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CATECHETICAL WORKSHOP

Source and Summit: The Holy Eucharist, Palm Beach

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St. Juliana School

4355 S Olive Ave #2725
West Palm Beach, FL United States

October 24, 2023

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Workshop Overview

Join our Workshop staff a for a one-day program on what the Catechism refers to as the 鈥渟ource and summit鈥 of our Faith. Explore how the Eucharist is truly a Sacrament of love and how you can lead your students to receive greater spiritual fruit from Communion. You鈥檒l learn the Old Testament roots of the Eucharist, as well as how their fulfillment is found in 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 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, Pop Culture, and Catechesis

    Spend time reflecting on pop culture references and sacred art images and how you can use them to engage your students in the teaching of various truths of our Faith.

  • 9:45-10:30am

    The Eucharist: Source and Summit of our Life

    Enjoy the first talk by Dr. Scott Sollom, followed by Q & A

  • 10:30-10:45am

    Break

  • 10:45-11:30am

    Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions

    Spend time in front of the blessed Sacrament participating in guided prayer along with time for silence and an opportunity to go to confession.

  • 11:30am-12:15pm

    Holy Mass

  • 12:15-1:00pm

    Lunch

  • 1:00-1:45pm

    O Wondrous Mystery

    Enjoy the second talk by Dr. Scott Sollom, followed by Q & A

  • 1:45-2:20pm

    The Eucharist and the Passover

    Spend time reflecting on the connections between the Passover and the Eucharist. Partake in hands-on activities that will help your students come to a deeper understanding of the gift of Jesus in the Eucharist.

  • 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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Scott Sollom

Dr. Scott Sollom is a professor of theology at Franciscan University who has worked in the field of catechesis and evangelization for 15 years. He has published articles in the Catechetical Review and The Sower Journal, and co-authored faith formation curriculums for the Association for Catechumenal Ministry, as well as Symbolon. Scott鈥檚 wife, Mary, has taught in the local Catholic high school for over 10 years. They live in Steubenville, Ohio, with their five children.

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