Focus on the Gospel for the Solemnity of Christ the King.

Use this 30-page unit study to help children understand that Jesus is the King of the Universe and that God wants us to practice the Corporal Works of Mercy based on Matthew 25:31-46.

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 Matthew 25:40. 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 "body" 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.

Lesson Extensions

This 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 Christ the King Scripture Puzzle, as well as a thematic crossword and word search puzzle.

The Create to Learn Lesson Extensions in this lesson include: the Color a Crown for Christ project and the unprompted mini-book God's Message on the Solemnity of Christ the King. 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. This liturgy lesson includes a poster handout of the seven Corporal Works of Mercy as well as a Get the Gospel! printable scripture trading card featuring the Corporal Works of Mercy as well.


Age: Gr.2-4
Liturgical Week: Solemnity of Christ the King
Focus: Christ the King of the Universe
Theme: God Wants Us to Practice the Corporal Works of Mercy
Gospel Reference: Matthew 25:31-46

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