On the Border: A Day in Laredo, TX!

I spent an absolutely wonderful day with about 230 catechists and catechetical leaders in Laredo, Texas, just a mile or so from the U.S./Mexico border. I was privileged to provide a day of formation for these good folks who came with so much spirit and enthusiasm…they were quite inspiring. One catechist in attendance has 46 years of catechizing under her belt! And there she is at a catechist’s workshop! Amazing people.

Thanks to everyone for the warm hospitality (and the warm weather!) and I wish you all abundant blessings! Here are a few pics:

The day began with Adoration. Nothing beats silence for a good “keynote!”
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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.

6 Comments on On the Border: A Day in Laredo, TX!

  1. Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Lone Star State! Hope you manage to make your way back again…maybe to deep south Texas, the Diocese of Brownsville? It would be awesome!

  2. It was awesome to have you here! Hopefully you can come again one day to share with more people -i know of some other catechists that couldnt make it- we were so happy to learn techniques; i just started tonight the box of tools in spanish, excellent resource!!! I will be reading “the instructions” on how to be a better catechist. I will be teaching first communion this year. I can’t wait to share all this ideas with the other catechists and specially with the children :))

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