Thinking of Becoming a Catechist?

Thinking of Becoming a Catechist?I have an exciting new page to share with you titled Becoming a Catechist which consists of numerous links to posts, videos, articles, and other resources from my blog that can help someone to discern if they wish to accept the call to serve as a catechist. The page includes my popular Top Ten Reasons to Become a Catechist, stories from current catechists about their calling and dedication to this ministry, videos from my Catechists in Action series that invites you to be a fly on the wall while catechists go about their work, links to my Getting Started as a Catechist Webinars, links to my books, and more!

If you are thinking about becoming a catechist or if you are a catechetical leader looking for resources to help you recruit good catechists, be sure to take a look at Becoming a Catechist!

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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. Thank you for the suggestion. I hope you don’t mind me using it. I am the DRE and only active catechist at this time. There is a possibility that members from closed Catholic Churches in the area will be joining us and I want them to feel that their service can continue.

  2. Thanks, Joe!! I have always enjoyed your site and all your entries!!!

    Much peace and blessings in your ministry!!

  3. Joe,

    Thanks so much for all your support and resources! The site is great. Hope you don’t mind I reposted your Top Ten Reasons for Becoming a Catechist as part of my recruitment promos in our parish bulletin, with proper acknowledgement of course!


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