Online Retreat for Catechists – Week 7: Devotion to Mary

July 20, 2009 Joe Paprocki 16

Welcome to the 7th and final week of our online retreat focusing on the spirituality of the catechist. Last week, we looked at the characteristic of missionary zeal. Thanks so much for all of your wonderful and inspiring comments! This week, we focus on the 6th aspect of our spirituality: devotion to Mary. If you’re just joining us, you can go back and “catch up” and then come back to jump in to week seven. […]

Videos for Religious Education

June 4, 2009 Joe Paprocki 3

Here is a resource that you’ll find very helpful: it is a correlation of catechetical video resources for grades 1-8. While it is specifically correlated for the Finding God program, I have no doubt that the resource list will prove handy for folks using any curriculum. The list provides publisher and ISBN information to assist you in tracking down resources through your diocesan media center or directly from publishers.

Swine Flu and the Communion Cup – Why Not Use Individual Communion Cups?

May 1, 2009 Joe Paprocki 12

As always, current events lend themselves as catechetical opportunities. The current Swine Flu crisis is no exception. With fears about transmitting the virus, many questions have arisen about the safety of sharing the Precious Blood of Jesus from the cup at Mass. One question that you may encounter during this present crisis can present a catechetical moment: why don’t we just use individual disposable communion cups? On the surface, this seems like a logical solution. […]

Quote of the Week

December 17, 2008 Joe Paprocki 0

Once a week, I plan to post a particularly significant quote from a particularly significant catechetical document, for inspiration and edification. I hope you enjoy this new feature! Catechesis acquires certain characteristics in virtue of being an “essential moment” in the process of evangelization, in the service of Christian initiation. It is [a] comprehensive and systematic formation in the faith. [T]his comprehensive formation includes more than instruction: it is an apprenticeship of the entire Christian […]

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