Pop-Up Catechesis: Spending Time in Quiet

Pop-Up Catechesis with Joe Paprocki

In today’s Pop-Up Catechesis episode, we explore the value of spending some time in quiet. During this time of sheltering-at-home, the isolation we are experiencing may tempt us to surround ourselves with noise and stimulation. And while it is good to be engaged in activity, let’s not lose sight of the fact that this is an opportunity to cultivate the practice of encountering God’s presence in the quiet. It is especially important for us to teach the value of silence to children, who are typically bombarded by so much noise in their lives.

For more information about the value of quiet, silence, and solitude, check out these resources:

Learn about the book Shhh . . . God Is in the Silence (English and bilingual versions available) and find related activities for children at www.godisinthesilence.com.

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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 www.catechistsjourney.com.

6 Comments on Pop-Up Catechesis: Spending Time in Quiet

  1. I think this is my favorite one yet! But they are all beautiful and serving the families of our Archdiocese well! Thank you Joe.

  2. Joe,
    Will you be continuing these pop up catechesis videos this summer? They are awesome! I am sharing them with my PSR families on Facebook.

    • Thanks Sharon! We are presently exploring the extent to which the videos will continue based on the responses we are getting and the need for them (depending on shelter-at-home requirements, etc.) Thanks for your positive feedback!

  3. Thank you, Joe. I’m loving these videos and hope to share them with my families soon. I appreciate the great resources from you and Loyola Press as I put together a program for the summer and fall.

    • Glad you are finding these helpful, Jeanne! Good luck as you plan your summer and fall programs and don’t hesitate to reach out to Loyola Press when choosing resources!

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