Free Webinar! Save the Date!

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

7:00 pm (CT)


Forming a 3-Dimensional Catechist:


The General Directory for Catechesis reminds us that “No methodology, no matter how well tested, can dispense with the person of the catechist in every phase of the catechetical process.” (156) To that end, the Church needs to ensure that catechists are well-prepared and formed to effectively carry out their ministry. In fact, the Church teaches us that catechist formation must be a priority and that such formation must cover 3 areas: being, knowing, and doing.

In this highly interactive and unique Webinar, master catechist Joe Paprocki will lead catechists through a variety of formation exercises designed to help them grow in these 3 critical areas:

  • Being: formation that helps catechists to discover their vocation and to mature as a person, a believer, and a disciple of Jesus.
  • Knowing: formation that helps catechists to embrace their faith, acquiring sufficient knowledge of the Catholic Tradition they are called to transmit.
  • Doing: formation that helps catechists to more effectively proclaim the message of the Gospel and actively engage participants.

Stay tuned for registration information!

About Joe Paprocki 2772 Articles
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

7 Comments on Free Webinar! Save the Date!

  1. Do please let me (us) know when this webinar becomes available as an archive. I don’t have the physical endurance to do it all in one piece these days, so I really appreciate being able to watch it in pieces. Thank you, Joe!

  2. Joe,
    How long do you expect the webinar to be? I have a scheduled meeting that night and since I have my Catechists together I thought we might include the webinar.

    • Kathy, it will be 75 mins. It will also be recorded so if you don’t get to participate in its entirety, folks can view it at home at their convenience (we post the recording on my blog within a few days of the live event)

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