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.