Pop-Up Catechesis: A Walk Through the Mass—The Homily

Pop-Up Catechesis with Joe Paprocki

We continue our series, A Walk Through the Mass, as we explore the Homily.

Take a look at this well-known company logo.

Do you see the arrow in the logo? If not, go back and look again and focus your attention between the E and the x.

Aha! Now do you see it? You may have even reacted by saying, “Oh!” or “Aha!” out loud when it suddenly “appeared.” The arrow was there all along, but many of us are unaware of it until it is pointed out to us. Once we see it, we will never look at the logo in the same way.

Ideally, this is what the Homily at Mass is supposed to do for us: help us look at life in a new light—the light of the Gospel—so that we recognize God’s saving grace in our lives. Once we recognize God’s grace in our midst, we will never look at life in the same way!

In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we take a closer look at how the Homily helps us to see life in a new light.

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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.

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