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St. Peter Catholic Church

6161 Chambersburg Rd
Huber Heights, OH 45424

Save the dates!

Friday July 12th, 2013 @ 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday July 13th, 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.

You can 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. We had a good conference in 2012, and our 2013 conference should have the same general structure. 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.

Msgr. John C. Fritz was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Rockford in May of 2000. Since that time he has had various assignments: parochial vicar at St. Peter in Geneva, Ilinois; faculty member at Boylan Central Catholic High School; Diocesan Master of Ceremonies; Secretary to the Bishop; Assistant Executive Director of Catholic Cemeteries for the Diocese of Rockord; and Chancellor. He received his Licentiate in Sacred Theology in 2008 from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immacuate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC and has completed the coursework for the Doctorate in Sacred Theology at The Catholic University of America.

He was named a Chaplain of His Holiness in 2011. In the fall of 2012, he was released by his bishop to discern his vocation outside the diocese of Rockford, and has been working in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati since October 2012. He has given a number of talks on various subjects throughout the US, but this is his first time speaking at the IHM Homeschool Conference.
Father Ezra Sullivan, O.P., serves as assistant pastor at St. Gertrude parish in Cincinnati, Ohio. A member of the Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominicans, he received the M. Div. and STL degrees from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (Dominican House of Studies) in Washington, DC.

Fr. Ezra has experience working with inmates at the Ohio State Penitentiary and serving impoverished cancer patients in New York City with the Hawthorne Dominican sisters. He has published articles in both scholarly and popular journals, including Priest Magazine, Nova et Vetera, and Logos Journal. In the media, he has recorded different series of talks for Catholic Radio and has been an occasional guest on talk shows. When he is not serving at the parish, Father Ezra likes to write, give retreats, and talk on spiritual topics around the country because he wants to share the mercy of truth in charity and give glory to God.
Prof. Joseph Pearce is a native of England and writer in residence and visiting fellow at Thomas More College in New Hampshire. He is editor of the St. Austin Review (, an international review of Catholic culture, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions (, and executive director of Catholic Courses (

The internationally acclaimed author of many books, which include bestsellers such as The Quest for Shakespeare, Tolkien: Man and Myth, The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis and The Catholic Church, Bilbo’s Journey, Literary Converts, Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton, Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile, and Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc, Joseph Pearce is a world-recognized biographer of modern Christian literary figures. His books have been published and translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Italian, Korean and Polish.

Prof. Pearce has hosted two 13-part television series about Shakespeare on EWTN, and has also written and presented documentaries on EWTN on the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings.

He has participated and lectured at a wide variety of international and literary events at major colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Europe, Africa and South America. He is also a regular guest on national and international television and radio programs, and has served as consultant for film documentaries on J.R.R. Tolkien and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Prof. Pearce relocated to the United States in 2001. He and his wife homeschool their two young children, Leo and Evangeline.
Mrs. Amy Kalscheur graduated from Marian College in 1995 with a BA in Elementary Education and Mild Disabilities. After teaching in public schools for 2 years, Amy and her husband, Michael, decided that when their son was ready for school, they would begin by homeschooling instead of the traditional route. Amy and Michael now have 8 children, all of whom have been homeschooled since birth.

Amy is the treasurer for Holy Family Home Educators, and has been chairwoman of the Indianapolis Catholic Home School Conference since 2007. In addition to teaching at her local homeschool co-op, she also puts on children’s special events for the Knights of Columbus. She has been her husband’s campaign manager for 3 campaigns. Amy and Michael are active in their parish’s sponsor couple program, Blue Knights and lead the Little Flowers.
Mr. Michael Kalscheur is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) with over 18 years of experience in personal planning and institutional consulting. His firm, Castle Wealth Advisors, is an independent financial planning firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Kalscheur’s planning covers all aspects of a family’s finances, including goal setting, budgeting, retirement planning, estate and tax planning and risk management. However, as a homeschooling father of eight, he has also become an expert on college planning. Mr. Kalscheur speaks nationally on financial topics for businesses as well as family finances for homeschoolers.

Mr. Kalscheur currently sits on the Perry Township Advisory Board in Indianapolis, and is very involved with the Indiana state and local GOP. Michael is also the Family program director of the local Knights of Columbus, and is an active member of the German American Klub where he and his wife, Amy, practice ballroom dancing every week.
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.

