Catechetical Workshop

This is My Body, This is My Blood

June 09, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Workshop

Join us for a FREE virtual workshop from 3:00-5:00PM ET on Tuesday, June 9th! As many of us know, in a recent pew study there was an alarmingly high percentage of Catholics that do not believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. In this workshop we will explore the beauty of this reality and how we can effective communicate it to our students. Participants will explore content as well as practical strategies to implement in the classroom. 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

Meditations on the Eucharist
Spend time reflecting on the power and beauty of the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist

I Am The Bread of Life
Spend time enjoying a presentation by Fr. Thomas Dailey, O.S.F.S.

Whoever Eats My Flesh and Drinks My Blood...
Practical tips for your students along with time for collaboration and discussion in virtual breakout groups. Led by Jose Gonzalez of Sophia Institute for Teachers

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.


Rev. Thomas Dailey, O.S.F.S. holds the John Cardinal Foley Chair of Homiletics & Social Communications at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. The Cardinal Foley Chair supports the work of the Church in the realm of Gospel communications by educating seminarians and other students, informing staff in parishes and (arch)dioceses, and dialoguing with journalists and media professionals. Prior to his appointment at the seminary, Fr. Dailey taught as a faculty member at DeSales University (Center Valley, PA) for 29 years. There he was a tenured professor of Theology, the inaugural Fr. Louis Brisson Chair in Salesian Spirituality, and the founding director of the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture. He also taught occasionally at Immaculata University, the Washington Theological Union, and in the National Institute for Clergy Formation. Fr. Dailey earned a doctoral degree in sacred theology (S.T.D.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome), where he completed his dissertation on the biblical Book of Job. He has lectured internationally on topics in biblical theology, Salesian spirituality, and Catholic higher education. He has written, edited or translated eight books and more than forty articles/chapters in a variety of scholarly and pastoral publications worldwide. He now writes a monthly column for and contributes regularly to the Seminarian Casual blog.