Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2013.


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DoubleTree Hotel Tarrytown
455 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Save the dates!

Friday August 2nd, 2013 @ 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday August 3rd, 2013 @ 9:30am to 3:30pm

This conference is for everyone, not just homeschooling families. All religious are especially welcome.
We love children, but must restrict attendance to teens and nursing babies only.

We highly suggest that you sign up for our email updates and like us on Facebook so that you can get information about the conference as soon as it is available. If you want to get a sense of what the conference is like, just take a look at our 2012 Archive. You can see which speakers and vendors we had and what our schedule looked like. We had a great conference in 2012, and our 2013 conference should have a similar structure. We hope you can join us!

Fr. Andrew Apostoli is a member of the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. He was ordained a priest by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen in 1967. He has been active in teaching, preaching retreats and parish missions, and in giving spiritual direction. He is an adjunct faculty member of Saint Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, Yonkers, New York. In his community, he has served as Community Servant and Novice Director. He was instrumental in 1988 in helping to found the Community of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal. Currently, he is serving as a Vice-Postulator for the Cause of Canonization for Ven. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

Father Andrew has been active over the years producing different TV series for EWTN. He has also been giving talks on various spiritual topics, many of which are available as videos, DVD’s, CD’s, and tapes. He has written 8 books and 3 pamphlets.
Fr. Gerald E. Murray, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, is the pastor of Holy Family Church, the United Nations Parish, in Manhattan. He was ordained a priest in December of 1984 by John Cardinal O’Connor. He served in various parishes in Manhattan and the Bronx before being sent in 1993 for graduate studies in Canon Law in Rome . He was awarded a Doctorate in Canon Law in 1998 from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He served as a judge on the New York Metropolitan Tribunal before retuning to parish work first at St. Vincent De Paul Church in Manhattan, and now at Holy Family Church. Fr. Murray was a chaplain in the United States Naval Reserve from 1994 to 2005. He is the chaplain of American Legion Post 754 in New York, and of the New York Council of the Unites States Navy League. He is a frequent commentator on various media outlets, including EWTN, Fox News, Fox Business News, MSNBC, Radio Maria, Fox News Radio and Voice of America.
Dr. Catherine Moran received her B.A. in Biology, Chemistry, and Speech/Hearing Therapy from Kent State University, and her Masters and Ph.D. in Education from Breyer State University. A mother of five, she has over 20 years of homeschooling experience.

She was president of the Catholic Home School Network of America, founder of the Ohio Educators’ Catholic Home Schooling Network, and a member of the CHSNA delegation to Rome on behalf of Catholic Home Education, which visited with Pope John Paul II in 1995 and 1997.

Dr. Moran is a secular Franciscan, and served as prefect of her fraternity for three years. Currently acting as secretary-treasurer of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, Byzantine Chapter in Warren, Ohio, she has presented the Fatima message to over 20,000 adults and children in the Northeastern Ohio and Tri-state area.
Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett is a home educating mother of seven children. Her column, “Life in Our Domestic Church,” is regularly featured in The Long Island Catholic. She has spoken at numerous homeschooling conferences on topics such as socialization and the challenges of raising a special needs child. In her popular blog, Tales from the Bonny Blue House, Mary Ellen writes about daily life and happenings in her Catholic home. In addition, she writes about the Catholic celebration of Christmas in her blog O Night Divine. Currently, she is working on two books, a book about life as a mom of a large family and an Advent Book of Days. Besides writing and blogging, Mary Ellen enjoys cooking, sewing, photography, and studying Theology.
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. The moment their first baby was born, Colleen “saw the light” and abandoned her highly successful career in television to become a stay-at-home-mother. Currently heard as a host of “St. Joseph Radio Presents”—available to 85 million people worldwide on WEWN—Colleen has also been asked to host a television talk show in Dallas, which may soon be syndicated.

Colleen is an award-winning writer, radio and television talk show host, educator, comedienne, and mother—all rolled into one! Acclaimed for her versatility, she delivers an enduring message filled with down-to-earth wisdom, inspiration, and humor. Colleen brings a fresh and creative approach to living joyfully, and has helped thousands of people every year to make positive and virtuous changes in their lives. A frequent speaker at conferences, retreats, and parish events, Colleen addresses such timely issues as marriage, children, family, and values and virtues. Groups appreciate her real-life solutions to tough problems—presented with compassion, warmth, and a lively interactive style.

Colleen, her husband, and their four children currently reside in North Texas.
Mrs. Virginia (Ginny) Seuffert, a native New Yorker and mother of 12, has been homeschooling for over 20 years! While in New York, Mrs. Seuffert lectured, debated, and wrote a number of articles for the Pro-Life movement. After moving to Illinois, she became a founding member of the Network of Illinois Catholic Home Educators, helped establish the “Round Table” (a Catholic home school leadership discussion group), and became a founder and officer of the Catholic Home School Network of America.