IHM accepts vendors by invitation only; if you would like to be considered to be a vendor at the IHM Dayton Conference, please send an email to our Vendor Coordinator at vendors(AT)
A copy of our Vendor Guidelines can be viewed here: Vendor Guidelines.
The following is a list of vendors who have confirmed so far for 2013.

In addition to these vendors, there will be a large USED BOOK SALE.

Vendor Name and Description Table Number and Hometown
Aquinas College

Aquinas College offers a dynamic academic experience in a welcoming and supportive Catholic environment. Guided by our outstanding faculty and the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, students can choose from programs in liberal arts, business, nursing, and education on our beautiful 83-acre campus in Nashville, Tennessee.
1 Table
Nashville, Tennessee
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
Hillside Education

Language arts and liturgical year resources; Catholic homeschool magazine; latin mass liturgical magazine.
2 Tables
Lake Ariel, PA
Holy Heroes

Holy Heroes provides materials to help you bring “the joy of the Faith to your families.” Flagship products include Glory Stories (heard on EWTN Global Catholic Radio and many local stations), Holy Heroes devotional CDs (such as the Holy Rosary, Stations of the Cross, and Best-Loved Catholic Prayers), and The Altar Gang. Free online “adventures” led by kids for kids are also available on our website, with over 10,000 families having participated in their most recent “Lenten Adventure.”
3 Tables
Cramerton, NC
Homeschool Connections

Homeschool Connections is a Catholic online curriculum provider, bringing the best Catholic instructors to you from around the world. Answering Blessed Pope 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.
1 Table
North Richland Hills, TX
International Theological Institute

The ITI is an international Catholic college in Austria, with degrees granted by the Holy See. Catholics from over 20 different countries, and both Roman/Byzantine rites come together to read and discuss original texts (in English) in a small, seminar-style classroom setting. Programs include a one-year study-abroad curriculum in Catholic Philosophy and Theology, and a five-year direct Master’s degree in Theology.
1 Table
Ojai, CA
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

Math-U-See is a complete K-12 multi-sensory, skill-based math curriculum that includes DMVD instruction. May possibly have a K-6 spelling curriculum.
4 Tables
Lancaster, PA
Nancy Larson Publishers

Nancy Larson® Science programs are serious science for children ages 5-12. Nancy uses multi-sensory learning and proven strategies that assure children get more long-term learning. Each year long program is easy to teach. All the preparation is done and the scripted teacher’s manual enables parents to teach in-depth science proficiently and easily.
2 Tables
Old Lyme, CT
Prof. Joseph Pearce 1 Table
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).
17 Tables
(not counting used books)
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 chance to pick up these great deals.
2 Tables
Front Royal, VA
St. Augustine Academy Press

At St. Augustine Academy Press, we believe that what children read really matters. To meet this need, we offer classic out-of-print titles portryaing Catholic virtues that both children and parents will love. We also specialize in reprinting the work of Mother Mary Loyola, author of The King of the Golden City, so that a new generation may benefit from the strength of her catechetical work as well as her unique insight into the truths of our Faith.
2 Tables
Lisle, IL
Teaching Textbooks

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

The Catholic Shop carries only the very best in orthodox books available today, and comes with Catholic videos, CD’s, religious jewelry, statues and religious art. We also carry Catholic apparel in the way of t-shirts.
3 Tables
Cincinnati, OH
Usborne Books

The future of our world depends on the education of our children. We deliver educational excellence one book at a time. We promote economic opportunity while fostering strong family values. We touch the lives of children for a lifetime.
3 Table
Woodbridge, VA

FRIDAY, July 12
Time Speaker Talk
2:00pm Registration/Vendor Area Opens
2:30pm Fr. Ezra Sullivan
Challenges and Opportunities for Homeschoolers in Our Times

The challenges facing homeschooling families are those which face all people at all times, as listed by St. John: the world, the flesh, and the devil. In order to face these challenges well, we can turn to a proper understanding and affirmation of what proceeds from God Himself: the earth as He created it, the human body in its original integrity, and the Holy Spirit.
3:30pm 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.
4:30 – 6:00pm Vendor Sales/Dinner
6:00pm Mr. and Mrs. Kalscheur
She Said, He Heard

