Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2015.
Friday July 10th, 2015
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday July 11th, 2015
9:30am to 3:30pm
St. Adalbert Parish
66 Adalbert St.
Berea, OH 44017
Prof. Joseph Pearce
Prof. Joseph Pearce is a native of England and the Director of the Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College, in Nashville, TN. He is editor of the St. Austin Review, an international review of Catholic culture, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions...
Mrs. Colleen Hammond
Mrs. Colleen Hammond is the author of Dressing with Dignity, and was a former On-Camera Meteorologist for The Weather Channel, a model, actress and Miss Michigan National Teen-Ager. Colleen lived the “American Dream” and found it to be a nightmare! While working in television, she reverted to the Catholic Faith...
Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett
Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett is a mother of eight children and wife to David. She is a lifelong New Yorker and an active member of her parish Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lindenhurst, New York. Mary Ellen is a columnist for The Long Island Catholic and chronicles the journey of living a faithful, but imperfect, Catholic family life on her weblog, Tales from the Bonny Blue House...
Fr. Paul Voida
Fr. Paul Voida believes his desire to be an evangelizing parish priest came from the example of his parents. In southern California, his parents helped start two Byzantine Catholic parishes and were actively involved in the Roman parishes of the parochial schools he attended....
Mr. Philip Gray
Mr. Philip Gray and his wife homeschool their six children. With three left at home, they are hoping for a grandchild. Philip is a canon lawyer. His educational background includes studies in Philosophy, an undergraduate degree in Mental Health/Human Services and Theology, and licentiate and master’s degrees in Canon Law. Philip founded Professional Canonical Services, a private canon law firm....
Miss Elizabeth Erickson
Miss Elizabeth Erickson joined the staff of Walsh University in 2014. She was a homeschool graduate, and went on to earn her B.A. in Applied Behavioral Sciences from National Louis University. Currently, she is pursuing an M.B.A. from Walsh. Elizabeth assists in the facilitation of programs geared toward faith formation...
Arx Publishing gives a voice to authors whose books uphold traditional Catholic values and promote the Culture of Life. Specializing in new historical fiction for young adults, Arx also publishes high fantasy fiction, devotional and scholarly works.
At Belmont Abbey, you will find a campus that is physically beautiful, an atmosphere that is friendly, and classes that will stimulate your mind, cultivate your spirit, and gladden your heart. At the Abbey, your classes will be small. Your professors will know you by name. You will get to know your classmates well and they will get to know you. You become part of the Catholic intellectual tradition that founded the world’s first universities and that continues to animate many of them today. You also partake of the Benedictine tradition of learning and holiness that has been a light to individuals and to nations for 1,500 years.
Recognized as one of America’s premier Catholic Liberal Arts colleges, Christendom offers its students a fully Catholic education, integrating Faith and Reason, while immersing them in a vibrant and joyful Catholic culture steeped in the ageless traditions of the Church.
Fr. Paul Voida
Homeschool Connections is a Catholic online curriculum provider, bringing the best Catholic instructors to you from around the world. Answering Blessed John Paul II’s call to the New Evangelization, Homeschool Connections uses the latest technology to give you live, interactive classes; independent-learning classes; free webinars for Catholic parents; and the Catholic History Video Project.
Since 1983 HSLDA have been pioneers in the homeschooling movement, and they are still fighting for homeschoolers today. They are the only organization that lobbies on behalf of homeschoolers in Washington D.C. and are a bastion of support, not just providing legal, but also practical, everyday support for 85,000 homeschooling families across the country.
Northeast Catholic College is a residential Catholic liberal arts college in New Hampshire. The College seeks through the rigorous study and discussion of primary texts through its “Great Books” liberal arts program—and through its vibrantly Catholic student life, to call students to the lifelong pursuit of intellectual and moral virtue.
Queen of Heaven Academy (QHA) offers an economical online curriculum that is faithful to the intellectual, moral, and spiritual traditions of the Catholic Church. Founded in 1995, Queen of Heaven Academy carries on the proven classical curriculum, 4 - 12th grade that has prepared students for acceptance in colleges across the nation and internationally. Homeschoolers, groups, co-ops, and schools all benefit from Queen of Heaven Academy's Catholic curriculum that is conveniently scheduled across three different time zones. Queen of Heaven offers assistance for special needs students and makes the internet a safe place for students with our exclusive St. John's SafetyNet program. Queen of Heaven Academy's high school program is accredited through the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS).
