make fists.]

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• What were we telling one another when we sang, “Welcome here today, friends”? (We’re glad you’re here. We like you. We want to get to know you. We want you to get to know us too.)

or picked grapes? [Show the picture of a vineyard.]

• When the grapes are pressed, we get grape juice. When the juice of grapes becomes fermented (or aged), it turns into wine. What colors of grape juice have you seen? (Red, white) Just like grape juice, wine can be red or white, depending on the kinds of grapes used to make the wine. 7 Prepare the children to hear the story of Jesus’ Last Supper when Jesus did something extremely important with bread and wine. Tell them that this story is found in the Bible. Introduce this Bible story by showing the Bible and opening it to the Gospel according to Luke, Luke 22:14–16, 19–20. Enthrone the Bible.

2 Tell the children we hope that our group will become a community of friends and we want each person to feel welcome here. To show this, we will make a friendship chain. Distribute the strips with the children’s names on them. Help the children glue or tape the strips together to form a chain. When the chain is finished, gather the children in a circle.

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• What do the children’s family drawings tell about their experience of family?

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Lord, even before I was born, I was in your care.

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• On one side of the card is our yes word, amen. The other side says, “Our Father.” The whole prayer is inside.

The Lesson Your Child Learned Jesus reveals that God is the Father of us all and that we are to be as brothers and sisters in his family. The children learned that all members contribute to making a happy family. They learned that in God, they are brothers and sisters to people all over the world. Through their Baptism, they are members of God’s family, the Church, and call God “Father.” They were introduced to the first two lines of the Our Father. Place the Our Father prayer card your child brought home in a special place of honor.

• Today you will take home your prayer card. You can put it where it will remind you to pray to God our Father in heaven.

3 Discuss with the children why they come each time.

“ . . . young child ren are activ e learn learn through a variety of hand ers who need to s-on activities. “Preschool for ” All: A First-Class Learning Intiti ative.” Living the Lesson

My most vivid image of family is when a dozen of my cousins and I crammed into a side bedroom at my grandparents’ house on Thanksgiving. There wasn’t enough room for all us kids at the big dining room table and so we had our own private dining room, where we laughed and told stories and got to know one another, even the cousins who lived far away.

2 Call each child by name and hand him or her a prayer card. Say: • (Name), God is your Father. He wants you to call him “Father.” Here is your Our Father prayer card.

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Now whenever we gather, whether it’s joyously at a wedding or solemnly at a funeral, we share memories of Thanksgiving dinners tucked away in one of Grandma’s extra bedrooms. That’s where we learned some fundamental life lessons we’ll never forget: everyone belongs at the table; we’ll always be family; we are loved; and it is gratitude that brings us together. Whether yours is a large, raucous family or just a few who gather around your table, families are meant to be gifts. When a family is healthy, loving, nurturing, and forgiving, it reflects the loving community of the Trinity. –Tom McGrath, author of Raising

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• Read with your child the pages that were sent home.

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Teacher’s and Catechist’s Guide •

Faith Focus is introduced in the first lesson and enriched in remaining lessons.

2 free music CDs with each Guide engage children.

Saints and Feast Days provide a description of the lives of dozens of saints and the lessons they teach us.

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Preparing for the Faith Experience offers background resources and support.

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Day Two God Reveals Himself to Us LEARNING OUTCOMES

Day One God Gives Us Special Gifts The children will be able to

• explain how creation tells about God. • describe how God reveals himself through Jesus. Letter A Letter Home Home • describe how Jesus reveals the Father to us.

LEARNING OUTCOMES The children will be able to • explain that God is a Trinity of three Persons. • explain that they received a share in God’s life at Baptism. • describe how Jesus won this life for us through his death and Resurrection.

Student pages 1–3 • Flash cards: faith, eternal life

• Drawing of a picture frame on the board with the title My Favorite Things • Strips of construction paper, 4 by 9 inches • crayons or markers

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Key Terms eternal life—life that will never end; living forever in heaven with God

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appreciation of the things they can enjoy because of their natural human life, this lesson helps the children understand the greatness of the eternal life that God offers them. They learn that Jesus won this life for them through his death and Resurrection, and that God gives a share in eternal life to those who believe in his Son.

