Indulge Me, Please!

From the time I was 2 years old until I reached 50, my two favorite sports teams – the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Blackhawks, combined for ZERO championships and a total of 150 years combined without winning. So when the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010 and AGAIN last night, you can imagine that I have to do a little celebrating. So, thanks for indulging me. This is a pic of my daughter Amy with the Cup. Amy works for the Discover Company, proud sponsor of NHL Hockey and the Stanley Cup Playoffs!


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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

12 Comments on Indulge Me, Please!

  1. Talk about an accomplishment, Joe, you’ve done the impossible. You actually got my middle school-aged son interested in a catechism blog. Thanks for posting the picture!
    Long suffering, but happier today,
    Connie Clark

  2. Hi again, Joe,
    Reading over my earlier comment I feel I must clarify what I said about my middle school age son’s interest in your blog. His interest is purely hockey-based and has ONLY to do with the picture of the Stanley Cup! Sorry if it sounded otherwise! (But your daughter is lovely, IMHO.)
    God bless,

  3. Congratulations indeed – on the Blackhawks and on your daughter. What a thrill that win must have been.

  4. My wife Nan who never understood or cared about hockey before watched the payoffs this year with fascination and understanding.
    Of course, a large screen HD-TV helps.

    I am happy for Chicagoland (which extends from coast to coast and even to foreign countries).

    Frank Koob

  5. Joe, I am impressed! Not only by you and your wisdom but also by the beauty of your daughter. I can understand why your are ‘busting your buttons”.

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