Catechetical Workshop

Prayer: A Conversation with God, October 19th

October 19, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Butte Central Catholic High School
Butte, MT • 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. Join our Workshop staff for a 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 engage in both formal and informal discussions. Registration for this event is being handled by the Montana Catholic Schools Office. Please contact Tim Uhl if you wish to attend.

Schedule


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

9:30-9:45am
Program Introduction

9:45-10:15am
Praying With Music and Sacred Art
Spend time entering into prayer through sacred music and sacred art.

10:15-11:00am
The Soul of the Teacher
Enjoy the first of two presentations by Chris Stewart, followed by Q&A.

11:00-11:15am
Break

11:15-12:00pm
Speak Lord, Your Servant is Listening
Spend time in silence and prayer with guided meditations in the chapel.

12:00-12:45pm
Holy Mass

12:45-1:30pm
Lunch

1:30-2:15pm
Lord, Teach Us to Pray
Enjoy the second presentation by Chris Stewart, followed by Q&A.

2:15-2:50pm
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.

2:50-3:00pm
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.

Presenters

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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.

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Chris Stewart is a loving husband, father, and dynamic speaker who has engaged youth and adults with captivating talks for 20 years. He and his beautiful wife, Maria, have been married for 16 years, are blessed with seven children, and live in Wichita, Kansas. Chris’ experience with youth, family life and death, and his ability to connect with his audience no matter what age or walk of life, has made him a sought out speaker for years. His experience in youth ministry and public speaking began in 1996 when he first taught for Totus Tuus, a summer youth catechetical program. He discovered his gift of speaking and has continued throughout the years giving countless talks in the areas of catechetics, theology, spirituality and evangelization. He has a gift for bringing his audience to laughter and tears from experiences in his own life. Chris earned his Masters of Theological Studies from the Institute of Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University. His experience is widespread and includes teaching in elementary, high school, and college settings; youth ministry; and co-hosted a radio show "Casting Nets with Tony & Chris". He co-founded a group of young men in the virtue of chivalry and Marian devotion called the Knights of the Holy Queen. Chris just ended is long teaching career, he taught Theology Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School in Wichita for 10 years. Chris is now full-time with Casting Nets Ministries. 

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