My First Catechetical TweetUp!

At the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, I attended an informal conference within th conference. It was called a TweetUp and it was organized by Jonathan Sullivan, the Director of the Catechetical Office in Springfield, IL. It was simply a gathering of Catholic bloggers and Twitter users -an opportunity to meet one another and compare notes and share stories. It was a lot of fun and very informative.

Now, I guess I should start using Twitter! 🙂

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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. Thanks for stopping by, Joe! Your presence certainly lent the proceedings an air of respectability. 😉

    Let me know if you want to get started on Twitter — I’d be happy to help!

      • Great to see you there, Joe, even if you don’t yet Tweet. You should try it. Great way to reach a whole other audience. I think I am starting to get the hang of it. A group of us spent one of our storm-delay hours at the airport laughing our socks off at the Tweets about #lessinterestingbooks – I think I should put a pseudo Paprocki title in there !;-)

        • Joyce, I think the Atlanta airport got a good dose of Catholic patience over the last few days with all the delays!

    • Hi Karen. A blog is like your own Website where you post your thoughts and comments on a variety of issues and can do so in depth and even insert pictures and links. Tweeting is a way of posting very brief thoughts (140 characters or less) on a Social Network, Twitter. You log on to Twitter to see what everybody is saying and what they’re up to. Of course, I’m new to Twitter so I’m still learning!

  2. I work with teenagers. Does anyone know of printed guidelines on how to use Facebook and Twitter safely with teens, staying within Ministerial codes of ethics and Keeping Children Safe guidelines? Most dioceses have safety programs (under different names) but mine has no guidelines on using social media to contact children.

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