Now THAT’S a Toolbox!

I had the pleasure of doing a Catechist’s Toolbox presentation for about 50 catechists in the Northern Deanery of Indianapolis on Thursday evening and the folks there really outdid themselves…take a look at this welcome table!






Speaking of the Catechist’s Toolbox, DRE Jackie Noll (St. Matthew, Indianapolis) gave me a grand tour of her facilities including her storage space. Now THAT’S a toolbox! Look at this vast array of resources for catechists and how nicely organized!






Here’s me doing my thing.






And finally, get a load of this: the DREs provided each attendee with a $10 gift card to use toward resources at the Loyola Press table coordinated by my friend Kathleen Suzuki. It’s a new form of currency!

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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 Now THAT’S a Toolbox!

  1. Joe, I have been reading and extracting valuable info from your Catechist’s Journey e-mails for quite a while now. I am one of the two Admin. Assts. (we job share)in the Religious Formation Office here at Holy Spirit at Geist Parish in Fishers, IN.

    I showed your recent coverage of your visit to a parish in northern IN to our DRE and asked him if he thought we could plan to have your visit our Catechists sometime in the future. So, I’m here asking if you could please contact me regarding your schedule and fees.

    We have recently purchased “The Catechist’s Toolbox” for each of our Catechists. We would like to build upon that by having our Catechists actually hear your ideas.

    I look forward to hearing from you. God bless.


    • Hi Donna and thanks so much for the invitiation to Fishers, IN. At present, I am doing my catechist visits locally. If something changes, I’ll let you know.

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