How To Host a DAY OF FAITH During This YEAR OF FAITH

Days of Faith from Joe Paprocki

Many people have been asking about what they can do in their local parish to mark this Year of Faith. In response, I’ve put together a new resource that you can use called DAYS OF FAITH! This is a kit that contains everything you need to host a faith formation event in your own parish during Lent or some other time of this Year of Faith.

In this kit, I share 4 PowerPoint® presentations – each 60-minutes – (with notes/scripts) based on 4 of my best-selling books:

Living the Mass (Liturgy)
The Bible Blueprint (Scripture)
A Well-Built Faith (Teachings of our Faith)
Practice Makes Catholic (Catholic Practices)

The kit also containts a Leader’s Guide and supporting handouts AND a copy of each of the above-mentioned books as well as opening and closing prayers and an outline and suggestions for a keynote presentation so that your parish can host its own mini faith formation “conference” during this Year of Faith.

Be sure to check it out! Click here for info on Days of Faith.

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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

9 Comments on How To Host a DAY OF FAITH During This YEAR OF FAITH

  1. Joe, we have all of the books included in this program. (wonderful books!). Is it possible to purchase the rest of the kit at a discounted price?

    • Hi Judy, you can check with Customer Sales however, I know that in pricing this, the books were added almost as “free samples” in hopes of course that folks will purchase more for attendees. The cost is for the development, production, and packaging of the PPT presentations and leader guide as well as for the intellectual content of the presentations which makes it a pretty good value!

      • I have contacted customer service and, no, they will not break apart the kit. I am glad, though, to hear your explanation, Joe, of the cost break down. It’s just that I already have a dozen or so of each of your books on my shelf, ready to give to those who need them!

  2. Hi Joe – We just completed our 1st session of your “Days of Faith” program on “Living the Mass” our Pastoral Year Seminarian lead the presentation and everyone was very impressed with your powerpoint even our Seminarian mentioned how great it was & even better because he just had to present it & not create it! Anyway out of the 15 people who attended this 1st session 6 of them wanted to purchase all 4 copies of the books. I thought because we are getting more then 10 we could get them for $5 each but realized the “Living the Mass” book is not included in this special. Is there anyway we can get it included because of the “Days of Faith” program?

    • Hi Debbie and thanks for the great word on your Days of Faith program at your parish. Congrats to your seminarian for facilitating! I wish I could arrange special pricing but that’s beyond my authority. You would need to talk to someone in Customer Service about that: 800-621-1008. Good luck with your future sessions!

      • Thanks Joe – I did call customer service but they said since Living the Mass was co-authored & is not part of the Catechist Toolbox series so they are not discounted. I did ask her if they were going to offer a special for all 4 books in the “Days of Faith” program and she put me on hold to check but said she was told not at this time. Hopefully in the future they might offer a discount for the package but I understand not everything can be discounted. Still have 5 out of the 6 people who want all 4 books & one even ordered another set in Spanish for a friend! Very excited about this program & looking forward to seeing the great things to come from it. Thanks for all your hard work & making it so easy for us! God Bless you & your work.

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