This half-day rally, Saturday, June 3 from 8:30am - 2pm is dedicated to providing opportunities for the entire family to strengthen their faith, nourish spirituality, and deepen theological understanding. Featuring Dr. John Bergsma as the keynote, the adult sessions also include speakers Deacon Walt Stone, Alan Zimmerer, and Shirelle Edghill. Dr. Bergsma's keynote presentation, Seven Habits of Holy, Effective Catholics will be avaliable for both teens and adults . Elementary through High School aged children will engage in meaningful activities centered around "Saints in the Family". The nursery will be available for children 1-2 years of age. The cost is $10 per adult or $20 per family with Early Registration by April 30. Registration is $15 per adult or $30 per family. A continental breakfast and lunch are included. You are able to order our new Family Rally T-shirt on the "TICKETS" page. This year we are pleased to offer a grandparent track as well as family-fun activities following lunch.
Adults (spouses will go together) have the option to select between attending 2 of the following 4 sessions. Here is information about the Adult Track speakers and their topics:
Dr. John Bergsma: Dr. John Bergsma is a professor at Franciscan University, author of several books and articles, and has appeared on EWTN Radio & TV. His adult session will flow directly from his Keynot presentation, this time focusing on the Seven Habits of Holy, Effective Catholic Families. Dr. Bergsma lives in Steubenville, Ohio with his wife, Dawn, and their eight children.
Shirelle Edghill: In Catholic marriage, we promise to accept children lovingly from God. The Creighton Model FertilityCare System allows couples to responsibly plan their families while respecting His design for marriage. This unique method also provides access to medical treatment for gynecological health conditions such as infertility.
Deacon Walt Stone: Deacon Walt serves at St. Catherine of Sienna in the Fort Worth Diocese. He will speak to adults about rasining holy children.
Alan Zimmerer: Mr. Zimmerer is a father of five and grandfather of nine who has been married for 39 years to Brenda. In addition to working as an insurance agent for 36 years, Mr. Zimmerer has been an acitve member of The Apostolate For Family Consecration for 20 years. This International Catholic organization was established to serve families in living out their Catholic faith. Mr. Zimmerer was elected president of this organization in 2012. Alan's talk will focus on how to foster intimacy with God for our children and grandchildren.