Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Use this unit study to help teach children that God gives each person gifts, talents, skills, and qualities. This lesson is based on Christ's teaching of the Parable of the Talents in the Gospel of St. Matthew 25:14-30.
This lesson helps us to focus on recognizing and using our God-given talents wisely. The Catholic Church teaches that talents are not given out equally and that what we receive is part of God’s plan and His will for us. We should use our talents for the good of all people. The Lord wants us to help one another. Those who gain lots from their talents should share with those in need. In this way, God encourages us all to practice kindness, charity, and generosity. We are called “good stewards” when we use our gifts, whatever they may be, to serve God and others.
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
-Matthew 25:23 Poster
-Four Lesson Terms Word Wall Pieces
-Write About It Notebooking Sheet
-We Are Talented Display Activity
-Tell About Talents and Skills Learning Cube Game
-How to Use My Talents Wisely Get the Gospel Trading Card
-My Talents Mini-Book
-Order the Scripture Quote for Matthew 25:23 Game
-33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, The Parable of the Talents Mini-Book
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.
Age: Gr. 2-5
Week: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus: The Parable of the Talents
Theme: God wants us to use the talents He gives us.
Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30
CCC: 1880, 1936-37, 2429