October 31, 2014

0 Comments

Celebrating 50 Years of my Alma Mater, the Institute for Pastoral Studies

Last Saturday, my wife and I enjoyed a wonderful celebration at Loyola University’s Water Tower Campus here in Chicago as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Pastoral Studies. I graduated from the IPS in 1984 with a Masters in Pastoral Studies (I’m featured here on their alumni page and I’m also featured on […]

Continue reading...

October 29, 2014

0 Comments

The Spiritual Life of Catechists, Part 4: Dedication to the Evangelizing Mission of the Church

catechist reading to children

Editor’s Note: Several of our new Catechist’s Journey contributors will be familiar to those of you who read DRE Connect. Today, we share with you one article in a series by Joyce Donahue. This post originally appeared on DRE Connect. This is the fourth article in a series about the spiritual life of catechists, inspired […]

Continue reading...

October 28, 2014

1 Comment

Promoting Catholic Identity, Part 1: A Sense of Sacramentality

candles and rosary

Editor’s Note: Several of our new Catechist’s Journey contributors will be familiar to those of you who read DRE Connect. Today, we share with you one article in a series by Darcy Osby. This post originally appeared on DRE Connect. The purpose of our catechesis is not simply to teach facts about the Catholic faith, […]

Continue reading...

October 27, 2014

0 Comments

Recording of Webinar Now Available: A New Catechesis for a New Evangelization

Thanks to the quick work of my colleagues Nick Yonto and Rosemary Lane, the recording of last week’s webinar, A New Catechesis for a New Evangelization is now available!      

Continue reading...

October 27, 2014

3 Comments

Getting Ready for All Saints and All Souls

This coming weekend is shaping up to be a saintly one with lots of soul! This Saturday, November 1, is All Saints Day. Normally, All Saints Day is a holy day of obligation, however, since it falls on a Saturday this year, that obligation is lifted in the United States and some other countries. This Sunday, […]

Continue reading...

October 24, 2014

6 Comments

First Reconciliation Parent Session

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of facilitating the First Reconciliation Parent Meeting at Most Holy Redeemer Parish in Evergreen Park, IL, where I served as a catechist for a number of years. I had been the presenter at this meeting several times in the past, however, I was not comfortable just delivering a […]

Continue reading...

October 23, 2014

0 Comments

New Evangelization Webinar TONIGHT!

Join me tonight for a FREE WEBINAR on “A New Catechesis for the New Evangelization!” A New Catechesis for the New Evangelization: New Ardor, Methods, and Expression – A Webinar Facilitator: Joe Paprocki, DMin Brought to you by Loyola Press, A Jesuit Ministry Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:00–8:00 p.m. (CT) Click to register! Catechists are […]

Continue reading...

October 22, 2014

4 Comments

Actively Waiting for Advent—Free Prayer Packet

Advent Prayer Packet

We wait at the doctor’s office. We wait in traffic. We wait in line at the coffee shop. We wait our turn. We wait for a sign from God. We wait to be heard. We wait. Advent is waiting, also, but not in the listless, zoned-out way like we might wait at the local coffee […]

Continue reading...

October 21, 2014

1 Comment

The Spiritual Life of Catechists, Part 3: Personal Prayer

woman praying with Scripture

Editor’s Note: Several of our new Catechist’s Journey contributors will be familiar to those of you who read DRE Connect. Today, we share with you one article in a series by Joyce Donahue. This post originally appeared on DRE Connect. This is the third article in a series about the spiritual life of catechists, inspired […]

Continue reading...

October 21, 2014

1 Comment

The Spiritual Life of Catechists, Part 2: Authenticity of Life

catechists praying

Editor’s Note: Several of our new Catechist’s Journey contributors will be familiar to those of you who read DRE Connect. Today, we share with you one article in a series by Joyce Donahue. This post originally appeared on DRE Connect. This is the second article in a series about the spiritual life of catechists, inspired by […]

Continue reading...