Year 2: We Belong to the Lord Jesus (Born of the Spirit CCCB)

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1 Year 2: We Belong to the Lord Jesus (Born of the Spirit CCCB) Outcomes by Units and Themes Cognitive Unit 1: Let s be friends! Become aware that they are welcome in the group Demonstrate a sense of belonging by participating in group games and sharing in group discussions Enjoy being together Value friendship by expanding their circle of friends In welcoming the children, we welcome Jesus in our midst. Unit 1, Theme 1: It s good to be here! Renew friendships and welcome new members by participating in getting acquainted games Appreciate the space they have created in the classroom by respecting class rules Discover the joy of having friends Understand that friends come in all ages Understand that friendship has its ups and downs, that it is sometimes difficult Reflect on the celebration of friendship Develop class rules Illustrate, through stories or art, having fun with their friends Listen to a story of friends who don t always get along Share stories of friendship Plan and participate in a celebration of friendship Reflect on the celebration and share their feelings about it Appreciate their friends by having fun together Value their families as a source of friendship by sharing time and activities Enjoy their friends at the friendship party Celebrate friendship by gathering with friends and family at home and at school Friendship is a gift that should be respected and celebrated Sunday Eucharist is the weekly gathering of the friends of Jesus Friendship endures through thick and thin Because friendships are gifts and a source of the abundance of life, they often lead to celebrations We celebrate life in the presence of friends We celebrate our friendships Unit 1, Theme 2: What a joy to have friends Celebrations Appendix 1: Friendship party! Outcomes Year 2: We Belong to the Lord Jesus (Born of the Spirit CCCB) 1

2 with one another and with God Unit 2: Let s come together Know that they belong to a family who chose a special name for them Share memories of last year friendships, celebrations, events etc. Appreciate belonging to a family Know that Christians come together every week to celebrate being part of God s family Know that everyone in God s family belongs and has a special place in church Discuss other groups to which they belong Illustrate who they are and how they enjoy belonging to their family Express through dramatization how we welcome others and show them we are glad they are there a story about family or friends gathering for a celebration Welcome family and friends by showing that they care for them Where there is love, there is God Belonging means to be part of something or someone and to have a bond with them. We belong to the human race, a people, a family and to God. Through Baptism and Confirmation, we are welcomed into the family of God. On Sunday we gather as a community in Jesus name. Unit 2, Theme 3: I belong Unit 2, Theme 4: We gather Learn the ritual actions of the gathering rite of the Eucharist Know that they belong to the family of God Celebrate and discuss a ritual of gathering Compare the gathering rite during Sunday Eucharist with the gathering celebration Share stories about Appreciate the gathering rite and celebrate being part of God s family by attending Sunday Eucharist Because we are baptized, we belong to Jesus. The liturgy begins with the Introductory rite Unit 2, Theme 5: We belong Outcomes Year 2: We Belong to the Lord Jesus (Born of the Spirit CCCB) 2

3 through baptism their baptisms Commit to living the promises of baptism by living as Jesus teaches us to Unit 3: Let s treasure God s word Learn how to actively listen to the Word of God Become better listeners by participating in listening activities Nurture a listening attitudes by listening actively to others Know that the bible is the word of God, and that Christ is present when we read it Explain the significance of the symbols on the prayer table (candle, cross, table cloth, bible) Develop a listening attitude to the word of God by respectfully listening to bible stories We gather on Sunday in Jesus name, and he is present with us. Jesus is present in the proclamation of the word. When we open our hearts to God s word, we show our willingness to listen and to hear. Unit 3, Theme 6: We celebrate the Word Recognize how the Spirit helps us to remember Jesus and what he said and did Participate in a celebration of the Word recreate through art or dramatization, John 1:29-42 Accept Jesus invitation to come and know him by reading the bible with their families Have the children uses all their senses when they reflect on the story what did they hear? See? Smell? etc. Unit 3, Theme 7: We savour and respond to the word Know that Jesus invites us to come to know him Learn how people who gather on Sunday celebrate the Word Know that Jesus speaks to us through the scriptures Know that Jesus invites us to listen to his word Recall and share miracle stories about Jesus healing the sick from the Bible how the Sunday assembly celebrates the Word Show that they want to listen to God s word by making the sign of the Show their respect for the bible by placing it in a special place at home Honour Jesus by listening respectfully to the readings at Mass At mass there are 2 tables the table of God s word and the table of the Eucharist. We are nourished at both tables one gives us the food that makes us wise, the other holy. In hearing God s word, we receive the faith that is needed to celebrate. When we gather on Sunday we grow in our knowledge of Jesus. We get to know him Outcomes Year 2: We Belong to the Lord Jesus (Born of the Spirit CCCB) 3

