I’m all set for my first session tonight with the 6th graders at St. Cajetan Parish! I have 9 students so far, 5 girls and 4 boys. I’m blessed this year to have my wife Joanne working as my aide! As always, meet me back here tomorrow to get the summary – the good, the bad, and the ugly – of my teaching experiences!

Here’s my lesson in a box!

How did your first lesson of the year go? Share in the “Leave a Reply” box below!

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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

4 Comments on Ready….Set…GO!

  1. Blessings on your class. God has chosen each of you to walk together on this journey. I hope you all enjoy learning about each other and that the process will help you draw closer to God.

  2. Thanks for your updates. I really enjoy reading them and get ideas from you. I don’t normally teach, but on our first day of class, I had to sub. Two cute stories from VERY excited 2nd graders:
    “My mom knows all about what you talk about here. She goes to Jesus school.”
    “Guess what?? I got BAP-MI-TIZED! It was so awesome!”

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