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, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

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!

    -Yessica

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