Poll Question: Service Projects

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One of my favorite parts of the current Directory for Catechesis is its reference to what it calls, “catechesis in action,” referring to the inclusion of service and works of mercy in the faith formation curriculum. “It becomes ever clearer that here is no proclamation of the faith if this is not a sign of God’s mercy. The practice of mercy is already itself an authentic catechesis: it is catechesis in action.” (51)

With that in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to take a poll, asking about the role of service and works of mercy in your faith formation program. Please participate below, and be sure to return to see the results and add comments!

How often are service projects a part of your curriculum? - poll results
Poll results as of 5/7/2024
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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.

2 Comments on Poll Question: Service Projects

  1. We used to have a first year Confirmation prep option that was entirely service based. We used the Docat for our text. It was a great experience for many.

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