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Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Advent.

Use this unit study to help teach children about finding the joy of being in the presence of Christ.  This lesson is based on Luke 1:39-45, the Visitation.

In this week’s Gospel, we witness the beautiful, joyful mystery of the Visitation. Baby John not only stirs to joy over hearing the voice of the Blessed Virgin Mary but also because he is in the presence of his Lord. Encountering Jesus is a joyful event, and Christmas is the perfect time to share the joy of knowing Him with others. It is important to be able to find the joy of our faith in all situations.

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
-Set of 4 Notebooking sheets
-8 Word wall terms: Visitation, Holy Rosary, leaps, womb, joyful, presence, Christmas, situations
-Decorative Thematic Poster
-Jesus Makes Me Joyful! Display/Bulletin-Board Activity
-Jesus Makes Me Joyful! Coloring Sheet
-4th Sunday in Advent, the Blessed Virgin Mary Visits Elizabeth Mini-Book
-The Virgin Mary Visits Elizabeth Word Search Puzzle
-The Virgin Mary Visits Elizabeth Crossword Puzzle
-Jesus Makes Me Joyful! Door Hanger Activity
-Ways to Show That Jesus Makes Me Joyful Scripture 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.

Age: Gr. 2-5
Week: 4th Sunday of Advent (Cycle C)
Focus:  The Virgin Mary visits Elizabeth.
Theme: Being in the presence of Christ can make us joyful!
Gospel: Luke 1:39-45
CCC: 522-524, 717-720, 2094, 2144
Other References: The Real Presence by St. Peter Julian Eymard, (Ch. 02 - St. John the Baptist)

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