Under the Influence of Jesus in Brownsville, TX!

Here’s a great big shout out to all the wonderful folks who attended the catechetical conference in the Diocese of Brownsville, TX, this past Saturday. The conference was organized by Mr. Luis Espinoza, the Director of the Office of Catechesis, who chose to use the title of my book, Under the Influence of Jesus, as the theme for the conference. I was honored to deliver the English keynote and 2 breakout sessions at the conference and I met so many great catechetical ministers who are indeed “under the influence” of Jesus! Thanks to all for such a wonderful experience! Here are some pics:

Imagine how surprised and delighted I was to see attendees wearing “Under the Influence of Jesus” t-shirts!!!

Here is Bishop Daniel Flores delivering remarks at the end of the day: “If you want to identify with Jesus, you have to identify with the people Jesus identified with.”

Here is my colleague and friend Martin Lopez delivering a breakout session on Loyola Press resources.

Here is my friend Adrian Alberto Herrera, of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, delivering a breakout session sponsored by Loyola Press. Adrian also did the Spanish keynote on Under the Influence of Jesus!

Here I am with the team for that day: Martin Lopez, Adrian Alberto Herrera, Rita Martinez, and yours truly. What a team!

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7 Responses to “Under the Influence of Jesus in Brownsville, TX!”

  1. Harriet Says:

    Had a great faith-filled, joyful time at this conference! Thanks to all especially Joe Paprocki and Luis Espinoza. This was something that the Diocese of Brownsville has needed for quite a while! Sometimes as catechists we get caught up in all the details and loose the big picture-Jesus!! Great ideas for catechists, for the classroom, and for our faith journey.

    Great job by all!!

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  2. Daisy Davidow Says:

    Joe is such a great speaker. He spoke at our Catechist conference in Atlanta a few years back. His next step is to conquer speaking Spanish!
    Love the black T-Shirts.

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  3. Rosa Jaques Says:

    I had a spiritual experience at “Under the Influence of Jesus” at Brownsville Diocese. Thank you Joe! Also could you send me the PowerPoints you used so that I can use them at our parish. Thank you!

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  4. Veronica Says:

    I’m soooo disappointed!! I was unaware of this conference in my home diocese!! If I had known that you were going to present here, I would’ve gone in a heartbeat! I’ve been a catechist for about 9 years now, and I’m always eager to attend conferences and workshops that may help me in my position as a 2nd grade catechist. Our parish DRE recently left her post, so maybe that’s why I didn’t know. I hope you return for another conference, maybe next year!

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    • Joe Says:

      Thank you Veronica and I’m sorry we missed each other. Yes, let’s hope there’s another opportunity in the future!

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