A SHOUT OUT to Cedar Rapids, IA!

A great big SHOUT OUT to the wonderful folks of the Cedar Rapids Diocore (Diocesan Council of Religious Education) of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa, who came out in strong numbers last night to spend the evening with me learning about The Bible Blueprint! We had a great time at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Hiawatha, IA, and I was so inspired by the enthusiasm of these catechists and their catechetical leaders as they get ready to launch the catechetical year. May the Holy Spirit inspire you and all catechetical ministers to effectively proclaim the Word of God to all those we teach!

Here’s a peek of folks holding/waving their Bibles…the room was so large, I needed to take 2 shots: side A and side B! Below that, you’ll see two of my colleagues from Loyola Press, Sara Kane and Marian Bach, who showed up wearing matching colors…too cute!

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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.

4 Comments on A SHOUT OUT to Cedar Rapids, IA!

  1. With the bulk of our efforts spent in the classroom or doing lesson prep at home, it’s always stimulating & reaffirming to spend time in the company of other motivated catechists like this.

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