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WH-36 Building Resilience and Finding Joy

We know that life can be tough, but without resilience you could succumb to pressure, lose your cool, or even fall into despair. Resilience can bring success and joy in your life. This session focuses on what God and research say about resilience. There are simple things you can do to find joy no matter what is going on in your life. The Apostle Paul says that he had found the secret to being content no matter his circumstances – and so can you!

Joe Sikorra - Tues., February 27 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Bruno

WH-38 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 - Thurs., March 01 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Bruno

WH-40 The Vocation of Matrimony and Holy Orders

Are they really that different? What if they were combined into one person? What would that be like? As a happily married person and also a committed ordained Catholic Deacon in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Deacon Mike has received graces from both of these sacraments. He will speak about what a “vocation” actually means, especially in these two vocations of matrimony and holy orders.

Deacon Mike Hidalgo - Tues., February 27 - 7:30-9:00 pm - Beatitudes

WH-42 Forgiveness and Fulfillment in Your Marriage When You Are Losing Hope

We sometimes forget how resentment and lack of forgiveness can hurt us more than the other. Christ in turn calls us to be free and not to allow anyone to have power over us. This talk will explore the practical steps to experiencing this life giving freedom that comes with forgiveness. Fulfilling the deepest needs of your spouse means affirming the differences and complementarity between men and women. This talk will give practical tips to increasing marital fulfillment.

Fr. John Hopkins L.C. - Tues., March 6 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Mary

WH-37 Annulments: Spiritual journeys to discover the truth

Catholics believe that the Sacrament of Marriage is forever, so is an annulment some kind of “Catholic Divorce?” What exactly is the process and how does it work? Come and hear the real story in an easy to understand way about this important feature of the Sacrament of Marriage, with plenty of time for your questions. Deacon Mike is from St. Bruno and Sister Dominic is from the Archdiocesan Marriage Tribunal.

Deacon Mike Freeman / Sister Dominic Jones - Mon., February 26 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Bruno

WH-39 Ten Commandments for a Happy Family

Families are under a lot of stress today, from the Internet, secular culture, and media culture that no longer seem to support Catholic family values. Fr. Dave will provide a concise and clear road map based on the life affirming Ten Commandments that any family can easily use to secure a happy life for everyone.

Fr. Dave Heney - Thurs., March p1 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Mary

WH-41 Mental Health: Everyone’s Business

Mental illness may look like just the people we see homeless on the street. While we might think that this problem is far away, it may actually be right next door, or hidden within our own family. We can all help. For many years Dr. Marvin Southard was LA County Director of Mental Health Services and knows well the issues families face with Mental Illness.

Dr. Marvin Southard - Tues., March 20 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Bruno