Webinar Follow-up: Questions About Using Contemporary Music

During the Webinars on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, I received MANY questions about using contemporary music in a catechetical setting as a way to engage a young audience. Allow me to address some thoughts about that here (and as always, I invite you to weigh in as well). For young people, contemporary music is a huge part of their life. It speaks to them in a way that no other medium can. I often use […]

Post-Webinar: Keeping the Conversation Going

As promised, we’ll keep the conversation going from our Catechist Training Webinar by addressing the many questions that we did not get to address while live. I’m going to do so by using the COMMENTS feature below. Click on the word COMMENTS just below and to the left and you’ll see comments from Joe, each representing a different question. You can then click on REPLY to add your thoughts. Let’s talk!

Webinar Success – A Great Big THANK YOU!!!

We successfully completed our first free Catechist Training Webinar this evening! A great big THANK YOU to all of you who participated in this opportunity to look at basic skills that can help us to be more effective catechists. We will have another session of Part One on Thursday, August 20, at 7:15 pm (CDT). There’s still room for you to register for that one: Click here. Part Two will take place on Wednesday, August […]

It's WEBINAR Week!!!

I’m so excited about our FREE CATECHIST TRAINING WEBINARS that kick-off this week! Registration for the August 19 (Getting Started as a Catechist: Part One) and August 26 sessions (Part Two) is closed. There’s still time to register for the August 20 (Part One) and August 27 (Part Two) sessions. To register for these, click here. Just a reminder, these sessions will be recorded and made available for viewing after the live presentations. Stay tuned […]

Bookmark the Online Retreat for Catechists to Use During the Year

During June and July, many catechists from all over the world participated in on online retreat here at Catechist’s Journey, focusing on the spirituality of the catechist. I’ve been getting some inquiries from people about whether or not they can participate in the retreat during the upcoming catechetical year. The answer is CERTAINLY! Of course there won’t be as much interaction as there was when the retreat was “live” but all of the content is still […]

By Popular Demand: Dates Added for Catechist Training Webinars!

Due to the overwhelming response for the free Catechist Training Webinars, our first 2 Webinars (August 19 and 26) are now closed and we have added the following  dates! Thursday, August 20: Getting Started as a Catechist – Part One Thursday, August 27: Getting Started as a Catechist – Part Two 7:15 – 8:15 pm (CT) To register for these newly added sessions, click here. Here are a few pieces of information that should help respond to […]

Back from Vacation – Gearing Up for the Catechist Webinars

Greetings, fellow catechists! I’ve enjoyed a couple of weeks of vacation (mainly stay-cation) and am well-rested and back at work! These last 2 weeks included some lovely day trips, time with some old friends, a big family reunion picnic, some home improvement projects, lots of exercise (running, walking, bike riding) and a long lazy day at the beach! God is good. While I was away, I was keeping tabs on the response to the announcement […]


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 […]

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