A Customer Spends the Day at Loyola Press (and Becomes a Friend!)

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Patty Cadena, a catechetical leader from the Diocese of Oakland, CA, telling me that she and her husband would be vacationing in the Chicago area. She said she uses my books in her RCIA and asked if there was a chance that we could meet if she visited Loyola Press. Luckily, my schedule had me in Chicago all week so I told her they could stop by and that I would give them a tour of the Press and then take them out to lunch.

We arranged for Tuesday, June 25 at noon. Lo and behold, the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup the night before so we, at Loyola Press, decided to have a lunchtime celebration on Tuesday, June 25 at noon! When Patty and her husband Dave arrived, I told them of the happy circumstances and asked them if they wouldn’t mind joining our celebration and enjoying some pizza after the tour instead of going out and they were happy to do so. We had a wonderful visit and talked about everything from RCIA to the NHL!

Here is a link to Patty’s travel blog in which she describes her day at Loyola Press!

Thanks for visiting Patty and Dave and safe travels!

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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.


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