Online Retreat Begins Monday! Preparing for a Year of Faith

Year-of-Faith-BannerThis coming Monday, our online summer retreat – Preparing for a Year of Faith – begins right here on my blog!

The retreat is free and there is no need to register for it….just visit my blog each day beginning July 30 through August 24. During that time, you are invited to take a few minutes each day at your convenience to “gather” here on my blog as we seek to encounter Christ and to deepen our understanding of the truths of our faith as given to us in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

We will be drawing from my book A Well-Built Faith devoting a week to each of the 4 pillars of the Catechism: the Creed, Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer.  We will be reflecting on the themes and topics of our faith as a means to encountering Christ more deeply.  In doing so, we will be preparing for the Year of Faith when we may be participating locally in more formal studies of our faith and the Catechism.

Here is a brief video introducing the online summer retreat: Preparing for a Year of Faith. See you Monday!


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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

5 Comments on Online Retreat Begins Monday! Preparing for a Year of Faith

  1. I am feeling like the hot sauce is about the only thing that is going to help at this point, along with prayer of course! Thanks Joe for offering his!

  2. My study/tour in Germany was very scheduled with back to back lectures and visits. I just viewed the first of the four-week Summer Retreat messages. Thank you, Joe! Your reflection message was brief and concise, making it simple to grasp and act upon. Just what I needed at this time to make this retreat meaningful.

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