Celebrating the Wisdom of Elders

Sharing the Wisdom of Time in Your Parish or School

Encourage the children, youth, and families in your parish or school to acknowledge, celebrate, and learn from the wisdom of the generations in your community. Download resources inspired by Sharing the Wisdom of Time by Pope Francis and Friends, including:

  • An Intergenerational Event to gather families together to recognize and honor the gifts and wisdom of the generations.
  • Family Prayer Box activity for any classroom.
  • How Do I Help Celebrate the Wisdom of the Generations? with ideas for connecting the generations.
  • Family Stories and Family Faith, a handout perfect for parents to share with their children.

Find all of these resources and more at www.sharingwisdomoftime.com/sharing-downloads, and explore the stories at this companion website for the book Sharing the Wisdom of Time.

About Joe Paprocki 2345 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.

4 Comments on Celebrating the Wisdom of Elders

  1. Thanks you so much, these anticles they really inspire me do more my catechism classes. I am a postulant in the Christian brothers congregation. And all of your anticles I have received so far they are perfect.

  2. I am delighted to see this new aspect of engaging faith through the eyes of the elders and ancestors. This is a journey that I have been embracing for quite sometime. I based two thesis (Master of Pastoral Arts 2011; Doctorate of Ministry 2015) and a paper
    “Wisdom of My Elders-Wisdom of My Ancestors” April 2010- on this premise. I love Loyola Press and I will forward this online information to others.
    Thank you.

    • Thanks so much, Valerie, for your kind words and for sharing your own very significant contributions to this topic through your degree work…you are to be commended!

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