My Trip East – New York and Columbus

fortune cookieLast week Thursday, my wife and I went out to a Chinese restaurant before I was to leave for a long weekend. My fortune cookie accurately predicted that I would be packing my bag and heading east although not quite as far as to be considered the “far East!” I spent Saturday in the Archdiocese of New York Catechetical Forum and Sunday and Monday in Columbus for the OCEA (Ohio Catholic Education Association) Conference and had a wonderful time at both! I met so many wonderful catechists! Here are some pics of me doing my thing in New York (courtesy of Matt Schiller) followed by a pic of me with hardworking DRE Dave Gruber from St. Elizabeth parish in Columbus, OH, with whom I enjoyed several great chats and my cousin, Sr. Jeanne Conrad, with whom I enjoyed dinner later that day with her sister, Cathie and her husband Bill.












Dave Gruber



Sr Jeanne





















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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

2 Comments on My Trip East – New York and Columbus

  1. I enjoyed hearing you speak at the OCEA in Columbus, Ohio. Thanks so much for sharing your time and talent with us. Keep up the good work!

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