Friday, May 19

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Young Children and the Mass

Ashley Zahorian

From "I don't want to go to Mass," through doughnut bribes, to traumatic experiences in the cry room, nothing worked until hearts and goals were changed! Hear some practical tips from a parent of young children to alleviate the feeling of dread before every Mass!

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Why You Should Homeschool and Why You Must Persevere

Virginia Seuffert

Government schools are more troubled than ever before, frequently graduating students unprepared to assume their roles as the next generation of citizens. Veteran homeschooler Ginny Seuffert will explain why homeschooling may be the best answer.

3:15pm – 4:00pm

5 Simple Steps to Improve Your Prayer Life

Fr. Jeffrey Kirby

We all know that we are supposed to pray, and many of us want to pray. Oftentimes, we try and then things come up and our prayer life slips away. This workshop provides practical steps on how to pray (and keep praying). It gives a theology from the trenches and is aimed to help us all become better people of prayer.

 

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Reclaiming Christian Culture: The Battle Begins in the Home

Prof. Joseph Pearce

The fight to restore and reclaim the priceless heritage of Christian Culture will be won or lost in the homes of Christians. This culture has been under systematic assault over the past half-century. Discover practical ways of winning this fight, and learn about the weapons which will be essential in the fight.

 6:00pm – Day Ends

Saturday, May 20

9:30am – Registration

10:00am – 10:45am

Mercy and the Drama of Salvation

Fr. Jeffrey Kirby

This talk describes the story of salvation history from the perspective of God’s mercy. The covenant and the drama of humanity’s relationship with God throughout time is described within the scope and passion of God’s goodness and mercy.

 

11:15am – 12:00am

Being Present: Creating the Best Homeschool Experience

Dr. Bill Thierfelder

Bring greater joy and success to your homeschool by living, loving, working, playing, and praying in the present moment. Find out why distractions and expectations often lead to discontent and poor performance and what you can do to overcome them. Learn the secret to peace and happiness that will double your talents as a teacher or student.

 

12:00pm – Vendor Sales/Lunch Break

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Overcoming the Hurdles of Homeschooling

Ginny Seuffert

Some of the toughest hurdles in homeschooling can be corrected with calm and confident parenting. This talk offers some insight into just what might be holding us back and how some easy, common sense adjustments will make all the difference.

 

2:30pm – 3:15pm

The Quest for Shakespeare: Revealing His Catholicism

Prof. Joseph Pearce

Shakespeare is arguably the greatest writer who ever lived. Now the secular culture is facing the shocking evidence that the Bard of Avon was a lifelong Catholic who resisted the anti-Catholic persecution of Elizabethan England and who weaved his Catholicism into his plays and poems. Discover the evidence that proves beyond any reasonable doubt that Shakespeare was a Catholic.

3:30pm – Conference Ends