Back from Vacation – Gearing Up for the Catechist Webinars

bxp51781sGreetings, fellow catechists! I’ve enjoyed a couple of weeks of vacation (mainly stay-cation) and am well-rested and back at work! These last 2 weeks included some lovely day trips, time with some old friends, a big family reunion picnic, some home improvement projects, lots of exercise (running, walking, bike riding) and a long lazy day at the beach! God is good.

While I was away, I was keeping tabs on the response to the announcement of the free Catechist Training Webinars that I will be offering through Loyola Press. Suffice to say, the response has been overwhelming! Since there is limited space for each Webinar, we are talking about adding some new dates. I’ll keep you informed as soon as I know for sure.

As for the August 19 and 26 sessions, here are a few pieces of information that should help respond to many questions that I’ve been receiving:

  • these sessions are live presentations on the Web – you will log on at the designated time and hear me presenting live on your computer as you view the slides of a PowerPoint presentation that I’ll be coordinating.
  • you’ll be able to interact by responding to instant polls/surveys and by typing in questions that I will address during the presentations.
  • the sessions will be recorded for those who cannot participate live. These recordings will be made available online after the live sessions.
  • The time frame is 7:15 – 8:15 pm (Central Daylight Time). That means 8:15 – 9:15 pm (Eastern);  6:15-7:15 pm (Mountain); and 5:15 – 6:15 pm (Pacific).

Register today by clicking on this link:

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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

2 Comments on Back from Vacation – Gearing Up for the Catechist Webinars

  1. Hi Joe.

    Welcome back from your vacation. I noticed some people asking about a certificate from the webinars. I know in our diocese there is a form called “catechist record of formation” where we spell out what activity we did and write about the value of the formational activity and how we will incorporate it into our ministry. I generally use this form as often times there isn’t a certificate available. I suspect the RE office at the diocese is more interested in what I have to say about what I learned…..not sure but maybe some other dioceses have this sort of form too and some may not be aware of it.

    Thought I’d throw in those two cents. Looking forward to the webinars.


    • Thanks Greg. I think you’re right that some dioceses have catechists record their log of formation. It’s a good idea for people to check with their DRE and/or diocesan office to see what the local policy is.

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