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MF-01 Marriage in Seven Bumper Stickers

The divorce rate among Catholics is almost as high as it is for the U.S. in general. Why is that? What are we doing wrong? We can’t solve the problem tonight, but we can shed light on it. Here are seven simple ideas about marriage to consider; bring your own!

Dr. Janice Daurio - MF-01 - Tue., February 20 - 7:30-9:00 pm - Padre Serra, Serra Center

MF-03 Parenting Millennials & Gen Z: Use Technology for Good

Open up a world of opportunities -- connect through social media, apps, and other online resources. You will leave this talk with practical Catholic tools to communicate with your children, teens, and young adults... while leading them toward heaven!

Pilar Chavando - MF-03 - Wed., March 07 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Rose of Lima Church

MF-05 My Kids Don’t Go To Church! Now What?

Why do more people, even our own children, identify with no religion or see no role for it in their lives? Deacon Gene will look at the reasons why “ex-Catholics” are a growing population and explore what we can do about it. He has plenty of effective suggestions, practical strategies and successful approaches to offer, along with time for your questions.

Dcn. Gene Gleason - MF05 - Wed., March 21 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Mel Auditorium

MF-07 Qué Tal Esto: Creciendo Juntos en Cristo: Una Espiritualidad Práctica para el Matrimonio

El matrimonio no es fácil; Es un diario, llamado desafiante y un compromiso para crear una nueva unión como pareja dejando ir el egocentrismo. ¿Por qué los hombres y las mujeres son tan diferentes en relación? ¿Cómo está Dios involucrado en todo esto? ¿Cuáles son algunas maneras prácticas de vivir este misterio?

Padre Jim Clarke - MF-07 - Wed., March 14 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Paschal Baylon Parish Hall

MF-02 Catholic Schools: Mission Driven, Data Informed

Jesus called us to “teach all nations” (Mt. 28:19). Fr. Tim will examine the history, challenges and mission of Catholic schools. Find out how Catholic school education is relevant today and can inspire our future faithful Catholics.

Fr. Tim Klosterman - MF-02 - Tue., March 06 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Paschal Baylon Parish Hall

MF-04 How Can My Teen Become A Saint?

Today’s teens are faced with countless obstacles to live out their Catholic faith. This talk helps parents learn the needs of teenagers and the tools necessary to talk with and raise truly Catholic teens who know Jesus and live as disciples in everyday life.

Adam Cross - MF04 - Wed., March 07 - 7:30-9:00 pm - Holy Cross, Rooms 21 & 22

MF-06 Oh My God! What is a Spirituality of Marriage?

What is the down-to-earth spirituality of marriage? How can partners deepen their faith, improve their communication, understand their differences, and grow in unity within their marriage? Fr. Jim offers a spiritual guide to daily life for couples, new and old, engaged or married.

Fr. Jim Clarke - MF-06 - Thurs., March 22 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Julie Billiart Hall

MF-08 Millennial Marriage: Waiting To Walk Down The Aisle

If you were born around the millennial year 2000, then you are in the “millennial generation.” What are the unique characteristics of millennials, especially about marriage? Many are postponing marriage for several years. Why is that? How do millennials see their life, and how can families both support and encourage millennials out into the world? Fr. Abebe brings expertise and practical answers from his doctoral studies in psychology to these questions.

Fr. Abebe Teklemariam - MF-08 - Mon., February 19 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Julie Billiart Hall