Under the Influence of Jesus in Brownsville, TX!

Here’s a great big shout out to all the wonderful folks who attended the catechetical conference in the Diocese of Brownsville, TX, this past Saturday. The conference was organized by Mr. Luis Espinoza, the Director of the Office of Catechesis, who chose to use the title of my book, Under the Influence of Jesus, as the theme for the conference. I was honored to deliver the English keynote and two breakout sessions at the conference and I met so many great catechetical ministers who are indeed “under the influence” of Jesus! Thanks to all for such a wonderful experience!


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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.

7 Comments on Under the Influence of Jesus in Brownsville, TX!

  1. Had a great faith-filled, joyful time at this conference! Thanks to all especially Joe Paprocki and Luis Espinoza. This was something that the Diocese of Brownsville has needed for quite a while! Sometimes as catechists we get caught up in all the details and loose the big picture-Jesus!! Great ideas for catechists, for the classroom, and for our faith journey.

    Great job by all!!

  2. I had a spiritual experience at “Under the Influence of Jesus” at Brownsville Diocese. Thank you Joe! Also could you send me the PowerPoints you used so that I can use them at our parish. Thank you!

  3. I’m soooo disappointed!! I was unaware of this conference in my home diocese!! If I had known that you were going to present here, I would’ve gone in a heartbeat! I’ve been a catechist for about 9 years now, and I’m always eager to attend conferences and workshops that may help me in my position as a 2nd grade catechist. Our parish DRE recently left her post, so maybe that’s why I didn’t know. I hope you return for another conference, maybe next year!

    • Thank you Veronica and I’m sorry we missed each other. Yes, let’s hope there’s another opportunity in the future!

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