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Friday June 12, 2015
12:00pm to 6:00pm


Cajundome and Convention Center
444 Cajundome Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506

Dr. Ray Guarendi

Dr. Ray Guarendi is the father of 10 adopted children, many of whom have been homeschooled. He is a clinical psychologist, author, public speaker and nationally syndicated radio and television host. His radio show, “The Doctor Is In,” can be heard weekdays on ETWN Radio....

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Mrs. Virginia Seuffert

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 Illinois Association of Roman Catholic Home Educators...

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Fr. Bryce Sibley

Fr. Bryce Sibley is a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette. He received his Bachalor of Sacred Theology degree from the Angelicum and his Licentiate from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, both in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood in the year 2000....

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Mrs. Beth Montelepre

Mrs. Beth Montelepre and her husband John are the proud parents of five children. Natives of New Orleans, Louisiana, they have been homeschooling for over sixteen years. Their graduates include Katie, John, Sarah, and Stephen. Emily will graduate in May, 2017....

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Used Book Sale

Susan Swanner will be running a Used Book Sale this year which is open to any family who would like to participate. Please sign up with Susan in advance if you would like to sell your materials. She has made a helpful video explaining what is involved and how it works. Email her at susanswanner1(AT) to sign up.

Brother Francis and Friends

As a leading provider of religious product sales, we take pride in offering the best Catholic DVD’s and coloring books. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our customers each and every day. We are a homeschooling family of 6 and are excited about these new religious products! Quality Catholic animation is an important factor in the education of children, and Brother Francis Production provides this incredible tool of evangelization.

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Homeschool Connections

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.

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Northeast Catholic College

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.

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Pauline Books and Media

Pauline Books and Media is the publishing house of the Daughters of St. Paul whose ministry in the Church is to communicate the Gospel message through all forms of media. The sisters publish books, movies, record music and use various social media platforms. Publications include children's books, saints, Bible stories, teacher resources, and papal encyclicals among others.

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Seton Home Study School

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, Seton offers a $30 per child discount on a full enrollment (grades PreK-12).

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Teaching Textbooks

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.

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Usborne Books and More

We offer books for children of all ages. Discover fiction and non-fiction, award winning titles that will stir the imagination and make children say, "Read it again, please!"

2 Tables

Friday, June 12

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:30pm – 1:15pm

Put Excellence at the Center of Your Curriculum

Ginny Seuffert

Faith binds us together, but Catholic homeschooling parents often differ when choosing curriculum and teaching styles. Learn why excellence should be at the center of every homeschooling home, and how to foster it in yours.


1:30pm – 1:50pm

Catholic Homeschooling: A Way of Life

Beth Montelepre

What does it mean to homeschool in the Catholic tradition? Learn how the Catholic homeschooling lifestyle can provide the perfect opportunity for you and your family to grow in holiness. Embrace your Catholic faith and heritage by passing it on to your children. Give them the education of a lifetime, one that leads to Eternity.

2:00pm – 2:45pm

You’re a Better Parent Than You Think!

Dr. Ray Guarendi

Anyone who works with children today is having his confidence, peace of mind, and authority undercut by widespread myths of “experts” and the media. Dr. Ray identifies several of the most pervasive of these myths, and helps moms and dads realize they are better parents and teachers than they might think.

3:00pm – Coffee and Cookie Social

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Discipline: The First Essential of Homeschooling

Ginny Seuffert

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.

4:30pm – 4:50pm

Preparing Your Children to Keep Their Faith after High School Graduation

Fr. Bryce Sibley

Studies show that 65% of Catholic high school students quit practicing their Faith after they leave college. Fr. Sibley, pastor and chaplain at the Catholic Student Center in UL-Lafayette’s campus will tell you how to prepare your children in high school to keep their Faith in college.

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Marriage: Small Steps, Big Rewards

Dr. Ray Guarendi

Building a better relationship with your spouse doesn’t mean learning exotic new communication techniques or rearranging your lifestyle. In fact, a few of Dr. Ray’s ten “small steps” are lessons you learned in grade school. Plus, with his “resistance rationales,” Dr. Ray helps you overcome any reluctance you might feel to taking these small steps.

6:00pm – Conference Ends