The Envelope Please…And the Winner is…

Of course, tonight is the big night: the Academy Awards! But that’s not the winner I’m announcing. We have a winner in our 4000th comment contest! His name is Rick Cava and he posted a comment late Friday afternoon to send the “meter” up to the 4000 mark on comments posted on my blog! Rick’s comment, ironically, was that he would prefer a retreat over a copy of my book! Sorry Rick, but I don’t have a retreat to send you, however, I’ll be sending you a copy of my new book, Practice Makes Catholic, and you can take it on retreat with you some day! I’ll be in touch with you by email, Rick, to get your shipping info.

Thanks to all for posting comments, not just this weekend in hopes of winning a small prize, but throughout this catechist’s journey that we are walking together!

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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

2 Comments on The Envelope Please…And the Winner is…

  1. Kelly writes:

    As always, thanks for what you share with all of us in the field.
    One question, will there be a leader guide for the “Practice makes Catholic”?

    Thank you, Kelly Koszalinski, Faith Formation Coordinator K-11, Sacred Heart Parish, (920) 739-3196,

    • Yes, indeedy, Kelly, there will be a leader guide/online component for “Practice Makes Catholic!” The book itself will direct you to the link.

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