A Church on the Move in Youngstown, Ohio

YoungstownI had the pleasure recently of spending a day with about 100 pastoral ministers—pastors, pastoral associates, catechetical leaders, youth and young adult ministers, and deacons—in the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, looking at what it means to be A Church on the Move. My thanks and appreciation go out to Bishop George Murry, SJ, and the diocesan staff: Barbara Walko, Tom Sauline, Cindee Case, Mary Fiala, and Adrienne Curry. Also, a special shout-out to my friend Justin Huyck, Pastoral Associate at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Canton—it was great to spend time with you! (Keep an eye out for this guy—one of the most talented young pastoral ministers in the country today.)

Thanks to all for a wonderful and fruitful day!

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Here I am enjoying a drink and snacks at the end of the day with some very nice folks from the Diocese of Youngstown.
Here I am with long-time friend Adrienne Curry, a Chicago native who is now the Director of Peace and Justice for the Diocese of Youngstown.
Here I am with long-time friend Adrienne Curry, a Chicago native who is now the Director of Peace and Justice for the Diocese of Youngstown.
About Joe Paprocki 2159 Articles
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.

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