Damen Award

This past Saturday, I was excited and humbled to receive the Damen Award (named after Fr. Arnold Damen, S.J. on behalf of the Institute for Pastoral Studies of Loyola University of Chicago at the Founder’s Dinner at the Lake Shore campus. It was a memorable evening and I was thrilled to have, not only my family with me, but also a table of Loyola Press friends/colleagues! It’s nice to be “eulogized” while you’re still around to hear it!

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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 www.catechistsjourney.com.


  1. From all of us Catechists out at The Church of St. Mary’s in Elizabeth, Illinois–many congratulations–(we’re all working on your Spiritual Wellness book now)

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