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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 www.catechistsjourney.com.


  1. Joe,
    This years rice bowl came with an added note that gave us an actual destination for our alms. The monies will go to needy children in Bangladesh where about 36% of the population lives on less than $1 a day and many children make up the work force.

    My daughter and I decorated a coffee can on which we wrote “Change for Christ”.
    I have had it in the class room for several weeks. I explained how churches use to have Poor Boxes in the back (some still do) where you deposited your pocket change on the way out of church. I have challenged them not only to fill their rice bowls but to fill the coffee can.

    I like the 100 penny plan and will use that to explain how important it is for us to share our wealth.

    Thanks for your ideas and your website. God Bless!

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