Catechetical Workshop

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

February 01, 2019
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Hilary Catholic School, Tiburon, CA
Tiburon, CA • Directions

We are thrilled to spend the day with all 6th-8th grade science and math 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. 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

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


The Eucharist and Sacred Art
Spend time reflecting on the beauty and truth of the Eucharist through sacred art.

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.

Break/Transition to Mass

Holy Mass

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


Faith and Reason
Spend time exploring how Science and Math can help support the beauty of our Faith.

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.



Christopher Chapman is the Director of Catholic Identity and Education for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, PA. Chris has an M.A. in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University. He taught High School Theology for 11 years and has run an RCIA program at 2 different parishes in South Carolina. He has also has taught college courses in the areas of Philosophy and Theology.. He and his wife Emily are have been married for over 2 years and recently adopted a son.


Dr. Michel Therrien is the President of the Institute for Pastoral Leadership at the Diocese of Pittsburgh and a visiting professor at the Augustine Institute. Michel taught at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania for seven years, serving as academic dean from 2008 to 2012. His prior work experience includes teaching high school religion, and serving as a DRE, a youth minister, and an RCIA leader for various parishes. He holds a BA in theology from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, an MA in theology and Christian ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville, a licentiate in sacred theology from the International Theological Institute in Gaming, Austria, and a doctorate in fundamental moral theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.


St. Hilary Catholic School, Tiburon, CA

765 Hilary Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920

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