Epiphany Cub Scouts Bike Blast 2017
Sep
23
8:30am 8:30am

Epiphany Cub Scouts Bike Blast 2017

Receive a gift bag! Pre-register online by September 20th

  • $5 per child.  Please make checks payable to Epiphany Scout Pack 3925
  • Grades K-6
  • Bike Safety Checks Available
  • Helmets Required
  • Grade Level Awards for most laps recorded by individual
  • “PIT ROAD” – Orange Leaf treat and drink available!

Contact Information:  Adam Jelinek  (309) 750-1461

Sign up to volunteer.

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K of C Home Brew Challenge
Oct
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

K of C Home Brew Challenge

Parish Hall • EPIPHANY CATHOLIC CHURCH •Normal 

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  • $20 admission gets attendee a K of C Sampler Glass, 12 sample tickets, 10 votes and appetizers.
  • $10 admission for non-sampling attendees.
  • Brewers pay $10 and provide (90) 3 oz. samples. Each brewer receives a set of four sampler glasses, 12 sample tickets and appetizers.
  • Must be 21 to attend

$200 First Prize!

Proceeds will benefit Central Catholic High School's Music Parents Association.

To reserve tickets to attend or to brew see our ticket page

Email Joe Blaney if you have questions.

 

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Walking with Purpose
Oct
17
to Apr 10

Walking with Purpose

Register now for Epiphany's Women's Study Group by Founder of Walking With Purpose and Author Lisa Brenninkmeyer.  A study of the Gospel of John, "Touching the Divine" October 17, 2017 thru April 10, 2018 in the Parish Hall.  

Two sessions are being offered for this event:  

  • Tuesday mornings from 8:30 - 10:00am  
    Child care will be offered at the morning sessions for a minimal fee of $3.00 per week /per family
  • Tuesday evenings 6:30 - 8:00pm
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Touching the Divine is a 21 week course that integrates the Gospel of John with the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church to help us know Christ in a deeper, more intimate way.

The course is designed for both interactive personal study and group discussion.

Work books need to be purchased online, at www.walkingwithpurpose.com or Amazon.  It is suggested your work book be ordered by October 1, 2017 to allow time for shipping.  Please contact Kathleen Phillips  with any questions or concerns. 

Register by using the electronic form below.   
**Financial assistance is available by contacting the parish office.

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School Auction
Nov
4
5:00pm 5:00pm

School Auction

Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Doors Open at 5pm
Place:  Epiphany Parish Hall

  • $35.00 per person (dinner, dance and wine with dinner)
  • $47.00 per person (dinner, dance and all-inclusive bar for both)
  • Light Appetizers
  • Dinner: 50s/60s (Barbecued Pulled Pork, Macaroni & Cheese, Baked Beans, Fruit and Fries)
  • Beverages: Sodas, Milk Shakes & Root Beer Floats
  • Alcoholic Beverages:  Wine, Beer and Hard Liquor depending upon choice of ticket

This fun evening will include:  

  • Car Raffle
  • Silent & Live Auction
  • Heads & Tails – Jewelry Raffle – Fund-a-Need
  • 50s/60s Dance in Lyceum - Band:  Brass from the Past

Attire: Casual or 50s/60s

To see details  or reserve your table for the event check out the Auction page.  

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Women's ACTS Fall retreat 2017
Sep
14
to Sep 17

Women's ACTS Fall retreat 2017

Live for the Lord who is kind and merciful ... ~ Rm 14:7-9 - Ps 103:8
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The A.C.T.S. weekend is presented by Catholic laywomen from Epiphany with the support of clergy, and a spiritual companion.  The goals of the weekend retreat are to strengthen your faith, to renew yourself spiritually, to build purpose in your prayer life and to build strong lasting friendships within your church community.  

The Retreat begins Thursday evening with check–in at 6:00pm in the Church and ends Sunday with a reception in the Parish Hall following the 11:30am Mass.  Round trip transportation to and from the Retreat Center will be provided.

 

The cost for the retreat is $175.00, with a registration fee of $50.00 to reserve your place. The remaining balance of $125.00 is due one week before the retreat on 9/07.  Financial difficulties should not prevent anyone from attending the retreat. If you are unable to pay all or part of the fee please contact someone listed below for information regarding scholarships.   Please make your check payable to Epiphany Catholic Church.  Mail it to:  Epiphany Catholic Church/ACTS Retreat - 1000 East College Avenue- Normal, IL 61761 or you can drop it by the church office after mass.

