Tips for Catechists Doing Faith Formation Remotely (Video)

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As a catechist, it’s possible you’re being asked to teach faith formation lessons online this fall due to the ongoing pandemic or as a new approach to doing faith formation in your parish or diocese. Either way, if you’re new to this concept of facilitating remote lessons, I am pleased to share the following free video with you. It offers some basic tips to get you started proclaiming the Good News of Jesus in the digital world.

See more about specific resources mentioned in this video by visiting any of these Web pages:

Finding God
Christ Our Life
3-Minute Retreats
Pop-Up Catechesis
Wanderlight: A Pilgrim’s Adventure
Loyola Press

What other advice would you offer? Tell us about your experience(s) of doing faith formation online as the weeks progress!

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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


  1. I will be using (as we have for many years) God’s Gift for First Reconciliation and First Communion preparation. Any help with using that program virtually would be much appreciated.

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