5 Hours on Church Documents in Dallas!

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of spending the day (9 am to 3 pm with one hour for lunch) with about 100 catechists in the Diocese of Dallas, TX, exploing Church documents! I know, I know…you’re insanely jealous because you would want nothing more than to spend a Satuday exploring Church documents, right? Believe it or not, we actually had a wonderfully engaging day that went by quickly. When it comes to Church documents, it all boils down to the fact that we catechists have SO many rich resources from which to draw.

I had the privilege of teaming up with friend and colleague Martin Lopez who delivered the same presentation upstairs to about 150 Spanish-speaking catechists and it looks like they had a great time to!

Here is a PDF of the PowerPoint (in Notes Pages view) that Martin and I put together (Martin translated it into Spanish but I do not have a copy of that yet). I think you’ll see that we did our best to bring the topic to life.

Dallas – Church Documents

In addition, here is the handout I provided for the participants.

The ABCs of Church Catechetical Documents – handout

Thanks to the good folks of Dallas for inviting me and for allowing me to spend time exploring our faith and the ministry of catechesis. From Dallas, it was on to San Antonio with my wife Joanne to begin vacation. Here are a few pics.

In front of the 6th Floor Museum (the old Book Depository) in Dallas where Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK…one of my earliest childhood memories…very sad With Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller in front of the Cathedral of San Fernando at the Alamo…100+ degrees! My new business?



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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.

4 Comments on 5 Hours on Church Documents in Dallas!

  1. Well, I was in your class Saturday… and let me tell you… I really enjoyed it… yes I was LOST a lil bit on some of the things you were saying, but thank GOD, we were able to get thru the class just fine! Thank you so much for all the great information. This year will be my 2nd year teaching and let me just tell you, its such a wonderful feeling. The kids are just amazing! Thank you so much for everything, oh by the way, great book (Bible blueprint) I love it! Have a blessed day!


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