Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2018.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
12:00pm to 6:00pm
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
5225 N. Himes Road
Tampa, FL 33614
Prof. Joseph Pearce
Prof. Joseph Pearce is a native of England and 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 best-sellers such as…
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…
Mrs. Cheryl Hernandez is a stay-at-home mother, happily married to her husband of thirty years. They have nine chidlren (seven girls and two boys) and have been homeschooling for twenty-one years. Their four oldest are Seton graduates, with the fifth graduating this June and beginning the University of Dallas in the fall…
2018 Confirmed Vendors:
Ave Maria School of Law, ranked one of the top law schools by The Princeton Review, offers a legal education rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition. Committed to professional excellence, Ave Law offers a rigorous academic program based on the foundation of faith and reason, inspired by the law school’s motto, Fides et Ratio. Located in Naples, otherwise known as Florida’s Paradise Coast, the twelve-acre campus provides a welcoming environment and is close proximity to top area law firms and courthouses ideal for gaining experience and employment.
Catholic Schoolhouse not only publishes a 3-year cycle of memory work for your family, it is also comprehensive in scope and sequence. It’s a foundation to build a true,one-room schoolhouse for your family. Joining a Catholic Schoolhouse chapter brings you right into the middle of a loving, prayerful community of national and international families.
EWTN, the world’s largest religious media network, airs family and religious programming from a Catholic viewpoint through television, radio, and the internet. EWTN offers talk shows, children’s animation, live coverage of church events, and documentaries, all consistent with the Magisterium, and in English and Spanish. EWTN also publishes the National Catholic Register bi-weekly.
Good News Book Fair celebrates book fairs of varied sizes for Catholic Schools and Homeschool communities. We sell fun, clean reads, movies and gifts that are true to our Christian faith and values. Meet your favorite authors, live the experience, celebrate the faith! Also visit our online store www.GoodNewsBookShop.com for awesome books for children and teens all year long!
We are a family-owned and operated apostolate dedicated to education and evangelization. We offer a wide variety of whoelsome and orthodox books, CDs, adn DVDs for adults, teens, and children. Materials focus on family life, prayer, spirituality, and Church Teaching. Take advantage of the DISCOUNT TABLES where you will find used books and curriculum, scratch and dent, $1.00 CDs and savings up to 70% off!!!
Since 1983 HSLDA have been pioneers in the homeschooling movement, and they are still fighting for homeschoolers today. They are the only organization that lobbies on behalf of homeschoolers in Washington D.C. and are a bastion of support, not just providing legal, but also practical, everyday support for 85,000 homeschooling families across the country.
Prof. Joseph Pearce
Our mission is to help Catholics understand, live, and share their faith. We do so by providing CDs, books and video-based study programs for individuals and parishes to grow in their faith. We have a web-based subscription program, FORMED, for parishes including movies, audio talks, downloadable books and video based study programs available to everyone right in their own homes on their own internet devices. Spanish and children’s content included. Stop by the table and see!
Northeast Catholic College is a residential Catholic liberal arts college in New Hampshire. The College is one of only 20 colleges in the U.S. to be named to the Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. Northeast Catholic offers a Great Books education rooted in the Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions. We offer 5 majors, Philosophy, Theology, Literature, Political Science and Great Books, and a concentration in the Fine Arts. Our fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church is a source of joy for students, their parents, the faculty, and the entire collegiate community.
Queen of Heaven Academy (QHA) offers an economical online curriculum that is faithful to the intellectual, moral, and spiritual traditions of the Catholic Church. Founded in 1995, Queen of Heaven Academy carries on the proven classical curriculum, 4 – 12th grade that has prepared students for acceptance in colleges across the nation and internationally. Homeschoolers, groups, co-ops, and schools all benefit from Queen of Heaven Academy’s Catholic curriculum that is conveniently scheduled across three different time zones. Queen of Heaven offers assistance for special needs students and makes the internet a safe place for students with our exclusive St. John’s SafetyNet program. Queen of Heaven Academy’s high school program is accredited through the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS). Please visit www.queenofheavenacademy.org to learn more or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
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.
Thursday, June 14
12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens
12:45pm – 1:30pm
A Matter of Life and Death: The Battle for a True Education
Education is quite simply a matter of life and death. The poisoning of education by the architects of secular fundamentalism, and the culture of death it promotes, can only be countered by a restoration of tradition-oriented learning. Joseph Pearce will discuss the deadliness of the poison and will present the ingredients of the life-giving antidote.
2:00pm – 2:45pm
Timeless Principles of Successful Homeschooling
Feel overwhelmed or suffering from major burnout? Are you asking if homeschooling is really for you, and wondering how other parents keep going year after year? Ginny Seuffert will provide practical, down-to-earth advice drawn from her thirty years of successful homeschooling to put some peace and joy back in your homeschool day.
3:15pm – 4:00pm
Parenting Principles for Raising Holy Children
Behavior and discipline problems with our children can result in difficulties in our homeschool and family life. Cheryl Hernandez explains how, by using simple parenting principles, starting when they are young, we can form our children in character and virtue.
4:30pm – 5:15pm
The Catholic Literary Revival
Three hundred years of persecution against the Church in England took place until the conversion of Blessed John Henry Newman. This talk explains the Catholic cultural revival that gave to the world the works of Hopkins, Chesterton, Belloc, Eliot, Waugh, Tolkien and many others.