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Mrs. Brewster takes good care of her baby girl. She is proud when people say that Erin is a beautiful baby. Brewster See whatMrs. love the Father has bestowed on ustakes that we may time to be called the children of God. hold Erin and talk to her. She often hugs and kisses the baby. What do you know about Mrs. Brewster? (She loves her baby.)

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As you give each child his or her book, say a prayer such as: “[Name], may you and Jesus become better friends this year.” The child may respond, “Amen.”

Remind them to treat the books with reverence.

identify themselves as God’s children through Baptism, blessed with the gifts of faith,

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2. Let the children look through the books and comment on them. Direct them to write their names in the space provided on the inside front cover of their book.

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Page 18 candle, Baptismal Page 15 matches (check fire We Belong to the discuss ✦ Read and codes) Church and Jesus Helps Us Through Discuss the picture of the Baptism. Hisdominoes, Church. or Blocks,

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Amos saves money and makes sacrifices to give money to the missions. He writes to Father Ray, a missionary in Kenya. Amos also reads about Africa and is eager to learn more about this continent and its people. What might Amos want to do someday? (become a missionary; go to Africa)

Action Plan Materials ✦ Discuss the picture of the Baptism.

other objects for ✦ Do the blocks activity with the children. Review the previous lesson. building

to the children. Show the children the student books and read the title. Read John 17:20–21 from the Bible. You may wish to play soft music as the children come forward to receive their books.

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administer BLM 1A–C as a pre-test. After correcting the pre-tests, analyze them to uncover the children’s strengths and weaknesses. Use the results to plan your lessons for the year. Save the tests. At the end of the year give the test again as a post-test. Let the children see how much they have learned.

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The children will be able to5–10 minutes ✦ recall the last lesson. Page 15 Page 15 ✦ Discuss the picture of the Baptism. ✦ previous identify themselves as God’s lesson. ✦ Review the Sharing children through Baptism, 40–55 blessed with the gifts of faith, minutes hope, and love. ✦ identify themselves as God’s ✦ Discuss what it means to be a child of God ✦ describe of the rite children through Baptism, Pages 15–19 and a member of theparts Church. (T25) of Baptism. blessed with the gifts of faith, Page 15 ✦ identify the People of God and hope, and love. God Gives Life ✦ Read and discuss the leaders of theNew Church. ✦ describe parts of the rite in Baptism. ✦ explain that the ministry of of Baptism. Pages 16–17 all Christians contributes to ✦ identify the People of God and the Church. The Church Welcomed ✦ Read and discuss the leaders of the Church. Us✦ in Baptism. ✦ define the Words to Know. ✦ explain that the ministry of Page 18 bishop all Christians contributes to ✦ and discuss Confirmation We Belong to the ✦ Read the Church. Church andfaith Jesus Helps Us Through ✦ define the Words to Know. His Church.original sin bishop priest activity with the children. ✦ Do the blocks Confirmation (T28–T29) sacrament faith See the Glossary for definitions. Page ✦ 19 original sin priest respond to God’s presencethe the children complete Acting✦ Option: ✦Have sacrament in prayer. You Are a Part of the Church activity. 5–10 See the Glossary for definitions. ✦ name ways to be like minutes Christ today. ✦ respond to God’s presence Page 19 Pages 19–20✦ in prayer. ✦ Pray A Moment with Jesus. ✦ name ways to be like ✦ Discuss how we can be like Christ. (T29) Christ today. ✦ Color Paschal candle punchout (T29)

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many ways, but the best and most intimate way is in and through Christ. Jesus truly brings God’s loving presence among us. He is, as Saint Paul expressed it, “the image of the invisible God.” (Colossians 1:15) The children will learn how the apostles came to know Jesus and, through him, the Father.