Or you can pay us on line using PayPal:  

 

Use this form to register for the event.  For more information contact Barb Selzer (director),  Donna Selzer (co-director), Lori Ried (co-director), or Toni Gruendwald (Spiritual Companion)

See ACTS page for general information about ACTS at Epiphany.

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Karibu - Welcome Celebration
Sep
9
5:00pm 5:00pm

Karibu - Welcome Celebration

Karibu is the Swahili word for welcome.  We are a global community and have many different cultures at Epiphany.  We want to celebrate all the cultures that make up Epiphany and make sure all know they are welcome.  Come celebrate the diversity in our cultures and countries at this parish-wide social event!

There will be food and fun for all in the Parish Hall

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33 Days to Merciful Love
Aug
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

33 Days to Merciful Love

33 Days to Merciful Love (in Preparation for Consecration to Divine Mercy) is the sequel to the self-guided retreat, 33 Days to Morning Glory, by Fr. Michael Gaitley.  All are invited to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, 8/29, 6-7:30pm.  Where Morning Glory covered 4 weeks with 4 different saints, Merciful Love will focus on St. Therese of Lisieux and her spiritual teaching on the Little Way. 

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Meetings will be held every Tuesday in the Cenacle Room from Tuesday, 8/29, to 9/26.  Cost is just $5 for the book.   

If interested, please email Patricia Ostaszewski or call 309-287-5011.  

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Fellowship Weekend
Aug
26
to Aug 27

Fellowship Weekend

You are invited after mass to the Parish Hall for food, fellowship and information.  Enjoy some tasty refreshments and learn about the wonderful ministries that make Epiphany Parish special.  Representatives of each group will be on hand to answer your questions.  Those who attend these receptions will receive free door prize tickets .

Top Reasons to Attend Fellowship Weekend

  1. Meet your fellow parishioners in relaxed setting.
  2. Enjoy good food:  Wine & Appetizers, continental breakfast or light lunch
  3. Meet the various ministries and groups that make our parish special - first step to getting involved and feeling more at home.
  4. Great door prizes and raffle prizes - ISU tickets, Cookies by Design basket, gift certificates to Stacrest Cleaner, Cracker Barrel, Fiesta Ranchera, Panera, Meijer, Kroger, Hy Vee and more.


Don't miss out on the fun.  Be there after mass August 26 & 27 (except 5:30 mass).

 

Service Hour Opportunity at Fellowship Weekend

 We'll be preparing food Saturday morning.  We'll need refreshment hosts and hostess at the receptions after each of the masses (except 5:30). We also need help with clean-up Saturday evening and Sunday after the 11:30 mass reception. 

Many hands make light work and great fellowship. This is an excellent way to earn service hours for students and Epiphany families.  If you would like to assist in any way, please contact Sandy Holcomb at (309) 663-8190 or email sandyonline@hotmail.com (Please put Epiphany in subject line)

Or sign up on Sign-up Genius.  

Your assistance is greatly appreciated. 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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GriefShare
Aug
22
to Aug 27

GriefShare

GriefShare is a 13-week, Christ-centered, biblically based support group seminar.  A grieving person can join at anytime during the 13 weeks.  Each session shows a video presentation followed by small group discussion about the video.

GriefShare videos present experts, ministers, and Christian counselors discussing grief and recovery subjects helpful to people in grief.  Real people share their stories of what has helped them deal with the pain of losing a family member or friend through death.

During the week between meetings, group members complete a daily Bible study and practical exercises to help them heal from grief. 

GriefShare is for people who have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend through death.  

Epiphany will sponsor a group on Tuesdays beginning August 22nd at 6:30 pm in the Grade school library.  Contact Karen  at  bereavement@epiphanyparish.com with questions.

The GriefShare experience:

Watch this video to learn what it’s like to join a GriefShare group.  Also the GriefShare website has more information about the group

 

 

Please sign up using the form below:

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Women's Fellowship group Aug meeting
Aug
5
7:30am 7:30am

Women's Fellowship group Aug meeting

The next meeting for Women’s Fellowship will be on Saturday, August 5th following the 7:30 Mass and Rosary.  Hospitality will commence around 8:20 am. 

There will be a short business meeting just prior to the program, Healing Oils of the Bible, which will begin at 9:00.  Oils are mentioned over 500 times in the Bible, so come learn, enjoy, and EXPERIENCE some of the oils of the Bible that also promote overall health. Please bring a friend and join parishioners Deanna and Paul McNamara as they enlighten our minds and senses.  Any questions about the oils, contact Deanna at 452-8473. 

