About Joe Paprocki 2742 Articles
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, This looks like a great book! As someone who is learning a lot right now, I look forward to reading it and finding some new ways to put what I’m learning into practice. Thanks for everything you do to help others along this journey!

    • Pat, I hope so but those decisions are out of my hands. Don’t hesitate to share your opinion with Customer Service at Loyola Press and they’ll pass it on to the decision-makers.

  2. I get so much out of your blog! It is a blessing to have you to refer to. Right now my confirmation class teacher is using the Bible Blueprint to teach the kids to use the Bible that we give them as a gift at confirmation.

    Thanks so much.

  3. Congratulations on 4000 comments! Of course its easy to see why, your amazing and so is Catechist Journey. You help me each week in my six grade Faith Formation class.
    Dusty Maiolo

  4. Excited about your new book, Joe. Sounds like just what we need at our parish! Can’t wait to take a look at it! God bless!

  5. I really like your blogs. I have been a teacher for 30 years but I only recently had to remeber how to teach religion classes for the first time in about 25 years and this year I also added PRE/CCD classes to my Catechist resume. Several times a year I borrow your ideas for my own classroom. There is never enough time for planning so it helps quite a bit.

  6. I sure enjoy getting your updates on the road. Thank you for all you share and congrats on your milestone blog thing ;o). Also, good wishes on the sale of your new book.

  7. Ireally enjoyed reading your updates, and your replies.It is very informative and educational to those who are involved in the catechist journey towards our Catholic faith. You are doing ordinary job in an extra ordinary way. Congratulations Joe, and More Power.

  8. Thank’s soo much for the updated Lenten 40 crosses calendar and thank’s to you and all who helped put the recent webinar together.

  9. Great Job! Cant Wait to read you new book! I Love A Well- Built Faith. We received it in out RCIA classes! Thanks Joe!

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