Religious Education Month in New England

It turns out the November is Religious Education Month in New England. This designation was decided upon by the New England Conference of Diocesan Directors of Religious Education. Its goal is to celebrate religious education beyond catechetical Sunday. All 12 New England dioceses participate in this month long celebration. Bravo!

One of the twelve dioceses, Manchester, is featuring the stories of catechists. I came across this brief interview with a catechist named Jeanne C. Pinard who has been a catechist for 44 years! You GO girl!

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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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