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CATECHETICAL WORKSHOP

Living Sacramentally and Liturgically, October 18th

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Bedford Village Inn

2 Olde Bedford Way
Bedford, NH 03110 United States

October 18, 2023

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Workshop Overview

Join our Workshop staff a for a one-day program on helping your students more deeply understand the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church. You’ll discuss ways to help them see the real power and graces of the Sacraments as well as how to enter more deeply and intentionally into 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, enjoy catered breakfast and lunch, and engage in both formal and informal discussions.

Schedule

  • 8:30-9:00am

    Breakfast and Check-In

  • 9:00-9:15am

    Program Introduction

  • 9:15-9:45am

    Sacred Art and The Sacraments

    Spend time examining a variety of sacred art images and simulate how to use them in your classroom to help students come to a deeper appreciation for the Sacraments.

  • 9:45-10:30am

    The Sacredness of the Liturgy

    Enjoy the first presentation by a Dr. Jason King, followed by Q & A.

  • 10:30-10:45am

    Break

  • 10:45-11:30am

    The Meaning of the Mass

    Participate in hands-on activities that will help your students come to see the true meaning of the Mass.

  • 11:30am-12:15pm

    Holy Mass

  • 12:15-1:00pm

    Lunch

  • 1:00-1:45pm

    Sacramental and Liturgical Living

    Enjoy the second presentation by Jason King, followed by Q & A.

  • 1:45-2:20pm

    Teaching the Liturgical Calendar

    Find creative ways to incorporate and teach the liturgical calendar throughout the school year with your students.

  • 2:20-2:30pm

    Additional Resources, Evaluation

Join us, and you'll receive鈥

Catechetical Formation

Engaging sessions by a catechetical scholar provide background knowledge.

Practical Application

Research-based teaching strategies, and concrete tools to apply this knowledge in the classroom.

Spiritual Formation

You'll explore your vocation as a teacher, and your calling as a witness to Christ.

Ready-to-Use Materials

Receive a free supplemental guide featuring 10-12 lessons with activities and sacred art.

Presenters

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Jose Gonzalez

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鈥檚 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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Jason King

Jason King, Ph.D., is the Beirne Chair and Director for the St. Mary鈥檚 University Center for Catholic Studies. He received his master鈥檚 and doctoral degrees from The Catholic University of America. As an undergraduate student, he majored in Mathematics and Philosophy and graduated from Berea College, a work college, in Kentucky. Dr. King鈥檚 most recent publications include The Green Mister Rogers: Environmentalism in Mister Rogers鈥 Neighborhood and the edited collection Love, Sex, and Families: Catholic Perspectives, which won the Association of Catholic Publisher鈥檚 2021 first-place award in Theology and the 2021 Catholic Media Association first place award in marriage and family living. In 2016, King also received the Catholic Press鈥 third place award for the book God Has Begun a Great Work in Us. He is Editor Emeritus for the Journal of Moral Theology. He has served on boards and committees for Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, College Theology Society, Society of Christian Ethics, and New Wine, New Wineskins. He is married with three kids and an old hound dog.

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