I first ran across CatholicQuiz.com several weeks ago at a Diocesan Religious Education conference and it was all I could do not to jump out of my seat with excitement. CatholicQuiz.com is an evangelist’s dream. It is an educator’s friend. It is a catechist’s secret weapon. If you are looking for a way to engage young and old alike in an activity that is beneficial to their faith formation, this is it.
Last weekend, I set up a table at a local conference with a laptop and Internet connection and sat back in awe. A line had formed of young and old to try their hand at this inviting game. It was simple. Or so they thought. I challenged them to beat one of the CatholicQuiz.com games (Survival – Level 3 or 4) and win a prize. They didn’t win, but they left smiling. Most would try multiple times. Two young men (I guess they were about 13 or 14 years old) stayed at it for about an hour. Another vendor shook his head and said, “It looks like you have the popular table.” He was right!
If you use the USCCB Bishop’s plan for evangelization called Go and Make Disciples (my favorite document on evangelization), CatholicQuiz.com fits in perfectly.
This family-friendly membership website with interactive games meets the strategy in Objective 126 that calls for “reflection on Catholics’ use of the media in their homes” and “cultivation of … computer, and other technology for communicating the Gospel and Christian values.”
One of the strategies in Objective 108 encourages families to look for “programs to support parents as the primary sharers of faith with their children.” You can be pretty well assured that when a child misses a question, they are going to turn to the parent and ask “Why.”
I could cite more objectives and strategies. However, rather than reading more here, you should start playing CatholicQuiz.com. This is a great way to share the faith. Now, go and make disciples!
Be sure to play the two free games: The Saints Are Coming and CatholicQuiz of the Week at http://www.catholicquiz.com/?a_aid=4d7c19079625c