Our 15th Anniversary Giveaway: The Catechist’s Backpack

The Catechist's Backpack giveaway in honor of Catechist's Journey anniversary
We continue our year-long celebration of the 15th anniversary of the launch of Catechist’s Journey and publication of The Catechist’s Toolbox. Our celebration continues today with the chance to win a copy of The Catechist’s Backpack: Spiritual Essentials for the Journey.

It is obvious that catechists spend their time guiding children and adults in deepening their Catholic faith, but we have to ask, “Who’s guiding the catechists on their spiritual journey?” While there are many books about what catechists should know and what they should do, there is very little on the spirituality of being a catechist. Julianne Stanz and I wrote The Catechist’s Backpack to give catechists the resources that speak to the spiritual dimension of their call to share the Catholic faith.

Read the official giveaway rules below. Enter by 12:00 a.m. central time on August 25, 2022. Winner will be contacted for address. Open to U.S. mailing addresses only.

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.


  1. Yes, thanks for the opportunity to feed our catechists spiritually! Peace & blessings on your ministry and thanks for being there for your fellow co-workers in the vineyard!

  2. Thank you for the opportunity to feed us through your wisdom and pass it along to the children in our care!

    • You’re welcome, Julia! It is so important to know we are not alone when we minister! We have the Communion of Saints with us at all times!

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