Being, Knowing, and Doing

Several people have asked me about a presentation that I’m giving in a number of places called Being, Knowing, and Doing (BKD…not to be confused with a Burger King Double!)

The Being, Knowing, and Doing  workshop guides catechetical leaders through six mini-inservices that can be easily replicated for use in training parish catechists. In these mini-inservices, I demonstrate how to creatively engage catechists and help them discover, embrace, and proclaim their faith more effectively.

Each of the inservices demonstrates how to form catechists in three crucial dimensions: being, knowing, and doing (General Directory for Catechesis, 238).

Being: Formation that helps catechists to discover their vocation and to mature as people, believers, and apostles.

  1. Taking Your Spiritual Pulse: Help catechists pay attention to their spiritual life.
  2. Praying as a Grown-Up: Share simple methods for enriching your catechists’ own prayer life.

Knowing: Formation that helps catechists embrace their faith by acquiring sufficient knowledge of the faith they are called to proclaim.

  1. A Little H.E.L.P.: Help catechists easily summarize the basic pillars of the Catholic faith.
  2. Which Saint Am I?: Encourage catechists to look to the lives of the saints for guidance and inspiration.

Doing: Formation that helps catechists more effectively proclaim the message of the gospel.

  1. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Catechists: Show catechists how to focus on seven skills that enable effective catechesis.
  2. Entering through Their Door but Leaving through Your Door: Teach catechists how to follow a sound catechetical process.

 Upcoming Workshops: For registration information, please contact the diocesan office.

  • Monday, June 14 & 15, 2010, Diocese of Rockville Centre
  • Saturday, June 26, 2010, Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • Friday, August 6, 2010, Diocese of Davenport
  • Thursday, August 14, 2010, Archdiocese of Dallas
  • Thursday, September 23, 2010, Diocese of New York
  • Thursday, October 14, 2010, Diocese of Omaha
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2010, Diocese of Joliet
  • Wednesday, November 17 & 18, 2010, Archdiocese of Newark
  • Friday & saturday, February 18 & 19, 2011, Archdiocese of Birmingham
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2011, Archdiocese of New York

As you can see, I’m solidly booked for the Fall of 2010. Once we get into 2011, however, there’s more breathing space, so if your diocese is interested, contact me ASAP, because the calendar will fill up quickly.

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press. He has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and has taught at many different levels. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller The Catechist’s Toolbox and Under the Influence of Jesus.

5 Comments on Being, Knowing, and Doing

  1. Hi, Joe!! It’s me again, one of your biggest fans in Puerto Rico!! This workshop -BKD- sounds great! How would you like to come over to my beautiful island in the Caribbean to do this presentation? It would be a great excuse for many of my colleagues in the States to also enjoy our beautiful beaches… Could you please send me all the information regarding your presentation so that I can present the idea to our priest?
    God bless you!

  2. Joe-thanks for the information-you came to Dubuque IOWA a couple of years ago and your book is still helping my catechists! Bought extras at the time and still have a couple for the new catechists for this year…
    Is there a Dubuque Minnesota? You had that down in your one Catechist Journey Blog.
    Take care and
    God’s peace always!!

    • Hi Susan. No, there is only the one and only Dubuque, Iowa! I was alerted to the MN error and have since corrected it! 🙂

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