Seton is a full-service Catholic curriculum provider and the largest publisher of Catholic textbooks in the English language. Serving over 15,000 enrolled students, Seton assists families by providing books, lesson plans, grading services, counseling services, and a wealth of online resources. At the conference, we are offering a $30 per child discount on enrollment (grades 1-12).
There is only a handful of conferences where Seton sells the used books that families return to us over the year. This one-day only sale is your only chance to pick up these great deals.
St. Joseph Foundation
Math curriculum specifically designed for Homeschoolers. Math 3 through Pre-Calculus. Teaching Textbooks is approved by Seton Home Study School as a replacement math curriculum for Saxon Math.
100% Catholic Books and Gifts.
For nearly 3000 students from 40 states and 35 countries, the search for the right college has led them to Walsh University. Here, on the 136-acre main campus and satellite campuses in Akron, Canfield, and just outside of Rome, Italy, they have found that learning transcends the classroom, caring faculty help students aim higher, and leadership requires more than intellect. As an independent, Catholic university, we encourage individuals to act in accordance with reason guided by the example and teachings of Jesus Christ. Our aim is to develop students' mind, body and spirit - this is Walsh's distinguished tradition and the heart of its appeal.
Friday, July 10
12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens
12:30pm – 1:15pm
Incorporating Icons into our Family Spirituality
Icons truly “talk” in image and color the theology of the Catholic Church. Icons can engage our intellect and imagination and draw us to wonder at the mysteries of our Faith. Fr. Paul will describe the meaning of selected feast day icons and then lead us in a liturgical prayer that expresses the spirituality of each icon.
1:30pm – 1:50pm
Actually Getting Your Children to Do Their Schoolwork
Most young children are not wired to sit still and bring a great deal of thought to school work; they would really rather be tearing around the house and the yard, and would be happy to never crack open a book. Mrs. Barrett will give some tips on how to use your child’s learning style to contain the fidgets and get the work done peacefully.
2:00pm – 2:45pm
Marriage: The Bedrock of Homeschooling and Society
Marriage is the only sacrament to exist as a sacrament before sin, and would have continued as a sacrament if no sin entered the world. Pope St. John Paul II calls marriage, “The Primal Sacrament”. Understanding the proper role of marriage is critical for the homeschool family.
3:00pm – Coffee Social
3:30pm – 4:15pm
Creating an Atmosphere of Love and Learning in the Home
An atmosphere of love, learning, and levity can change the whole game in your homeschool. Mary Ellen will share tips on how to create an atmosphere that encourages discipline, enjoyment, love of faith and family, in which the children will come to love learning.
4:30pm – 4:50pm
What the World Thinks of Marriage vs. What Marriage Actually Is
You know how the world defines marriage, and even what mainstream Christians expect from marriage. What does God intend by the Sacrament? What are you missing?
5:00pm – 5:45pm
Reclaiming Christian Culture: The Battle Begins in the Home
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, July 11
9:30am – Registration
10:00am – 10:45am
The Quest for Shakespeare: Revealing His Catholicism
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.
11:00am – 11:45am
Teaching Values to Your Children
This talk offers ideas and suggestions on how parents can help children’s all-around development. It discusses which virtues to focus on at a particular age in a child’s development.
12:00pm – Vendor Sales/Lunch Break
1:30pm – 1:50pm
Honor Thy Husband; Happy Husband, Happy Homeschool
In a world that increasingly diminishes and ridicules men and fathers, it is extremely important that we not only honor our husbands but also raise our sons to be good strong, godly men. A wife’s role in this cannot be understated as she sets the tone of the home.
2:00pm – 2:20pm
Parents, It’s Going to Be OK
This will be a slightly comical but reassuring talk about: the life of students after homeschooling; normal things homeschooling parents fear; and why it’s going to be ok. Be assured that formation in the home is a successful preparation for the world.
2:30pm – 3:15pm
Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Does it seem that your child can never remember to say please or thank you? How about learning to greet guests politely, or answering the phone? This talk will answer some frequently-asked questions on raising children with manners.