Exodus/Passover and the Sacraments of Initiation – Update

Here is the latest addition to my lesson for tomorrow evening on the Sacraments of Initiation and how they tie-in to the Exodus/Passover story.

I developed a chart that the young people will once again need to manipulate (I will do it as a projection but you can use it as a worksheet) to put the correct words in place to show the connection between the Sacraments of Initiation and the Exodus/Passover experience. The chart, when completed, shows the following:

The Hebrew People

The Exodus/Passover and the Sacraments of Initiation



Slaves to…


A lamb

Saved by the blood of…

The Lamb of God

The Red Sea

Passed through the waters of…


A Pillar of Fire

Led by…

The Holy Spirit


Ritual celebration…


Here is the chart as a Word Document with the words randomly placed below and the chart above empty:

Exodus-Passover-Sacs of Initiation Comparison

Here is the chart (as a PDF) with the answers in the correct place as above:

Exodus-Passover-Sacs of Initiation Comparison – answer key

Next step: I need to put all the pieces together to form a coherent lesson…stay tuned!

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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.

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