Finding God: Family Catechsis

Our Response toGod’sGifts 1 UNIT God, Our Creator and Father YEAR2 © All rights reserved. Unit Theme: God reveals himself through the Bible. 3-Minute Retreat As you begin to prepare for the session, 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. Jeremiah 15:16 When I found your words, I devoured them; your words were my joy, the happiness of my heart, Because I bear your name, L ord , God of hosts. Question: How do you sense God’s presence in moments of joy and happiness? Outcomes • Explain what God reveals about himself in the Bible. • Describe how Catholics read and interpret the Bible. • Discuss the terms Revelation , salvation history, Old Testament , and New Testament . Materials • Bible • 12–16 slips of paper, 2 jars • Note cards and pencils • Grade 3 poster: Sign of the Cross • Grade 2 Art Print 18: The Four Evangelists • Music for dismissal and reflection Scripture • John 14:1–7 • Mark 15:39 • Jonah 1–2 Catholic Social Teaching in Unit 1 Solidarity: Because God is our Father, we are all brothers and sisters with the responsibility to care for one another. Solidarity is the attitude that leads Christians to share spiritual and material goods. Solidarity unites rich and poor, weak and strong, and helps make a society that recognizes that we all depend upon one another. Window on the Catechism The themes in this unit are described in CCC : 69, 123, 124, 134, 137, 280, 1080. 1 Finding God Family Catechesis Leader Guide UNIT 1 God, Our Creator and Father © All rights reserved. 4687