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March

Chapter:       15    

Subject:  The Sacraments of Healing Restore Us

Lesson:   We Turn to God 

Objectives: We will be continuing to learn more about prayer by listening and talking to God.  Students will learn how Jesus calls us to conversion, how we are reconciled with God and the Church, how God forgives as only God can do, and continues to forgive us through the Church. 

Materials Needed: notebook paper, pen/pencil 

Assignment:  Please have student read page 132 which contains the story of The Prodigal Son.  After this has been read discuss story with student.  There have been many renditions of this story told through song and paintings please have student do some research and write down an example of and artist that has recreated this parable.  Please also have student write a modern day story about turning back to God and others as reflected in activity on page 133.  These will be turned in when we return to classes for me to read.  —  Questions:  Should the wayward so have been scolded for his actions?  What does this parable teach us?  Please stress that the parable asks us to see that the father (God) is forgiving and merciful, just as the father in the story forgave his son.

Please have student read page 133.  Once this has been read please discuss the following questions:  What does this story tell you about Jesus?  What is the meaning of this story? What can you do each day to be more accepting and forgiving of others?

Please have student read page 134-135.  Please have Student make a Venn Diagram on a piece of paper that shows the differences between mortal and venial sins and complete we respond activity.

Complete Chapter 15 Project Disciple as well as Chapter 15 test.

Chapter Project:  Dear God Prayer/Confession Journal – We are going to start a Journal, If the student has never written in a journal please explain that people normally write their entries as if they are talking to someone.  For this project however, we will have the opportunity to talk and listen to God.  Have the student take 5 to ten minutes each day to write their reflections for the day.  Once complete have them staple all of the different entries and create a book. Encourage them to address God with ideas, questions or events that came to their mind during the day.  They are also encouraged use this book as a way to acknowledge things they may feel bad about (confession to God).  These will be private and I will not be asking for these as any confessions should be between the student and God.  I am relying on the children to be honest about whether they complete the project since I will not be collecting these.

April

Chapter:       16    

Subject:  The Sacraments of Healing Restore Us

Lesson:   The Celebration of Penance and Reconciliation 

Objectives: Students will learn more about the celebration of Penance and about the Rite of Reconciliation for Several and Individual Penitents. 

Materials Needed: notebook paper, pen/pencil 

Assignment:  Please have student read page 140.  After this has been read please discuss what our conscience is and how we can examine it.  Why is it important to listen to your voice within and God’s Word?  Discuss ways in which we can set a positive example of caring for others as followers of Jesus and write one question you can use each day to reflect on the ways you have shown love for others.

Please have student read page 141.  Discuss 2 ways the sacrament of Penance is celebrated.  What enables us to know the difference between right and wrong?  When should you celebrate Penance?  Where is the sacrament usually celebrated?  When are some occasions we celebrate Penance as a Parish?

Please have student read pages 142 and 143.  Discuss meaning of absolution. Write what each of the following words mean as well as how the wourk is part of the sacrament of Penance (Contrition / Confession / Penance / Absolution).  Design symbols for the four parts of the Sacrament of Penance. 

Please write down one everyday life example of how we can practice the following;  Following Jesus’ example / Trusting in God when we need help / Caring for the needs of others / Praying daily

Complete Chapter 16 Project Disciple as well as Chapter 16 test pages 144, 145 and 146.

Practice Act of Contrition

Project:  Dear God Prayer/Confession Journal – Please continue to provide a daily entry in your journal to God.   (I have kept the instructions on the journaling below)

Have the student take 5 to ten minutes each day to write their reflections for the day.  Once complete have them staple all of the different entries and create a book. Encourage them to address God with ideas, questions or events that came to their mind during the day.  They are also encouraged use this book as a way to acknowledge things they may feel bad about (confession to God).  These will be private and I will not be asking for these as any confessions should be between the student and God.  I am relying on the children to be honest about whether they complete the project since I will not be collecting these.

April 19

Chapter:       17    

Subject:  The Sacraments of Healing Restore Us

Lesson:   Jesus, the Healer 

Objectives: In this chapter children will learn more about how Jesus cared for the sick and the suffering, as well as how the Church continues Jesus’ healing ministries. 

Materials Needed: notebook paper, pen/pencil 

Assignment:  Please have student read page 147.  After this has been read please discuss ways we help family members and friends when they may be ill.   

Please have student read page 148 and 149.   Encourage children to share other stories of miracles Jesus performed to heal the sick or suffering.  Have the student answer the following questions:  What did the healing and forgiving action of Jesus reveal to others?, How were the Apostles able to heal so many people and bring them to believe in the risen Christ?.  Please have the children design a magazine cover for an issue titled “Jesus the Healer” as reflected on page 149.  Have them use symbols, pictures, and words, as well as a list of what articles would be featured in their magazine.  Please have them use a separate piece of paper to complete this task. 

Please have student read pages 150 and 151.  Ask student to list the actions that Saint James recommends the person that is ill and suffering should take.  Once they have listed the actions explain that these are actions that are taken during the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick today.  Please also stress that the Sacrament is not only for individuals that are on their deathbed.  It can also be celebrated for individuals who are ill and in need of healing grace.  Discuss ways that our parish offers comfort and support to those who are ill/suffering.  Complete We Respond on page 151.

Please write down one everyday life example of how we can practice the following;  Following Jesus’ example / Trusting in God when we need help / Caring for the needs of others / Praying daily

Complete Chapter 17 Project Disciple as well as Chapter 17 test on pages 152, 153, and 154.