Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation for Loyola Press and has over 35 years experience in pastoral ministry. He has presented in over 100 dioceses in North America and has authored numerous books including the best-selling The Catechist's Toolbox. Along with Julianne Stanz, he co-authored The Catechist's Backpack: Spiritual Essentials for the Journey. Joe and his wife Joanne have two grown children and live in the Chicago area.
The New Areopagus - Sharing Stories of Faith in a Digital World
Thursday, June 14th, 2018
1:30 P.m. to 2:45 P.M.
St. Pope John Paul II famously referred to communications media as the "new Areopagus" - referring to the cultural center of the ancient world were St. Paul proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As Catholics embrace the new ardor, expressions, and methods of the New Evangelization, it is abundantly clear that we must take advantage of new ways of sharing our stories of faith. In this session, Joe Paprocki, DMin, and Julianne Stanz will identify what it means to "share stories of faith" and how parishes can effectively utilize social media and technology for sharing stories of faith that invite others to encounter Jesus Christ in a personal way.