Focus on the Gospel for All Souls' Day
Use this 32-page unit study to help children understand that God wants us to serve Him and will honor (reward) His servants with eternal life with Him in heaven based on John 12:23-26.
Everything you need to deliver a CCD or Religious Ed lesson on the weekly Gospel is included in this packet. These materials could also be used for home catechesis or a Sunday school class as well.
Weekly Liturgical Lesson Student Sheets
There are two thematic lesson sheets that focus directly on God's Word in John 12:26 and the summary of the meaning and purpose of All Souls' Day. Additional printables are included for lesson reinforcement and fact recall; they include a Fill-in-the-Faces worksheet, a graphic organizer that focuses on the word "honor" and a lesson based cloze activity that reiterates the main paragraph from the student lesson sheet.
Weekly Liturgical Lesson Teacher Guide
The teacher guide includes a full lesson plan, which you may alter to meet the specific needs of your program or learners. The plan includes a Gospel focus sheet with the week's Gospel reading, vocabulary focus, lesson highlights and catechetical references. It also includes a layout that will take you from gathering, through the lesson to closing. As well, the guide contains a copy of all student content and matching answer sheets.
Each liturgy lesson contains fun activities or extensions, which are found immediately following the lesson plan pages. One is based on creativity and the other on game play.
The Play to Learn Lesson Extensions in this lesson include the game, Put It In Order - The Eternal Rest Prayer, as well as a thematic crossword and word search puzzle.
The Create to Learn Lesson Extensions in this lesson include: the All Souls' Day Prayer Project and the mini-bookGod's Message on the Feast of All Souls. Children are also encouraged to decorate their lesson cover page creatively, which is explained in the lesson plan.
Take Home Materials
Although children may take home all of their lesson sheets and creations, they should also have a tangible reminder of God's Word. Every single weekly liturgy lesson in this series includes a Get the Gospel! printable scripture trading card featuring specific ways that children can live out the Gospel at home.
The practical instruction card for this lesson is called, "How to Pray for the Faithful Departed."
Liturgical Week: Feast of the Commemoration of the Departed Souls - All Souls' Day
Focus: All Souls' Day
Theme: God rewards His servants.
Gospel: Reference John 12:23-26