Catechetical Workshop

Source and Summit: The Most Holy Eucharist, St. Louis

September 29, 2023
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Archdiocese of St. Louis (St. Joseph, Cottleville)
Cottleville, MO • Directions

Join our Workshop staff a 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, and engage in both formal and informal discussions.


Breakfast and Check-In

Program Introduction

Do This in Remembrance of Me
Spend time participating in interactive activities that will help your students reflect on the reality of Christ's real presence in the Eucharist and help them to enter into the Mass more intentionally.

The Eucharist: Source and Summit of our Lives
Enjoy the first of two presentations by Scott Sollom, followed by Q & A


Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions

Holy Mass


Diving into John 6
Enjoy the second and final presentation by Scott Sollom, followed by Q & A.

The Power of Eucharistic Miracles
Learn about and reflect on various Eucharistic miracles that have occured throughout history.

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 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.


Dr. Scott Sollom is a professor of theology at Franciscan University who has worked in the field of catechesis and evangelization for 15 years. He has published articles in the Catechetical Review and The Sower Journal, and co-authored faith formation curriculums for the Association for Catechumenal Ministry, as well as Symbolon. Scott’s wife, Mary, has taught in the local Catholic high school for over 10 years. They live in Steubenville, Ohio, with their five children.

1355 Motherhead Rd, Cottleville, MO 63304, USA

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