Catechetical Workshop

Source and Summit: The Most Holy Eucharist, Green Bay

August 02, 2023
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Diocese of Green Bay, WI (National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help)
New Franken, WI • Directions

Join our Workshop staff and Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, Ph.D. for a one-day program on what the Catechism refers to as the "source and summit" of our Faith. 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 how their fulfillment is found 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 scholar, as well as explore and simulate practical teaching strategies with ready-to-use classroom materials. Share best practices with your fellow teachers, enjoy catered breakfast and lunch, and engage in both formal and informal discussions.

Schedule


8:00-8:30am
Check-In and Breakfast

8:30-8:45am
Program Intrduction

8:45-9:15am
Sacred Art, Pop Culture, and Catechesis
Spend time reflecting on pop culture references and sacred art images and how you can use them to engage your students in the teaching our Faith.

9:15-10:00am
This Is My Body, This Is My Blood
Enjoy the first talk by Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, Ph.D. followed by Q & A

10:00-10:15am
Break

10:15-11:00am
Eucharistic Adoration

11:00am-12:00pm
Holy Mass

12:00-12:45pm
Lunch

12:45-1:30pm
Source and Summit of Our Faith
Enjoy the second talk by Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, Ph.D. followed by Q & A

1:30-1:40pm
Break

1:40-2:20pm
The Eucharist and the Passover
Spend time reflecting on the connections between the Passover and the Eucharist. Partake in hands-on activities that will help your students come to a deeper understanding of the gift of Jesus in the Eucharist.

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

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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.

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Fr. Spitzer is currently the President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith (www.magiscenter.com) and the Spitzer Center (www.spitzercenter.org). The Magis Center produces documentaries, books, high school programs, college courses, adult-education programs, and social media materials to show the close connection between faith and reason in contemporary physics, philosophy, and historical study of the New Testament. Fr. Spitzer was President of Gonzaga University from 1998 to 2009. While president, he significantly increased the programs and curricula in faith, ethics, service, and leadership, and led the efforts to build 20 new facilities, increased the student population by 75%, and raised more than $200 million for scholarships and capital projects. He has made many TV appearances including: Larry King Live (debating Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow), the Today Show (debating on the topic of active euthanasia), The History Channel in “God and The Universe,” a multiple part PBS series “Closer to the Truth,” and the Hugh Hewitt Show. He currently appears weekly on EWTN in “Father Spitzer’s Universe“.

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