Christmas Gift Ideas for Catechists: Books!

People often ask me about making arrangements to purchase books at a special rate for teachers and catechists at Christmastime, which is right around the corner! I’m happy to say that Loyola Press has heard your request and is responding by making the following books available at a special rate ($5 each when you order 15 or more of the featured books in any combination) so that you can say “Merry Christmas” and show appreciation […]

Order Your Christmas Giveaway Books Now!

As much as we try to plan ahead, important deadlines have a way of sneaking up on us. With that in mind, please know that if you plan to order books for a Christmas giveaway through our One Book, One Parish program, the deadline is Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Here are some other deadlines to keep in mind for One Book, One Parish: For Ash Wednesday 2018 and Lenten reading groups, orders are due January […]

Award-Winning Catholic Books from Loyola Press

I’m excited to announce that my book A Church on the Move: 52 Ways to Get Mission and Mercy in Motion received second-place honors in the Pastoral Ministry category of the 2017 Catholic Press Association Book Awards. The judges said: “This book provides practical, realistic strategies for the clergy, lay leaders and faithful to work at transforming parish life to lead others to an encounter with the transforming grace of Jesus Christ. This is a […]

The Spirituality of the Catechist: An Online Retreat for Catechists

This summer, take some time, from the comfort of your own home and at times convenient to you, for an online retreat here at Catechist’s Journey. We’ll spend the summer reflecting on the spirituality of the catechist, focusing on six characteristics as outlined in the Guide for Catechists (Section II, 6–10): An Openness to God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) An Openness to the Church An Openness to the World A Coherence and Authenticity of […]

Recommendations for Summer Reading

Last week, I posted about the importance of ongoing catechist formation, whatever shape that may take, including reading books! Well, at Loyola Press, we’ve published more than a few good books to engage your spirit and soul. I encourage you to take advantage of the summer months to enjoy some inspirational and thought-provoking reading. And the nice thing is, these books I’m highlighting today are easy on the budget—each one is available for only $9 […]

Busy Life? Restless Soul? Special Online Event Today!

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Becky Eldredge—spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer—and I was so impressed with her passion for spirituality and the gifts that she brings to God’s People as they walk the spiritual journey. I’m happy to announce that Becky will be live for a special Facebook event today, February 13, helping us create space to connect faith and everyday life. From 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST, Becky will be […]

Anniversary Giveaway Winners

Thank you for celebrating the 10th anniversary of Catechist’s Journey with us. Giveaway winners have all been notified. The winners are: Saints Stories Package Lori Murawske Dear Pope Francis Family Kit Mary Ellen Lynch Bible Books Package Kathleen Butler Ignatian Inspiration Package Concepta Children’s Book Package Claudia Moreno Joe Paprocki Collection Franz

Loyola Press Opening Doors Award

CatechistsJourney.com ® is a service of Loyola Press, publishers of the Finding God Adaptive faith formation program. The Loyola Press Opening Doors Award honors a parish community that demonstrates a spirit of belonging and engagement practices that facilitate the meaningful participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of their parish community. Resources like Adaptive Finding God help welcome all of God’s children into the life of the Church; we want to hear about your […]

Adult Faith Formation at Christ the King Parish, Chicago

I’m excited and pleased to announce that this year, I will be working with the pastoral staff at Christ the King Parish in Chicago, IL, to focus on adult faith formation. The parish is led by Fr. Larry Sullivan, who was a student at Quigley Seminary South High School when I taught there from 1981–90, so I’ve known Fr. Larry for a long time and am thrilled to be collaborating with him. He and his […]

Coming Soon! The Catechist’s Backpack

It’s a New Year, so it must be time for a new book by Joe Paprocki! Well, almost time! Here is the cover for my upcoming book, co-authored with my good friend Julianne Stanz: The Catechist’s Backpack: Spiritual Essentials for the Journey. The General Directory for Catechesis tells us that catechists must be formed in three areas: being, knowing, and doing (#238). I’ve provided catechists with books on doing the work of a catechist and […]

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