Apprenticeship: Today’s Key Ingredient for Transformative Sacramental Living – Dr. James Pauley


Product Type: Mp3 Recording

In this era often characterized by a decline in sacramental practice, one frequently discussed way forward is what Pope Francis calls “pastoral accompaniment.” If the sacraments are to be experienced as the place of maximum encounter with God, and if such an encounter is to be transformative of persons and communities, the apprenticeship model described at Vatican II contains immense potential. How can we begin to seek out organic opportunities to build up a culture of mentoring our people to active sacramental living? What specific abilities can parents and catechists develop within themselves and within those they form, so that the sacraments can nourish us all over the course of a lifetime? Join us for a lively presentation and discussion on how the faith and conversion most needed for sacramental practice is best learned person-to-person.


Dr. James Pauley is Professor of Theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University. He is author of the book, Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century: A School of Discipleship (Liturgy Training Publications, July 2017). In 2014, James was appointed editor of The Catechetical Review, Franciscan University’s journal dedicated to the new evangelization. James began working as a parish catechetical leader in 1989 and has served professionally in parish, diocesan and university catechetical formation for more than twenty-five years. Having received his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in 2014, he is a frequent speaker in dioceses and parishes nationwide. James is married to Katrina and they are blessed with three beautiful daughters.

You may also like…