1. Use examples to show how we

At the end of each chapter in this unit, the children will bring home a large frame on the board. review of the chapter along with either the Building Family Faith page or do yousection. learnThese about [Name] the What Family Feature features give you a quick review of what ✦ Maeve your child the learned and offer practical ways to reinforce the lesson at home usually wears a blue from drawings? so that the whole family may benefit. ribbon in her hair. Her new dress

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This first unit also describes how God continues to reach out to us eternal life. The authority that Jesus gave to the apostles come through the Church. is theto know others from what same authority handed down today’s popeinand children do. Ask the children to usetothe words a bishops. Thethey will be encouraged to show their appreciation for Church leaders as well to review lastspread lesson. ✦ We reveal ourselves to others as tosentence use their own talents the to help the good news of Jesus’ UNIT Resurrection through prayer; through their efforts at school, at home, and through the things we say and in the community; example. This is a worthy goal for Ask a childand tothrough drawtheir some of his do. We can come to know people your whole family.

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The children will learn that the key message of the Bible is that God loves us. A better understanding of Scripture will help them develop a devotion to and a new respect for the Word of God. You, too, can gain insight into the readings at Mass with the Sunday Connection found in the Resources section at www.ChristOurLife.org/family.

faith—belief and trust in God; a gift received at Baptism

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They consider the works of creation and realize that from them they can learn something about God. The children hear that God reveals himself perfectly in his Son, Jesus.

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Christian—a follower of Jesus, who tries to live as he did

hope—the gift received at Baptism that enables us to trust God

Church—the group of people who believe and follow Jesus

love—the gift received at Baptism that enables us to love God and others

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The children will be able to • explain that Baptism imparts power to hear God’s Word and spread it to others. • describe how to use Scripture verses for prayer.

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opened) rite, which is practiced at the discretion of the minister, recalls Jesus’ power to heal people with disabilities.

• Pictures for Sharing #3 (optional) • Scripture prayer booklet “I am the Good Shepherd” from the back of the student book

know the story well enough so that you do not need to rely on the text. Use expression, gestures, and eye contact with the children.

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show his healing power. They were also the way Jesus taught that God was near. Before Jesus cured people, he usually asked them for a faith that was open to God’s presence so that, following the cure, they would proclaim God’s goodness to others. The cure of the man who was deaf shows this. In Baptism, the ephphatha (be

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being able to hear. ✦ How did you feel when you could not hear? What do we call it when a person is not able to hear? [Write deaf on the board.]

being able to hear. Choose one of these activities: ✦ Turn on the TV set with the volume so low that no sound can be heard. Ask the children what they hear.

1. Relate the story of the cure of the deaf man, adapted from Mark 7:31–37.

The Cure of the Deaf Man

You have been hearing about God’s gifts to you, especially the gift of God’s life that you received in Baptism. Today you will learn about two wonderful powers God has given you.

Jesus once helped a man who couldn’t hear or speak. Jesus was visiting a little town when some people brought to him a man who was deaf and unable to speak. They begged Jesus to place his hands on the man and heal him. Jesus took the man away from the crowd and gently touched his ears and tongue. Then, looking up to heaven, Jesus said, “Be opened!” Suddenly the man’s ears were opened so he could hear. The man began speaking clearly. Jesus told the people not to tell anyone what he had done, but they spread the news everywhere. They said, “Jesus has done all things A three-step teaching method—Centering, Sharing, Acting—provides the the children well. He makes deaf hear and the with routine and repetition Day to aid in understanding the content and to pray. silentlearning speak.” Four

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DO • Have your child choose daily prayers to say each morning, afternoon, and evening: Hail Mary, Bless Us O Lord, Our Father. • Plan a way to make each Sunday special by developing rituals around the Mass: cook a special breakfast before Mass or invite different friends or relatives to come to church with you each week. • At mealtime show how songs can be a form of praise by singing a favorite Church hymn or Christmas carol.

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DISCUSS AS A FAMILY • How is praying a form of talking to God? There are different types of prayers, including praise, thanksgiving, and petition. • What are your favorite childhood memories of Sunday Mass and your family rituals associated with it? PRAY Dear Jesus, here’s what happened today . . .

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Standing on Holy Ground

Moses climbed the mountain to get a closer look. When he was near the bush, God spoke to him. God told him to take his sandals off. Moses did as he was told. He knew that he was standing on holy ground. He was in God’s presence. God then sent Moses to rescue the people of Israel from Egypt.

The people of Israel lived in Egypt for a very long time. This was not a happy time for them. Day after day, they worked with little food and little rest. They were slaves, and they wanted to be free. They prayed to God for help. God chose Moses to help free them. The Bible tells us about the day that God called Moses. Moses was busy taking care of his sheep on the mountainside. When he looked up, he noticed something strange. A bush was on fire, but it was not burning up.

