Online Catechist's Retreat: Off to a Great Start!!!

27118edurgb600We’re off to a great start with our Online Catechist’s Retreat on the Spirituality of the Catechist!!! Thank you to all of you who have joined in thus far.

  • On the first day, our retreat was visited by 433 people from 13 countries!
  • 129 people viewed the introductory video
  • Over 40 of you posted personal introductions (comments), sharing information about yourself, your ministry, and your spirituality (I’ve read them all…so inspiring!).
  • A growing number of you are commenting on one another’s introductions.

Remember, this first week is dedicated to us just getting to know one another. It’s not too late to add your own introduction if you haven’t done so yet. Click here to go to the introductory post: view the video, read the post, and then follow the directions to post your introduction.

If you’ve already posted your introduction, I invite you to return each day this week for a few minutes to read the introductions of your fellow retreatants and to get to know one another better by using the convenient reply link at the end of each comment to offer affirmation, ask a question, or just chat.

And, most importantly, let’s pray for one another as this week turns into the next!

About Joe Paprocki 2745 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

3 Comments on Online Catechist's Retreat: Off to a Great Start!!!

  1. I am a fifth-grade teacher at Sacred Heart School in Lombard, Illinois, USA and have been a catechist for eight years. My mission is to acquaint others with the truth–God does exist and He loves each of us more than we can comprehend. The Feast Day I am focusing on is Pentecost.

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