The Vine: Parents’ Life-line is a series of workshops of practical topics to equip you to serve in your vocation as Catholic parents. Workshops highlight Catholic parenting best practices with time for discussion and Q and A. Each session will close with Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction. Aside from our initial kickoff session, all Vine events will take place on the third Tuesday of every month, from 6-7:30pm.
Free childcare is provided (with a free pizza dinner during evening Vine sessions), but you must register in advance to be guaranteed a spot. All Vine Sessions will be offered in the Parish Hall, with childcare being offered in the School Gym.
Dates for The Vine, 2016-2017
Sunday, September 25th, following the 9am Mass: Father Todd’s Kickoff Talk-
Join us to hear Father Todd’s inspiring, big-picture overview for passing on the faith and thriving as Catholic parents! Register for childcare at this session by 9/21 to be guaranteed a spot.
Tuesday, October 18th, 6-7:30pm: Making Mass Great-
Join us to hear a panel of St Thomas parents share their best practices for Mass with little children, elementary-aged children, and teens, followed by Q&A. Register for childcare at this session by 10/14 to be guaranteed a spot.
Tuesday, November 15th, 6-7:30pm: Conversations about Gender-
We’re addressing the most requested topic of the past several months- how we as parents can discuss our Catholic belief in the meaning and purpose of the human body with our children in light of the modern gender movement. (Featuring Monica Pope and Father Todd!) Register for childcare at this session, by 11/11 to be guaranteed a spot.
Tuesday, December 20th, 6-7:30pm: To Pray & To Serve-
Join us to hear best practices on how to integrate prayer and service into everyday family life. (Featuring Tom & Sarah Falahee!) Register for childcare at this session by 12/16 to be guaranteed a spot.
Tuesday, January 17th, 6-7:30pm: Addressing Conflict in the Family-
Join us to gain new insight in the role conflict plays in our families, while gaining best practices to intentionally address conflict within the family. (Featuring Kevin Spizarny!) Register for childcare at this session by 1/13 to be guaranteed a spot.
Tuesday, February 21st, 6-7:30pm: The Five Love Languages-
Come on out to discover how an understanding of the five love languages can improve your marriage as well as your relationships with each of your children. (Featuring Jerry & Claire Schulte!) Register for childcare at this session by 2/17 to be guaranteed a spot.
Tuesday, March 21st, 6-7:30pm: Technology and Safety-
Make time for this important conversation about modern technology, and how we can help our children and teens to stay safe. (Featuring Sean Breedan!) Register for childcare at this session by 3/17 to be guaranteed a spot.