Shout Out to Columbus, Ohio

A great big SHOUT OUT to all the good folks of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, who came out to spend a day with me exploring how to take care of our catechists, ensuring that their formation pays attention to 3 dimensions: being, knowing, and doing. Thanks for such a great day!

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Mixing pleasure with business, I was able to bring my mom along to Columbus so that we could visit with some relatives. Here we are enjoying dinner the night before my workshop, with my cousins Ray, Cathie (and her husband Bill) and Sr. Jean. Mom then spent the day on Thursday with Cathie while I did my presentation.

Columbus, 2010

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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


  1. Joe,

    Your presentation in Columbus explored how formation need to pay “attention to 3 dimensions: being, knowing, and doing.” Do you plan on expanding more on these dimensions in the future on your website? I’m very interested and how you shared about each of these dimensions.

    • William, I could certainly do that. Let me know if you have any specifics in mind that you are looking for.

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