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.
  • Family Stories and Family Faith, a handout perfect for parents to share with their children.
  • Memory Cube with intergenerational conversation starters.
  • Grandparents Day Card to share on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

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 2747 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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