Virtual Symposium on Adolescent Catechesis

Last week, a National Symposium on Adolescent Catechesis was held in Baltimore with 100 invited guests (academics, bishops, practicioners, and leaders of various disciplines related to adolescent catechesis). The goals of the symposium were:

  • to identify factors that affect adolescent faith formation and their implications,
  • to develop a common language that will help establish standards for effective adolescent catechesis and its assessment,
  • to establish tools for addressing the creation of comprehensive youth faith formation programs.

Youth Group by Cfmenoch

Since this event was by invitation only, now the Partnership for Adolescent Catechesis is offering the opportunity to participate in a Virtual Symposium on Adolescent Catechesis. They are partnering with to enable anyone who is interested to hear the proceedings of the National Symposium and engage in the same discussion processes as those attending the live event.

You may be interested in having a group from your parish participate in this opportunity.

About Joe Paprocki 2739 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

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