Catechetical Workshop

Exploring Catholic Social Teaching, Diocese of Rockville Centre

October 07, 2021
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Diocese of Rockville Centre (St. John the Baptist High School, West Islip)
West Islip, NY • Directions

Join our Workshop staff for a FREE one-day program on what some have called the Church’s best kept secret: Her Social Teaching. We will explore the major themes of Catholic Social Teaching and how we as Catholics are called to engage with the public square. 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 and catechists, enjoy catered breakfast and lunch, and engage in both formal and informal discussions as we honor you in your vocation.

Please note: Registration for this event is being handled by the Diocese of Rockville Centre

Schedule


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

9:00-9:15am
Program Introduction

9:15-9:45am
"I Have Given You An Example..."
Spend time reflecting on how Christ shows us how to love our neighbor.

9:45-10:30am
The 7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Part 1
Enjoy the first presentation by Sr. Johanna, followed by Q &A

10:30-10:45am
Break

10:45-11:30am
Love of God and Love of Neighbor
Spend time participating in hands-on activities that will help your students reflect on the two greatest commandments, which are the driving force for the Church's Social Teaching.

11:30am-12:15pm
Holy Mass

12:15-1:00pm
Lunch

1:00-1:45pm
The 7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Part 2
Enjoy the second and final presentation by Sr. Johanna, followed by Q & A.

1:45-2:20pm
The Least of These
Engage in interactive activities that will help your students understand our call to serve those most in need.

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

DSC_3324

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.

Paruch_Headshot

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.

Share

1170 Montauk Hwy, West Islip, NY 11795, USA


Get Directions