Catechetical Workshop

Source and Summit: The Most Holy Eucharist, 6-8 Humanities, San Francisco

February 01, 2019
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Pius School, Redwood City
Redwood City, CA • Directions

We are thrilled to spend the day with all 6th-8th grade Social Studies, English, and Religion teachers from 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

The Eucharist in Sacred Art
Spend time exploring how to engage students through the use of sacred art.

"This is My Body, This is My Blood"
Enjoy the first talk by Dr. Michael Barber, followed by Q & A.

Break/Transition to Mass

Holy Mass

The Eucharist and the Passover
Engage in interactive activities that will help your students understand the roots of the Eucharist.

The Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Christian Life
Enjoy the second talk by Dr. Michael Barber, followed by Q & A.


Teaching As Jesus Taught
Jesus is the master teacher and catechist. Spend time examining the Gospels and how we can emulate Christ in our own pedagogy.

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.



Paige S. Sanchez teaches middle school humanities at Sacred Heart Cathedral School in Pensacola, Florida. She previously served as the Associate Superintendent for Mission Effectiveness in the Office of Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of New York. Paige is a graduate in English Literature and Education from The Catholic University of America and holds a Masters of Education from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Theological Studies from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. She has published several articles on Catholic education and educational pedagogy. Paige also serves as a member of the board of directors for The Well-Read Mom (


Michael Patrick Barber is Associate Professor of Scripture and Theology at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. Prior to his current teaching position, Dr. Barber was Dean of the School of Theology at John Paul the Great Catholic University. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology from Fuller in Pasadena, CA, where he wrote a dissertation on Jesus and Jewish hopes for a new temple, a new priesthood, and a new cult, (currently being revised for publication). In addition, he has a M.A. in Theology from Franciscan University and a B.A. in Theology and Philosophy from Azusa Pacific University. He has published numerous articles and book reviews in academic journals (e.g., Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters, Religious Studies Review) and has also written a number of books on Scripture, including, Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment (Grand Rapids: Zondervan), with James D.G. Dunn et al. His current book project is, The Apostle Paul (Eerdmans, forthcoming), co-written with other Catholic scholars, Brant Pitre and John Kincaid. He is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Association, and the Academy of Catholic Theology. Dr. Barber is a regular speaker at Catholic conferences and parish events around the United States. He and his wife Kimberly have six children and live in Aurora, CO.


St. Pius School, Redwood City

1100 Woodside Rd, Redwood City, CA 94061

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