Pop-Up Catechesis: Spirituality Is Not a Slice of the Pie

Pop-Up Catechesis with Joe Paprocki

If you were to create a pie chart showing how much time you devote to your home life (including sleeping), work, exercise, socializing, and hobbies, how big of a slice would you show for spirituality? For many of us, we might be tempted to add up the time we spend in spiritual practices such as going to church, praying, reading the Bible and other inspirational literature, and perhaps visiting a spiritual director or participating in a prayer group. Even adding those together, the slice would still be relatively small compared to other activities in our lives. This activity, however, reveals a flaw in how many of us approach spirituality, as if it is just another slice of the pie. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we address this flaw and explore the proper approach to understanding spirituality.

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About Joe Paprocki 2739 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.

2 Comments on Pop-Up Catechesis: Spirituality Is Not a Slice of the Pie

  1. Although I always appreciate your sports analogies…this was MY KIND OF ANALOGY!! Yum! Thank you for this great way of reminding us that every moment of every day we are experiencing God and that we should always be on the lookout for how the Holy Spirit is moving in our lives, knowing that the more intentional we are about looking and seeking, we will see just how wildly active God is in all the little and big parts of our lives.

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