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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.

6 Comments on Catechizing Digital Natives

  1. Joe,

    Thanks for linking to my webinar! I’ve been getting very good feedback on it and would love to hear your thoughts.

    On a more personal note, I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to introduce myself at your brother’s installation as our new bishop last week. I hope you enjoyed your time in Springfield!

    • Jonathon, I will definitely look at your webinar and will get back to you with some thoughts…it looks like a great resource.

      I’ve heard many good things about you and I’m also sorry that we didn’t get to meet last week. I’m sure we will get a chance to meet in the near future. The installation was a wonderful experience and I’m glad my brother has landed among such good folks…take good care of him and I pray he will do the same for you.

  2. Joe
    This was a very informative webinar. Thanks for sending it. The final portion which contains practical advice is a real gem! Our parish has been trying to “meet the young people where they are” but we did not have a clear vision on how to reach digital natives. There are some great ideas here to get us started.

  3. Joe –

    I am currently enrolled in a Classroom Behavior and Management class. We have been assigned a project to look at classroom management techniques via the internet and we have been instructed to try to make it relevant to the classes we teach. I am a middle school religion teacher and was wondering if you knew of any sites that spoke directly to managing behavior in a religious school setting (not asking for much, aye!)



    • Sharon, I can’t say that I know of any such sites that are dedicated solely to managing behavior in a religious school setting. You of course can click on the CATEGORY on my blog titled “Understanding Kids” to find posts and comments related to the topic (see Categories on the right hand column). Likewise, there a few books that deal with the topic such as my Catechist’s Toolbox (Loyola Press) and Sr. Kathleen Glavich’s Discipline Made Easy (Twenty Third Publications). Maybe some other foks out there have some ideas?

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