Leading and Loving - a program in support of parents

posted Nov 29, 2012, 11:40 AM by Joseph Schmidt   [ updated Jan 29, 2013, 1:55 PM ]


In an effort to assist parents in their efforts to educate and form their children, St. Mary Parish and St. Mary School will be hosting a special program entitled "Leading & Loving" from Family Honor, Inc.

This program, for parents who have young children ages birth through fifth grade, provides a unique opportunity for you, as parents, to think through and talk about specific techniques for “purposeful parenting.”

The Leading & Loving program is a comprehensive six-hour program. It will be held in St. Mary Church Social Hall over a two-day period: from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM on Friday, February 22, 2013 and from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

Lunch will be provided on Saturday.  Each session is for parents only.  Arrangements for childcare will be made upon request.


To register quickly and easily online, use the form on Family Honor's website on this page.

To print a registration form, click here.


The Leading & Loving program seeks to assist parents in the cultivation of the delicate and foundational virtue of chastity through family life. The Leading & Loving program modules include:
  1. Sex—What does it Really Mean? How do I affirm this truth in my child?
  2. The Language of Love—How do I Speak it? How do I teach my child to be a loving person?
  3. The Birds & Bees—Teaching More than Facts: How do I answer my child’s questions with a sense of awe and wonder for God’s gift of sexuality?
  4. Formation in Virtue: Raising Good Kids: How do I help my child grow in virtue?
  5. Broken Heart—Dealing with Tough Issues: How do I respond to my child age-appropriately, with truth and mercy?
  6. Growing a Joyful, Faith-Filled Family: How do I cultivate a joyful family life?

Letter from Fr. Mike

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