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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. Thank you Joe!
    I was just about to send you a link for CRS’s resources. I guess greater minds think faster.
    Just as a plug for Catholic Relief Services, they have one of the best records internationally for using donations in ways that truely reach people quickly and directly and they have a longstanding relationship with Haiti so you know that donations will not only be directed at short term outcomes.

    • Thanks, Maura…not sure about the “greater mind” notion….I just don’t juggle as many things as a DRE does! Yes, you are absolutely right about CRS. I’m glad that people are donating generously to CRS according to reports.

  2. Thanks for the lesson on Haiti. I plan to use it this coming week along with some web sites I found. If you want the list let me know-it’s a word doc. I included my wife’s aunt-she leads a mission trip from Washington U. in St. Louis every January to northern Haiti. She is supposed to fly today and feed the juvenile victims. We shall see is she got the proper clearances. Now do you have a lesson on Pro-life issues for the 22nd? We will be up for Religion textbook adoption soon and my principal and I like Loyola Press. Omaha has a strong Jesuit tradition and we have some Magis teachers here from CU.

    • Steve, thanks much. Yes, by all means, please send along your list. You can send it to joe@catechistsjourney.com. I pray that your wife’s aunt’s trip goes well. Sorry, I don’t personally have a specific pro-life lesson ready for the 22nd…perhaps some of our colleagues do? Let me know if I or someone here at Loyola Press can be of help to you and or your principal in your textbook adoption process. Thanks again.

  3. Came across this website for the Daughters of Saint Paul
    they are offering a free downloadable book of prayers which can be reprinted.


    Our parish will be using 1 prayer a weekend in our bulletin to keep Haiti in people’s minds and hearts.
    I will be using a few of the prayers with our older students to remind them of our call to solidarity with the Haitian people.
    Hope you and others find this helpful

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