Catechetical Workshop

A Catholic Response to Gender Ideology: A Workshop for Parents, May 6th

May 06, 2023
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Archdiocese of Portland, OR (St. John The Apostle Catholic Church)
Oregon City, OR • Directions

Parents in the Archdiocese of Portland are invited to join us on the morning of Saturday, May 6th to learn practical and loving ways to respond to gender ideology. In order to join us please click here to register.


Check-In and Breakfast

Program Introduction

Walking with Jesus: A Model of Spiritual Accompaniment
Reflect on the practical model Jesus gave us for accompanying others in their journey of faith and how we can follow His example when responding to students who may experience gender confusion.

Embracing an Authentic Christian Anthropology
Contemplate how you can embrace the truth and light of Christ in a practical way when responding to students experiencing gender confusion.


Spiritually Equipping Ourselves for the Journey
Spend time reflecting on and discussing how to equip ourselves spiritually and practically to help our kids navigate the culture.

Additional Resources, Evaluation

Join us, and you'll receive…

Catechetical Formation

Catechetical Formation

Engaging sessions by a catechetical scholar provide background knowledge so you can confidently engage students with our Faith.

Spriritual Formation

Spiritual Formation

You'll explore your vocation as a teacher, coming to see your calling as a witness to Christ in the classroom.

Practical Application

Practical Application

A veteran teacher follows each scholarly presentation with research-based teaching strategies, giving you immediate ways to apply this knowledge in the classroom.

Ready-to-Use Materials

Ready-to-Use Materials

Receive a free, classroom-tested teacher's guide featuring 10-12 lessons with classroom activities and sacred art.



Jose Gonzalez joined the team at Sophia Institute for Teachers in 2014 after more than 10 years as a Catholic high school teacher. In addition to teaching, Jose has experience working in parish and diocesan ministry. Jose has been leading Workshops in over 60 dioceses for more than 8 years, and contributes regularly to our teacher's guides and digital instructional resources. He 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 four children.


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