Catechetical Workshop

Encountering God’s Love in the Sacraments, St. Petersburg

January 28, 2023
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Diocese of St. Petersburg (Christ the King, Tampa)
Tampa, FL • Directions

Join our Workshop staff for a FREE one-day program in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Explore what a sacrament is as well as the foundation of each of the seven sacraments. You'll learn the Old Testament roots of the Eucharist, as well as how to engage students using sacred art. 


You'll also receive a free copy of The Seven Sacraments, a supplemental teacher's guide packed with fully-developed lesson plans and activities that will help you engage your students with the Catholic Faith.


This Workshop blends scholar presentations with interactive pedagogical sessions, giving you a chance to explore content with a respected Catholic speaker, 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 both formal and informal discussions. 


Holy Mass

Breakfast and Check-In

Program Introduction

Sacred Art, Pop Culture, and Catechesis
Spend time examining ways to incorporate sacred art and pop culture into your lessons in order to help engage students in the truths of our Catholic faith.

The Sacraments as Encounters With the Living God
Enjoy the first presentation by Sr. Mary Anne Zuberbuler, followed by Q & A


The Eucharist and the Passover
Engage in interactive activities that will help your students understand the roots of the Eucharist.


The Sacraments and Discipleship
Enjoy the second presentation by Sr. Mary Anne Zuberbuler,, followed by Q & A

The Mercy and Healing Power of God: Reconciliation
Sophia Institute for Teachers Staff will lead an interactive and hands-on pedagogical session on the sacrament of Reconciliation.

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 been leading Workshops in over 60 dioceses for more than 8 years, 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.


Sister Mary Anne joined the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia of Nashville, Tennessee in August of 1989 and currently serves as an elementary school principal at Mary Immaculate Catholic School in Farmers Branch, Texas. With her six brothers, Sister grew up in a small west Texas ranching community on the Rio Grande. Prior to entering the convent, Sister earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Christendom College in Virginia. In 1999, she earned a Master of Education at Northwestern State University of Louisiana and in 2013 she completed a doctorate in Education from the University of Memphis. Some summers have found her studying graduate theology at Franciscan University in Steubenville. For over 25 years, Sister has taught or administered in schools in Tennessee, Virginia, Indiana, and now Texas. Prior to her assignment as principal at Mary Immaculate she worked in educator preparation as Dean of the School of Education at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee. Throughout her time as a consecrated religious serving in Catholic education, Sister Mary Anne has found forming relationships with teachers, students, and parents grounded in a mutual love of Christ and His Church to be profoundly life-giving.

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