Finding God: Family Catechsis

Our Response toGod’sGifts 5 UNIT Morality, Our Lived Faith © All rights reserved. YEAR1 Unit Theme: Jesus gives us the help we need to make good moral choices. 3-Minute Retreat As you begin to prepare for the group meeting, pause to gather your thoughts. Take three deep breaths and call to mind the guidance God gives us if we open our hearts and minds to his presence in our lives. Matthew 4:3–4 The tempter approached and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.” He said in reply, “It is written: ‘One does not live by bread alone,  but by every word that comes  forth from the mouth of God.’” Questions:  What does it mean to be free? How might I help others see faithfulness to God as a path to freedom? Outcomes • Explain how we are all created in the image and likeness of God. • Describe how being in a relationship with Jesus makes us want to make good choices. • Discuss the terms actual grace, mortal sin, Original Sin, sanctifying grace , and venial sin . Materials • Bible • Grade 3 Art Print 22: In the Wilderness • CD 2, Track 2: “Song of Love” • Posters: Grade 2, Act of Contrition; Grade 5, Making Good Choices Scripture Deuteronomy 30:15–16,19–20 Catholic Social Teaching in Unit 5 Rights and Responsibilities:  The Catholic Church teaches that every person has a right to life as well as a right to those things required for human decency. As Catholics, it is our responsibility to protect these fundamental human rights in order to achieve a healthy society. The only way to protect human dignity and to live in a healthy community is for each of us to accept our responsibility to protect those rights in our own interactions. Window on the Catechism The themes in this unit are described in CCC 1714, 1757, 1871, 1874, 1875, 2021. 117 Finding God Family Catechesis Leader Guide UNIT 5 Morality, Our Lived Faith © All rights reserved. 4589