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Plantando y cultivando Es divertido ver crecer algo. Plantas una semilla, la riegas, la pones al sol y esperas. Al tiempo, a la planta le salen hojas verdes. Está lista para ser transplantada al jardín, donde podrá crecer aún más.

It’s fun to watch things grow. You plant a seed, water it, put it in the sun, and wait. After a while, the plant sprouts green leaves. It’s ready to move to the garden, where it can grow even more.

En tiempos de Jesús, los sembradores tenían su propia forma de plantar. Llevaban las semillas en una bolsa atada a su cintura. Al caminar por su campo, tomaban un puñado de semillas y las lanzaban al suelo.

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Catholic Fact The Church celebrates seven sacraments, which are divided into three categories. The Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist) form the foundation of every Christian life. The Sacraments of Healing (Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick) celebrate the healing power of Jesus. The Sacraments at the Service of Communion (Matrimony, Holy Orders) help members serve the community.

Help your child come to better self-awareness by discussing your own motivations for decisions you made. Have a gentle conversation after your child has made a bad choice, to help you both understand the child’s motives better. “What were you hoping would happen?” is a way to unearth motives that might otherwise remain murky. As your child prepares for bed, pause together for a brief moment in silence so that each of you can listen inside to what God might be trying to tell you. Ask your child to consider how he or she feels, what thoughts are stuck in his or her head. Spend a few minutes praying for the grace to know and follow God’s will. ■

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In the same way you trust that person to love you and help you, you can trust God to love you and help you. God loves us even when we do something wrong. When we sin, we can go to him, too, an have a friendly conversat ion. God even sent his Son, Jesus, to be with us. Open your eyes, and we’ll talk more about how Jesus is always with us.

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. . . we are going on a trip to visit friends. We arrive at a very big airport in a very big city, and we don’t know how to get to our friends’ house—o r anywhere else, for that matter. But we aren’t worried. Our friends promised to meet us at the airport and to bring a map to show us the way. We know our friends aren’t going to leave us stranded. They are going to be our guides, and they won’t let us down. Jesus is also our friend, and he has promised to show us the way too. We even have a

map. The sacraments are like our directions. They remind us of God’s love, they teach us how to live, and they give us the grace to live good lives. Let’s read a little more about our guide, Jesus. Turn to pages 12–13 in your child’s book and read aloud the Scripture story “Jesus, Our Savior.” This offers a brief summary of Jesus’ life based on the Gospel of Matthew. Next, take turns asking each other the following questions and,


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Guía: Jesús está con nosotros.

Pídales a los niños que vean la ilustración de la página 28.

Todos: Ofrezcámosle nuestro corazón.

Diga: Este niño está haciendo oración en silencio. Hoy  nosotros haremos lo mismo usando palabras de la  Biblia. 

Guía: Escuchemos en silencio una lectura de los Salmos, e imaginemos que estamos hablando con Jesús con estas palabras:

Siempre con nosotros

Lector: Tú has mirado en lo más profundo de mi corazón, sabes todo acerca de mi. Conoces mis pensamientos. Te das cuenta de todo lo que hago y a dónde voy.

Introduzca la oración mediante la lectura, en voz alta, de esta  sección. Dígales a los niños que durante la oración tendrán  tiempo para estar con Jesús “de corazón a corazón”.

Preparándose para la oración

Siempre con nosotros Jesús está siempre con nosotros. Podemos hablar con él cuando queramos. Le podemos contar lo que tenemos en nuestro corazón. Podemos estar seguros de que nos escuchará. Él nos ama. Quiere estar con nostros, de corazón a corazón.

Always with Us

Prepare for Prayer

Prayer Leader: Jesus is with us.

Jesus is always with us. We can talk to him any time we want. We can tell him what’s in our heart. We can be sure he will listen. Jesus knows us well. He loves us. He wants to be with us, heart-to-heart.

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A Loving Conversation

A Loving Conversation

Have the children look at the picture on page 28.

All: Let us open our hearts to him.

Say: The children are spending quiet time in prayer.  Today we will do the same using words from the Bible. 

