Course Facilitator Details

Ms Joyce S Donahue

Picture of Ms Joyce S Donahue

Location: Crest Hill, Illinois, United States

Currently I serve as Catechetical Associate in the Religious Education Office, Diocese of Joliet in Illinois. My work supports Directors of Religious Education and Adult Faith Formation, as well as curriculum and special needs catechesis. I have a particular specialty in Liturgical Catechesis. I am the author of "From Mass to Mission for Children" published by Liturgy Training Publications. More recently, I contributed a chapter to "A Liturgical Companion to the Documents of the Second Vatican Council" and wrote some sections of the 2019 "Sourcebook for Sundays and Seasons" also published by LTP. Current projects include a First Eucharist program for Liguori Press. I am also a member of Loyola Press' "Catechist's Journey" and the "Catechesis 2.0" blog teams. My personal website, "The Liturgical Catechist," is at I earned my BA and MA in English from the University of Illinois and later, a Masters in Pastoral Studies, with emphasis in Liturgy, from Loyola Institute of Ministry, New Orleans. I have also served as a parish director of religious education and liturgy. On a personal note, I joined the Catholic Church in 1987 through the RCIA. I belong to a mostly Hispanic Franciscan inner-city parish, for which I volunteer in music, catechesis of children and adults, RCIA and liturgical planning.