Pop-Up Catechesis: Ordinary Time

Pop-Up Catechesis with Joe Paprocki

In most sports, the playing calendar calls for a training season, a regular season, and a playoff season. The training season is focused on refining the skills needed for the regular season. The playoff season is the climax of the season’s competition, with the ultimate goal of achieving a championship. That leaves us with the regular season: the long stretch of time when players and teams are called to put their skills into practice on a daily basis and to position themselves for a playoff run. Championship-caliber players know that throughout the regular season it is imperative to play at their highest level with an eye on the goal of a championship. Any attempt to cruise through the regular season can, and most likely will, result in missing the playoffs!

In our Church’s liturgical year, some seasons—Advent and Lent—are like training seasons, while others—Christmas and Easter—are like the playoffs. Ordinary Time can be thought of as the regular season: that long stretch of time when we are called to put our discipleship skills into practice daily. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore Ordinary Time as that stretch of time when we showcase our discipleship skills in everyday living.

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About Joe Paprocki 2744 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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