Catechetical Workshop

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

October 01, 2022
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Diocese of St. Petersburg (Christ the King Parish, Tampa)
Tampa, FL • Directions

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.


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 Dr. Scott 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.

Holy Mass


The Story of Salvation Part 2
Enjoy the second and final presentation by Dr. Scott Sollom, followed by Q & A.

The Father of Faith: The Covenant with Abraham
Take a deeper dive into one of the major covenants 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 led over 300 of our Workshops in over 50 dioceses, 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.


Dr. Scott Sollom is a professor of theology at Franciscan University who has worked in the field of catechesis and evangelization for 15 years. He has published articles in the Catechetical Review and The Sower Journal, and co-authored faith formation curriculums for the Association for Catechumenal Ministry, as well as Symbolon. Scott’s wife, Mary, has taught in the local Catholic high school for over 10 years. They live in Steubenville, Ohio, with their five children.

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