Stories on the Journey, Week Two: Kids Say/Do the Darndest Things

Linda shared the following great story:

One day my first grade class was practicing the Glory Be in unison. It seems that the better they know a prayer the louder they pray, so when I walked by one little gal, there was no question about what she said at the end of the prayer: “is now, and ever shall be, world without MEN. Amen” I guess I should have corrected her!

You can find more great stories like Linda’s and share your own story about things that one of your students (child or adult) said or did that made you crack up, smile, or just blew your mind, right here on my blog as we spend the summer sharing Stories on the Journey.

All summer long, I’m inviting you to share your stories about your experiences as catechists – the joys, frustrations, hilarious moments, sacred moments, challenges, opportunities, successes, not-so-successful moments, creative moments, mentors and heroes, and callings. Each week, I’ll post a topic inviting you to share a brief story here on my blog (by typing in the LEAVE A COMMENT box at the end of my post).

  • Keep your story brief – 1 or 2 paragraphs is fine.
  • Return each day to read the stories that others are posting
  • Feel free to comment on one another’s stories
  • You need not share your full name…first names will do

This week’s topic is: Kids (and adults) Say/Do the Darndest Things – Read and/or share stories about unforgettable moments in catechesis by clicking here.

Looking forward to hearing from you!!!  

 Enjoy stories from Week 1: How Did I Get Into This?

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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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