Poll: Growing in Your Skills as a Catechist

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With this catechetical year winding down, it’s a good opportunity to stop and assess or evaluate yourself as a catechist. One way to do this is to use the Catechist’s Self-Evaluation that I put together. I encourage you to complete this and to share it in discussion with either a fellow catechist or your catechetical leader.

Of course, anyone who knows me and my work, knows that I am a tireless advocate of ongoing formation and growth as a catechist: we never stop growing as disciples of Christ and as catechists. We can always improve upon our skills and/or pick up new ones from year to year.

With that in mind, I invite you to answer another one of our popular polls! Please indicate which catechetical skill you would most like to grow in going forward. As with our previous polls, please include some comments that tell us a bit more about how you hope to grow as a catechist and why you selected the skill you did. I look forward to hearing from you!


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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 www.catechistsjourney.com.

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