The Value of Networking

It’s great to be back home in Chicago but I did have a wonderful time at the NCCL (National Conference of Catechetical Leaders) Conference in Columbus. It is always so renewing and energizing to network with fellow catechetical ministers. I highly encourage all of my fellow catechists to find out about diocesan and regional workshops and seminars that bring together catechists for formation and training. You have so much to share with your colleagues and can be so enriched by them as well! There is such energy when catechists and catechetical ministers get together…clearly a sign of the presence of the Holy Spirit!

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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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