Catechetical Workshop

Behold Your Mother, Archdiocese of Chicago Southside

April 29, 2022
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Archdiocese of Chicago (Carmelite Spiritual Center, Darien, IL)
Darien, IL • Directions

Join our Workshop staff for a FREE one-day program in the Archdiocese of Chicago for teachers on helping your students increase their devotion to Our Lady and come to understand Mary's role in the Church and their lives more deeply. This Workshop blends scholar presentations with interactive pedagogical sessions, giving you a chance to explore content with a respected college professor, 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 discussion.

Schedule


8:30-9:00am
Check-in and Breakfast

9:00-9:15am
Program Introduction

9:15-9:45am
Scriptural Rosary

9:45-10:30am
Hail Mary, Full of Grace
Enjoy the first presentation by Joan Watson, followed by Q & A

10:30-10:45am
Break

10:45-11:30am
Behold Your Mother Art Gallery
Spend time reflecting on various images of Our Lady.

11:30am-12:15pm
Holy Mass

12:15-1:00pm
Lunch

1:00-1:45pm
My Soul Proclaims the Greatness of the Lord
Enjoy the second presentation by Joan Watson, followed by Q & A

1:45-2:20pm
Mary, Our Mother
Engage in activities that will help your students understand how and why Mary is our Mother.

2:20-2:30pm
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, is the host of our new podcast, Christ in the Classroom, 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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Joan Watson is a Catholic speaker and writer who loves to make Scripture, theology, liturgy, and history accessible and applicable. With degrees from Christendom College and Franciscan University of Steubenville, she has worked for the Church and various religious apostolates for almost fifteen years. Propelled by Luke 12:48, she is passionate about helping others encounter Christ and enter into friendship with Him through the daily circumstances of life.

8419 Bailey Rd, Darien, IL 60561, USA


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