FRIDAY, APRIL 25
|4:00pm||Registration/Vendor Area Opens|
|4:30pm||Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett||
How to Homeschool and Keep Your 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.
|5:30 – 7:00pm||Vendor Sales/Dinner|
|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.
|8:00pm||Prof. Joseph Pearce||
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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
|9:30am||Dr. Michael Foley|
|10:30am||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.
|11:30am||Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett||
Homeschool Socialization: Debunking the Myth
A light-hearted but factual look at the real way that homeschooling properly socializes children to function as well-rounded, moral adults. Mrs. Barrett offers encouragement and advice about how socialization really works in the Catholic homeschool.
|12:30 – 2:00pm||Lunch/Vendor Sales|
|2:00pm||Dr. Dominic Aquila||
Catholic Education as the Last Best Hope for American Democracy
Drawing on insights from Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Exhortation, The Christian Family in the Modern World, this talk covers the particular ways in which homeschooling families can effectively fulfill their mission to contemporary American society as they also fulfill their primary vocation to educate their own.
|3:00pm||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.