Catechists in Action – Mary Plys Leads a Closing Prayer

In this segment of Catechists in Action, we see catechist Mary Plys bring the Children’s Liturgy of the Word to a close. Watch as Mary…

  • invites the children to recall loved ones who have passed away and to bring a photograph to place on the board in the Church narthex (as part of the observance of All Souls during November)
  • leads the closing prayer
  • affirms the children’s good behavior
  • sends the children back to the assembly as the altar is being prepared
  • puts the chapel back in order


About Joe Paprocki 2211 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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