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“Cultivating Catechists Capable of Cultivating a Living Faith”
Joe Paprocki
October 7, 2021
1:30 PM

Catechists play a critical role in forming people of all ages in the Catholic faith. In order to do this effectively, we must ensure that our catechists are well-formed and equipped with the skills and strategies needed to touch the hearts and minds of those they teach. In this engaging and interactive session, Joe Paprocki, DMin, will identify strategies for cultivating catechists who, in turn, are capable of cultivating a living faith in those they serve.

Joe Paprocki, DMin, the National Consultant for Faith Formation for Loyola Press, has been in pastoral ministry for over 40 years, has authored over 20 books (including his most recent, Preparing Hearts and Minds: 9 Simple Ways for Catechists to Cultivate a Living Faith), and presented in over 150 dioceses in North America. Joe received his Masters Degree from the Institute of Pastoral Studies (Loyola University of Chicago) and his Doctor of Ministry Degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein Seminary). Joe blogs about his catechetical experiences and insights at


“Young Adult Engagement”
The Catholic Apostolate Center
October 28, 2021
2:00 PM

Presenters: Colleen Campbell (Center Manager of Formation Programs), Tom Carani (Center Consultant) and Brian Rhude (Center Project Coordinator)

The Catholic Apostolate Center, a ministry of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines) – Immaculate Conception Province, was founded in 2011 to respond to the needs of the Church through:

  • Developing, in collaboration with dioceses and other institutions and organizations, formation programs for the New Evangelization.
  • Assisting pastoral ministers in deepening collaboration with one another.
  • Providing formation and apostolic opportunities for members and collaborators of the Union of Catholic Apostolate.

The Catholic Apostolate Center will present on young adult ministry, why it is necessary, the challenges and opportunities, and the Church’s vision for young adults and young adult ministry!



“Praying All Ways”
Kathy Hendricks

Kathy Hendricks is the National Catechetical Consultant for William H. Sadlier. She is also a contributing writer for their programs, including the Christ in Us catechetical series. Kathy offers talks and retreats across the country on catechesis, spirituality, and family and is the author of several books, including Seeking Spiritual Balance in Off-Kilter Times and Forming Families in Faith: Catechesis in the Home, The Spirituality of Parenting, How to Talk to Children About Prayer and A Parent’s Guide to Prayer. Kathy is a spiritual director with an extensive background as a catechetical leader, parish ministry and retreat director.