Prayer Leader: Let’s listen quietly to a reading from the Psalms and imagine we are speaking these words to Jesus.

Always With Us Introduce the prayer by reading aloud this section. Tell the  children that during prayer they will have time to be with Jesus  heart-to-heart.

Reader: You have looked deep into my heart, and you know all about me. You know my thoughts. You notice everything I do and everywhere I go.

Review with the children the steps for moving to and from the  Prayer Center. [See page XX.] Then explain to the children that  the psalm will be read twice: first by the Reader and then by  you. Practice their responses with them.

based on Psalm 139:1–3

Gathering for Prayer Play Peace Walk, CD Track XX, as the children process to the  Prayer Center following the ritual they have learned. Have them  carry their books and set them down open to page 28.

De camino al Centro de oración Mientras que los niños se dirigen en procesión al Centro de  oración, según el ritual que han aprendido, reproduzca el canto  Peace Walk (número XX en el CD). Haga que los niños lleven su  libro y lo coloquen abierto delante de ellos en la página 28.

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Guíe la oración Si decide poner música ambiental, hágalo ahora. Guíe la  oración como se indica en la página 28. Pida a un voluntario  que se ponga de pie y lea la adaptación del Salmo 139:1–3.  Haga una pausa y a continuación lea en voz alta el Salmo una  segunda vez, despacio y reverentemente. 

Tome nota Asígnele a un voluntario la tarea del Lector , y 

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use la música número XXX  del CD.

Take Note Durante el momento   de oración en silencio, 

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 the  Reader part, and have him or  her practice reading the  psalm.

 you will be using  instrumental music,    refer to the CD, Track XX–XX. 

If you choose to play instrumental music in the background,  begin playing it now. Lead the prayer as outlined on page 28.  Have a volunteer stand to read aloud the adaptation of Psalm  139:1–3. Pause, and then read the Psalm aloud a second time  slowly and reverently. 

, model an  appropriate prayer posture  and enter into the spirit of  meditation by praying quietly  together with the children.

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Identificarse con una experiencia de recibir otra oportunidad de mejorar. Describir a Jesús dándonos otra oportunidad luego de que hemos pecado. Identificar el tema del capítulo.

Identificar los pasos necesarios para tomar buenas decisiones morales. Aplicar los pasos para tomar buenas decisiones morales. Definir decisión moral.

Describir y experimentar la oración con Jesús como una conversación amorosa.

Identificar oportunidades para practicar la toma de decisiones morales.

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Canto inicial.

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Explicar que Jesús nos ofrece su perdón cuando pecamos. Definir pecado mortal y pecado venial.

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• explain that Jesus offers us his forgiveness  We Are Tempted minutes Oración:10 Una conversación Objetoswhen we sin para el Centro de oración: mantel, Prayer: Heart-to-Heart with Jesus  amorosa. estatua o imagen de Jesús. Student pages 26–27 Biblia, • define mortal sin, venial sin activity Reproductor de CD’s. Números 2 y 3 del CD: Amor, amor y Vamos ya. Opcional: CD número 4: Música instrumental. • describe and experience prayer to Jesus as  A Loving Conversation 10 minutes a loving conversation Student pages 28–29 Aplicándolo a la vida: Vivo Papel y lápices. Actividades de repaso, lo que aprendo. página 30z. Oración final.

Narración bíblica: La 5 minutes segunda oportunidad de Mateo. Student page 21 Actividad de las calcomanías.

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Activity 14

Celebramos el sacramento de la Eucaristía durante el sacrificio sagrado de la misa. Los católicos podemos celebrar la Eucaristía todos los días. Todos celebramos la Eucaristía una vez a la semana, el sábado por la noche o el domingo. ¿Te acuerdas lo que sucede durante la misa? Comenzamos reuniéndonos todos. Un sacerdote siempre preside la misa. El sacerdote comienza la misa invitándonos a recordar nuestros pecados. Nos guía en una oración inicial. La misa tiene dos partes. La primera es la Liturgia de la Palabra. Un lector o proclamador nos lee pasajes de la Biblia. El sacerdote o un diácono también lee de la Biblia; nos lee una historia de los Evangelios. Dios nos habla mediante estas lecturas. Nos encontramos con Jesús en la lectura del Evangelio. A continuación el padre nos habla acerca de las lecturas y da una homilía. Nos ponemos

