Catechetical Workshop

Source and Summit: The Most Holy Eucharist, April 5th

April 05, 2023
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Archdiocese of Philadelphia (The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown)
Doylestown, PA • Directions

Teachers and Principals from Catholic Schools in Bucks 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. 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 their fulfillment 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 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.

Schedule


8:30-9:00am
Check-in and Breakfast

9:00-9:15am
Program Introduction

9:15-9:45am
The Eucharist and Sacred Art
Spend time reflecting on the Eucharist through exploring a variety of sacred art pieces.

9:45-10:30am
Living a Eucharistic Faith: The Big Deal About Mass and Why It Matters
Enjoy the first talk by Dr. John-Mark Miravalle, followed by Q & A

10:30-10:45am
Break

10:45-11:30am
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.

11:30am-12:15pm
Holy Mass

12:15-1:00pm
Lunch

1:00-1:45pm
My Flesh for the Life of the World: The Eucharist and Evangelization
Enjoy the second talk by Dr. John-Mark Miravalle, followed by Q & A

1:45-2:20pm
Do This in Memory of Me
Spend time participating in interactive activities that will help your students enter into the Mass more intentionally.

2:20-2:30pm
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

DSC_3324

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.

JMbiopic_for_agendas

John-Mark Miravalle is Professor of Systematic and Moral Theology at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. John-Mark received his doctorate in theology from the Regina Apostolorum in Rome. He is director of the pre-theology program at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. He is the author of Why God? Why Jesus? Why the Catholic Church? and The Drug, the Soul, and God: A Catholic Moral Perspective on Antidepressants. He has publicly debated noted atheists on the topics of God’s existence, same-sex marriage, and theistic morality. He and his wife, Jessica, have five children.

Share

654 Ferry Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901, USA


Get Directions