Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the Solemnity of Pentecost.
Use this unit study to help teach children that the Holy Spirit was sent to Apostles and that Pentecost is the birthday of the Catholic Church. This lesson is based on the Gospel of St. John 14:15-16, 23-26.
In this week’s Gospel, Jesus tells the Apostles that He will send them the Paraclete, an Advocate, who is the Holy Spirit. Pentecost marks fifty days after Easter when the Holy Spirit descends upon the Apostles as tongues of fire. As well, Pentecost celebrates the birth of the Church. This most important time reminds us to celebrate our faith daily and to ask the Holy Spirit for strength in building up God’s Kingdom on earth.
This fun unit study is suited for a CCD or Religious Education class. It may also be used for Sunday School programs or as homeschool materials.
This unit study includes:
-Student and Teacher Cover Sheets
-Student lesson Worksheets
-Inclusive Teacher Guide
-6 Word wall terms: Pentecost, Holy Spirit, wounds, crucifixion, birthday, Catholic
-Decorative Thematic Poster
-Happy Birthday to the Church Display Activity
-Happy Birthday to the Church Coloring Sheet
-Happy Birthday to the Church Wearable Medallion
-The Solemnity of Pentecost, The Sending of the Holy Spirit Mini-Book
-The Sending of the Holy Spirit Picture Puzzle - 4 Levels - 4pc, 9pc, 12pc, 16pc
-The Sending of the Holy Spirit Word Search Puzzle
-Happy Pentecost Wristband
-Pentecost F3 KWL Activity
-Pentecost Thematic Writing Sheets
-How to Celebrate Being Catholic Get the Gospel Trading Card
There are opportunities in this lesson for Scripture reading, class or small group discussion, writing, drawing, and coloring. Teachers are encouraged to use the lesson and activities to fit the needs or abilities of students or to meet the allotted class schedule.
If this is the first lesson you have used in this year's Liturgy Lesson series, please download the Weekly Liturgy Lesson Instruction Packet for this school year.
Age: Gr. 2-5
Week: Solemnity of Pentecost (Cycle C)
Focus: The Sending of the Holy Spirit
Theme: Pentecost is the birthday of the Catholic Church.
Gospel: John 14:15-16, 23-26
CCC: 691, 692-693, 694-701, 731, 1287-1288, 2623