Recorded Webinar

Using Sophia SketchPad to Teach about Confession

An Encounter with Mercy

What You'll Get with this Webinar

  • 45-Minute Session
  • Explore teaching strategies with a master teacher
  • Classroom-ready lesson plans
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  • Receive a professional development certificate

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Webinar Overview

In this 45-minute recorded webinar, Catholic teachers and parish catechists will learn about the Sacrament of Reconciliation and how you can use the Sophia SketchPad video to explain the Biblical basis of penance and to convince even the most skeptical students of the importance of Confession.

By purchasing this webinar, you will receive: 

Video Viewing Guide: Perfect for Catholic classrooms, parish religious education classes, and homeschooling parents, this guide includes pre-viewing activities, post-viewing discussion questions, and a fill-in-the-blank activity for your students to complete when watching the video a second time.
Video Script: Allows your visual learners to read along and/or refer back to the script while completing the viewer’s guide.
Backgound Reading: Short essay on Confession to increase background knowledge of this Sacrament.

Complete Lessons on Penance and Reconciliation (high school and elementary school versions):  Students will deepen their understanding of God’s mercy, why they should go to Confession, the importance of telling their sins to a priest, and how the sacrament brings about the forgiveness of sins.

Recorded Webinar: Join master teacher Jose Gonzalez to discuss simple but effective techniques for explaining and engaging your students with Confession. You can watch a recorded video right away. 
Professional Development Certificate: You may request your certificate by visiting this link.

Sophia Institute is a 501(c)3 organization, a public charity. All sales proceeds go towards supporting our catechetical programs. 

Your Presenters


Jose Gonzalez joined the team at Sophia Institute for Teachers after more than 10 years as a high school teacher at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Wichita, Kansas. In addition to teaching, he has also worked as a youth minister and a coordinator of Totus Tuus in the Archdiocese of Denver. Jose is also an experienced speaker and presenter whose experiences include youth and Confirmation gatherings, RCIA classes, and adult faith formation. Jose has a BA in theology with a concentration in religious education from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and an MA in evangelization and catechesis from the Augustine Institute. Jose and his wife, Mary Beth, have two daughters and a son.