Catechetical Workshop

Encountering the Person of Jesus, Archdiocese of Omaha

November 03, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Archdiocese of Omaha (St. Bonaventure, Columbus, NE)
Columbus, NE • Directions

Teachers from the Archdiocese of Omaha are invited to join us for a one-day program on Encountering the Person of Jesus! Explore what the Gospels and Divine Revelation teach us about who Jesus is and how to help your students understand why God became man. You’ll also learn how to lead your students to a deeper encounter with Jesus through art, as well as how you can imitate Christ’s pedagogy in your classroom.

You'll also receive a free copy of Encountering the Person of Jesus, 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 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.

Registration for this event is being handled through your principal and the Archdiocese of Omaha office of Catholic Schools


Breakfast and Check-In

Program Introduction

Encountering Jesus Through Art
Spend time coming to know Christ more deeply through examining a variety of sacred art images.

Who Do You Say That I am?
Enjoy the first presentation by Sr. Karolyn, followed by Q & A.


Fully God and Fully Man
Engage in interactive activities that will help your students understand what the Church believes about Jesus’ human and divine natures.



Christocentric Catechesis
Enjoy the second and final presentation by Sr. Karolyn, followed by Q & A

Teaching as Jesus Taught
Jesus is the model teacher and catechist. Examine His pedagogy and learn concrete ways to emulate Him in your classroom.

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 M. Karolyn Nunes entered the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George in 2005. A native of Rhode Island, she is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville having received a Bachelor’s degree in Theology with a concentration in Religious Education and a Masters in Catechetics and Evangelization. Over the past 19 years, she has worked in the field of catechetics and youth ministry in parishes and schools in Tennessee, Illinois, New Jersey, and Kansas.  Nothing brings her more joy than to share that fullness of life and the merciful love of Christ with others and to help them to find the same in God’s incredible plan for their lives which is her current apostolate as vocation director for her community.


1565 18th Ave, Columbus, NE 68601, USA

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