Sacraments of Initiation Learning Stations

Sacraments of Initiation Learning Stations

We encounter Jesus through the Sacraments of Initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. In this lesson, young people will complete activities at 12 different learning stations—each sacrament has four stations—that will deepen their understanding of the Sacraments of Initiation.

The free lesson plan packet includes instructions for how to set up learning stations that get children out of their seats and moving around doing simple tasks to learn about the symbols and signs used in each Sacrament of Initiation. The helpful supplies checklist will allow you to organize materials to lead a successful session. Mini-posters to display at each station and worksheets to help the children collect their knowledge are also included in the plan packet.

The Sacraments of Initiation learning stations can be fun and fruitful learning for a variety of age groups or during an intergenerational gathering.

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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

5 Comments on Sacraments of Initiation Learning Stations

    • Kim, please fill out the form in the post above, and you’ll receive an e-mail with a link to the learning stations. Enjoy!

      Catechist’s Journey Editor

  1. I added stations for journaling so that I had only one student per station, and told them when to switch. It did take about an hour, though. Loved it! This will be my 4th year doing this with my 5th graders.

  2. About how long do you think the stations will take?
    You do not list a time frame.
    I Love the concept and process, just looking for idea of time.
    Thank you

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