Catechetical Workshop

The Great Paraclete: Coming to Know the Holy Spirit

May 28, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Workshop

Join us for a FREE virtual workshop from 3:00-5:00PM EST on Thursday, May 28th! In preparation for Pentecost we will spend time reflecting on the third person of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit. Participants will explore content as well as practical strategies to implement with their students. Those who attend will spend time listening to engaging presentations and have time collaborating and working virtually with teachers and catechists from all over the country. This event is open to all K-12 Catholic school teachers, catechists, and catechetical leaders. To register click here.


Welcome and Introduction

Invoking the Holy Spirit
Spend time exploring various methods of prayer that invoke the Holy Spirit.

Veni Sancti Spiritus
Enjoy a presentation by Sr. Mary Anne Zuberbueler, OP.

A Life in the Spirit
Practical lesson ideas along with time for collabortaion and discussion in virtual small groups.

Additional resources and closing meditation

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 250 of our workshops in over 45 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.


Sister Mary Anne joined the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia of Nashville, Tennessee in August of 1989 and celebrated her Silver Jubilee of religious profession in 2016. With her six brothers, Sister grew up in a small, west Texas ranching community on the Rio Grande. Prior to entering the convent, Sister earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Christendom College in Virginia. In 1999, she earned a Master of Education at Northwestern State University of Louisiana and in 2013 she completed a Doctor of Education from the University of Memphis. Some summers have found her studying graduate theology at Franciscan University in Steubenville. For over 25 years, Sister has taught or administered in schools in Tennessee, Virginia, and Indiana. Her most recent work has been in educator preparation as Dean of the School of Education at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee. Throughout her time as a consecrated religious serving in Catholic education, Sister Mary Anne has found forming relationships with teachers, students, and parents grounded in a mutual love of Christ and His Church to be profoundly life-giving.