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Third Sunday of Lent

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Lesson Overview

In the Gospel for the third Sunday of Lent, Jesus encounters a Samaritan woman and invites her to know the Good News. Jesus鈥 example in this Gospel gives us a model to follow in our own work of evangelization. In this lesson, students will analyze Jesus鈥 example and create a model of evangelization.

Lesson Materials

Gospel Reflection

  • Have students read the Gospel passage, or read it aloud to your students, and then answer the focus questions. You may have students answer them on their own or you may discuss them together as a class.
  • Review and discuss the correct answers when finished.


  • Arrange students into small groups and have them complete the Jesus鈥 Example activity. Students will consider the steps in the process of evangelization using Jesus鈥 own example.
  • Call on groups to share their insights when finished.

Answer Key

Handout A: Gospel Reading

  1. Jesus met a Samaritan woman at a well. He asked her for a drink of water. He told her that He would give living water, which everyone who drinks of will never thirst again and will lead to eternal life.
  2. She had five husbands.
  3. True worship is in Spirit and Truth.
  4. The Messiah, the Christ who will tell us everything.
  5. She went into town and told everyone about Jesus. She brought the people back to Jesus and they began to believe.
  6. Because they had heard for themselves and knew that Jesus was truly the Savior of the world.

Handout B: Jesus鈥 Example

The answers to Handout B: Jesus鈥 Example is in the Answer Key: Third Week of Lent resource.

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