Helping Students Be Fully Present at Mass

What You'll Get with this Workshop

  • Access to live session and recording
  • Explore teaching strategies with a master teacher
  • Enjoy a dynamic presentation by a catechetical scholar
  • Classroom-ready lesson plans
  • Receive a professional development certificate

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Workshop Overview

Join us for a two-hour virtual workshop on helping your students fully enter into 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 explore and simulate practical teaching strategies with ready-to-use classroom materials.  You can choose to join us live or watch it on your own time. This Workshop is open to all K-12 Catholic school teachers, catechists, and catechetical leaders. 

The live session will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm Eastern Time. The recording will be available for viewing 2-3 business days after the live session.

Please note: Those who watch the recording will receive a certificate for 1.25 hours (as the recording does not include small-group interaction time).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Your Presenters


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. James Pauley is Professor of Theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University. He is the author of two books focused on the renewal of catechesis: An Evangelizing Catechesis: Teaching from Your Encounter with Christ (Our Sunday Visitor, 2020) and the revised edition of Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century: A School of Discipleship (Liturgy Training Publications, 2022). In 2014, Dr. Pauley was appointed editor of The Catechetical Review, Franciscan University’s journal dedicated to Catholic education and evangelization. Dr. Pauley has served professionally in parish, diocesan, and university catechetical formation for more than thirty years and currently serves on the US Bishops’ Executive Team for the Eucharistic Revival. Having received his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in 2014, he enjoys serving as a frequent speaker in dioceses and parishes nationwide. Dr. Pauley is married to Katrina, and they are blessed with three daughters.

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