From Albany to Atlanta

A great big THANK YOU to all of the good folks in Albany, NY, who participated in my workshops at the Spring Enrichment conference! We had a great time exploring ways to grow as catechists and how to make our classes more “Catholic.”

After a couple of days to catch my breath, it’s off to Atlanta for the NCCL Conference where I’ll be doing a couple of presentations on catechetical leadership…always an honor to speak at NCCL. I’m looking forward to hobnobbing with my “fellow wizards” over the course of several days.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.

P.S. Happy anniversary to me! It was 9 years ago today that I began at Loyola Press! Entering my 10th year at one place of employment is a milestone for me! Thank you Jesus.

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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. And thank you Joe!!!

    Long time no blog (from my side I mean). But I still check in with your site many times a week. You’ve really made me proud to say “I’m a catechist” over these past few years. And by the way, you seem to be everywhere. My “day job” isn’t even related to the Church but I was talking to a customer that was a catechist the other day (yes, conversations about our faith can arise even in the biz world) and apparently he knew you from St. Julie Billiart in Tinley Park.

    And then today I came across you in an article referenced in an online class that I am taking through the Virtual Learing Community for Faith Formation at the Univ of Dayton online!!!

    It’s great to see you spreading the word about the importance of catechesis. Keep up the great work Joe! We definitely need you out here!

    • Thanks so much Greg. I’m literally all over the place this month, having just returned from New York, off to Atlanta, then off to New York again in June end eventually Hawaii!!! Thanks for talking up catechesis every chance you get!

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