Teacher & Staff Enrichment

Gabriel is available to work with adults and senior high groups in workshop, retreat or lecture settings. Custom workshops or retreats can be designed for your teacher/staff development.

Possible Topics:

Images of God and the Spiritual Journey:

How do we present God to our children and youth? How do these images affect a person’s faith development?

Celtic_Show_(3-15-09)_009Creative Approaches to Prayer:

An introduction to teaching about prayer plus innovative ways of praying in groups.

Who Do You Say That I Am? – (Christology Update)

Presenting the teaching of Jesus in the light of current Christological studies.

Teaching Religion With Imagination:

Ideas for using the liturgical seasons, feast days and secular holidays to engage students in celebrating and exploring their faith.

Catholic Social Teaching:

An overview of Catholic Social Teaching and creative ways toexplore the teachings with various age groups.

Eco- Spirituality:

Introduction to the concept and practice of eco-spirituality.  The teachings of St. Francis of Assisi are explored and writings of the United States Catholic Conference are presented and discussed. How do we invite all students to a sense of wonder that expands our awareness of the Divine Mystery in creation?

Multiple Intelligence Learning in Religion Class: 

The workshop includes an introduction to the theory of Multiple Intelligence. Teachers learn techniques and activities to engage students with all the different learning styles.

Understanding Scripture:

How do we read and understand Scripture today? How do we bring scripture to life for our students today? Workshop includes creative ways to help students explore scripture.