Energize, Evangelize, Catechize: NCCL 2014 in St. Louis

I had a very enriching experience at the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership in St. Louis this past week, mainly because of the fantastic opportunities for networking with so many talented catechetical professionals! I had the privilege of delivering 2 workshops: one on my latest book, Under the Influence of Jesus, and one on my earlier book, 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness. Thanks to all who attended my workshops and for the great interaction and feedback!

I also had the opportunity to spend an evening with about 60 catechists in St. Charles, MO, at their end of the year appreciation dinner where they invited me to speak on Under the Influence of Jesus.

Here are some pics from my St. Louis/NCCL experience.

The lovely and talented Miriam Hidalgo doing a presentation on behalf of Loyola Press.

My good friend Julianne Stanz (far left) leading morning prayer.

Possibly the most inspiring proclamation of Scripture I’ve ever heard, by Michael Howard

Hamming it up for a selfie with friend Richard Drabik of the University of Dayton Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation.

The Diocesan Catechetical Leades’ Luncheon sponsored by Loyola Press.

With catechetical technology guru John Roberto

With friend Jose Amaya…my 1st NCCL selfie!

With a catechist in St. Charles, MO, after I spoke about the role of JOY in discipleship!








Whooping it up with catechists in St. Charles, MO!

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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.

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