Catechetical Workshop

Made In His Image: Exploring the Theology of the Body, New Hampshire

October 22, 2020
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
The Bedford Village Inn
Bedford, NH • Directions

"Let us make man in our image..." What does it mean to be made in the Image and Likeness of God? What does it mean to be created Male and Female? How do we help our students understand these profound realities so that they truly impact the way they live? Join our Workshop staff for a FREE one-day program on helping students see the beauty of these realities through the lens of St. Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body. 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 catered breakfast and lunch, and both formal and informal discussions.

Schedule


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

9:00-9:15am
Program Introduction

9:15-9:45am
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Art Gallery
Spend time examining various pieces of art that depict the beauty of creation and the human person.

9:45-10:30am
Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body: Gender, Identity and the Gift of Self
Enjoy the first of two presentations by Dr. Michel Therrien, followed by Q & A

10:30-10:45am
Break

10:45-11:30am
Creation is Good
Spend time engaging in interactive activities that will help students understand that God created everything to be good and how that view of creation changes our perspective on the world and ourselves.

11:30am-12:15pm
Holy Mass

12:15-1:00pm
Lunch

1:00-1:45pm
Sexual Shame and the Redemption of the Body
Enjoy the second presentation by Dr. Michel Therrien, followed by Q & A

1:45-2:20pm
Body and Soul: Unity and Complementarity
Spend time engaging in hands-on activities that will help students understand that we were created to be a unity of body and soul and men and women were created to be complementary to one another.

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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Anne Rennie joined the team at Sophia Institute for Teachers with eight years of teaching experience in Catholic schools. She assists with support, curriculum, and professional development programs. She has also taught faith formation, confirmation classes, and RCIA in parishes. Anne’s experience also includes several years in the business world and in higher ed administration. She has a BA in Liberal Studies, an Apostolic Catechetical Diploma from Magdalen College, and a Masters in Theological Studies from Saint John’s Seminary in Boston.

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Michel Therrien is President and CEO of the Preambula Group, a lay apostolate serving the work of the New Evangelization in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He served as the President of the Institute for Pastoral Leadership in the Diocese of Pittsburgh as well as the Director of Evangelization. Prior to this, he served as a professor moral theology at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. Prior to that, he taught for seven years at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, PA, also serving as Academic Dean from 2008-2012. His prior work experience includes teaching high school religion, serving as a DRE, a youth minister, and RCIA leader for various parishes. He has also led adult faith formation in various parishes since 2003. He holds a B.A. in Theology from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, an M.A. in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the International Theological Institute in Gaming, Austria, and a Doctorate in Fundamental Moral Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

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