Three buddies died in a car crash, and they went to heaven for an orientation. St. Peter asked them, “When you are in your casket and friends and family are mourning you, what would you like to hear them say about you? The first guy said, “I would like to hear them say that I was a great doctor and a great family man.” The second guy said, “I would like to hear that I was a wonderful husband and school teacher which made a huge difference in the lives of children.” The last guy replied, “I would like to hear them say, “Look! He’s moving!”
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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.