Catechetical Workshop

Prayer: A Conversation with God, Dallas, TX

January 07, 2019
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Catholic Conference and Formation Center, Cana Conference Room
Dallas, TX • 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 Dallas 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.

Praying As Christ
Enjoy the first of two presentations by Dr. Jeremy Sienkiewicz, followed by Q & A


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

Holy Mass


Intimate Friendship with God: Deepening in Intimacy
Enjoy the second presentation by Dr. Jeremy Sienkiewicz, 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.


Dr. Jeremy Sienkiewicz is Assistant Professor of Theology at Benedictine College. Jeremy is a native of Kansas City, Missouri and graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Catholic University of America. His work includes instruction in Benedictine’s new major in evangelization and catechesis. He teaches classes in missiology, sacramental theology, and the theology of Vatican II. In his own time he enjoys power lifting, reading classic books to his children, and pretending to be a farmer. He and his wife, Catherine, and their five children live in Atchison, Kansas.


Catholic Conference and Formation Center, Cana Conference Room

901 S Madison Ave, Dallas, TX 75208

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