de pie para recitar el Credo, una declaración de nuestras creencias. Seguidamente oramos las intercesiones, con las que pedimos a Dios su ayuda y su bendición. La segunda parte de la misa es la Liturgia de la Eucaristía. El sacerdote prepara el pan y el vino. Los consagra y se convierten en el Cuerpo y la Sangre de Cristo. Proclamamos nuestra fe en Jesús. Oramos el Padrenuestro, la oración que Jesús nos enseñó. Nos ofrecemos la paz. A continuación recibimos la Sagrada Comunión. El sacerdote, un diácono o un ministro extraordinario eucarístico nos da la Eucaristía. Al terminar la misa el sacerdote nos bendice y nos envía. Durante cada misa uno o más acólitos o monaguillos ayudan al sacerdote. ¿Eres acólito? ¿Te gustaría serlo?

Conoce nuestra fe católica Durante la misa proclamamos el misterio de fe: “Anunciamos tu muerte, proclamamos tu resurrección. ¡Ven, Señor Jesús!”.

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o acciones de la lista del recuadro pertenecen Decide which prayers or actions listed below take place during The secondDecide part ofqué the oraciones Mass We celebrate the sacrament of Trazaduring un círculo alrededor Circle the correct answer to each question below. a laof Liturgia de la Palabra y cuáles a la Liturgia de la Eucaristía. Escribe the Liturgy of the Word and which take place the Liturgy of de la respuesta correcta a cada pregunta. is the Liturgy the Eucharist. the Eucharist at the holy sacrifice cada unathe en la columna the Eucharist. Write them in the correct 1. column. you put them Actividad 14 Activity 14 himself to us in stories found Dios se(Can ha revelado a nosotros en las historias que encontramos 1. God has revealed . The priest prepares bread and correspondiente. (¿Las puedes colocar en el of the Mass. Catholics can c ió n U no b. in the Bible correcto?) them in the correct order?) Seonctelevision en . a. c. in science books wine. Thenoren he consecrates celebrate the Eucharist every day. a. la televisión b. la Biblia c. los libros de ciencia so they become the Body and We all celebrate the Eucharist 2. God human authors to write the books of the Bible. our once a week, on Saturday evening Blood of Christ. We proclaim Oraciones y acciones de la misa Mass Prayers and 2. Actions Dios a autores humanos a escribir los libros de la Biblia. a. inspired b. forced c. hired faith in Jesus. We pray the Lord’s Comunión. or Sunday. Can you remember Recibimos la Sagrada La homilía We receive Holy Communion. the homily a. inspiró b. forzó c. contrató Prayer that Jesus gave us. We offer what happens during the Mass? Decide qué oraciones othe acciones dePeace la lista del recuadro pertenecen intercessions Decide which prayers or actions listed below take place during 3. The Bible is divided . damos la paz. intercesiones Sign of pie para recitar el Credo, The second part of the Mass Celebramos el sacramento de byde We celebrate theLas sacrament of un círculo la respuesta correcta a cada pregunta. c. with pictures each other Nos a sign of peace. Then We begin gathering a la Liturgia de la Palabra y cuáles a la Liturgia de la Eucaristía.3.Escribe the place during the alrededor Liturgy of La Biblia está dividida . Liturgy of the Word and which take Traza a.de into two sections b. into different una declaración is the Liturgy of the Eucharist. la Eucaristía durante eltogether. sacrificio theyEucharist holy sacrifice el pan el vino. at theLectura de la Biblia Father consecrates bread and wine. Bible reading we receive El thesacerdote Eucharist, consagra called A priest always presidesde nuestras languages cada una en la columna correspondiente. (¿Las puedes colocar ena.elen dos secciones the Eucharist. Write them in the correct1.column. you put athem b. en diferentes c. por dibujos Dios se(Can ha revelado nosotros en las historias que encontramos creencias. Seguidamente oramos The priest prepares the bread and sagrado de la misa. Los católicos of the Mass. Catholics can Holy Communion. at Mass. The priest begins the El CredoThe priest, El Padrenuestro. the Creed the Lord’s Prayer idiomas in the correct order?) oren correcto?) en . lasusintercesiones, con las que or an Extraordinary podemos celebrar la Eucaristía celebrate the Eucharist every day. wine. Then he consecrates them 4. The Old Testament has stories . deacon, Mass by inviting to call to a. la televisión b. la Biblia c. los libros de ciencia a Dios su ayuda y su of Holy Communion gives so they become the Body and todos los días. Todos celebramos We all celebrate the Eucharist 4. El Antiguo Testamento tiene historias acerca de . a. about cavemen b. about God’s c. of Jesus Minister mind our sins. pedimos He leads us in the Oraciones acciones Actions bendición. ourLiturgyy of la Eucaristía una vez aOpening la semana, once a week,Liturgia on Saturday Liturgia de la Palabra de laevening EucaristíaBlood of Christ. We proclaim the Wordde la misa Liturgy of the Eucharistb. el pueblo chosen a. los hombres c. Jesús Mass Prayers and us the Eucharist. Prayer. 