Pop-Up Catechesis: Setting Your Children on a Path to Sainthood

Pop-Up Catechesis with Joe Paprocki

“My child, a saint?”

That might very well be your first reaction to the title of this post! The reason we might pause  when thinking of our children as potential saints is because we have the erroneous impression of the saints as perfect people, when the saints themselves would be the first to tell you how imperfect they were. First, don’t forget that we have two kinds of saints: those who have been canonized or honored as heroes or models of faith and saints referring to every one of us who has been baptized into Christ Jesus and is called to imitate him by a life of holiness. The path to sainthood is simply the path to holiness, and that path begins with practicing virtues. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we prepare for All Saints Day (November 1) by focusing on how we can set our children on the path to sainthood (holiness) by teaching them to practice virtues.

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About Joe Paprocki 2479 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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