Catechetical Workshop

Salvation History: A Story of Love and Mercy, St. Petersburg

November 12, 2022
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Diocese of St. Petersburg (Christ the King Parish, Tampa)
Tampa, FL • Directions

Please Note: This Workshop, which was originally scheduled for October 1, 2022 has been rescheduled for November 12, 2022 due to Hurricane Ian. 


Join our Workshop staff for a FREE one day program on Salvation History. Explore the limitlessness of God’s mercy throughout Salvation History and how you can help your students integrate the corporal and spiritual works of mercy into their lives. You’ll learn how God’s mercy is revealed in His covenants and how they are ultimately fulfilled through Jesus Christ.


You'll also receive a free copy of Love and Mercy, a supplemental teacher's guide packed with fully-developed lesson plans and activities that will help you engage your students with the Catholic Faith.


This Workshop blends scholar presentations with interactive pedagogical sessions, giving you a chance to explore content with a respected scholar, 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.


All Catholic School teachers who attend will receive 4 MIP Points and all Catechists will receive 4 hours of Continuing Catechetical Growth Points.


Holy Mass

Check-in and Breakfast

Program Introduction

Sacred Art and Salvation History
Reflect on the major events of Salvation History through various pieces of sacred art.

The Story of Salvation Part 1
Enjoy the first of two presentations by Sr. Johanna Sollom, followed by Q & A.


God Keeps His Promieses
Sophia Institute for Teachers staff will lead an interactive and hands-on pedagogical session on understanding the major covenants throughout Scripture and how each is an expression of God's mercy.


The Story of Salvation Part 2
Enjoy the second and final presentation by Sr. Johanna, followed by Q & A.

God's Promises Fulfilled: The New Covenant in Christ
Take a deeper dive into Christ as the fulfillment of Salvation History through interactive activities and small group discussion.

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.



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 been leading Workshops in over 60 dioceses for more than 8 years, 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.


Sr. M. Johanna Paruch, FSGM, is Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. A member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, she holds a BA in theology and elementary education from St. Louis University and an MA from the Angelicum, awarded after completing studies at Notre Dame Catechetical Institute. She also earned the Pontifical Catechetical Diploma as well as an undergraduate degree in deaf communication. She has completed her doctorate at Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, England. Involved in catechetics in all its forms, at every level, Sr. Johanna has also spent several years as a Catholic school teacher. In 1999, Sr. Johanna joined the Theology faculty of Franciscan University. She specializes in catechetics, and teaches both graduate and undergraduate students. In addition to her teaching duties, Sr. Johanna travels throughout the country presenting workshops on catechist training, catechist retreats, and catechesis for persons with disabilities. Sr. Johanna is also engaged in research on the role of Catholic sisters in the American Civil War.

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