Pop-Up Catechesis: An Ignatian Way of Proceeding

Pop-Up Catechesis with Joe Paprocki

When my wife and I visited Hawaii some years back, we were shown around one day by our dear friend Jayne Ragasa-Mondoy. As I was doing the driving with my wife riding shotgun, Jayne sat in the back seat and played the role of tour guide and navigator to perfection. At one point, we got stuck in a little traffic. Jayne sensed that I was getting a little frustrated and feared that I might honk my horn at someone. Pre-emptively, she said, “Joe, don’t blow your horn at people. That’s not how we do things here!” I went on to learn a number of things about the Hawaiian “way of proceeding” that are very different from the southside of Chicago “way of proceeding.”

This notion of a “way of proceeding” is at the heart of Ignatian spirituality and helps us to reflect on the fact that, as followers of Jesus, we should have a different way of proceeding—a different way of thinking, acting, and speaking. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore the Ignatian way of proceeding and how our faith should make a difference in how we respond to life.

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About Joe Paprocki 2742 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.


  1. Ive really enjoyed as i have found out that there is a similarity of this Spirituality to my personal that i practice as a catechist but the only challage i do not have apartner whom i feel i should have.Please pray for me and those who live this spirituality secretely without knowing it.Thanks alot to Holy Spirit who has revealed this and this has given me the cause of joy and has also lifted my faith up to another known level.Continue linking me up. God bless you.

    • Thanks for your beautiful message, Grace! May God continue to speak to your heart so that you, in turn, can speak to the hearts of others!

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