God Reveals Himself Through His Son, Jesus Christ

September 21, 2009 Joe Paprocki 0

Here’s my plan for tonight, the 2nd session of the year. I was away for a few days, so I didn’t get to plan for this session as early as I usually hope to. But don’t we all face this from time to time? Anyway, here’s the plan: The theme (BIG idea) is “God Reveals Himself to us through his Son, Jesus Christ.” I will emphasize the notion that Jesus reveals to us who God […]

Off to a Good Start?

September 15, 2009 Joe Paprocki 19

Are you off to a good start this year as a catechist? Please share your comments with me and your fellow catechists about your first session (click on Comments below). My first session last night went very well, thank God! Today I’ll share some observations about the Engage step, which, being the first class, took about 35 minutes: My aide had a family issue to tend to and was unable to be there last night […]

Monday is My First Class!

September 11, 2009 Joe Paprocki 3

This Monday, September 14, is my first session of the catechetical year with my 8th graders! Yesterday I spent some time shopping for a few more supplies that I need for my room and, in particular, for my first session. I created name tents for my students (index cards, folded in half) that I will place in front of them for the first session to not only assign seats but also to help me use […]

Thanks for the Inspiration – Looking Ahead to Week 2

June 11, 2009 Joe Paprocki 9

Thanks so much to all of you for participating in this online retreat for catechist and for your inspirational introductions (133 as of today) ! And they’re still coming in! Keep ’em coming! You can jump in at any time! I’m amazed at the variety of our retreat group. Since the week began, we’ve averaged nearly 400 visitors each day, now from 26 countries! As of today, 319 people have viewed the introductory video. We’ve heard […]

Now Thank We All Our God!

November 26, 2008 Joe Paprocki 0

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for allowing me to walk the catechist’s journey with you! I hope you have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving! My prayer takes the form of one of the most cherished Christian hymns, Now Thank We All Our God! Now thank we all our God, With heart, and hands and voices, Who wondrous things has done, In whom his world rejoices. Who from our mother’s […]

Glad We Can Help Eachother Out

November 25, 2008 Joe Paprocki 0

I received the following email and thought it was worth sharing because it points to the fact that we catechists are finding ways of connecting with one another so that we can better ourselves and become more effective catechists! Joe – thanks for the site. I just started teaching 13 year olds on Monday nights – my first time teaching ANYTHING. My father and brother are both school teachers and when I went to them […]

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