Weekend Update – Atlanta, Webinars, Roman Missal Resources, etc.

As we head into the weekend, I just thought I’d share a few updates and reminders:

  • I’m headed to the Archdiocese of Atlanta (Marietta, GA, to be precise) to speak at their Catechist Faith Formation Day on Saturday (August 13)
  • Next week Wednesday, August 17, 2011, is the first of my Getting Started as a Catechist Webinars, this one focusing on teaching kids of Primary grades (1, 2, and 3). For more info and to register, click here.
  • Here’s the scoop on the Getting Started Webinars for other age groups:
  • Be sure to take a look at the resource I’ve developed for teaching the Roman Missal changes to children. For more info, click here.
  • Don’t forget my series of articles on the Roman Missal changes…you can use these in your newsletters and parish bulletins (just give proper credit to Joe Paprocki, D. Todd Williamson, and Loyola Press) to help people prepare for the changes in the liturgy coming this Advent. Likewise, don’t forget my Roman Missal Changes Webinar…the recording is available for you to use at any time.

Have a great weekend!

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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.

4 Comments on Weekend Update – Atlanta, Webinars, Roman Missal Resources, etc.

  1. Is the curriculum that you developed for teaching the changes to the Roman Missal aimed at a particular age group? I’m interested in acquiring it for my teachers, but wondered what grade levels it best served.


    • Hi Patricia and thanks for your question. Hoping to make something that can speak to all grades at the elementary level (grades 1-8), I shot for the middle. The DVD is designed for First Communion kids but is not childish. The guide I wrote can easily be used by catechists with all age groups with minor adaptations here and there. I assure you that it is kid-friendly while avoiding language that will be either too childish for some grades and too difficult for others. The My Own Mass booklet is for primary grades which is why I recommend that pew cards be purchased for older kids so that they have something more appropriate for their age. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  2. Joe: I enjoyed your presentation on parts of the mass. When I see someone ready to present a PowerPoint, I worry that I might fall asleep. However, your pictures caught my attention and I couldn’t wait to see what picture you’d use next. As a teacher, I look for such examples of turning a potentially boring lecture into one that peaks my interest. Because we ran out of time and you had to rush through the end of the presentation, I look forward to reviewing the PowerPoint materials on your website.

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