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A New Catechesis for the New Evangelization:
New Ardor, Methods, and Expression
Catechists are at the forefront of the New Evangelization. We are called to “re-propose” the Gospel to the world, relying on an approach that is “new in its ardor, methods, and expression.” (St. John Paul II)In this Webinar, Joe Paprocki, DMin, will explore what a “new catechesis for the New Evangelization” should look like, using as an example, the newly revised Christ Our Life New Evangelization Edition (Loyola Press). Joe will also be drawing from his most recent book, Under the Influence of Jesus: The Transforming Experience of Encountering Christ and Pope Francis’ book, The Church of Mercy to capture and illustrate how catechesis can take on new ardor, methods, and expression.
Under the Influence of Jesus:
The Transforming Experience of Encountering Christ
The most important relationships are life-changing because they bring about a shift in your priorities and a transformation in your outlook. This is true of the single-most important relationship in your life: your relationship with Jesus. In this Webinar, Under the Infuence of Jesus: The Transforming Experience of Encountering Christ, Joe Paprocki, DMin, captures and explores the essence of what happens to a person when he or she encounters Christ. This transformation is characterized, above all, by a profound lack of inhibition—the same lack of inhibition that caused people to suspect that the Apostles were “under the influence” when they proclaimed the Gospel for the first time on Pentecost (Acts 2:13).
Lenten Webinar in a Year of Faith
Lent is a time for us to renew our baptismal commitment to follow Jesus and to proclaim the Good News to others. This experience is heightened by taking place during a Year of Faith. In this Webinar, Joe Paprocki, DMin, will identify the focus of Lent and how, during this Year of Faith, it presents us with a unique opportunity to learn how to proclaim the Gospel in such a way as to transform lives. Joe will identify 9 key strategies for proclaiming the Gospel for the New Evangelization.
Teaching During a Year of Faith: A FREE Webinar
Pope Benedict XVI has proclaimed a Year of Faith beginning this October and extending through November of 2013. He hopes that the Year of Faith will foster an encounter with Christ through authentic witnesses to faith and a deeper understanding of the truths of our faith that Jesus revealed.
In this Webinar, Joe Paprocki, DMin, draws from those goals and offers an opportunity for catechists to focus on our task of teaching during this extraordinary year. The purpose of the Webinar is how we can more effectively teach in such a way as to foster transformation of hearts and minds and not just the passing along of information. Joe focuses on how to make our catechesis more evangelizing. This Webinar experience is a great opportunity for all catechists, including those who are new to the ministry.
“7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness: A Webinar for Easter People”
As we anticipate the celebration of Pentecost, this webinar will be an opportunity to truly renew our baptism and open ourselves up to the Holy Spirit who guides us in all we do. If you are a catechist, catechetical leader, pastoral minister, or someone simply looking for spiritual renewal, don’t miss this great opportunity to become more spiritually alive in the risen Christ.
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As the new school year approaches, catechists are refocusing their attention on how to best engage their students in faith formation. Roughly 150,000 catechists are new to the job each year, and Loyola Press is supporting their training by hosting a Webinar series called “Getting Started as a Catechist.”
In this series, Joe Paprocki, DMin, discusses the basic skills of being a catechist, how to plan effective lessons, ways to lead compelling prayer, tips on how to organize a variety of activities, and how to maintain order and discipline in the learning environment, in addition to other topics.
Primary Age Children
Intermediate Age Children
Junior High and High School Students
Roman Missal Changes Webinar
Beginning with Advent 2011, we will celebrate the Mass following the English translation of the 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal. While the changes for the Mass may be exciting for some people, they may be confusing for others.
Some of the topics covered in this Webinar include:
Background on the changes in the Roman Missal
Explanations of why the changes are taking place
In-depth look at specific texts in the Mass that are changing
An opportunity to ask questions and receive ongoing Roman Missal change information
“Practice Makes Catholic” Webinar
15 Ways to Make Your Religion Class More Catholic
Catholicism is a unique way of seeing. As catechists and religion teachers, we impart this way of seeing to others. The Catholic vision is characterized by the following:
a sense of sacramentality
a commitment to community
a respect for the dignity of human life and a commitment to justice
a reverence for Tradition
a disposition to faith and hope and not despair
Leading Prayer as a Catechist Webinar
This Webinar will provide catechists, both those who are new and those who’d like to refresh their skills, with an introduction to leading prayer to effectively engage young people in faith formation.
Some of the topics covered in this Webinars include:
The essence of prayer
Leading spontaneous prayer
Leading liturgical prayer
Leading reflective prayer
Helpful prayer resources
Preparing for Advent: A Webinar
Practical Tips and Activities to Help You Share the True Meaning of the Advent Season
This Webinar explores how to create engaging advent-themed faith-formation activities drawn from the Sunday Scripture Readings of Cycle C (the Gospel of Luke). Joe will take us through the readings for this Advent season, explore the theme for each week, and share some unique ways you can develop the theme into activities that inspire children, youth, and adults to enter more deeply into the beauty and holiness of Advent.
Making Lent Simple, but Not Easy
Ideas for Practicing Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving
We sometimes make Lent too complicated when, in reality, it calls us to do only three things: pray, fast, and give alms. Simply put, Lent is a time to renew our baptismal commitment to be a disciple of Jesus. This commitment is nurtured by the practice of these three disciplines. In this Webinar, Joe Paprocki will help catechists revisit the Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to help them and those they teach to better understand how to approach the Lenten season in a way that will lead to renewal of our baptismal commitment. In a unique and refreshing approach, Joe draws from three well-known Hollywood movies to make his points about prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
Growing as a Catechist
A Self-Evaluation Based on 7 Critical Tools from The Catechist’s Toolbox
At the end of the year is a good time to pause and take stock—to engage in a self-evaluation in order to grow as a catechist. In this Webinar, Joe Paprocki invites catechists to evaluate their efforts this year in light of 7 critical “tools” (skills and qualities) drawn from his book The Catechist’s Toolbox.
This Webinar will assume a very different flavor from the previous ones in that the focus will be on answering 7 poll questions (one for each of the 7 tools), resulting in a highly interactive and fast-paced experience.
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Joe Paprocki, DMin
First and foremost, I am a catechist! I am presently serving at a parish in Evergreen Park, just outside of Chicago. I have been involved in the catechetical ministry for over 30 years.