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FRIDAY, March 21
Time Speaker Talk
12:00 Noon Registration/Vendor Area Opens
12:30pm Fr. Luke Sweeney
Fr SweeneyforwebRaising Abel, Not Cain: Hope and Challenges for the Catholic Family

How can parents provide the environment where their children can be receptive to and hear God’s voice? We want our children to be as generous as Abel when making an offering to God, and not selfish like Cain.
1:30pm Mrs. Virginia Seuffert
Ginny4web2Homeschool to Escape the Common Core

Parents are up in arms about the Common Core’s poorly written standards, confusing curriculum, grueling test schedule, and invasion of family privacy. While we should all be working towards throwing the Common Core into the dustbin of history, what can we do to help our children now? Homeschooling offers educational excellence at a very affordable price. You can do it.
2:30pm Fr. Brian Barr
Fr. Brian BarrSlaying Giants: Confronting a Culture of Disbelief

Learn how you can find ways of protecting your family from a culture increasingly hostile to Christian values, and meet the challenges of secularism with hope and without retreat.
3:30pm Mrs. Alice Gunther
Alice for webWhat about Socialization?

Even with home education gaining wider acceptance, the dreaded question always comes up, “What about socialization?”  In this talk, Alice Gunther will discuss the joy and beauty of homeschool friendship, not only for the children, but for mothers as well. She will also give practical advice on forming or finding a homeschooling group, starting clubs and activities, and finding true friendship in Christ.
4:30 – 6:00pm Vendor Sales/Dinner
6:00pm Mrs. Virginia Seuffert
Ginny4web2Six Steps to Homeschool Success

The task of teaching our children can seem daunting to parents when they are starting out, or when the crazy circumstances of daily life threaten to turn family life upside down. A simple, common sense formula of what to do and what to avoid will keep every family on track.
7:00pm Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett
Mary Ellen 2013 webHomeschooling in Hard Times

Having homeschooled through the loss of her oldest child, the death of her mom, unemployment, and a health crisis for her husband, Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett has a unique perspective on keeping the homeschool fires burning during the worst of times. Learn some ways to cope with school at the foot of the cross.
8:00pm Conference Ends