Catechetical Workshop

Prayer: A Conversation with God, April 9th

April 09, 2019
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
St. Margaret of Scotland, Newark
Newark, DE • Directions

"Lord, Teach us to pray." Jesus' own Apostles asked for His help in learning to pray. So often our students and even we ourselves need help praying. Prayer is something so essential to the Christian life, yet it can often seem complicated. We invite Diocese of Wilmington, DE Catholic school teachers and catechists to join us for a FREE one-day program on finding simple yet profound ways we can enter and help our students enter into a more intimate relationship with our Lord through prayer. 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.


Breakfast and Check-In

Program Introduction

Praying With Music and Sacred Art
Spend time entering into prayer through sacred music and sacred art.

Called to Communion: Prayer as Intimacy with God
Enjoy the first of two presentations by Prof. Amy Roberts, followed by Q & A


Speak Lord, Your Servant is Listening
Spend time in silence and praying with guided meditations.

Holy Mass


Spirituality and the Soul’s Journey toward Perfection
Enjoy the second presentation by Prof. Amy Roberts, followed by Q & A

Seek and You Will Find; Knock and the Door Will be Opened
Spend time engaging in the different types of prayer and learn ways to help your students understand and enter into them as well.

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

Spriritual 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 after more than 10 years as a high school teacher at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Wichita, Kansas. In addition to teaching, he has also worked as a youth minister and a coordinator of Totus Tuus in the Archdiocese of Denver. Jose is also an experienced speaker and presenter whose experiences include youth and Confirmation gatherings, RCIA classes, and adult faith formation. Jose 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 two daughters and a son.


Amy Roberts is a Professor of Catechetics at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Amy is a native of Chattanooga and a graduate of Catholic schools. Prof. Amy Roberts majored in English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and earned her Master's degree in Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Amy taught high school religion for 13 years, including 11 years at Knoxville Catholic High School, before returning to Franciscan University to serve on the Catechetics faculty. She has also spoken at several high school age retreats, led several parish Bible studies, taught an ongoing diocesan adult education classes on the sacraments, and presented in Aquinas College’s catechist formation program for the Diocese of Knoxville. She recently published “Catholic Education: Making Citizens and Saints” in Momentum, the official journal of the National Catholic Educational Association.


St. Margaret of Scotland, Newark

2431 Frazer Rd, Newark, DE 19702

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