In addition to appearing on EWTN, she has been a guest on numerous radio shows, lectured at Catholic family conferences all over the United States and Canada, and has authored several articles on such topics as home education, teaching children the virtues, and household management. The Illinois Press Association awarded her first place honors for a column she wrote defending traditional family values in a local newspaper. The Seton Home Study School Newsletter regularly features her columns, and recently Seton Press published her first two books of a series, Ginny’s Gems: Home Management Essentials and Ginny’s Gems: 10 Essentials for Teaching Your Preschooler at Home.

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Vendor Name and Description Table Number and Hometown
Aquinas Learning

Aquinas Learning is a classical education mentoring K-12 program providing an online course site and once-a-week meetings (28 weeks) consisting of Socratic discussions, memory works, foundations in language, fine arts, science experiments, and oral presentations forming a habit of mind and ordering the soul to the Good, True, and Beautiful.
Tables TBA
Manassas, VA
Arx Publishing

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 poetry, high fantasy fiction, devotional, and scholarly works.
2 Tables
Merchantville, NJ
Christendom College

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.
1 Table
Front Royal, VA
College of Saint Mary Magdalen

The College of St. Mary Magdalen remains one of only 20 colleges in the U.S. to be named to the Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. The College offers a classical liberal arts education–through its Great Books Program–that is rooted in Catholic social teaching and is loyal to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
1 Table
Warner, NH
Kolbe Academy Homeschool

Kolbe Academy Homeschool provides curriculum and books that are CATHOLIC – loyal to the Magisterium, CLASSICAL in approach, IGNATIAN in method, and FLEXIBLE in practice.
1 Table
Napa, CA
Lighthouse Catholic Media

Lighthouse Catholic Media produces and distributes educational and motivational talks on CDs. Its stated mission is to encourage Catholics to use media to help family and friends discover and rediscover truths of the Catholic Faith and come to the fullness of truth.
Tables TBA
Gainesville, VA
Mary Ellen Barrett 1 Table
Pauline Books & Media

Pauline Books and Media is an apostolate of Daughters of St. Paul who publish Catholic books and cd’s for children, teens, and adults. We also operate Pauline Books & Media at 64th W. 38th Street in Manhattan between 5th and 6th avenue. It is our mission to bring Christ and the teachings of the Church to the masses.
4 Tables
Staten Island, NY
Seton Home Study School

Seton is a full-service Catholic curriculum provider and the largest publisher of Catholic textbooks in the English language. Serving around 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).
Tables TBA
Front Royal, VA
Seton Used Books

There is only a handful of conferences where Seton sells the used books that families return to us over the year. This two-day only sale is your only chance to pick up these great deals.
Tables TBA
Front Royal, VA
Teaching Textbooks

Teaching Textbooks makes math products designed exclusively for homeschoolers. Math 3 through Pre-Calculus.
3 Tables
Oklahoma City, OK

FRIDAY, August 2
Time Speaker Talk
2:00pm Registration/Vendor Area Opens
2:30pm Dr. Catherine Moran
Spiritual and Educational Priorities for Homeschooling Families

This talk stresses the spiritual aspect of homeschooling and why it’s so important and how to make it the #1 priority in your homeschooling family. A definite must for all home schooling parents to hear and know.
3:30pm Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett
How to Homeschool and Keep Our Sanity–It Can be Done

Educating your children, keeping a home, managing outside activities and feeding everyone in between would overwhelm any mom. Mrs. Barrett takes a lighthearted and fun look at ten basic principles that will help your homeschool run smoothly and bring peace to your days.
4:30 – 6:00pm Vendor Sales/Dinner
6:00pm Fr. Andrew Apostoli
St. Francis and the Holy Spirit

St. Francis was close to the Holy Spirit and filled with joy. He was a simple man, not a theologian like St. Thomas Aquinas or St. Augustine. However, he had spiritual wisdom. What he taught about spiritual joy was done by word and example. Fr. Apostoli talks about the Franciscan Rule, how St. Francis practiced spiritual joy, and how St. Francis inspired our current pope.
7:00pm Mrs. Colleen Hammond
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.
SATURDAY, August 3
Time Speaker Talk
9:30am Registration
10:00am Fr. Gerald Murray
Seeing Life Through the Eyes of Faith

It is vital that we acquire and develop a supernatural outlook on our daily lives, learning how to see the Hand of Divine Providence in the events of our lives and the lives of others. A purely mundane outlook will produce spiritual dullness of soul. Living faith depends on recognizing God’s invisible presence in our lives.
11:00am Mrs. Virginia Seuffert
Public Education and the Necessity of Homeschooling

Do you know what goes on in public school classrooms? Many parents don’t fully understand the role state schools have seized in molding the minds and habits of American children. How will the Common Core change the schools in your neighborhood? Parents—not the schools—are ultimately responsible for raising happy and virtuous children.
12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch/Vendor Sales
1:30pm Mrs. Colleen Hammond
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.
2:30pm Dr. Catherine Moran
Benchmarks for Learning

As a homeschooling parent, do you often wonder where your children are academically? Are they on target or behind in developmental skills needed to learn? What are the benchmarks for the various age groups for learning? This vitally important information will help you keep your children on target academically and help you keep control of their education.
3:30pm Conference Ends