Workshop

The Great Paraclete: Coming to Know the Holy Spirit

What You'll Get with this Workshop


  • 60-minute session
  • Explore teaching strategies with a master teacher
  • Classroom-ready lesson plans
  • Instant, easy-access-no expiration!
  • Receive a professional development certificate

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Workshop Overview


During this Workshop you 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. This event is open to all K-12 Catholic school teachers, catechists, and catechetical leaders. 

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Professional Development Certificate: You may request your certificate by visiting this link.

Sophia Institute for Teachers is an independent, non-profit organization. Participants at our programs receive certificates stating the number of hours at each workshop and as proof of attendance. Each diocese will determine if/how these hours can be applied toward on-going teacher or catechist certification requirements. If you need official verification that attendance at our program will satisfy your requirements, please check with your principal and/or the appropriate person in your diocese.

Your 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 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.

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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.

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