Practice Makes Catholic in Wisconsin Rapids

I enjoyed an evening with about 100 catechists in Wisconsion Rapids, WI, on Wednesday, focusing on Practice Makes Catholic and our Catholic identity. The folks who hosted the event went out of their way to make sure that each table had a unique centerpiece that represented various aspects of Catholic identity. Here’s an example:

Thanks to all the folks who came out to spend such an enjoyable evening! BTW, here’s where I stopped for breakfast on my way home (Westfield, WI) the next morning . I love local flavor. Have a great weekend!

P.S. Come Monday, we’ll start seeing the video clips of my visit to Nick’s 5th grade class!

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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. Joe,

    It was a pleasure to meet you!! Thanks so much for the conversation on Practice Makes Catholic. I am sure that those of us who were lucky enough to be there with you last Wednesday evening will take a lot back to our faith formation programs. Good luck in Green Bay next week.

    God’s blessings in all you do for us catechists!


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