For questions about Women’s Fellowship, contact Sharon Sweeney at 452-5719.  The fall Women’s Fellowship meeting will be on October 7th

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Blood Drive
Jul
28
12:30pm12:30pm

Blood Drive

This blood drive is being sponsored by our parish Knights of Columbus.  It will be held in the parish hall.

You can sign up by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS or online.

Summer blood supplies tend to run low due to changes in schedules.  The Red Cross is counting on Epiphany for 40+ units.  Each unit can help up to 3 individuals.   

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Braggin' Rights BBQ
Jul
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Braggin' Rights BBQ

Join your fellow parishioners for some grilled meats, a cold beverage, and maybe a little light-hearted banter about whether Epiphany is a Cardinals parish or a Cubs parish. (Sox fans are welcomed to attend, but maybe don't talk so much). We'll have the game on and plenty to eat and drink.

  • Your free will offering will go into either a Cardinals bucket or a Cubs bucket. At 8:00 PM the team with the better bucket will be declared the winner of parish Braggin' Rights! 
  • The event will be in the Parish Hall.
  • The Braggin' Rights BBQ is a parish event hosted by ACTS, ALPHA, Women's Fellowship, CHWC, and K of C. 

Sign up to help with this event @  http://www.kofc6498.org/signup/kc-signup.php?event=650

Call or text Joe Blaney (309-242-6367) if you have questions or some upcoming game tickets to donate to the cause!

 

 

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VBS 2017
Jul
23
to Jul 27

VBS 2017

  • Sunday ~ 5 – 8 PM 
    • We will be attending mass as a group at 5:30
  • Monday – Wednesday ~ 5:55 – 8:10 PM
    • Preschool will dismiss at 8 PM
  • Thursday ~ 5:55 – 8 PM 
    • Parents are invited to join us for a short program at 7 PM

See VBS page for all the details and registration forms. 

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Summer Mission Event
Jul
10
to Jul 11

Summer Mission Event

We have a wonderful surprise here at Epiphany!! Julie Carrick, Catholic Recording Artist, Speaker, Radio Producer and Host, is presenting a two day summer mission event entitled “I Take You At Your Word”!! 

Mark your calendars for Monday and Tuesday, July 10th and 11th beginning at 7PM lasting about an hour and a half.   There will be a Morning Session after mass on Monday 8:00AM lasting approximately one hour. 

This beautiful event of music and spoken word will take us deep into our personal relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist.  Plan to bring all of your family and friends! There will be a free will offering at each presentation.

Child care will be provided for the Monday morning session.  

For more information visit their website: www.JulieCarrick.com.

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Alpha
Apr
5
to Jun 7

Alpha

Our next Alpha course begins on Wednesday April 5th from 6:30-8:30pm in the Parish Hall. Dinner will be served at 6:30 followed by a video talk and then some discussion.   The course includes a retreat on Saturday, May 13th. 

Alpha is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life. For more information on Alpha see the Alpha Page.

Please email Rich Sealy, Alpha Coordinator, or call him at 309.452.2585, ext. 203 if you have any questions.

Registration is closed for our Spring Alpha!

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Mar
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

U-Turn - Your Lenten Journey Back to Jesus

Speaker: Dr. D. Jayanand, Catholic Lay Evangelist

Dr. D. Jayanand is a Catholic lay evangelist from India who holds a Doctorate in Divinity.  
 A trained pilot and an engineer, Dr. Jayanand was called to ministry in 1979 and for over 30 years since, has preached across Asia, Africa, South America, Europe and most recently in the UK, Russia, China and Israel. For over 15 years, he has traveled all over the United States presenting retreats, healing services & parish missions. 

After the talk, there will be prayer for physical healing.

We will also offer a light dinner and fellowship in the parish hall after the talk.  Please register below so we know how much food to prepare!

 For more details contact: Carlo Joseph (847-312-2285) or Rich Sealy (309)452-2585 x203
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Designed - Preteen Physical Development and an Introduction to God's Design for Sexuality
Mar
19
12:00pm12:00pm

Designed - Preteen Physical Development and an Introduction to God's Design for Sexuality

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For Current 5th and 6th Graders and Mom/Dad/Guardian
 

The objective of the seminars is to help parents of pre-teens prepare their child for the physical changes in adolescence and to introduce age-appropriate topics of human sexuality and related Catholic teaching. 

