My New Book: The Catechist's Toolbox

I’m so excited to have a new book being published exclusively for catechists!!! It’s called THE CATECHIST’S TOOLBOX: HOW TO THRIVE AS A RELIGIOUS EDUCATION TEACHER (Loyola Press).

The book provides skills, tips, and advice that catechists can use right now to become a more effective catechist.

The book will actually be available in June but I know that Loyola Press has order forms available at the NCCL Conference in Columbus, Ohio (April 22-26) for folks who are attending that conference.

What’s really cool about it is that Loyola Press has priced the book so that it can be purchased in bulk for parishes with lots of catechists. The price tag for one copy is $9.95 but for orders of 10 or more, it can be purchased for only $5 each!!!

In the days and weeks ahead, I’ll start to offer some samples and peeks from various chapters here on my blog.

If you’re not going to be at the NCCL (National Conference for Catechetical Leadership) conference but would like to talk to someone about placing an order for the book, contact Loyola Press at 800-621-1008.

Right now, however, I’m off to Columbus for the NCCL conference and a chance to visit my sister and her family! I won’t be posting for a few days but I’ll have lots to talk about when I get back on April 26.

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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

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