Advent Webinar Coming Soon!

It’s hard to believe that we have only 3 Sundays left in the current Church year! Advent begins on November 29! With that in mind, don’t miss my (free) Advent Webinar on Wednesday, November 18. And if you do miss it, it will be recorded and made available the week following right here on my blog. Have a great weekend! Facilitator: Joe Paprocki, DMin Brought to you by Loyola Press, A Jesuit Ministry Wednesday, November […]

John the Baptist's Marketing Strategies

Marketing strategies play a very important role in today’s economy. The key to marketing is positioning yourself or your product so that it stands out from the competition. Is it possible that John the Baptist had a degree in marketing? 🙂 When you consider his message, his lifestyle, and his appearance, he certainly knew how to set himself apart! Here’s an idea if you are doing catechesis that flows from the Sunday readings (this Sunday’s […]

Advent: Who’s Coming?

As we began class on Monday, I pointed to the prayer center and asked, “Does anyone notice anything different?” After a short pause, one of the girls pointed to the purple cloth and said, “There’s purple for Advent.” I complimented her on being so observant and then asked, “So, what does the word Advent mean?” No one knew (or at least no one volunteered an answer!). Then, I gave an example. Our aide, Ben, had […]

Advent Hope

Tonight is an opportunity to spend some time with the young people focusing on the notion of HOPE as we proceed through this first week of Advent. I picked up a few copies of the daily newspapers and will distribute sections to each of the young people, asking them to find a “bad news” story and to tear it out and prepare to describe it to the group. We’ll collect these stories on the table […]

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