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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. seems perfect (timing, but not becuase it happened) to put into perspective the spiritual and corporal works of mercy and put them into action. something my class can relate to.

  2. Joe, we just posted some quick resources on the Engaging Faith blog. My thought was that students show learn more about how bad things were before Haiti to put this catastrophe in context. There is a short prayer service that can be adapted as well.


    I also agree with Liddia – this puts the spiritual and corporal works of mercy in perspective.

    My wife and I will be praying a rosary every night at 9pm. Other folks we know have committed to doing the same.

  3. The following came in an email from Capi in New Roads, LA:

    Catholic Relief Services has lots of information regarding the crisis in Haiti.
    I just returned from our high school senior retreat. The theme of the retreat was, “We Are The Body Of Christ” a cue from the song, “If We Are The Body” by Casting Crowns. We will take this theme and challenge our faculty and students to aid the people of Haiti in whatever way possible.



  4. We’ve been learning about the corporal and spiritual works of mercy and this just happened to happen during the session when we discuss how we can help those in need and what can we do. We planned a carwash to take place on Jan. 30th so we are all praying for clear sky’s and dirty cars!!! The Confirmandi are looking forward to putting into action those things they have learned during our session…..

  5. We had a collection during our religious ed classes for Haiti. We prayed for the people in Haiti during our opening prayers and asked the children to bring $1, or more, to donate to CRS. Our elementary students raised $319.

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