Pop-Up Catechesis: The Stations of the Cross

Pop-Up Catechesis with Joe Paprocki

One of the hallmarks of Catholic spirituality is the practice of going on a pilgrimage, a spiritual journey to a location of significance to our faith. In the centuries following Jesus’ Death, Resurrection, and Ascension, it was common practice for people to visit Jerusalem and retrace the steps of Jesus as he was led to his Crucifixion on Calvary. As time passed and Christianity spread, it became increasingly difficult for people to travel to the Holy Land for this pilgrimage. As a result, the Church developed a pilgrimage in place—a devotion known as the Stations (or Way) of the Cross—so that followers of Jesus could continue to retrace his steps to the Cross. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore the Stations of the Cross.

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About Joe Paprocki 2517 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.

2 Comments on Pop-Up Catechesis: The Stations of the Cross

  1. Hello, Our Religious Ed this year is strictly on-line and we have 30 families registered. We have a restricted FB page for our 30 families and catechists. May I post the link to the Stations of the Cross for children in our FB page? If yes, would it be free or would I have to pay and how much?
    Thank you and God bless,
    Julia Torres – DRE, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Ewa Beach, Hawaii

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