Congratulations Kevin Cody!

Kevin CodyCongratulations to my friend Kevin Cody, DRE at St. Alphonsus in Lemont, IL, on his installation as president of the National Association of Parish Catechetical Directors (NPCD) which is part of the NCEA (National Catholic Education Association). Here’s the story as reported in the current issue of The Sower, the newsletter of the Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

New President of NPCD
Kevin Cody – Catechetical Leader at St. Alphonsus in Lemont 
by Lois DeFelice, Catechetical Ministry Coordinator for Vicariate VI and the Black Catholic Communities 

 April 6th through the 9th the NPCD Convocation will be held in conjunction with NCEA’s annual convention and exposition. The convocation, designed especially for parish catechetical leaders, is a four-day conference promoting professional growth, prayer and renewal.

This year Kevin Cody, DRE at St. Alphonsus in Lemont, will be installed as the President of NPCD during its convocation in St. Paul/Minneapolis.

We congratulate Kevin as he continues to voice the concerns of the catechetical leaders in the Midwest Region at the Board on the national level.

Kevin Cody has represented the Midwest Region, which encompasses Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota and Illinois, since 2006.

Within the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), the Department of Religious Education offers membership to parish catechetical leaders through its National Association of Parish Catechetical Directors (NPCD).


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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

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