Catechetical Workshop

Behold Your Mother, Green Bay

August 12, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Diocese of Green Bay, WI (Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help)
New Franken, WI • Directions

Join our Workshop staff for a FREE one-day program in the Diocese of Green Bay, WI that will focus on Mariology and Marian Devotion. 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 discussions.



Program Introduction

Scriptural Rosary

Our Blessed Mother: She Who is Younger than Sin
Enjoy the first of two presentations by Prof. Scott Sollom, followed by Q & A.

Break/Transition to Mass

Holy Mass

Behold Your Mother Art Gallery
Spend time exploring various images of our Blessed Mother and how these images point us to and draw us closer to her son, Jesus.


Our Blessed Mother: Wholly United to Her Son
Enjoy the second and final 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.



Michael Gutzwiller is the Director of Curriculum Development for Sophia Institute for Teachers. Prior to joining the team at Sophia, Mike served as chair of the theology department at St. Thomas More High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he taught for six years. He studied theology and catechetics at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has an MA in school counseling from Marquette University, where he is currently studying educational policy and leadership. Mike lives with his beautiful wife, Sarah, in Milwaukee.


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.


4047 Chapel Dr, New Franken, WI 54229, USA

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