Advent Resources from My Webinar

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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

11 Comments on Advent Resources from My Webinar

  1. The webinar was great! I enjoyed each week and the activities suggested for both the younger and the older student! It was a classic model! Thanks

  2. I attended the webinar live. Great job! Love the use of webinar for this purpose. The main part of the presentation, the four themes based on the four Advent Gospels from Luke and the accompanying age-appropriate activities were excellent. Couple of pieces of constructive criticism re: format … first, you almost lost me during the initial 20 minutes … they were pretty much a waste of time and I feared did not bode well for the remainder of the webinar because they were so lacking in content. (Luckily I stuck around for the meat of the presentation … well worth slugging through the initial 20 min.) Second, the first 20 minutes were way too heavy on promoting your website … a bit of overkill when you incorporated a participant request to repeat it again… slowly. Suggestion … include the URLs for your blog and the Loyola Press website in the footer of each slide. Overall … job well done and I look forward to more! (FYI … apologies for lenghthy post to your comments section, but I was not presented a post-webinar survey.)

    • Thanks, Bridget. I’m glad you found the info drawn from the Advent Gospels to be helpful. I appreciate the feedback as well about the first 20 minutes that you found less helpful. I’m glad you were patient and stuck around to get the part that you found most helpful. I’m learning that folks want to get right into the meat of things in a webinar. By the same token, I’m conscious of the many beginning catechists who were eager for basic background info on the liturgical calendar and the Advent season per se such as I offered in the first 20 mintues. Finding the right balance is the key!

  3. Joe,
    Thank you for sharing your insights and ideas around the catechesis of Advent. It was very informative and I walked away with a number of new ideas. You’ve done a terrific job, as usual!

    God bless.

    • Thanks, Carlos. I’m glad you found it informative and came away with ideas that I know you will shape into effective and engaging opportunities for your students!

  4. Thank you so much for the very informative Webinar and for making the resources available so quickly. This was my first experience at an online seminar. What a way to learn!!! Love the fact I don’t have to go further than my living room to receive A-plus guidance. I look forward to using what I learned and to learning more from future broadcasts you will have.

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