The Catechist's Toolbox: Selling Like Hotcakes!

The sales people at Loyola Press tell me that the phones are ringing off the hook with requests for my new book, The Catechist’s Toolbox! Apparently, almost 20,000 copies have already been sold! I’m so excited! This is a testament to the catechetical ministry and to catechists everywhere who are showing that they are passionate about this ministry and hungry to grow in effectiveness as we proclaim God’s Word!

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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

6 Comments on The Catechist's Toolbox: Selling Like Hotcakes!

  1. Joe,

    I coaxed our DRE to purchase copies for ALL Catechists and she did! They love the book and thank you for your hard work.

    God Bless,

    Joe D.

  2. Hi Joe I recieved a copy of your new book as a gift from our prep office, and I can’t put it down. I’m a new catechist this is only my second year and I teach second grade.I found your book to be both helpful& funny. Thank you Joe!! Fondly Debbie

  3. Hi Debbie, thanks so much for the kind words about The Catechist’s Toolbox! I’m glad you’re enjoying it and finding it helpful. Let me know how this year goes for you as time moves on.

  4. Thank you joe! 9-11-07 was are first class and they seem to be a nice group but I had a child give me a dirty look and stuck out his tongue when I asked him to stop tapping me on the arm to get my attenion! I just didn’t say anything after that! should I’ve? or should I’ve told his Mother but she had a screaming baby on her hip, so I let it slide! thanks Joe have a great night!

  5. Debbie, the phrase “out of the mouths of babes” comes to mind but I don’t think we want tongues coming out of their mouths! Sounds to me like you have a child to keep an eye on. There’s no problem letting something slide once…it could have just been “opening night jitters” on the child’s part. However, if it keeps up, you’ll certainly want to address it, first with the child and, if no improvement, then with the parents. Let’s hope week 2 brings a happier child to your class!

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