Mother & Daughter Program  
Epiphany Parish Hall 12:00-3:00 p.m. 

  • “Physical Development in Adolescence” presented by Kimberly Marshall Harmon, M.D., pediatrician and mother of three children.
  • “The Gift of Sexuality” Presented by Ms. Karen Kenney, teacher at Central Catholic High School and assistant youth minister at St. Patrick Church of Merna

Father & Son Program
Epiphany Parish Hall 4:00-6:00 p.m.

  • “Physical development in Adolescence” presented by Wayne Manness, M.D., radiologist and father of three sons, and coach.
  • “The Gift of Sexuality” presented by Mr. Paul Rayburn, teacher at Central Catholic High School.

Print resources will be provided to parents, and a $5 suggested donation per parent/child is greatly appreciated.  Registration requested by Monday March 6th.

Informational Parent Meeting Sunday, March 12th
7:00-8:00 p.m. in Epiphany Parish Hall

The meeting will include a presentation of the content of the seminars and ample time for parents’ questions to be answered.  For general or registration questions before the parent meeting call Rich Sealy at 452-2585, extension 203.

Register using the form below:

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2nd Annual Princess Winter Ball
Feb
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

2nd Annual Princess Winter Ball

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus council #6498

  • For Epiphany and Central Catholic High School girls and their Knights (Dads, grandfathers, uncles, etc.) .  This event is open to all girls of the parish and the school even if their fathers are not Knights of Columbus members.  
  • Join us for a night of dancing, snacks and beverages provided. In the Parish Hall. 
  • RSVP by 1/27 via the KofC web site .  Please include the number of girls and their ages plus the Knights.  Space is limited.   
  • Direct any questions to Tim Salamon 224.629.0694
  • Suggested donation $15 per family.

 

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Financial Peace University
Jan
18
to Jan 19

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace

Regardless of their income, the majority of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.  In a way, “broke” has become the new normal.  In our nation, at the end of the month, many have nothing left after paying debt and expenses. 

As a church, we want to share with you a practical plan that can help you get out of debt, save for the future, and take control of your money.  Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan.  FPU is a nine week class taught by money expert, radio show host, and best selling author, Dave Ramsey.  The FPU program has taught tens of thousands of individuals and couples to wisely spend and save in a manner that fosters financial peace.

The nine week FPU classes will start Wednesday, January 18, 2017, and will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. hereat Epiphany Catholic Church.  The cost per FPU package is $99 each.  Some partial scholarships are available.  

Outreach program volunteers, and FPU facilitators include Orlando Lopez, Jim Irwin, Matt Sanders, Mike Billington, Marc Toulon and Bill Hoffman.

To sign up email Orlando Lopez,  the leader of our Outreach (financial planning) ministry. 

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Small Group Session on the Sacraments
Jan
11
to Feb 14

Small Group Session on the Sacraments

Epiphany Parish is pleased to announce a 7 week series for ACTS alumni on the Sacraments.

The 7 small group sessions will be held immediately following the 5:30 p.m. mass starting Wednesday January 11, 2017.  These sessions will last no longer than 1 hour.

We recognize that 5:30 until 7:15 is family time and dinner time so we will be offering a place for your children to do homework, watch a movie or do a craft.  We will officially make Wednesday night Mac’ n Cheese/Hot Dog Night for the kids (we will make other arrangements if for some reason a child has special food requests).  Wednesday will also be known as Salad and Pizza or Salad and Spaghetti Night for the adults.  We will need some RSVP’s to plan accordingly-not mandatory but requested.

The schedule is as follows:
The Sacraments of Christian Initiation:
                January 11           Baptism
                January 18          Confirmation
                January 25         Eucharist

The Sacraments of Healing:
                February 1          Penance and Reconciliation
                February 8         Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament at the Service of Communion:
                February 15        Holy Orders
                February 22       Matrimony

This series will lead us up to Lent which begins on Wednesday March 1st with Ash Wednesday.  Please direct any questions or RSVP to either Rich Sealy 452-2585 or Dave Selzer, 454-2773.

This series is intended for parishioners who have attended an ACTS retreat.  If you have not and are interested in the series please contact Rich or Dave and we can make arrangements.

