Pop-Up Catechesis: A Walk Through the Mass—The Profession of Faith

Pop-Up Catechesis with Joe Paprocki

We continue our Pop-Up Catechesis series, A Walk Through the Mass, with an exploration of the Profession of Faith (the Creed).

“Trust me!”

Those are two of the most frightening words in the English language! To trust someone is to put your life into that person’s hands. If that trust is betrayed, it is very difficult to re-establish. Think for a moment about the people you trust most in this world. They are, no doubt, the people who have lived up to their word most consistently. When we celebrate the Mass, we re-affirm our trust in God when we proclaim the Profession of Faith (the Creed). We do this because God consistently upholds his promise to be with his people during good times and bad. Each time we say the words, “I believe,” in the Creed, we are saying, “I trust.” In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore the Profession of Faith and our trust in God and in the Church.

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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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