How Do We Speak in the Kingdom of God? My Article in RTJ’s Creative Catechist Magazine

The current issue of RTJ’s Creative Catechist Magazine features an article that I wrote titled “How We Speak in the Kingdom of God” and describes how First Eucharist is an ideal time to introduce what I call a “language of mystery” to those we teach. Here’s a PDF of the article:

How We Speak in the Kingdom of God – Joe Paprocki article in RTJ’s Creative Catechist Magazine

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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 Comment on How Do We Speak in the Kingdom of God? My Article in RTJ’s Creative Catechist Magazine

  1. Hi Joe love the article!
    It is so true that God’s language that He speaks to us is silence.
    The suggestion of bringing the children to Adoration has been one of mine as well.

    What do we do when our catechist teachers for first communion do not know what Adoration is? and this is true.(not a criticism to the amazing things they do).

    How do we implement Adoration into a uniform curriculum so that all children in our faith get to experience the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and don’t have to wait til age 34 like me. I bring my whole family to Eucharistic adoration and the calming effects on myself and my family are amazing. I call it our Spiritual Massage.
    Pope Benendict has been having brief moments of Eucharistic adoration after his masses so that the whole congregation gets to experience God’s Real Presence. (spending time in the Eucharist for a second really convert and deepen our relationship with God in ways that no priest or man can do.)
    thanks for all you do!

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