Pop-Up Catechesis: Thin Moments and Bread

Pop-Up Catechesis with Joe Paprocki

Celtic spirituality speaks of “thin places”—locations where the veil between heaven and earth seems especially thin and God’s presence is palpable. I like to think of the sacraments as “thin moments”—those moments when heaven and earth intersect and God’s presence is so real we can taste it. The Eucharist, of course, is one of those powerfully thin moments when we truly taste and see how good the Lord is. That thin moment does not have to end when the Mass is over. While the consecrated Bread is the Body of Christ, the table bread that we enjoy in our daily lives can serve as a reminder of the Bread of Life, the Gift of Finest Wheat. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore how every occasion of breaking bread with others can serve as a thin moment, reminding us of the goodness of God that nourishes the hungry heart.

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About Joe Paprocki 2728 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 Comment on Pop-Up Catechesis: Thin Moments and Bread

  1. I AM VERY RECEPTIVE TO ALL THE PERTINENT INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE TALKS AND PRINTED MATERIAL. GOD BLESS ALL WHO CONTIBUTE; KEEP UP GOD’S WORK. WE ARE SO MUCH BENEFITTING FROM YOUR KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE. MAY GOD’S BLESSINGS BE IN ABUNDANCE.
    GRATEFULLY,
    JANET McCARRON

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