Positive Review of Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox! (Now Available in Spanish!)

I’m always appreciative to learn of a good review of one of my books…here’s one from William O’Leary about my most recent book, Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox. Thanks William! Book review of Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox from Catechesis in the Third Millennium   By the way, this book is now also available in Spanish!!! Más allá de la caja de herramientas del catequista Catequesis que no solo informa, sino que también transforma   Joe Paprocki, […]

I’m Just Getting Warmed Up!

Yesterday, I told you about my new book, Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox, which you can pre-order (available February, 2013). Well, I’m just gettin’ warmed up!!! I’ve got lots more to tell you about. I’ve been a busy little catechist and writer this year and I’m happy to share with you 2 new resources that I am very proud of and that will help to meet a pressing need in catechesis (catechizing children who are “out […]

Pre-Order My New Book! Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox

You can pre-order my new book, available in February, 2013! Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox: Catechesis That Not Only Informs but Also Transforms ISBN 978-0-8294-3829-1 5 x 7 Paperback 64 Pages $7.95     Joe Paprocki, best-selling author of The Catechist’s Toolbox series, has written the first, step-by-step book that demonstrates how to teach a 75-minute catechetical session with practical techniques that expand upon the textbook to create a more prayerful climate in the classroom. Beyond […]

Now THAT’S a Toolbox!

I had the pleasure of doing a Catechist’s Toolbox presentation for about 50 catechists in the Northern Deanery of Indianapolis on Thursday evening and the folks there really outdid themselves…take a look at this welcome table!           Speaking of the Catechist’s Toolbox, DRE Jackie Noll (St. Matthew, Indianapolis) gave me a grand tour of her facilities including her storage space. Now THAT’S a toolbox! Look at this vast array of resources […]


Now that we have journeyed through our online retreat for catechists, let me tell you what’s up next for Catechist’s Journey: FREE WEBINARS! “Getting Started as a Catechist: Welcome to the Catechist’s Toolbox” Facilitator: Joe Paprocki, DMin Brought to you by Loyola Press, A Jesuit Ministry   Wednesday, August 19, 2009: Part One Wednesday, August 26, 2009: Part Two 7:15 – 8:15 pm (CT), both dates   Becoming a catechist is exciting and, let’s face […]

The Catechist’s Toolbox – Required Reading for College Course

While in Los Angeles for the Religious Education Congress, I met a college instructor, Jack Kelly, PhD. (candidate) who teaches a course titled Christian Religious Education and the Child at St. Joseph’s College in Alberta, Canada. He went out of his way to tell me that he uses my book, The Catechist’s Toolbox for his course! Imagine how thrilled I was to find out!

Los Angeles Religious Education Congress

I spent this past weekend at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress with 30,000 or so of my best friends! As always, it was a great experience. I had the privilege of giving a presentation on The Catechist’s Toolbox to about 500 catechists on Saturday afternoon, followed by a book signing in the exhibit hall. It was a great thrill. Thanks to all the wonderful catechists who came to my workshop on such a beautiful […]

Skills, Tips, and Practical Advice for Preparing the Learning Environment

My new book, The Catechist’s Toolbox, is now available to order from Loyola Press! I just received my own copies of the book and I’m really excited about it! Here’s another little peek inside: Skills, Tips, and Practical Advice for Preparing the Learning Environment If you were having people over for dinner, you would no doubt prepare the environment to heighten the enjoyment and express a mood of celebration and hospitality. When we teach, we […]