Catechists in Action – Mary Plys Introduces the Gospel Theme

In this segment of Catechists in Action, catechist Mary Plys, who is conducting a Children’s Liturgy of the Word, prepares the children to listen to the Gospel. Watch for the following as Mary…

  • makes a comparison of the Gospel story to the modern day experience of a wedding
  • introduces the Gospel themes of preparation and wisdom
  • asks the children to identify the names of the 4 evangelists and which Testament the Gospels are found in.
  • invites the children to stand to hear the Gospel proclaimed.


About Joe Paprocki 2221 Articles
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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