I’m Back!

DSC_0453I’m back from vacation and ready to rock and roll! (Must be that stop at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland while on vacation! BTW, one of the most interesting things to see there is the diversity of visitors – saw a kid with a mohawk haircut standing next to an elderly person in a wheelchair, observing an exhibit…very cool!)

I had a very nice couple of weeks off to relax and renew. I hope you enjoyed the “chuckles” that I posted each day while I was gone…it’s always good for us catechetical types to keep our sense of humor!

In the days and weeks ahead, I’ll be talking about gearing up for the upcoming catechetical year and reporting on my August travels that will take me to visit catechists and DREs in Davenport, IA, St. Louis, MO, Dallas, TX, Dubuque, IA, and Duluth, MN!

And, most importantly, I’ll be hosting a WEBINAR on Thursday, August, 19, for those who will be GETTING STARTED AS A CATECHIST (or for any catechist who would like to go over the basic skills for effective catechesis). More details, including how to register, to come in the days ahead. Stay tuned!

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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. Joe,
    I am almost sorry that you’re back from vacation. I enjoyed your daily chuckles. They gave ME a break from making sure that I take the time to read and digest your regular and valuable blogs, posts, information and links. I guess its back to business for all of us! Joe, thanks for all that you do for the catechetical community!

    • Mac, thanks (I think!)….of course there are more jokes in my books so if you don’t have them already, you’ll have to get your hands on them! 🙂

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