Team Work!

I look forward to a couple of opportunities to work as a team with the other 8th grade catechists.

First, this Monday, we will show the Church History timeline Powerpoint to the other 3 classes that have not seen it. My class will be run by Kris, my aide, and the other 3 classes will gather together in one room for the presentation. We will divide up the periods of church history so that each of the 4 catechists present will have an opportunity to teach to the large group. It will be a great opportunity to see other catechists in action.

Second, we are preparing for our first Confirmation Intensive in December when the kids will be with us for 2 hours. We have planned a series of mini-sessions that night meaning that the kids will rotate through all 4 catechists for 20-minute sessions on some aspect of Confirmation. It’ll be great for the kids to encounter 4 adult witnesses in one evening and it should make the 2 hours fly by!

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

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