Oops! My Bad!

ED000418Thanks to Jennifer Schneider, Director of Faith Formation, and her staff at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague, MN, for alerting me to the fact that I made a big boo-boo on question #1 of the What’s Your Catholic IQ? in the current issue of Catechist Magazine. Here’s her email:


We are having a bit of a dilemma here at our office around a question in the Catechist Magazine catholic IQ. The question is #1 in the March issue-“Which of the following characters appears only in this year’s version of the Passion for Palm Sunday?”

The answer listed is C-Simon the Cyrenean, we were able to find references to him in Matthew & Mark as well-help!!


In His Joy!


Jennifer and her staff were diligent in doing their homework and are absolutely correct that Simon of Cyrene can be found in Matthew and Mark as well as Luke.

Sorry ’bout that one folks! Just a careless mistake on my part. What I like is that folks like Jennifer and her staff are spending the time diligently studying their faith, using the What’s Your Catholic IQ? feature and referring to Scripture and other resources to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith. That’s inspiring. I’m also appreciative of the charitable manner in which she/they brought the matter to my attention. Thanks Jennifer!

BTW, the good folks at Catechist Magazine have accepted my sincere mea culpa and have corrected the item on the online version!

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.

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