Delighted to Be in Duluth!

I’m enjoying my first visit to Duluth, MN, and I have to say that it is simply one of the most beautiful lakefronts I have ever seen! I had a wonderfully relaxing afternoon here yesterday, topped off by a nice 5-mile run along the lake walk. Lots of nice quiet time last evening in the hotel room to get some writing done. Today, I will do a presentation at the Minnesota Catholic Education Association Conference. I look forward to spending a few hours with catechists and Catholic school religion teachers, as we look at skills and strategies for effective catechesis drawing from my book, The Catechist’s Toolbox!

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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,
    You are truly amazing and truly love your ministry among youth…thank you for being contagious! Keep smiling…that’s being evangelical…or a sign of the Good News of God’s infinite love and mercy. Paxtecum.

    • Thanks Fr. Duane! I really enjoyed meeting you and spending time in Duluth! Best wishes and many blessings in your ministry!

    • BTW, Fr. Duane, you just happen to have posted the 3000th comment on my blog so, congratulations, I’m going to offer you a small token of appreciation. Please visit the Loyola Press Website ( and choose any 3 trade books and I’ll send them to you at no cost! Congrats and thanks!

  2. Hi Joe,

    I attended your workshops. You did a great job. Three hours is a long time! You offered to share your power point presentation. Can you tell me how to find it? I’d like to share bits with our catechists throughout the first part of the year.

    Thanks so much. It looks like you are doing a lot of traveling. Do you get to stay home for a while soon?


    • Thanks, Linda. I’ll be in touch with you by email about the powerpoint. Yes, I’ve enjoyed being home and always do!

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