4 Know that the stories in the bible are the same stories that are read at church cross on their forehead, lips and heart better through the stories we hear. Through getting to know Jesus more, we come to know more about God. Learn the signs of reverence that surround the liturgy of the Word Unit 4: Let s treasure God s presence *Season of Advent Know that Advent is a time of waiting and preparation Make an Advent wreath Identify the signs of Advent in the church Understand the symbolism of the Advent wreath the Annunciation story Participate in a celebration of Advent Appreciate the true meaning of Advent as the season of waiting and preparing for the birth of Jesus Follow Mary s example by saying yes to God by loving and caring for others The lectionary the book in which the readings for Mass are found - is a special presentation of the bible. The Lectionary is held high in the procession and is given a special place at the table. Mary received the angel s news at the Annunciation and said yes to God. Mary is a good role model for us- we say yes to God by showing we love and care for our families Unit 4, Theme 8: In Advent we listen Know that Mary was one who listened and responded to God s word Learn how God s word empowered Mary to reach out in friendship to others Learn how the Spirit of God moves us to Listen to and share stories about visiting the story of the Visitation Honour Mary as the mother of God by praying the Hail Mary with their families Follow Mary s example of visiting by visiting someone they haven t seen in awhile or inviting someone to visit them When Mary heard that God had visited Elizabeth, she wanted to witness what God was doing. Mary was very aware of the blessings God bestowed on Unit 4, Theme 9: In Advent we treasure Outcomes Year 2: We Belong to the Lord Jesus (Born of the Spirit CCCB) 4

5 respond to others in love as Mary did Know that John the Baptist was Elizabeth s child Learn how John the Baptist responded to God s word Recreate the story of the Visitation through dramatization or art Participate in and reflect on a celebration of Advent illustrate the story of John the Baptist Identify how their families pre13pare during the season of Advent Treasure the joy of belonging to their families and friends as they wait with Mary for the birth of Jesus Experience the joy of the season by caring for others Value the gift of Jesus by attending the Eucharist on Christmas day her, and she allowed those blessings to overflow into the lives of others. John the Baptist was a prophet who lived in the wilderness, subsisted on meagre food, and died for his preaching. He was sent to prepare the way for Jesus. Unit 4, Theme 10: In Advent we respond Participate in and reflect on a celebration of Advent Unit 5: Let s treasure God s gift Reacquaint themselves with the story of the Magi Discover Jesus as a gift Share their Christmas experiences with the class the Christmas story (Luke 2:1-20) illustrate the story of the Magi (Matthew 2: 1-12) Participate in and reflect on an Epiphany celebration Appreciate the true meaning of giving gifts at Christmas Value the gift of their family by giving the gift of love The Christmas season continues until the second week in January, the Baptism of the Lord. Because God shared such a wonderful gift with us, we exchange gifts with one another to show our love. Receiving gifts tells us that we are loved and valued, that we are important to someone. Jesus is God s gift of light. Unit 5, Theme 11: Jesus is God s gift to us Outcomes Year 2: We Belong to the Lord Jesus (Born of the Spirit CCCB) 5

6 To follow Jesus is to know life. Explore the Creed as a response to the word of God Participate in a discussion of the gifts of creation Treasure what we believe by living as Jesus has taught us When people profess the Creed, they are saying they are people of God. Unit 5, Theme 12: We treasure the gift of God s story Recall the gift of the Holy Spirit Recall that God is maker of all things Recall and express through dramatization or art what they know about Jesus Share what they know about the Holy Spirit Illustrate the story of the creed to share with their families The Creed is summarized in 3 parts: the mission of the Father, the mission of Jesus and the mission of the Holy Spirit. Through the Creed, Christians recall how God created them, how God became man and set them free, and how God is the Spirit that enlivens and sanctifies them. Learn about intercessory prayer Grow in awareness that we are all called to love and care for all of creation Identify people who need our care a story about Jesus caring for others (Mark 2:1-5, 11-12) Commit to intercede for those who need care by praying for them The General Intercessions brings to an end the Liturgy of the Word. In Baptism, we were immersed in Christ, so our prayers speak as one person with Christ. Unit 5, Theme 13: With Jesus we pray together Explore the community s prayer in the General Intercession Share what they know about the General Intercessions Express our care for others through prayers of intercession People pray for the Church, the world, particular needs, the local community, etc. We can bring those we care about to Jesus who will pray with us to God for them. Outcomes Year 2: We Belong to the Lord Jesus (Born of the Spirit CCCB) 6

