About Joe Paprocki 2742 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 www.catechistsjourney.com.


  1. The Bible is truly tough to get started on, but gets easier in a hurry. We Catholics just have to get past the sense of unfamiliarity. At my parish we have Bibles in the pews….how much more convenient could it be?

    Re Fundie literal word: the Fundies take the Bible literally when it suits them and don’t when it doesn’t.

    7 x 24 hour days of Creation? Jonah in the whale for 3 days? Oh yeah, the Bible tells me so.

    Eat my flesh & drink my blood? This is my body, this is my blood? Whose sins you forgive are forgiven, whose sins you retain are retained? Faith without works is useless? Oh well, all that’s meant to be taken symbolically.

  2. I should mention you have a small book that’s a good Bible introduction, oh there it is on the sidebar, The Bible Blueprint. Did the Columbians each get a copy?

  3. I was just about to print to use in my class, but I noticed the dates are incorrect. It begins a week later than tomorrow. I just redid the 2009 one by hand, but I thought you might like to know.

    • Victor’s calendar begins counting the 40 days with the First Sunday of Lent, February 21…not incorrect but just a choice he made for design.

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