A Few Chuckles While I Get Some R & R!

DSC_0460All work and no play makes this catechist a dull boy. So I’m getting some much needed R & R!

While I’m on vacation until late July, I thought it’d be fun to share some of my favorite jokes from my books, A Well-Built Faith and The Bible Blueprint. Here’s today’s contribution:

A scientist decided to take the initiative and create human life from scratch. He called out to God and said, “God, we no longer need you. Science has developed to the point where we can create human beings without your initiative.” God said, “Oh, is that so? Let’s have a human-being making contest, but we have to agree to do this just like I did back in the old days with Adam and Eve.” “Sure,” replied the scientist who then bent down and grabbed himself a handful of dirt to get started.” God interrupted him with a smile and said, “Oh no you don’t. You go make your own dirt!”

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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.


  1. Thanks for posting your jokes, it’s easier to access them here than looking for them in your books 🙂 I’ve shared it with my brother in law priest and he loves them!

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