Catechists in Action – Fr. Matt Visits Steve’s Lascola’s 3rd Graders

March 21, 2012 Joe Paprocki 0

In this segment of Catechists in Action, 3rd grade catechist Steve Lascola welcomes the Associate Pastor, Fr. Matt to class to speak to the children about recieving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Watch for the following: Steve has the children stand to greet Fr. Matt as he enters – a nice show of respect. Steve welcomes Fr. Matt as the “expert” on Reconciliation Fr. Matt goes over the sheet that outlines the procedure for going to […]

Catechists in Action – Steve Lascola Tells the Story of Zacchaeus

March 19, 2012 Joe Paprocki 0

In this segment of Catechists in Action, 2nd grade catechist Steve Lascola tells the story of Zacchaeus. Watch for the following: Steve explains that the story of Zacchaeus is a celebration of forgiveness Steve reads the story of Zacchaeus to the children and then summarizes in his own words Steve directs the children to participate in a short prayer and has one of the children stand to lead httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NQBBI7vZfc

Catechists in Action – Steve Lascola Tells the Story of the Prodigal Son

March 19, 2012 Joe Paprocki 0

In this segment of Catechists in Action, 3rd grade catechist Steve Lascola tells the story of the Prodigal Son in preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Watch for the following: Steve introduces the story of the Prodigal Son as a love story To keep their attention from wavering, Steve continually pauses to add his own thoughts, to restate things in his own words, and to ask questions of the children. Steve summarizes the story and […]

Catechists in Action – Steve Lascola Teaches About the Lord’s Prayer

March 14, 2012 Joe Paprocki 0

In this segment of Catechists in Action, 3rd grade catechist Steve Lascola teaches about the Lord’s Prayer and forgiveness as he prepares the children for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. Watch for the following: Steve reads some thoughts about the Our Father from a book about Our Lady of Medjugorje. (Steve agreed with me afterwards that this was above the kids’ heads and that things we personally find edifying may not always connect with […]

Catechists in Action – Steve Lascola Talks About Forgiveness

March 13, 2012 Joe Paprocki 0

In this segment of Catechists in Action, 3rd grade catechist Steve Lascola talks to the children about forgiveness. Watch for the following: Steve invites the kids to color in the word forgiveness; Steve asks how many of the kids know the Lord’s Prayer; Steve recites the Lord’s Prayer and asks the kids to write down any lines that deal with forgiveness; Steve reviews the kids answers and concludes that the Lord “likes it” when we […]

Catechists in Action – Steve Lascola the Storyteller

March 12, 2012 Joe Paprocki 0

In this segment of Catechists in Action, 3rd grade catechist Steve Lascola tells the children the story of Zaccaheus as part of their preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Watch for the following as Steve: asks for extra special attention reads the story slowly, pausing to comment as he goes along explains why Zacchaeus was not liked by others invites the children to think about a time when they had a fight with a friend […]

Catechists in Action – Steve Lascola Begins Class With Prayer

March 7, 2012 Joe Paprocki 0

In this segment of Catechists in Action, we see 3rd grade catechist Steve Lascola’s aide leading the children in an opening prayer. Watch for the following: Steve’s aide asks the children for prayers for a member of the catechetical family who has passed away and shows her own emotions over losing a friend…a very moving and appropriate witness of the love that is present in the parish family. Steve welcomes the children after the prayer […]

Catechists in Action – Meet Steve Lascola

March 6, 2012 Joe Paprocki 0

Welcome to another edition of Catechists in Action where we have an opportunity to watch real-life catechists teaching their weekly religious education sessions. Today, we meet Steve Lascola, a 3rd grade catechist at Most Holy Redeemer parish in Evergreen Park, IL. Steve’s “day job” is coaching so we have another opportunity to see how a guy with a coaching mentality translates that into catechetical ministry. It is especially unique to see a guy like Steve […]