Catechetical Workshop

Source and Summit: The Most Holy Eucharist, 3-5 San Francisco

February 01, 2019
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Holy Name School
SF, CA • Directions

We are thrilled to spend the day with all 3rd-5th grade teachers in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Participants will enjoy a one-day program that reflects on the beauty and gift of the Eucharist. This Workshop blends scholar presentations with interactive pedagogical sessions, giving you a chance to explore content with a respected college professor, as well as simulate practical teaching strategies with ready-to-use classroom materials. Share best practices with your fellow teachers and engage in both formal and informal discussions. Registration for this event is being handled by your principal and the Archdiocese of San Francisco.


Check-In and Breakfast

Program Introduction

Teaching the Eucharist Using Sacred Art and Media
Spend time exploring how to engage students through the use of Sacred Art and Sophia Sketchpad Videos.

The Mystery Hidden: Sacrifice and Communion
Enjoy the first talk by Dr. John Kincaid, followed by Q & A.

Break/Transition to Mass

Holy Mass

Do This In Memory of Me
Engage in interactive activities that will help your students understand the Mass more deeply.

The Mystery Revealed: The Eucharistic Kingdom of God
Enjoy the second talk by Dr. John Kincaid, followed by Q & A.


How Is It Possible?
Sophia Institute for Teachers Staff will lead an interactive and hands-on pedagogical session on the real presence of Christ through the Eucharist.

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.


 John Kincaid is visiting Associate Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. John completed his PhD at Ave Maria University, his ThM at Duke University and his MA at Covenant Theological Seminary. John is co-author of two forthcoming books, the first is Paul, A New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology to be released this year by Eerdmans and the second isThe Science of the Sacred Page to be released in 2021 by Emmaus Academic. John and his wife Kristen live in Steubenville, Ohio, with their six children. 


Holy Name School

1560 40th Ave, SF, CA 94122

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