Iowa, Here I Come!

I’m off to Peosta, Iowa, to meet with about 200 catechists from the Dubuque archdiocese! I look forward to talking with them about catechetical skills and strategies from The Catechist’s Toolbox. I’m glad I have a session of religious education under my belt so that I have some fresh experiences to draw on.

While there, I plan to visit the “Field of Dreams”….the baseball field built in the middle of a corn field for the movie Field of Dreams. I guess it’s only 15-20 minutes away from where I’ll be. Great movie!

“Is this heaven?”  “No…it’s Iowa.”   (rent the movie to see what I’m talking about)

About Joe Paprocki 2746 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

4 Comments on Iowa, Here I Come!

  1. Joe, I once dated a guy who was from Iowa…he said the stars shine brighter and the water runs cleaner….all I knew was that it was much colder than Oklahoma! Have a great time!

  2. Shelly, the stars were indeed brighter and the water was clean. As for it being colder, I suppose that’s true in winter but it was a beautiful warm day for my visit. See my 9/13 post. I had a great time!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.