Six Tools for a More Effective Catechesis

May 14, 2020, 9:00am America/New_York



Today, more than ever, faith formation needs to be more evangelizing: not only informing but also transforming hearts and minds. In order to do this, catechists need to be equipped with the tools needed for a more evangelizing catechesis. With this in mind, Joe Paprocki, DMin has identified six tools to empower catechists to move from being teachers of a subject to being facilitators of an encounter with Jesus Christ.


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Joe Paprocki


Joseph Paprocki, D.Min., 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

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