Curating Advent Resources to Fit the Needs of Those You Teach

Answering God's Call This Advent - webinar with Barbara Lee (pictured)

As the role of the catechist continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world, one of the models that is becoming more apt is that of the catechist as curator. Typically, we think of a curator as that person in a museum or gallery who is responsible for acquiring, caring for, and developing a collection of artifacts that will be displayed for the edification, education, and inspiration of those who visit.

This description fits more and more with what catechists are doing and are called to do, especially in an age in which so many resources are available to us digitally. Catechists often find themselves sifting through collections of resources online that they can adapt to their faith formation experiences. This is especially true with regards to the seasons of the liturgical year, when so many resources are placed at our fingertips and are just a click away!

With Advent rapidly approaching, Loyola Press is happy to provide you with a bevy of seasonal resources for you to curate and adapt to your particular setting and age group. I encourage you to explore the following Advent resources for yourself and for those you teach.

And don’t forget the seasonal resources in your Christ Our Life or Finding God textbooks!

Happy curating!

About Joe Paprocki 2741 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

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