Catechetical Workshop

Behold Your Mother, Archdiocese of LA

April 26, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Sacred Heart Retreat House, St. Joseph Campus)
Alhambra, CA • Directions

Join our Workshop staff for a FREE one-day program in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for K-12 Catholic School 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.


Check-in and Breakfast

Program Introduction

Scriptural Rosary

Hail Mary, Full of Grace
Enjoy the first presentation by Prof. Scott Sollom by Q & A


Behold Your Mother Art Gallery
Spend time reflecting on various images of Our Lady.

Holy Mass


My Soul Proclaims the Greatness of the Lord
Enjoy the second presentation by Prof. Scott Sollom followed by Q & A

Mary, Our Mother
Engage in activities that will help your students understand how and why Mary is our Mother

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 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.


Scott Sollom is an associate professor of theology at Franciscan University who has worked in the field of catechesis and evangelization for 15 years. He has published articles in the Catechetical Review and The Sower Journal, and co-authored faith formation curriculums for the Association for Catechumenal Ministry, as well as Symbolon. Scott’s wife, Mary, has taught in the local Catholic high school for 10 years. They live in Steubenville, Ohio, with their five children.

507 N Granada Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801, USA

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