On the Road Again

With catechetical programs revving up all over the country, it’s my busy traveling time once again! This past weekend, I had the pleasure of spending Saturday with about 200 catechists in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, NM, and Sunday with about 200 catechists in the Diocese of Gary, IN. At both locations, we explored what it means to live (and teach) Under the Influence of Jesus. Thanks to all the wonderful folks who came out to both events and made it such a great experience! Here are some pics.

Santa Fe 1200+ catechists singing God’s praises in Santa Fe.




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With co-worker Luci Holloway, Loyola Press Speaker Corps Member Marco Lopez, and the staff of the Catechetical Office for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe headed by Maria Cruz-Cordoba (seated, center)



Santa Fe3Sightseeing with Marco Lopez. This is the statue of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, outside of the St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral in Santa Fe.








Gary 1200+ catechists gathered for the Fall Retreat Day in the Diocese of Gary, IN, under the leadership of Deacon Frank Zolvinski (in the white shirt way in the back, upper right)


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With Loyola Press Ministry Consultant Bev Bryan





Gary3Proof that miracles still happen! (at least in the Diocese of Gary!)

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 www.catechistsjourney.com.

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