We all have this ideal in our heads about how a homeschooling family should work. Problem is, mom’s ideal may be very different than dad’s. Mike and Amy tell their homeschooling story, the conversations they’ve had, the problems they’ve encountered. From pink laundry to discipline, Mike and Amy explain how homeschooling has brought them closer together.
7:00pm Prof. Joseph Pearce
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.
Time Speaker Talk
9:30am Registration
10:00am Prof. Joseph Pearce
The Catholicism of The Hobbit

Tolkien described The Lord of the Rings as a “fundamentally religious and Catholic work.” Discover how his earlier book, The Hobbit, is equally Catholic. Prof. Pearce, author of Bilbo’s Journey, unravels the hidden Christian meaning of this classic tale of good and evil in Middle Earth.
11:00am Mrs. Virginia Seuffert
Discipline: The First Essential of Homeschooling

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.
12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch/Vendor Sales
1:30pm Msgr. John Fritz
Teaching Children to Revere the Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament

In addition to teaching the catechism regarding the doctrines of the Blessed Sacrament before and after children receive First Holy Communion, parents should seek to instill in their children of all ages a deep love for Our Lord in the Most Holy Eucharist, both by word and example. This talk offers suggestions on how to practically do so.
2:30pm Mrs. Amy Kalscheur
There are Those Days

You’re a strong Catholic homeschooling mom, and you can do anything. But some days are better than others. Amy will tell you about some of her not-so-great days and how she got through them, because even though homeschooling is a blessing, well, “There are those days….”
3:30pm Conference Ends

Dayton Used Book Sale Information

Hi Everyone!
The used book sale will be open on Friday, July 12th from 2-8pm, and Saturday, July 13th from 9:30-3:30. These are all the hours the conference runs. This will provide the greatest opportunity to sell your items, as well as to shop.

Please let me know by Friday, July 5th if you plan to sell. Below is all the info regarding labeling, volunteering, etc. Please forward to other homeschool groups. Thanks!

***The sale is not limited to books. You may sell DVDs, CDs, manipulatives, maps, games, flashcards, etc.

*Please feel free to reduce your prices at any time during the sale.*
1. Labeling – on the front book cover, please tape a 3 x 5 inch index card with the following information:
a. Your name
b. Your phone number or e-mail address
c. Title of the item
d. Grade level
e. Price
(Blue painter’s tape works well for this- it doesn’t damage the books.)

2. Sets of Books- If you have sets of books, please make sure they are marked as such and bundled well. Tape an index with the information requested in #1 onto the bundle.

3. Drop Off – sale items may be dropped off at St. Peter’s on Friday, July 12, from 12-1:30pm, or you can get your books to me prior to the sale. Please e-mail me at

4. Pick Up – At the end of the sale, you are asked to pick up any sale items that weren’t sold. Money for the items that were sold will not be dispersed at the sale. Your index cards from items that were sold, and a check for your sales will be mailed to you the following week.

5. Payment – Cash Sales Only. **Please be sure to bring cash! No checks!**

6. All sellers must volunteer to help with the sale in at least one of the following capacities:

Volunteer Opportunies:
***Please go to the following link to sign up for a shift. All sellers are required to work at least one shift.

* Work: Friday 12-1:30 set up
Friday 2-4pm sales
Friday 4-6pm sales
Friday 6-8pm sales
Saturday 9:30-11:30am sales
Saturday 11:30-1:30pm sales
Saturday 1:30-3:30pm sales

** Saturday 3:30-4:30 tear down**Everyone will need to come and collect their own books from the tables. If you can’t be there, please let me know and we can make other arrangements.

* Work the registration table for the conference. I am waiting to hear back from the IHM Coalition on their need for help with registration this year. I will send out further info on this later, if needed.

* If you have a responsible family member you would like to take your place, that is fine. (I know it is hard to miss any of the wonderful conference speakers!)

7. Sellers will be permitted to “early bird shop” from 1:30-2pm on Friday.

8. Sellers are requested to make a donation from the proceeds of their sales to help defray the costs of the conference for IHM. Donations of any size will be much appreciated. A suggested amount is 10% which is consistent with sales fees at other local used book sales.

9. Please e-mail with the number of boxes of curriculum you plan to sell, grade level/subject, and job you would like to do to help make the sale a success! This sale can be a great way to clear your shelves for all the great items you find at the conference! Contact info:

10. Please do not bring items to sell that contain obviously anti-Catholic sentiment. Thank you!

11. Please forward this on to other Catholic homeschool groups.

Thank you!
Debbie Stefan
572-8586 cell
372-0835 home