I’m excited about tonight’s class: doing Sacraments of Initiation LEARNING STATIONS as I mentioned last week. I did my shopping over the weekend to get the supplies I needed and have them neatly packed into one bag. I called my DRE, Arlene, to ask about getting into the building a little earlier than usual. I think I’ll need about 45 minutes to get everything organized. I look forward to giving you a full and detailed report tomorrow on how things turn out! Hope your second week of Advent is off to a great start!
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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.
Good luck, Joe! The lesson, like always, sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to hear about it.
Thanks, Shelly, it went very well. I’m digesting the experience now and will write about it in detail tomorrow.
Joe, you are an inspiration to us! You actually shopped days in advance of the event… and it all fits in one bag!??? And you only need 45 minutes to set up! I have printed out your Sacraments of Initiation Event in order to “study it” and “analyze it” and….can I really do this here???? God Bless you! Can’t wait to see how this turns out….May God Bless you, your staff, and all participants with a most delightful event!
Thanks, Shirley. It was a big bag! 🙂
Awesome activity. Will definitely try with our OCI-C Children on their retreat; but we’ll still have to bake our own bread. Thanks Joe! Love the photo… you look like I feel!
Thanks for your comments Joyce…best wishes with the children’s retreat!
This is just wonderful. I printed out the lesson for my catechists. Thank you, God Bless and Merry Christmas!
You’re welcome, Charlene…I hope they enjoy using it.
Once again, great idea!! Thanks for sharing as always, I will try to do this with my 6th/7th grade class.
I need to be more organized as you 🙂
Carina, good luck…hope you enjoy doing this lesson.
I love the Sacraments of Initiations Stations. Do you have anything for the other 4 Sacraments?
Sandra, I didn’t do learning stations for the other 4 sacraments. I suggest you click on the Categories button on the right side of my home page, just past the halfway point, and browse through my posts that are tagged for Liturgy and the Sacraments. You should find some things I did on the other 4 sacraments.