I had the pleasure of enjoying a business lunch the other day with colleagues and friends to talk about the challenges and opportunities that Anglos encounter when catechizing in Latino culture. My Loyola Press colleague, Santiago Cortés-Sjöberg, is preparing to do a workshop on this topic at the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership in Las Vegas in April (I will also be speaking at this conference, but on a different topic…I was along for the fellowship and good food!). I contacted a couple of good friends who are DREs and who are ministering to growing Latino populations and the four of us sat down for a wonderful lunch and a couple of hours of discussion on the topic. Thanks Marge and Terry for you insights and for taking the time to share them with us!
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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.
Wow…just this Wednesday I went to lunch with my DRE & my bouncer.
I want this to coincidence to fit into the “great minds think alike” meme:
“great minds eat alike by going out for lunch with DREs” or something like that.
I wanna hear more about this bouncer!
She’s my ‘teacher’s helper,’ who keeps the miscreants in line….velvet glove…iron fist….
The kids know her as Madame Bouncer…no kidding!