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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.

5 Comments on I’ll Be on Relevant Radio This Thursday Morning

    • Yes, Theresa, there will be a recording posted on the Relevant Radio Website a day or two following the live broadcast. I’ll let you know where/how to find it.

  1. Joe,

    THANK YOU for mentioning funerals on-air as a means of Catechesis. I was at a funeral last fall and the priest used the service as a means of education for some of the people there (my aunt, whose funeral it was, had a lot of non-Catholic family).

    People look at me a little odd sometimes when I mention funerals as being an education in our Catholicism so I’m happy to hear you mention it to radio listeners (of course people look at me odd anyway half the time).

    Nice to hear you on the radio.

    Greg

    • Thanks, Greg, nice to be heard! Adding to the thoughts about Catholic funerals, in a strange way, the funeral of Pope John Paul II that was aired on TV all over the world was an expression of the Catholic Church at its finest: Catholic funerals combine the 5 things I spoke about this morning – a sacramental sensibility, a commitment to community, respect for the dignity of human life, a reverence for tradition, and a disposition of faith and hope and not despair.

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