About Joe Paprocki 2742 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 www.catechistsjourney.com.

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  1. great topic Joe!
    I was just speaking with a woman today, that is setting up housing for teens transitioning out of substance abuse for drugs and alcohol and the sad state in society our youth is currently facing, We discussed the great need for youth programs in our church. We need our church more than ever.! We discussed how we will equip them with furnishings food etc however the spiritual deprivation is what is lacking and applying the social issues in daily life through the eyes of faith. on EWTN they stated our church has spent 3 billion dollars in the child abuse scandals. Would it not be amazing if we put back the 3 billion dollars into youth programs. to include drug, alcohol, abuse youth and dealing with divorce, teen pregnancy and all these addictions that go hand in hand that have no bias of faith or ethnicity on whom they affect. We need to be challenged as Catholics to have available the best education available in terms of preventative measures in our FAith formation programs. If this is the year of faith we need to put in place even better programs for our youth to be able to deal with 21st century in terms of spiritual wellness to equip our youth in being the hands and feet of Christ.
    God’s Blessings ,

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