Catechetical Workshop

A Catholic Response to the Sin of Racism, July 27th

July 27, 2022
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Mary and Joseph Retreat Center)
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA • Directions

Join our Workshop staff for a FREE one-day program in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Explore ways you can help your students understand how sin is at the root of racism and how Christ helps us overcome sin and work for holiness, peace, and justice. Themes include the dignity of the human person, the virtue of justice, and how the Church's teachings on solidarity, subsidiarity, and forgiveness can help us effectively address racism.

You'll also receive a free copy of Created in Christ, a supplemental teacher's guide packed with fully-developed lesson plans and activities that will help you engage your students with the Catholic Faith.

This Workshop blends scholar presentations with interactive pedagogical sessions, giving you a chance to explore content with a respected scholar, as well as explore and simulate practical teaching strategies with ready-to-use classroom materials. Share best practices with your fellow teachers, enjoy catered breakfast and lunch, and engage in both formal and informal discussions.

Schedule


8:30-9:15am
Check-In and Breakfast

9:15-9:30am
Program Introduction

9:30-10:00am
Sacred Art, The Saints, and The Dignity of the Person
Spend time exploring sacred art and the lives of saints to help engage students with the beauty of the universality of the Church and our Faith.

10:00-10:45am
Peace, Faith, and Culture: Foundations for the Catholic Response to Race Issues
Enjoy the first presentation by Deacon Anthony, followed by Q & A

10:45-11:00am
Break

11:00am-12:00pm
Racism, Solidarity, and Forgiveness
Spend time exploring how examples from American history have shown us the importance of the principle of solidarity in responding to the sin of racism, as well as the grace of forgiveness.

12:00-12:45pm
Holy Mass

12:45-1:30pm
Lunch

1:30-2:15pm
Getting to the Root of Cultural Unrest: Exploring the Foundations of Catholic Social Teachings and the New Social Movements
Enjoy the second presentation by Deacon Anthony, followed by Q & A

2:15-2:50pm
Conversion and the Gifts of the Holy Spirt
Engage in activities that will help your students see the importance of personal conversion and the grace of the Holy Spirit in our response to racism.

2:50-3:00pm
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.

Presenters

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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 led over 300 of our Workshops in over 50 dioceses, 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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Deacon Gerard-Marie Anthony is a deacon and Director of Religious Education for St. Timothy Catholic Church. He received his B.A in Theology from Christendom College and his M.A in Theology from the Catholic Distance University.  He has written for numerous magazines such as Our Sunday Visitor, Mind and Spirit: Integrating Psychology and Faith, Ethics and Medics, the Black Catholic Ministries Newsletter, Deacon Digest, Lay Witness,  Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Immaculate Heart Messenger, CatholicMatch, and the Catholic Stand.   He also has two apostolates which are A M.O.M.S Peace (an organization that helps mothers experiencing the trauma of a miscarriage or stillborn birth) and Mother Of Light Center (which helps to bring the love of God to the homeless and those who are forgotten and abandoned). 

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