Dallas Was Delightful!

Loyola Press and I are blessed to have a wonderful relationship with the Diocese of Dallas, TX, which has resulted in numerous opportunities for me to visit over the years. This past Saturday was one such opportunity, as I served as “retreat master” for about 100 catechists, reflecting on Mary as the Model for the New Evangelization.

Thanks to Lourdes Mayer and Jeanne Jakubowski for inviting me to serve their catechists once again and to Imelda Ramirez for hosting us at the Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Thanks to all who came out to make the day so enriching!

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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. So enlightening!! Thanks Joe, too bad you didn’t take a picture from the other side of the room. Ha ha ha!!

    Really enjoyed this retreat.

    All glory to Him!

  2. Greetings Joe. We had a wonderful time at the retreat, as you can tell by all the smiles in your picture. We look forward to seeing you again. May you, your family, and everyone at Loyola Press have a wonderful Christmas.

    God bless y’all.

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