Called by Name

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Called by Name

Preparing Yourself for the Vocation of Catechetical Leader

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As a disciple of Christ called to the vocation of a catechetical leader, you are responsible for coordinating your community’s effort to form disciples of Christ. But before you can focus on what you need to KNOW and what you need to DO to be successful in this role, it is essential that you focus on who you need to BE as a leader. In this first volume of The Effective Catechetical Leader series, you’ll discover what it really means to be a disciple of Christ, what your role as a catechetical leader entails, how leadership in a ministerial context must differ from leadership in a business setting, how to avoid burnout by maintaining a healthy balance between your personal and professional lives, and so much more.

The Effective Catechetical Leader series, developed in conjunction with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and written by some of the top catechetical leaders in the country, is the only series to encompass all the various aspects of catechetical leadership. This series provides the practical skills, strategies, and approaches that ensure successful parish faith formation in an evangelizing manner, which leads directly to a vibrant Church. From best practices to new approaches for proclaiming God’s word in a rapidly changing world, this groundbreaking series will empower catechetical leaders to excel at everything from administrative duties to effectively catechizing people of all ages within our diverse Church.​


Available in Spanish.


Worksheets

Each book in The Effective Catechetical Leader series comes with 10 worksheets, one per chapter, to help you put into practice what you are learning. Simply enter your information below and you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to download the worksheets.


Training Presentations

Each book in The Effective Catechetical Leader series comes with a training presentation. These training presentations will help you turn what you’re learning into practice, but also assist others in honing their skills as catechetical leaders. Please enter your information below to receive an mail with instructions on how to download these free training presentations.

Joe Paprocki, D.Min. 

Joe Paprocki, D.Min., has been a catechetical leader and religious educator in the Chicago area for more than thirty years.

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Books by Joe Paprocki, D.Min.

Living the Sacraments

Finding God at the Intersection of Heaven and Earth

Free Discussion Guide Available for Download. Joe Paprocki demystifies the Catholic sacraments and presents them as a way of life to be experienced each day, rather than as standalone events.

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The RCIA Kit

Prepare your candidates and equip sponsors and catechists for the journey toward Christian initiation. Kit includes: Living the Sacraments, Practice Makes Catholic, and A Well-Built Faith by Joe Paprocki.

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The RCIA Family Kit

Prepare your candidates and their families as you equip sponsors and catechists for the journey toward Christian initiation. Kit includes: Loyola Kids Book of Catholic Signs & Symbols by Amy Welborn, as well as Living the Sacraments, Practice Makes Catholic, and A Well-Built Faith by Joe Paprocki.

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Called by Name

Preparing Yourself for the Vocation of Catechetical Leader

This book focuses on what catechetical leaders need to be, as opposed to what they need to know or do, if they are to lead effectively.

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Llamados por nuestro nombre

Prepararse para la vocación de líder catequético

El libro Llamados por nuestro nombre se centra en la vocación del líder catequético y en lo que el líder catequético necesita ser, en contraste con lo que este necesita saber o hacer.

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A Church on the Move

52 Ways to Get Mission and Mercy in Motion

52 specific, practical, and achievable strategies to help Catholic parishes embody the broad themes of Pope Francis’ papacy—mission, mercy, and evangelization.

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Under the Influence of Jesus

The Transforming Experience of Encountering Christ

Free Discussion Guide Available for Download. In Under the Influence of Jesus, Joe Paprocki explains that by opening ourselves to encountering Christ, we can learn how to live the Gospel and be models of faith.

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La experiencia transformadora de encontrarse con Cristo

Bajo la influencia de Jesús

La experiencia transformadora de encontrarse con Cristo es la rotunda respuesta del reconocido autor Joe Paprocki a esa pregunta: ¡Sí, es posible!

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7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness

Enriching Your Faith by Strengthening the Health of Your Soul

Free Discussion Guide Available for Download. In 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness, best-selling author Joe Paprocki provides a prescription for spiritual health based on the rich wisdom of Catholic Tradition.

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Living the Mass

How One Hour a Week Can Change Your Life

In Living the Mass, Joe Paprocki, DMin, and Fr. Dominic Grassi convincingly show how the one hour spent at Mass on Sunday can truly transform the other 167 hours of the week.

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Vivir la misa

Cómo una hora a la semana puede cambiar tu vida

Explica detallademente cómo cada parte de la misa se relaciona con la llamada que recibimos en el bautismo, poniendo en estrecha relación la misa dominical y el resto de nuestra semana.

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The Catechist’s Toolbox

How to Thrive as a Religious Education Teacher

Free Leader Guide Available for Download. The Catechist’s Toolbox offers catechists tips, advice, and a methodical approach that will help them succeed as educators of the faith.

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La caja de herramientas del catequista

Guía de líder disponible. Este libro es ideal para nuevos catequistas, La caja de herramientas del catequista te entrena mientras llevas a cabo tu ministerio como catequista.

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Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox

Catechesis That Not Only Informs but Also Transforms

Free Leader Guide Available for Download. 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.

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Más allá de la caja de herramientas del catequista

Catequesis que no solo informa, sino que también transforma

Más allá de la caja de herramientas del catequista le permite a los jóvenes encontrar a Jesús en la oración de manera que puedan convertirse en discípulos de Cristo para toda la vida.

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The Catechist’s Backpack

Spiritual Essentials for the Journey

Free Leader Guide Available for Download. Written by two nationally known, expert lay catechists, The Catechist’s Backpack gives catechists the resources that speak to the spiritual dimension of their call to share the Catholic faith.

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La mochila del catequista

Lo indispensable para el camino espiritual

La mochila del catequist brinda a los catequistas recursos que atienden a la dimensión espiritual de su llamado a compartir la fe católica.

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Practice Makes Catholic

Moving from a Learned Faith to a Lived Faith

Free Leader Guide Available for Download. Why do Catholics do what they do? Practice Makes Catholic from Loyola Press gets to the heart of the question-and to the heart of what it really means to be Catholic.

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A Well-Built Faith

A Catholic’s Guide to Knowing and Sharing What We Believe

Free Leader Guide Available for Download. In A Well-Built Faith, Joe Paprocki makes it easy for Catholics to feel confident in teaching the Catholic faith. He makes complex teachings of the Catholic faith accessible to average Catholics without compromising Catholic teaching and tradition.

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Una fe bien construida

Guia catolica para conocer y compartir lo que creemos

Guía de líder disponible. Una fe bien construida,—desarrollado con enorme creatividad usando metafóricamente el tema de la construcción— facilita enormemente a los católicos el conocimiento de su fe y les da seguridad al momento de compartirla.

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The Bible Blueprint

A Catholic's Guide to Understanding and Embracing God's Word

Free Leader Guide Available for Download. In The Bible Blueprint, best-selling author Joe Paprocki makes understanding the Bible not only easy for the person in the pew, but downright fun!

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Los planos de la Biblia

Una guía católica para entender y acoger la Palabra de Dios

Guía de líder disponible. Los planos de la Biblia, el exitoso autor Joe Paprocki ayuda al católico de la calle a entender fácilmente la Biblia, y lo hace con humor.

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Amos/Hosea/Micah: A Call to Justice

Six Weeks with the Bible: Catholic Perspectives

The prophets tell us what God thinks about oppression, injustice, and neglect of the poor.

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