NCCL Catechetical Award Winner

Joe Paprocki accepting the NCCL award from NCCL Executive Director Margaret Matijasevic and President Ken Ogorek

Congratulations to Joe Paprocki, DMin, on receiving the 2018 NCCL Catechetical Award. Presented by the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of catechesis.

Joe 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. He has authored numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox and his newest title, Living the Sacraments: Finding God at the Intersection of Heaven and Earth (available from Loyola Press later this summer). Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry. He said:

I’m deeply grateful to NCCL for this award! I’ve been a member of NCCL for over 20 years and have such great respect for the people of this great organization, so you can imagine how much it means to me to be recognized by them! I’ve dedicated my entire adult life to faith formation, and it is incredibly affirming to have my peers tell me that I’ve done at least a few things right!

Joe accepted the award at a luncheon in Chicago on June 1, 2018, during the NCCL annual conference. He is pictured above accepting the award from NCCL Executive Director Margaret Matijasevic and President Ken Ogorek.

Joe Paprocki accepting NCCL award

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Denise Gorss is a catechist with more than 20 years experience, mostly in junior high. She appreciates the gifts of Ignatian spirituality and likes sharing various types of prayer with the young people in her groups. She enjoys seeing the world on pilgrimages and lives in the Chicago area, where she works as Web Editor at Loyola Press.

8 Comments on NCCL Catechetical Award Winner

  1. Congratulations, Joe. No one is more deserving. Thank you for all the information you pass along to catechists, coordinators and directors.

  2. Hello Joe, congratulations on your NCCL award. Your hard work and dedication to the ministry of catechesis has been an inspiration and I’m ecstatic that you are being recognized for your service. Congratulations!!!

  3. Joe, Congratulation on your NCCL award. Thank You for all your great work and ideas that you share with us directors and catechists online.

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