Catechists in Action – Fr. Matt Visits Steve’s Lascola’s 3rd Graders

In this segment of Catechists in Action, 3rd grade catechist Steve Lascola welcomes the Associate Pastor, Fr. Matt to class to speak to the children about recieving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Watch for the following:

  • Steve has the children stand to greet Fr. Matt as he enters – a nice show of respect.
  • Steve welcomes Fr. Matt as the “expert” on Reconciliation
  • Fr. Matt goes over the sheet that outlines the procedure for going to confession
  • Fr. Matt and Steve role play going to confession so that the children can see how it happens
  • The children ask questions of Fr. Matt who puts the children at ease about going to confession

Thanks Steve for showing us the goings on in your 3rd grade class! 


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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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