3-Minute Retreat: We Are on a Mission

As we start the month of September and look forward to Catechetical Sunday and a new year of faith formation, I’ll be sharing my reflections on several 3-Minute Retreats the next few weeks. Please add your own reflections on this retreat in the comments.

Now before another busy week begins, take a quiet moment to pray for your ministry and for your fellow catechists.

3- Minute Retreat 09-02-13

Relationships have a way of changing us. Perhaps that’s why we often are cautious about entering into a relationship: we’re not sure what kind of an impact it will have on our lives. Sometimes, entering into a relationship can be life-changing. Some of the relationships I have made in my life have had an enormous impact on my personal life as well as my professional life. That was certainly the case with the apostles when they entered into a relationship with Jesus—their lives were forever changed. He offers the same invitation to you and me. Are you ready for a change?

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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.


  1. Three minute retreats are a wonderful way to pause in the midst of a day’s activities and focus on the Lord. Timely topic for me, too. I just had a heart-to-heart talk with a priest-friend about this. Thanks you.

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