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Focus on the Gospel for the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica.

Use this 37-page unit study to help children understand that God wants us to be reverent in His house, the church, based on John 2:13-22. Jesus drives out the money changers and animals from the Temple in this lesson.

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.

Lesson Materials

Weekly Liturgical Lesson Student Sheets

There are two thematic lesson sheets that focus directly on God's Word in John 2:13-22 and the summary of how to behave in God's house. 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 "reverence" and the tabernacle, 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, and lesson highlights. 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.

Lesson Extensions

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, When I Go to Church, as well as a thematic crossword and two separate word search puzzles - one on the lesson and one focusing on things you may see at church.

The Create to Learn Lesson Extensions in this lesson include the mini-books My Parish Is Special! and God's Message on the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica.. The first contains writing prompts; the second book does not. Children are also encouraged to decorate their lesson cover page in a creative way, 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 Be reverent in God's House."


Age: Gr.2-4
Liturgical Week: Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Focus: How to Behave in God's House
Theme: God Wants Us to Be Reverent in His House.
Gospel: Reference John 2:13-22

File Size5.66 MB
Create DateJune 28, 2013
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