Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kentucky Homeschooling Conference to Begin with Traditional Latin Mass

Kentucky Homeschooling Conference to Begin with Traditional Latin Mass

On Saturday, June 5, 2010, at 8:00 am, Fr. Isaac Mary Relyea, a priest of the diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, will celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass to start the Kentucky Catholic Homeschooling Conference. Father will then act as the keynote speaker for the Conference.

The Mass will be the first public Traditional Mass at St. Christopher Parish, and in Hardin County, since the release of Pope Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum in July 2007. It appears that this may also be the first public Traditional Mass in Hardin County in over 40 years. The Mass is a public Mass and all are welcome to attend. It is not necessary to be a homeschooler, or to register for the conference, to attend the Mass.

The First Annual Kentucky Catholic Homeschooling Conference is being organized by the St. Benedict Homechool Association (SBHA) in Hardin County. Catholic homeschooling conferences are necessary for the growth of the Catholic Homeschooling Movement. Many parents wonder what homeschooling is and whether is a suitable option for their family. Conferences allow parents to explore and answer these questions, as well as to research the many curricula and programs available. Speakers provide information on how homeschooling works and why it is important, while the vendors provide curricula and other materials.

Many of the largest Catholic homeschooling curriculum programs are expected to be present, including Seton Home Study, Kolbe Academy, Our Lady of the Rosary, and Catholic Schools K-12 Virtual. Many other vendors will also be present, including college representatives from several Catholic colleges. Many Catholic companies have also donated free items to be given away as door prizes, and WLCR 1040 in Louisville has provided free advertisement to help publicize the event.

In addition, Jim Morlino of Navis Pictures has agreed to send a copy of his newly completed film, St. Bernadette of Lourdes, to be reviewed by the teens who attend the conference. This is an appropriate contribution because this movie was made using 166 homeschoolers.

In organizing this new conference, SBHA hopes to start an annual event that can eventually be managed and maintained with the assistance of the Catholic homeschooling leaders and support groups throughout Kentucky as a joint venture. This conference is open to all homeschooling families, those considering homeschooling, or friends and family members of homeschoolers throughout Kentucky. Those outside of Kentucky are also welcome to attend. Please see the conference website for cost and details.

Links for additional information:

Kentucky Catholic Homeschooling Conference

More information on Fr. Isaac Mary Relyea

More information on Jim Morlino and Navis Pictures

166 Children Make 1 Miraculous Movie: Navis Pictures Brings Faith to Film With St. Bernadette of Lourdes

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