Catechetical Workshop

Behold Your Mother, Palm Beach

April 14, 2021
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Diocese of Palm Beach
Palm Beach Gardens, FL • Directions

 Join our Workshop staff for a FREE one-day program in the Diocese of Palm Beach 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.

Due to the current situation with COVID 19 we will be limting the workshop to 40 participants in order to comply with physical distancing at the venue. 


Check-in and Breakfast

Program Introduction

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

"All Generations Will Call Me Blessed"
Enjoy the first presentation by Dr. John-Mark Miravalle followed by Q & A


Hail, Full of Grace
Engage in activities that will help your students understand Mary's role in God's Plan.

Holy Mass


My Soul Proclaims the Greatness of the Lord
Enjoy the second presentation by Dr. John-Mark Miravalle followed by Q & A

Pray for us Sinners...
Engage in activities that will help your students understand Mary's intercessory role in our lives.

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.


John-Mark Miravalle is Professor of Systematic and Moral Theology at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. John-Mark received his doctorate in theology from the Regina Apostolorum in Rome. He is director of the pre-theology program at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. He is the author of Why God? Why Jesus? Why the Catholic Church? and The Drug, the Soul, and God: A Catholic Moral Perspective on Antidepressants. He has publicly debated noted atheists on the topics of God’s existence, same-sex marriage, and theistic morality. He and his wife, Jessica, have five children.

13591 Prosperity Farms Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, USA

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