Catechetical Workshop

Created in His Image: Exploring the Theology of the Body, Archdiocese of Miami

October 11, 2022
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Archdiocese of Miami (Little Flower Catholic Church, Hollywood)
Hollywood, FL • Directions

6th-12th grade Religion teachers in the Archdiocese of Miami are invited to join us for a one-day program on the Theology of the Body. Explore St. John Paul II’s teachings on the Theology of the Body and how you can lead your students to understand what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God, male and female. You’ll also explore ways to appropriately teach about purity as well as other sensitive topics related to the human body. 

You'll also receive a free copy of Human Sexuality: Understanding and Living the Theology of the Body, a supplemental teacher's guide packed with fully-developed lesson plans and activities that will help you bring your students into a deeper understanding of the Theology of the Body.

This Workshop blends scholar presentations with interactive pedagogical sessions, giving you a chance to explore content with a respected scholar, 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.

Schedule


8:30-9:00am
Check-In and Breakfast

9:00-9:15am
Program Introduction

9:15-9:45am
Making Visible the Invisible
Spend time engaging in interactive activities that will help students understand the spiritual realities communicated through the body.

9:45-10:30am
Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body
Enjoy the first of two presentations by Dr. Michel Therrien, followed by Q & A

10:30-10:45am
Break

10:45-11:30am
Male and Female He Created Them
Spend time engaging in hands-on activities that will help students understand more deeply what it means to be created male and female and in God’s image.

11:30am-12:15pm
Holy Mass

12:15-1:00pm
Lunch

1:00-1:45pm
The Redemption of the Body
Enjoy the second presentation by Dr. Michel Therrien, followed by Q & A

1:45-2:20pm
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Art Gallery
Spend time examining various pieces of art that depict the beauty of creation and the human person.

2:20-2:30pm
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.

Presenters

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Mike Gutzwiller is the Director of Curriculum Development for Sophia Institute for Teachers. Since joining the team at Sophia in 2015, Mike has been the primary author and editor of the Spirit of Truth K-12 and high school textbook series and has led professional development workshops throughout the US. Mike is the former theology department chair at St. Thomas More High School in Milwaukee, WI. He earned his BA from Franciscan University of Steubenville where he majored in Theology and Catechetics and has an MA in School Counseling from Marquette University. Mike lives with his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Addison, in Waukesha, WI.

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Michel Therrien is President and CEO of the Preambula Group, a lay apostolate serving the work of the New Evangelization in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He served as the President of the Institute for Pastoral Leadership in the Diocese of Pittsburgh as well as the Director of Evangelization. Prior to this, he served as a professor moral theology at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. Prior to that, he taught for seven years at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, PA, also serving as Academic Dean from 2008-2012. His prior work experience includes teaching high school religion, serving as a DRE, a youth minister, and RCIA leader for various parishes. He has also led adult faith formation in various parishes since 2003. He holds a B.A. in Theology from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, an M.A. in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the International Theological Institute in Gaming, Austria, and a Doctorate in Fundamental Moral Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

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