Due to terrible weather, Dr. Ray’s flight has been delayed. Our current plan is to adjust the schedule such that Mary Ellen will give the first talk, Canon Talarico the second and then Dr. Ray will give the last two.


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Thursday, July 18

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Raising a 1 in 100 Child Against a Culture No Longer On Your Side

Dr. Ray Guarendi

Good parents are finding themselves battling against the moral and soul mishaping forces of the culture. This presentation offers what to watch out for and how to counter those forces.

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Good Habits Make a Great Homeschool

Mary Ellen Barrett

Even as our houses need the occasional freshening up, so too do our habits and routines. This talk will help you discover the tools that you need to develop good habits and keep the homeschooling flowing peacefully all year.

3:15pm – 4:00pm

The Most Blessed Trinity: Model for Holy and Happy Family Life

Canon Matthew Talarico

Drawing upon the teachings of St. Francis de Sales, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Benedict, Reverend Canon Matthew Talarico will offer reflections on how the supernatural life of the Most Holy Trinity is meant by God to inspire practical lessons for fathers and mothers in the family life of the home.

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Fighting Mad: Practical Solutions for Overcoming Anger

Dr. Ray Guarendi

Are you angry? Why? How does your anger impact the other members of your family? Dr. Ray cuts through the psychobabble to present a realistic picture of anger and other emotional issues, and then offers practical solutions for overcoming them.

6:00pm – Day Ends

Friday, July 19

9:30am – Registration

10:00am – 10:45am

How Homeschooling Can Save Souls and the World

Mary Ellen Barrett

Like the Irish monks who labored to preserve the culture that was being destroyed by barbarians, so too do Catholic homeschooling parents protect and preserve the Faith and Catholic traditions in modern society.

11:15am – 12:00pm

Discipline: The First Essential of Homeschooling

Ginny Seuffert

Experienced homeschooling parents know the path to successful homeschooling is paved with virtues like obedience, order, patience, and industriousness. Calm, confident parents who inculcate these values will be rewarded with children who are a pleasure to teach.

2:30pm – Conference Ends