7 Unit 6: Let s take Explore the richness of God s creation the story of creation Identify and illustrate different kinds of plants stories of how bread and wine are made Identify the prayer of praise that is prayed at Sunday Eucharist ( Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation ) Nurture an attitude of wonder and awe for the fruits of God s creation Appreciate the gifts of human hands Thank God for all they have been given The greatness of God s creation is all around us. We must care of the earth so that we can leave it for those who come after us. We can take the fruits of creation and change them to suit our needs. We take wheat and change it into bread, grapes into wine. Jesus acknowledged God as the giver of the bread and wine, blessed them, and gave them to his followers. Unit 6, Theme 14: We celebrate the work of human hands Become familiar with the table of the Eucharist in the parish Learn how the Sunday assembly prepares the table of the Eucharist Share experiences at home and at school with tables Share what they know about the table of the Eucharist Describe how families get ready for celebrations and how the Sunday assembly gets ready to celebrate Eucharist Appreciate the activities they do around tables by having fun with their families and friends Treasure the gift of the Eucharist by preparing for and attending Sunday Eucharist How we use what we have been given is our gift back to God. The altar is the church s focal point. Because we experience the Eucharist as a meal, the altar is a table. The altar is a symbol of the presence of God in the Church, so the priest greets the altar with a kiss at the beginning of the Eucharist. On Sunday we gather around Unit 6, Theme 15: We prepare the table of the Eucharist Outcomes Year 2: We Belong to the Lord Jesus (Born of the Spirit CCCB) 7

8 the table of the Eucharist. Unit 7- Let s treasure God s word *Season of Lent Understand how we honour people who have done special things a story of honouring people Give praise and thanks to God for all the gifts of creation by enjoying the beauty of the world Learn how we honour God Learn more about the Eucharistic prayer: preface and Holy, Holy Identify people in their community who have been honoured List and categorize the things we can thank God for Name special words we use when we praise and thank God Praise God through prayer Be grateful to God by caring for and sharing with others Our dining room table is the gathering place for nourishing the family. We gather around it in times of celebration- of joy and sorrow. Our parish table, the altar, does the same. Lent is a time to prepare for Easter. During the Lenten season, the community spends time in prayer, fasting and reconciliation. Eucharist means thanksgiving. Unit 7, Theme 16: We lift up our hearts to the Lord Recall what God has done in creation Understand what God has done through Jesus Know that the Christian community praises and Participate in preparing a litany of praise for the gifts from God Recall and share special memories Illustrate the story of the Last Supper Identify how things change when Respond to Jesus invitation to remember the Last Supper by participating in the Eucharist every Sunday Value the gifts of the Holy Spirit by adopting The Eucharist is a memorial of Jesus' death and resurrection. When we gather as the Christian community to celebrate Eucharist, we are doing what Jesus asked us to do. Unit 7, Theme 17: Do this in memory of me Outcomes Year 2: We Belong to the Lord Jesus (Born of the Spirit CCCB) 8

9 thanks God as Jesus asked us to by gathering to celebrate the Eucharist Learn how we remember that Jesus died and rose from the dead Learn about the actions of the Spirit on the gifts of bread and wine Understand the action of the Spirit upon the assembly something happens to them Participate in, discuss and illustrate a guided imagery of a seed growing Recite the acclamations (Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again), the prayer of praise (Through him, with him, in him ) and the Great Amen an attitude of reverence and respect during the Eucharistic prayer Treasure the gift of life and the ability to grow and change Appreciate how the Holy Spirit unites us with Jesus so that we are never alone At the Last Supper, Jesus gave the gift of himself to his friends in the bread and wine at the table. On Sunday we remember that Jesus died and rose again, which is why we celebrate. We remember that God raised Jesus to new life at Easter. During the Eucharistic prayer, the presider prays that the Holy Spirit comes upon the gifts of bread and wine and transform them into the body and blood of Christ. In the Great Amen, we are saying that we belong to Jesus Every Sunday the Holy Spirit gathers us together as God s family. When we pray to the Holy Spirit, we pray that we may grow together. The Holy Spirit helps people to become friends and to become full members of the family of God. In the prayer of praise, we offer to God our life, our work and play, our happy and sad times everything we do to grow and love others. Outcomes Year 2: We Belong to the Lord Jesus (Born of the Spirit CCCB) 9

