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 […]

New Evangelization Webinar TONIGHT!

Join me tonight for a FREE WEBINAR on “A New Catechesis for the New Evangelization!” A New Catechesis for the New Evangelization: New Ardor, Methods, and Expression – A Webinar Facilitator: Joe Paprocki, DMin Brought to you by Loyola Press, A Jesuit Ministry Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:00–8:00 p.m. (CT) Click to register! Catechists are at the forefront of the New Evangelization. We are called to “re-propose” the Gospel to the world, relying on an […]

New Contributors to Catechist’s Journey

Last week I announced that we’d be welcoming some new contributors to Catechist’s Journey. Today I’m happy to share with you who these new voices are and a little bit about each of them. Joyce Donahue, MA, MPS, serves as Catechetical Associate in the Diocese of Joliet Religious Education Office. A former parish DRE and liturgy director, she currently volunteers as parish catechist and musician at St. John the Baptist Parish, Joliet, IL. She blogs […]

Tell Me What You Think of Catechist’s Journey

Yesterday we announced some upcoming changes to this blog. As we make those changes and settle into another year of faith formation, now’s your chance to share your feedback and ideas. I want to know how Catechist’s Journey can better serve you. Please take a minute and share your thoughts in this brief but important survey. Your honest comments will help the wider catechetical community. Thank you. Click here to take the survey.

New Voices Coming to Catechist’s Journey

It’s hard to believe that in just a few short months we will be celebrating the eighth anniversary of Catechist’s Journey! Along the way, I’ve written over 1850 posts, most focused on my experiences teaching multiple grade levels at two different parishes. A major goal for me has always been to keep things fresh. This year, in perhaps my boldest move yet, I have moved into the world of adult faith formation, seeking to contribute […]

Tell Me What You Think of Catechist’s Journey

As we prepare for another year of faith formation, I would like to know how Catechist’s Journey can better serve you. Please take a minute and share your feedback and ideas in this brief but important survey. Your honest comments will help the wider catechetical community. Thank you. Click here to take the survey.

Food and Faith

Food and Faith is a new Loyola Press online series that celebrates the many ways Catholics express their faith through the culinary arts. The connection between food and faith has always been present, from Jesus’ first miracle at the wedding at Cana to today’s celebration of the Eucharist at Mass. Loyola Press is excited to illuminate all the ways we feed our souls at the intersection of food and faith. The series (a part of […]

Connect with Catholic Faith Formation

As we gear up for the new year of faith formation, here’s another great way to connect with fellow catechists—even those far from your parish home! The Catholic Faith Formation Facebook page from Loyola Press brings the conversation to Facebook, that popular social media channel. Ask questions of each other and find links to resources from around the Web. For monthly planning ideas and catechist development articles, subscribe to the Catholic Faith Formation e-newsletter. This […]

Free Webinar: Forming a 3-Dimensional Catechist

Forming a 3-Dimensional Catechist BEING, KNOWING, and DOING – A Webinar Facilitator: Joe Paprocki, DMin Brought to you by Loyola Press, A Jesuit Ministry Thursday, August 22, 2013 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Central Time (Find out what time this is for you.) The General Directory for Catechesis reminds us that “No methodology, no matter how well tested, can dispense with the person of the catechist in every phase of the catechetical process.” (156) To […]

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