The parish liturgy team met with the pastor to find ways to incorporate various worship styles in the parish. They decided on four different styles of celebrating the Mass. One Mass would be for those new to the faith. Another would be for those who preferred traditional worship. A third would be for those who had lost their faith and would like to get it back. And the fourth Mass would be for those who had a bad experience with the Church and were complaining about it. To advertise the Masses, they suggested the following names for each: FINDERS, KEEPERS, LOSERS, WEEPERS. Thankfully, the pastor overruled!
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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 www.catechistsjourney.com.