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

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.

Mary, Mother of God
Enjoy the first of two presentations by Prof. Scott Sollom, followed by Q & A.

Break/Transition to Mass

Holy Mass

Hail, Full of Grace
Spend time engaging in interactive activities that will help your students understand the main Marian Dogmas.


Mary, Our Mother in Faith
Enjoy the second and final presentation by Dr. John Sehorn, followed by Q & A.


Blessed Art Thou Among Women
Explore what scripture and the various apparitions of our Blessed Mother teach us and how they lead us closer to Jesus.

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 250 of our workshops in over 45 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.


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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