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God Loves a Cheerful Giver

This worksheet guides students to read and answer questions about a specific Hebrew festival from the book of Leviticus.

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Song "We Are One Body"

The song “We Are One Body” is a moving song about being part of the Church and the saving power of Christ. There are many versions available on YouTube.

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Which Way Shall We Go?

This handout provides a chart for students to list activities that are best to do on Sunday and those that should be saved for other days of the week.

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Blest Are They

The song/video "Blest Are They," by David Haas, available on YouTube (5:08), works best on day 2.

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The Liturgy of the Word and the Lectionary

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 5 by providing an overview of the Lectionary as it is used in the Liturgy of the Word.

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Exploring the Lectionary

In this activity, partners read the readings for a specific feast day and identify key symbols, similarities, and differences that help make Mass more meaningful.

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Vocabulary for Unit 5

This is a list of terms and definitions to know for Unit 5.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 16

A lesson plan for lesson 16 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide. In this lesson students explore how the Holy Trinity is revealed through liturgy.

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A Reference Guide to the Gospel Story

A partial list of scripture references for Jesus’ miracles, parables, important teachings, and life events

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"Mass Appeal"

A series of questions that can be used to reflect on the movie, “Mass Appeal.”

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Sunday Mass: Why Go?

A worksheet that looks at the reasons why people attend Mass.

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The Liturgy of the Word

A worksheet that looks at the three sources of readings at Mass.

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Ash Wednesday and Lent - in 2 Minutes

A short video explaining Ash Wednesday and Lent.

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Correlation to Curriculum Framework

Correlation to Curriculum Framework Course IV: Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church from The Church: Christ in the World Today.

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The Liturgy of the Word

The Liturgy of the Word is discussed in chapters 29 and 30 of The Catholic Connections Handbook. After reading or reviewing these chapters, complete the crossword below.

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Introduction to Liturgy

After reading or reviewing chapter 27 of The Catholic Connections Handbook, which discusses the liturgy of the Church, complete the following activity. Use the clues to unscramble the words below each clue. When you are finished, write down the letters …

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The Catholic Mass

The Catholic Mass, and what each of us brings to it.

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Catholicism is Universal

A personal story about discovering how Catholicism is truly universal.

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Advent in 2 Minutes

A quick, two-minute video from Busted Halo that explains why we celebrate Advent and wait to celebrate Christmas.

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Chapter 32 Activity: Elements from the Mass

Complete this multiple-step activity on the parts of the Mass that have to do with Communion and sending forth. First, unscramble the word or words in the boxes. Then match the statements in the list below to the words in …

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Chapter 32 Summary: The Eucharist: Communion and Sending Forth

A summary of Chapter 31, The Eucharist: Communion and Sending Forth from the Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition.

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Chapter 31 Summary: The Eucharist: The Liturgy of the Eucharist

A summary of Chapter 31, The Eucharist: The Liturgy of the Eucharist from the Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition.

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Chapter 30 Summary: The Eucharist: The Liturgy of the Word

A summary of Chapter 30, The Eucharist: The Liturgy of the Word from the Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition.

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Chapter 27 Activity: A Liturgy and Sacraments Crossword

Review what you know about the liturgy and Sacraments by completing the following crossword puzzle.

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