10 Unit 8: Let s break Understand that bread means everything that we need to be healthy Listen to Luke 11:1-4 and pray together the Our Father Look for ways to reconcile and be a peacemaker Know that when we are loved and cared for, we are fed Learn that the special food that Jesus shares with us is the bread of life Know that receiving and giving forgiveness is an expression of love for one another Identify ways that they can nourish others and give life stories of forgiveness Listen to Matthew 5:9 Pray the Lamb of God Act out gestures of peacemaking Share daily bread with others by reaching out to those in need The Our Father and the sign of peace prepare us to partake in the gift of the Lord s body and blood. The Our Father begins the communion rite of the Mass. We are like bread or food for one another when we love and care for each other. Reconciliation means coming back together again, being at peace with one another. Jesus wants us to make up and be reconciled. Unit 8, Theme 18: Give us this day our daily bread Know that Jesus suffered and died for our sins illustrate the Passion story Act out the Passion story Appreciate the gifts they have been given by remembering and praying for the many people and places in the world that are hurting. Remember the story of the resurrection by looking for moments of hope when they encounter difficulties The ritual action of breaking bread and drinking from the cup in the Eucharist is a symbolic way of making present the death of Jesus. Through the one bread of life, which is Christ, the many who eat the bread become one. The suffering and death of Jesus has meaning only when we link it to his resurrection. Unit 8, Theme 19: Bread broken for you, and cup poured out for you Outcomes Year 2: We Belong to the Lord Jesus (Born of the Spirit CCCB) 10

11 Learn how Jesus served others Know that we are called to serve others Share personal stories of helping others illustrate a story about how Jesus served others (John 13:1-15) Identify and illustrate through art or dramatization ways they can follow Jesus example and serve others Respond to Jesus example by serving others Honour Jesus by reflecting on the events of his life and participating in the Holy Week celebrations Jesus summarizes his life as a service for others. Even his death was for others. Jesus asked that we remember him by serving others. Unit 8, Theme 20: You are invited to the table of the Eucharist Participate in a ritual of service Unit 9: Let s eat and drink Learn about the events following Jesus death Experience Easter as a celebration of new life Learn about the symbols of the Easter season Share their experiences of Holy Week and Easter Identify the symbols of the Easter season the Easter story (Matthew 28:1-10) Participate in guided imagery about Jesus resurrection Express their Easter joy through art The narratives in which the first disciples recounted the events following Jesus death confirm that Jesus was different. They recognized him by the way he blessed, broke and shared the bread with them. Alleluia means Praise to you, Lord. Unit 9, Theme 21: Alleluia! He is risen Outcomes Year 2: We Belong to the Lord Jesus (Born of the Spirit CCCB) 11

12 Know that Jesus shared many meals that are remembered for the people with whom he ate Understand that the Sunday assembly shares a special meal of Eucharist together Plan and participate in an Alleluia party Remember and share special times when they had a meal with their friends illustrate the story of breakfast on the shore (John 21:1-14) Identify how the Sunday assembly shares the special meal of the Eucharist together Enjoy family meals and thank God by saying grace Unit 10: Let s go forth Understand the meaning of the dismissal rite of the Eucharist Share personal experiences of blessing and being blessed Value the gifts and talents they have been given by developing and sharing them Learn what it means to be sent forth Recall how to bless themselves with the sign of the cross Learn the story of Emmaus a story about talents or blessings we receive because of God s love for us Dramatize ways in which they can serve others Recall the stories of good news they have shared throughout the Treasure God s gift of peace by being a peacemaker Value the community that gathers on Sunday After Jesus died, he shared several meals with his disciples. Whenever Christians come together on Sunday to celebrate Eucharist, they remember Jesus breaking the bread and sharing with his friends. When we do it, the risen Jesus is among us. The dismissal rite consists of the blessing and sending forth. By going forth, we live and act out what we have celebrated in the Eucharist. Liturgy and prayer allow the divine and the human to be present to and interact with each other. In the dismissal prayer, we pray that we may take the gift of grace with us when we return home or to work. Like Jesus friends on the road to Emmaus, we gather on Sunday to celebrate the good Unit 9, Theme 22: Come, take and eat Unit 10, Theme 23: With God s blessing we go forth Unit 10, Theme 24: We meet the Lord Jesus in the Outcomes Year 2: We Belong to the Lord Jesus (Born of the Spirit CCCB) 12

13 Know that like Jesus friends on the road to Emmaus, we gather on Sunday to celebrate the good news that Jesus is risen Know how the return of Cleopas and his friend to Jerusalem and their telling of the experience to the other disciples is a parallel to the Concluding rite of the Eucharist Recall how friendships lead to celebrating Recall how celebrations mark important events in our lives year Describe a situation where a friend has helped them carry on in times of sadness illustrate the story of Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) Share memories of the year Prepare for and celebrate their year together Welcome Jesus into their hearts by gathering every Sunday and listening carefully to the word of God Follow in the footsteps of Cleopas and tell others that Jesus is alive Value the time spent together and commit to going forth by enjoying their friends and family news that Jesus is risen. In the gathering rite, we get ready to hear the word of God. breaking of the bread Celebration Appendix 2: Let s celebrate! Outcomes Year 2: We Belong to the Lord Jesus (Born of the Spirit CCCB) 13

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