Parish Religious Education Week

This week is Parish Religious Education Week! Under the auspices of the Religious Education Department, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is inaugurating a Parish Religious Education Week to highlight the important role played by parish-based religious education and faith-formation programs across the country.

According to Lori Dahlhoff, director of the Religious Education Department, Parish Religious Education Week will honor all those serving in parish religious education and help strengthen interconnections between Catholic parish and school education programs. “It will help educate folks about what is happening in parish religious education and why it’s important,” Dahlhoff said.

Loyola Press is happy to offer the following resources to help you in your efforts to celebrate this week:

Honor and Appreciate Teachers and Catechists—Free Resources

Revitalize your parish community’s commitment to faith formation

  • One Book, One Parish—inspire, energize, and engage your parish community
  • Faith to Faith magazine—build meaningful relationships with Confirmation candidates, for sponsors, mentors, or parents of Confirmation candidates—English | Bilingual
  • Seasons of Faith and Family magazine—increase family participation in children’s spiritual development—Grade 7 | Grade 8

In celebration of Parish Religious Education Week, we’re offering selected books at a 25% discount. Loyola Press says a big “thank you” to everyone involved in parish religious education.Not valid with other offers. Shipping and handling are additional. U.S. domestic orders only. Limited time offer. Valid while supplies last. Offer expires 11/10/13.
About Joe Paprocki 2742 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


  1. Could you please tell me where to find the Catechist summary for participation in watching a recorded webinar???? I checked web site but showed error on page. Thank you, Brenda

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