More More Great Stories on the Journey – How Did I Get Into This?

Look at what the following catechists are saying about their calling:

Tim:  “It seems to be in my blood to teach of our faith, and I have enjoyed every step of the way. With each class it seems to reaffirm my love for teaching!”

Edith:  “I am glad the Lord has called me to this ministry in serving Him in his children. May His name be praised.”

Carol: “What better way to embrace the faith than by sharing it through teaching the children. They have taught me and enriched my faith more than I could have possibly imagined.”

You can find more great stories like these and share your own story about how you became a catechist, DRE, or religion teacher (any kind of catchetical minister) right here on my blog as we spend the summer sharing Stories on the Journey.

All summer long, I will be inviting you to share your stories about your experiences as catechists – the joys, frustrations, hilarious moments, sacred moments, challenges, opportunities, successes, not-so-successful moments, creative moments, mentors and heroes, and callings. Each week, I’ll post a topic inviting you to share a brief story here on my blog (by typing in the LEAVE A COMMENT box at the end of my post).

  • Keep your story brief – 1 or 2 paragraphs is fine.
  • Return each day to read the stories that others are posting
  • Feel free to comment on one another’s stories
  • You need not share your full name…first names will do

This week’s topic is: HOW DID I GET INTO THIS? – Share your story about how you came to be a catechist, religion teacher, DRE (any type of catechetical minister).

Jump into the fun by clicking here.

I can’t wait to hear from you!!!  


* All stories posted become property of Loyola Press and may be used in future publications
About Joe Paprocki 2759 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

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