Presentations and Workshops - For Lay and Clergy Pastoral Staffs
"Empowering Families through Parish Ministry" This practical workshop will help parishes to ensure that current programs, policies, and ministries are building up family life and assist families -- of all ages and descriptions -- to recognize their unique call as church of the home. Explore ways to develop working relationships with families and make adjustments to alleviate some stresses they -- and you --experience. Assessment and survey tools provided.
“Strengthening the Domestic Church by Engaging Parents (of Young Children and/or Teens)”
Recognizing the challenges of parents in passing on the faith, informed by current research on Catholic family life and faith practices, and learning practical ways to accompany as co-workers.
“Virtues for Healthy Relationships” Identifying and teaching children and middle-school teens interpersonal faith skills to foster happy, holy, and safe lives. Featuring chaste living, family life education and Catholic teaching on human sexuality,
Ministry with Families 101 - National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers. This 2-day leadership formation course is designed to be an introduction to ministry from a family perspective. It addresses the needs of those who are new to this topic or of those who are seeking a review and renewal of their knowledge. Dr. Lauri is a certified local presenter for this course. See the attachment for details on booking this interactive, two-day training: For more information.
"Ministry with Grandparents" Grandparents are stepping up to support their children's parenting and bearers of faith to the next generation. Gain insight, strategies and resources to reach out to grandparents to help them be better mentors, care givers, role models, and wisdom figures in today's families. Click here for Resources.
“Building a Culture of Peace at Home” Learn key strategies for promoting loving relationships and teaching effective tools for family communication and conflict resolution.
“The Domestic Church Steps Out” Help families of all ages recognize ways to express love in action at home beyond their doorsteps.
"Domestic Violence: A Catholic Response" Increase your understanding of domestic violence, identify opportunities to address this issue in parishes, and share ways to respond appropriately when people come for help. Gain practical ideas to raising awareness in the parish community and promoting healthy relationships in the home and/or workplace. Visit Catholics For Family Peace Education and Research Initiative.
“Reconciliation in the Home" Learn how to offer an evening of reflection for parents, focusing on appreciation and family prayer and communication
“Accompanying Families in the Joy of the Gospel” Identify practical ways to take a family perspective in faith formation that highlights parents’ essential role in making disciples.
“The Works of Mercy: Family-Style” Explore ways to inspire families to put God’s mercy into practice in the home, parish, and wider society.
“The Mission of Love: Evangelizing Marriage” Consider new directions in marriage enrichment to inspire married couples to find transforming power for nurturing in their vocation.
“Creating the Future: Prophetic Parenting” Nurture the evangelizing spirit in parents to pass on a vibrant, active faith in their children and to the larger faith community.