Catechetical Workshop

Encountering the Person of Jesus, Diocese of St. Petersburg

October 09, 2021
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Diocese of St. Petersburg, FL (Bethany Center)
Lutz, FL • Directions

Join our Workshop staff for a one-day program on helping students answer the question that Christ posed to the Disciples and also poses to us: "Who do you say that I am?" 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 catechists, enjoy breakfast and lunch, and both formal and informal discussions.

All Catholic School teachers who attend will receive 4 MIP Points and all Catechists will receive 4 hours of Continuing Catechetical Growth Points

Schedule


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

9:00-9:15am
Program Introduction

9:15-9:45am
Encountering Jesus Through Sacred Art
Spend time coming to know Christ more deeply through examining a variety of sacred art images.

9:45-10:30am
Who Do You Say I Am?
Enjoy the first of two presentations by Sr. Johanna, followed by Q&A.

10:30-10:45am
Break

10:45-11:30am
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.

11:30am-12:15pm
Holy Mass

12:15-1:00pm
Lunch

1:00-1:45pm
Christ the Teacher
Enjoy the second presentation by Sr. Johanna, followed by Q&A.

1:45-2:20pm
Teaching as Jesus Taught
Jesus is the model teacher and catechist. Examine His pedagogy and learn concrete ways to emulate Him in your classroom.

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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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 300 of our workshops in over 50 dioceses, is the host of our new podcast, Christ in the Classroom, 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.

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Sr. M. Johanna Paruch, FSGM, is Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. A member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, she holds a BA in theology and elementary education from St. Louis University and an MA from the Angelicum, awarded after completing studies at Notre Dame Catechetical Institute. She also earned the Pontifical Catechetical Diploma as well as an undergraduate degree in deaf communication. She has completed her doctorate at Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, England. Involved in catechetics in all its forms, at every level, Sr. Johanna has also spent several years as a Catholic school teacher. In 1999, Sr. Johanna joined the Theology faculty of Franciscan University. She specializes in catechetics, and teaches both graduate and undergraduate students. In addition to her teaching duties, Sr. Johanna travels throughout the country presenting workshops on catechist training, catechist retreats, and catechesis for persons with disabilities. Sr. Johanna is also engaged in research on the role of Catholic sisters in the American Civil War.

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