2. Dios a autores humanos a escribir los librospeople de la Biblia. La segunda parte de laAtmisa faith in Jesus. We prayla the Lord’s Comunión. el sábado por la noche o elThe Mass has two or Sunday. Can you remember de las cavernas elegido de Dios Recibimos Sagrada La homilía We receive Holy Communion. the homily the end of the Mass, the main parts. a. inspiró b. forzó c. contratówere written 5. The books of the New Testament . la Liturgia El us and sends us Prayer that Jesus gave us. We offer domingo. ¿Te acuerdasFirst lo que what happens during the Mass? priest blesses comes thees Liturgy of thede la Eucaristía. Nos damos la paz. Las intercesiones the Sign of Peace intercessions 5. Los libros del Nuevo Testamento fueron escritos . b. after Jesus died c. by Jesus’ mother, y elDuring vino. each Mass, one or each other a sign of peace. Then sucede durante la misa? We begin by gathering 3. La Biblia está dividida a. by Jesus . forth. Word. A lector sacerdote reads to usprepara from el pan sacerdote Lectura de la Biblia Father consecrates Bible reading Mary a. por Jesús b. después de la c. por María, labread and wine. Los consagra y se convierten en servers help the priest. we receiveElthe Eucharist,consagra called el pan y el vino. Comenzamos reuniéndonos together. A priest always presides a. en dos secciones b. en diferentes c. por dibujos more altar the Bible. The priest or deacon muerte de Jesús El Credo The priest, El Padrenuestro. the Creed madre de Jesús the Lord’s Prayeridiomas Cuerpo y lastory Sangre de Holy Communion. todos. Un sacerdote siempre at Mass. The priest begins the AreCristo. you an altar server? Would you reads from the el Bible, too—a 6. We call the Holy Trinity . nuestralike fe en deacon, or an Extraordinary preside la misa. El sacerdote Mass by inviting us to call to to be one? from one of theProclamamos Gospels. In these 6. La Santísima Trinidad es . a story b. an idea c. a mystery of faith 4. El Antiguo Testamentoa.tiene historias acerca de . Jesús. Oramos Minister of Holy Communion gives comienza la misa invitándonos mind our sins. He leads us in the readings, aGod speaks to us. Weel Padrenuestro, la a. una historia b. una idea Liturgy of the c. un misterio de fe Liturgia de la Palabra Liturgia de la Eucaristía Word Liturgy of the Eucharist a. los hombres b. elremember pueblo the thousands c. Jesús oración que Jesús nos enseñó. Nos us the Eucharist. recordar nuestros pecados. Opening Prayer. 7. We of years that Israel waited for a meet Nos Jesus in the Gospel reading. de las cavernas elegido de Dios . ofrecemos la paz. At the end of the Mass, the guía en una oración inicial. The Mass has two main parts. savior 7. Durante recordamos los miles de años que Israel estuvo Then, Father talks to us about theA continuación recibimos la Sagrada Comunión. priest blesses us and sends us La misa tiene dos partes. First comes the Liturgy of the esperando a un salvador. a. during Lent b. on Easter c. during Advent readings—he gives a homily. We 5. Los libros del Nuevo Testamento fueron escritos . El sacerdote, un diácono o forth. During each Mass, one or La primera es la Liturgia de up la together Word. A lector reads to us from a. la Cuaresma b. la Pascua c. el Adviento stand to recite the a. por Jesús b. después lathe Holy c. Spirit por María, 8. We call the de day camela upon the apostles . un ministro extraordinario more altar servers help the priest. Palabra. Un lector o proclamador the Bible. The priest or deacon Creed, a statement of our beliefs. muerte de Jesús madre de Jesús 8. Llamamos al día en que el Espíritu Santo descendió a. Christmas Day b. Pentecost Sunday c. New Year’s Day eucarístico nos da la Eucaristía. Are you an altar server? Would you nos lee pasajes de la Biblia. reads from the Bible, too—a story Then we pray intercessions, sobre los apóstoles. 6. La Santísima Trinidad es . terminar la misa el like to be one? El sacerdote o un diácono from one of the Gospels. In these asking God’s help Al and blessings. a. día de Navidad b. domingo de c. Año Nuevo a. una historia b. una idea c. un misterio de fe sacerdote nos bendice y nos también lee de la Biblia; nos lee readings, God speaks to us. We Pentecostés envía. Durante cada misa uno una historia de los Evangelios. meet Jesus in the Gospel reading. 7. Durante recordamos los miles de años que Israel estuvo o más acólitosBelief o monaguillos Dios nos habla mediante estas Then, Father talks to us about the Know Our Catholic esperando a un salvador. ayudanthe al sacerdote. ¿Eres“Christ has died. lecturas. Nos encontramosAtcon readings—he gives a homily. We Mass we proclaim mystery of faith: a. la Cuaresma b. la Pascua c. el Adviento acólito? ¿Te gustaría serlo? Jesús en la lectura del Evangelio. stand up together to recite the

