Catechetical Workshop

Source and Summit: The Most Holy Eucharist, April 12th

April 12, 2022
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Archdiocese of Philadelphia (Sheraton Great Valley Hotel)
Frazer, PA • Directions

Teachers and Principals from Catholic Schools in Chester County, PA are invited to join our Workshop staff for a FREE one-day program that reflects on the beauty and gift of the Eucharist. We will explore ways to help students see the power and reality of this amazing Sacrament in their lives. 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 as well as enjoy a catered breakfast and lunch.


Registration for this event is being handled by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office for Catholic Education.


Check-in and Breakfast

Program Introduction

The Eucharist and Sacred Art
Spend time reflecting on the Eucharist through exploring a variety of sacred art pieces.

Living a Eucharistic Faith: The Big Deal About Mass and Why It Matters
Enjoy the first talk by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, followed by Q & A


The Eucharist and the Passover
Spend time looking at the connections between the Eucharist and the Passover and engaging in interactive activities to help your students see and understand the connections.

Holy Mass


My Flesh for the Life of the World: The Eucharist and Evangelization
Enjoy the second talk by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, followed by Q & A

Do This in Memory of Me
Spend time participating in interactive activities that will help your students enter into the Mass more intentionally.

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.


Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is an internationally renowned speaker, author, and preacher. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Dallas. He has appeared as a guest on numerous international Catholic radio and television programs, and is the host or co-host of several popular series on the Eternal Word Television Network. Deacon Harold, a Benedictine Oblate, is the author of the best-selling book, Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality, and has written the acclaimed work, Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave Who Became the First African American Priest. He is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.


707 East Lancaster Avenue, Frazer, PA 19355, USA

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