Jesus and the Gospel Message

Unit Highlights

Unit Introduction

7.2 Unit Introduction.pdf



Connection to the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Scripture Studied in This Unit

Activity 1: Make a Circle Map on Jesus and the Gospel message

Brainstorm, list, and/or draw:

Activity 2: Scripture to Memory

Pope St. John Paul II strongly encouraged that the faithful memorize important passages of Scripture. In the Apostolic Exhortation Catechesi Tradendae, he wrote: “The blossoms ... of faith and piety do not grow in the desert places of memoryless catechesis.” When you have memorized important Scripture passages, the Word of God resides in your minds and hearts and is at the ready when you need it.

To respond to Pope St. John Paull II’s wish, you should write out and commit to memory some or all of the following Bible verses, which complement all the lessons in this unit. Take a few minutes each day to study them and practice recitation and writing. Before completing this unit, you will write out two or more of these verses, from memory. 

Explore different means of memorization, such as hanging important Scripture verses on your refrigerator at home, or on your bathroom mirror, reciting and discussing Scripture with your parents, using passages in conversation, and other creative means of use and memorization.