Catechetical Workshop

Behold Your Mother, Palm Beach

April 14, 2021
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Diocese of Palm Beach (St. Patrick Church- Palm Beach Gardens)
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

Scriptural Rosary

Enjoy the first presentation by Dr. Jeremy Sienkiewicz followed by Q & A


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

Holy Mass


The Living Veronica's Veil and Icon of Creation
Enjoy the second presentation by Dr. Jeremy Sienkiewicz 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 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.


Dr. Jeremy Sienkiewicz is Assistant Professor of Theology at Benedictine College. Jeremy is a native of Kansas City, Missouri and graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Catholic University of America. His work includes instruction in Benedictine’s new major in evangelization and catechesis. He teaches classes in missiology, sacramental theology, and the theology of Vatican II. In his own time he enjoys power lifting, reading classic books to his children, and pretending to be a farmer. He and his wife, Catherine, and their five children live in Atchison, Kansas.

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