Resources for Catechetical Sunday, September 18, 2016

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Catechetical Sunday is less than a month away! This year’s theme is “Prayer: The Faith Prayed,” drawing from the fourth pillar of our Catholic faith (Creed, Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer). The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) has put together a Catechetical Sunday Digital Toolkit with links to a number of excellent resources, for not only Catechetical Sunday, but also for deepening the prayer lives of God’s People.

Of course, the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) has an excellent webpage for Catechetical Sunday with links to numerous resources, including an article that I was asked to write: “What Every Catechist Needs to Know About Leading Others in Prayer.”

Finally, be sure to visit the Loyola Press Catechetical Sunday webpage, which includes a special 3-Minute Retreat for catechists and links to helpful resources for catechists and Catholic school teachers.

What is your parish doing for Catechetical Sunday? Be sure to let us know!

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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


  1. Hi Joe,
    It’s been awhile since our paths have crossed. I created a PokéSaints Go activity. I just had to figure out how to capitalize on the “craze” and make it Catholic. The kids had fun with it, if you’d like to share it, let me know and I’ll send you the files via dropbox. The works done and I’m happy to share. Thanks. Hope you are doing well… come back to Atlanta soon!

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