Summer Chuckles #6

group of clownsWhile I’m on vacation, I thought I’d provide you with some “summer chuckles”: church-related humor to remind ourselves to take ourselves and our ministry a bit less seriously!


A pastor decided to make the rounds of religious education classes to talk about the Sacrament of Holy Orders. As he began to chat with a 2nd grade class, he asked, “Why do you think I wear this collar?” After a brief pause, a little boy blurted out, “Because it kills fleas and ticks for up to 5 months.”

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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 Summer Chuckles #6

  1. Catalina writes:

    So far I love them all and have passed them on to other ccd teachers, but this one takes the cake. I laughed and laughed, thank you for sharing. Cat

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