Catechetical Workshop

Source and Summit: The Holy Eucharist, Austin, TX

May 09, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Diocese of Austin, TX (St. John Vianney, Round Rock)
Round Rock, TX • Directions

Join our Workshop staff a for a one-day program on what the Catechism refers to as the "source and summit" of our Faith. Explore how the Eucharist is truly a Sacrament of love and how you can lead your students to receive greater spiritual fruit from Communion. You’ll learn the Old Testament roots of the Eucharist, as well as how their fulfillment is found in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

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.

Schedule


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

9:30-9:45am
Program Introduction

9:45-10:15am
Sacred Art, Pop Culture, and Catechesis
Spend time reflecting on pop culture references and sacred art images and how you can use them to engage your students in the teaching of various truths of our Faith.

10:15-11:00am
The Eucharist: Source and Summit of our Life
Enjoy the first talk by Sr. Mary Anne Zuberbueler, followed by Q & A

11:00-11:15am
Break

11:15am-12:00pm
Eucharistic Adoration

12:00-12:45pm
Mass

12:45-1:30pm
Lunch

1:30-2:15pm
O Wondrous Mystery
Enjoy the second talk by Sr. Mary Anne Zuberbueler, followed by Q & A

2:15-2:50pm
The Eucharist and the Passover
Spend time reflecting on the connections between the Passover and the Eucharist. Partake in hands-on activities that will help your students come to a deeper understanding of the gift of Jesus in the Eucharist.

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

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.

Presenters

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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.

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Sister Mary Anne joined the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia of Nashville, Tennessee in August of 1989 and currently serves as an elementary school principal at Mary Immaculate Catholic School in Farmers Branch, Texas. With her six brothers, Sister grew up in a small west Texas ranching community on the Rio Grande. Prior to entering the convent, Sister earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Christendom College in Virginia. In 1999, she earned a Master of Education at Northwestern State University of Louisiana and in 2013 she completed a doctorate in Education from the University of Memphis. Some summers have found her studying graduate theology at Franciscan University in Steubenville. For over 25 years, Sister has taught or administered in schools in Tennessee, Virginia, Indiana, and now Texas. Prior to her assignment as principal at Mary Immaculate she worked in educator preparation as Dean of the School of Education at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee. Throughout her time as a consecrated religious serving in Catholic education, Sister Mary Anne has found forming relationships with teachers, students, and parents grounded in a mutual love of Christ and His Church to be profoundly life-giving.

3201 Sunrise Rd, Round Rock, TX 78665, USA


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