Pop-Up Catechesis: Eucharistic Adoration

Pop-Up Catechesis with Joe Paprocki

“Let me look at you!”

People use this phrase when they simply want to take in another’s appearance, either because they have not seen this person for a long time or the person has gotten all dressed up for a special occasion. In either case, the desire is to look upon the beauty of another person. In our Catholic Tradition, we have a practice that enables us to “look upon” the beauty of God. We call this practice Eucharistic Adoration, a devotion in which we spend time in silence—usually either sitting or kneeling—before the Blessed Sacrament that is exposed in a beautiful vessel called a monstrance. During this time, we meditate or gaze upon God’s beauty, which is revealed through God’s words and actions—a beauty that is characterized by mercy, compassion, forgiveness, selflessness, justice, steadfastness, and a million other adjectives that can be used to describe God’s “face.” In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore the practice of Eucharistic Adoration.

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About Joe Paprocki 2558 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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