Catechetical Workshop

Encountering the Person of Jesus, June 18th

June 18, 2022
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Archdiocese of Miami (Pastoral Center)
Miami Shores, FL • Directions

Parish Catechetical Leaders and Catechists in the Archdiocese of Miami are invited to join us 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 teachers, enjoy breakfast and lunch, and both formal and informal discussions.


Breakfast and Check-In

Program Introduction

Encountering Jesus Through Sacred 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 of two presentations by Prof. Scott Sollom, 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.

Holy Mass


"Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Me."
Enjoy the the second and final presentations by Prof. Scott Sollom, 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 led over 300 of our Workshops in over 50 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. Scott Sollom is a professor of theology at Franciscan University who has worked in the field of catechesis and evangelization for 15 years. He has published articles in the Catechetical Review and The Sower Journal, and co-authored faith formation curriculums for the Association for Catechumenal Ministry, as well as Symbolon. Scott’s wife, Mary, has taught in the local Catholic high school for over 10 years. They live in Steubenville, Ohio, with their five children.

9401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami Shores, FL 33138, USA

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