Reigniting the Flame—A Mid-Year Activity for Catechists

Reigniting the Flame - A Mid-Year Activity for Catechists

The halfway point of the catechetical year can be a time when catechists find their energy and enthusiasm waning. In my book, 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness, I warn about the danger of sloth, which is not to be confused with laziness. Rather, sloth is a lack of spiritual energy. The “antidote” that I recommend is unleashing your imagination in order to reignite hope, which in turn leads to joy, which is the heart of the Gospel message.

With that in mind, take some time to unleash your imagination by reflecting on the questions in a mid-year activity called “Reigniting the Flame.” Download a free copy, and spend some time at the mid-point of the catechetical year doing this creative exercise for personal reflection or as a starter for group discussion. The questions would be a fun segment to use in a catechists’ meeting, inspiring renewed energy for the ministry before digging into the nuts and bolts of an agenda. They would also be a great addition to a spiritual gathering for catechists.

Fill out the form below to receive the free mid-year activity for catechists, “Reigniting the Flame.”

About Joe Paprocki 2173 Articles
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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