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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.

16 Comments on The Latest from the Dogma Dogs

  1. I liked the Liturgy of the Eucharist from Dogma Dogs because it’s interactive and it would be great to get my students moving more and singing so my lesson would be more balanced and in turn they’d be getting more out of the lesson.

  2. I’ve not listened to this yet, but I did a test drive of an earlier CD with kids and the verdict was “Please make it stop!!!!”

    • That’s so funny Cathy! I think that’s why I’ve hesitated to use the CD myself…I pictured them cringing. Some folks seem to know how to use it to their advantage. I’m not one of ’em! That’s why I thought I’d ask what people feel about it before I gave it any thumbs up or down myself.

  3. Like the idea and would like a DVD so that kids could learn the motions so I don’t have to teach them but it was hard to understand their singing. I don’t feel it was disrepectful and would use it with First Communion class but only in a good quality DVD.

  4. We LOVE the Dogma Dogs! I have used the Trinity song with preschoolers/kindergarteners for the past couple of years and even 3-yr-olds can remember the words. We have also used our own version of the Ten Commandments song they do to teach the commandments to preschoolers; some of them know the commandments better than their older siblings. I have been disappointed that the Dogma Dogs haven’t put out another CD. The songs are a fun way to introduce kids to basic doctrine. I can maybe see older students cringing, but I don’t feel that it’s in any way making the faith laughable. There are all different kinds of learners, and for some kids, hearing info set to music works wonders.

  5. I like this format for teaching children, they love to sing with music and good direction. But, I like to see more respect rather than children moving in provocative ways. Perhaps holding hands and swaying side to side would be better. thanks

  6. I love the Dogma Dogs I have used the Lent song for a few years for my 1st grade CCD the kids love it! It is a refreshing break and the children love moving around the room to the music. I also like the Trinity song …. it fits in well at St Patrick’s day time to explain how he taught the Trinity using a 3 leaf clover.

  7. I’ve used the “21 Ecumenical Councils” song with ADULTS in a Church history class! I typed out the lyrics, and everyone had fun with it ONCE. (I wouldn’t expect everyone to be so enthusiastic about it the following week.)

  8. Just dug up my long-retired Dogma Dogs CD for my 4-year-old. Popped it in the CD player in the car and, surprisingly, my 14 and 17 year old daughters remembered and joined in with all the lyrics. (10 and 12 year old sons not so much ?)

  9. I played the Time to Repent at the end of my lenten talk.Grades 1 through 8. They clapped and sang along and asked for a replay.

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