Catechetical Workshop

Exploring Catholic Social Teaching, Green Bay

August 10, 2022
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Diocese of Green Bay, WI (National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help)
New Franken, WI • Directions

Join our Workshop staff for a FREE one-day program in the Diocese of Green Bay 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. 

Schedule


8:00-8:30am
Check-In and Breakfast

8:30-8:45am
Program Introduction

8:45-9:15am
Who Is My Neighbor?
Spend time engaging in activities that reflect on the parable of the Good Samaritan and what the parable can teach our students about Catholic Social Teaching.

9:15-10:00am
The 7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Part 1
Enjoy the first presentation by Dr. Arthur Hippler, followed by Q & A.

10:00-10:15am
Break

10:15-11:00am
We Are Our Brother's Keeper: Solidarity
Engage in interactive activities that will help your students understand the Catholic Social Teaching principle of solidarity.

11:00am-12:00pm
Holy Mass

12:00-12:45pm
Lunch

12:45-1:30pm
The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Part 2
Enjoy the second and final presentation by Dr. Arthur Hippler, followed by Q & A.

1:30-1:40pm
Break

1:40-2:20pm
Giving Others Their Due: Understanding Justice
Explore primary sources and engage in hands-on activities using those sources to help your students come to a greater understanding of the Church's social teaching.

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, 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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Arthur Hippler is Chairman of the Religion Department at Providence Academy, where he has taught since 2006. He also teaches as an adjunct professor in St. Paul School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas and as an instructor in the Harry Flynn Catechetical Institute for the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis. A graduate of Thomas Aquinas College in California, he received his Doctorate in Philosophy from Boston College. He is the author of four books, two on Catholic social teaching and two iBooks on C. S. Lewis. He is married with five children.

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