About Joe Paprocki 2133 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press. He has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and has taught at many different levels. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller The Catechist’s Toolbox and Under the Influence of Jesus.

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  1. I have only discovered this treasure trove that you call a blog today, but have been engrossed in reading it. Thank you for what you are offering to those of that are called to protect and defend our beautiful faith. I just finished watching your webinar on New Translation of the Roman Missal, and am wondering where I can find the pdf file you spoke of? Thanks, again, for all you do and share!

    • Hi Aspen, good question. Lent began in the early church as the final intense preparation period for catechumens before baptism at the Easter Vigil. It made sense for the rest of the Christian community to walk this journey with the catechumens and renew their baptism at Easter as well. Thus, Lent has come down to us as a period during which we focus on what it takes to follow Christ and to practice the 3 disciplines that help us to live out our baptism: prayer, fasting, and giving alms. Suffice to say, Lent has no meaning apart from baptism!

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