Poll Question: Trying New Things

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Now that we are halfway through the catechetical year, it’s a good time to shake things up a little and try something new! It’s important to remember that today’s learners are accustomed to switching tasks frequently, so it never hurts to try some new methods that can break up monotony and lead to deeper engagement with learners. With that in mind, let’s see what kind of new activity you are most drawn to considering.

Please answer the following poll question, and check back here for results.

Which method would you like to integrate more into your sessions?
Poll results as of 1/30/2024
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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. I tried a modified Holy Half-hour at yesterday’s family class. The first 1/2 hour of class explained what Eucharistic Adoration is and the second was benediction and sitting in silence with the Eucharist. None of the parents had ever done it either. It was helpful to have them there sitting with their kids to keep them quiet. I’m hoping to dispel the mystery and get them trying new ways of worship. They will be getting service hours credit if they go in the future on their own and get an extra hour if they take their parent! Next week we’re going to debrief the activity – was communion different for you after the time? what would you like with you to do it again? What did you do during the time and how could you have made it better?

    • Thanks for sharing, Teri…what an excellent example! I love the idea of talking about something, experiencing it, and then unpacking it! Very mystagogical!

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