Session 3 (10/1/13) – Bible Boot Camp and Intro to the Rosary

teaching sixth grade
For this evening’s session, I have two main things planned:

  1. complete the “Bible Basics Learning Stations” that we started last week
  2. introduce the Rosary as we begin the Month of the Holy Rosary (PowerPoint presentation)

I’ve created a Mysteries of the Rosary Note-Taking Sheet for the young people to use during the PowerPoint presentation. It’s always a good idea to have students doing something so that they don’t think they are passively sitting back and being entertained!

Near the end of the class, I’m going to ask the students to explain to my wife and me how to say the Rosary as if we have never heard of it before! That should be interesting! (I always think of the scenes from the great movie Philadelphia in which Denzel Washington’s character repeatedly says, “Explain this to me like I’m a 6 year old.” If we can explain something about our faith as if speaking to a child, that means we’re getting to the core of the message!)

Here is my complete lesson plan for this evening:  Session 3 Plan – Bible Basics and Rosary

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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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