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Christ is risen. Christ will come again.”

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Rotate the responsibility for leading the prayer from meal to meal. Have each family member name one thing he or she is grateful for that day.

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7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness Enriching Your Faith by Strengthening the Health of Your Soul Joe Paprocki Most of us have a pretty good idea of what we need to do to maintain our physical well-being: watch the calories, exercise regularly, take those vitamins. But how many of us know what we should do to keep ourselves spiritually well? In 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness, best-selling author Joe Paprocki provides a prescription for spiritual health based on the rich wisdom of Catholic Tradition. Through his nondogmatic, downright inviting style of writing, Paprocki offers seven enduring and reliable strategies for achieving spiritual wellness. After identifying practical ways to integrate each of these strategies into daily living, he describes seven persistent dangers to our spiritual well-being and how these dangers manifest themselves in our lives. At its core, 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness helps us see the Christian faith not as a collection of rules and doctrine, but as a spiritual path—a path whose guideposts for spiritual wellness are sure to lead us to a more meaningful life and to a much richer experience of our faith.

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Grammar and Mechanics Handbook for at-home use

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Teach Explain to students that some words have multiple meanings. Discuss the following points: •

Sometimes the connotation of a word is more important than its denotation.

Some words are culturally dependent; different words are used for the same idea or object.

The use of slang changes the meaning of some words.

Over time, some accepted vocabulary falls out of favor and becomes incorrect.

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Speaking and Listening Skills: Oral Personal Narrativ es, pp. 232–233

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Speaking and Listening Skills: Oral Personal Narrativ es, pp. 234–235 Writing Skills Assessment, ABpp. 39–40 or TG Day18

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1.9 Appositives, pp. 18–19 PB p. 17

1.10 Words Used as Nouns and Verbs, pp. 20–21 PB p. 18

Writing Skills: Revising Sentenc es, pp. 226–227 PB p. 135 Day14

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Introductions and Conclusions, pp. 218–219 PB p. 133

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1.8 Nouns Showing Separate and Joint Possession, pp. 16–17 PB pp. 15–16

Noun Challenge, p. 26

1.5 Nouns as Objects, pp. 10–11 PB pp. 10–11

Introductions and Conclusions, pp. 216–217

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What Makes a Good Personal Narrativ e?, pp. 214–215 PB p. 132

Writing Skills: Revising Sentenc es, pp. 224–225

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