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Follow the Star - Childrens program
Jan
8
3:30pm 3:30pm

Follow the Star - Childrens program

January 8th 3:30-5pm at the Epiphany Parish Hall

  • Follow the Star to baby Jesus.  Join the 3 wise men on a journey to Jesus.
  • We will celebrate with crafts, music, a play, treats and a few surprises.
  • Please bring a gift for baby Jesus that will be donated to Birth Right (such as board books, baby wipes, new baby clothes)
  • For questions contact Lori Schuely 630.747.0138 loricdietzel@yahoo.com
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Cookies Galore
Dec
10
to Dec 11

Cookies Galore

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Altar and Rosary will have the annual Cookies Galore on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11 after the 4 PM, 7:30 and 9 AM masses. December 11 will be in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast.

Contact Sharon Sweeney if you have questions 309-530-5715.

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Hospice Care Presentation
Dec
8
4:00pm 4:00pm

Hospice Care Presentation

Hospice and palliative medicine was born in 11th Century Greece, but it is a young science in the United States, and therefore, is often misunderstood. The numerous benefits of hospice care can be a gift during a fragile and emotional time. As one of the Directors of Compassus Hospice, Sarah Shaw (parishioner) sees it as a great privilege for her to share with families and communities how aligning symptom management with psychological and spiritual care can provide patients and families with compassion, comfort, and support.

From Sarah: "In partnership with Deacon Michael An, who is a chaplain for OSF Hospice, we are offering to our Epiphany family the opportunity to explore options and resources at end of life, because the final journey should be about living, not dying. Through this discussion, we will redefine hope at end of life, but also, I hope to connect with more of the Parish.  My husband, Chris, and I began our journey with Alpha and RCIA last fall, shortly after our daughters, London and Addison, enrolled in Epiphany School.  We made our conversion on Easter of this year, and our girls formally converted during the time of First Communion. We certainly expected great things when we transitioned our children to Epiphany, and the School and Church both have provided us with far more blessings than we ever could have anticipated. Now we look forward to growing within this community, and since my passion is rooted in making end of life easier, sharing the gift of hospice enables me to reciprocate the same love and care to the Parish as was given to us."

Deacon Michael An and Sarah invite you to join them on December 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm in the Cenacle Room.  Snacks and beverages will be provided, and rich discussion is encouraged, so please feel free to come with any questions you may have. 

Death can be scary and losing those we love will always be hard, but with compassion and the right support in place, together we can make it a bit easier.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Rich Sealy at 309-445-2113 extension 203, or evangelization@epiphanyparish.com.

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Consecration/MarianFeast Day of the Immaculent Conception
Nov
2
to Dec 7

Consecration/MarianFeast Day of the Immaculent Conception

Join us for a 6 week small group retreat in preparation for Marian Consecration. This retreat is based on Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, book 33 Days to Morning Glory.

  • November 2, 2016 (Wednesday) – Introduction (6:30 – 8:00 pm: Cenacle Room)
  • November 9, 2016 (Wednesday) - St. Louis de Montfort(6:30 – 8:00 pm: Cenacle Room)
  • November 16, 2016 (Wednesday) - St. Maximilian Kolbe(6:30 – 8:00 pm: Cenacle Room)
  • November 21, 2016 (MONDAY) - Blessed Mother Teresa (6:30 – 8:00 pm: North Hall)
  • November 30, 2016 (Wednesday) - St. John Paul II(6:30 – 8:00 pm: Cenacle Room)
  • December 7, 2016 (Wednesday)  5:30 pm MASSConsecration / Marian Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception

To register or if you have questions contact Daryl Menke 785.383.1143
Cost $10 for book and refreshments

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Trunk or Treat
Oct
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

Trunk or Treat

Please join us for Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 26 from 5 - 7 PM. Parking and tailgating is from 5-6 and trunk or treat is 6-6:30. You can bring your own dinner or Picco De Gallo and Healthy in a Hurry food trucks will be in the school parking lot to purchase dinner from 5-7 PM. Please see the Trunk or Treat Flier for all details. Prizes will be awarded for best trunk and best costume.

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Raising Kids of All Ages With Dr. Ray
Oct
22
9:00am 9:00am

Raising Kids of All Ages With Dr. Ray

Bring the whole family for a morning talk and Q&A with nationally-syndicated radio host Dr. Ray Guarendi!  The talk promises to be hilarious, relevant, and engaging.

Dr. Ray Guarendi is a father, clinical psychologist, author, public speaker, and nationally syndicated radio host. His experience includes school districts, Head Start programs, mental health centers, substance abuse programs, inpatient psychiatric centers, juvenile courts, and a private practice.

Dr. Guarendi has been a regular guest on national radio and television, including Oprah, Joan Rivers, Scott Ross Prime Time, 700 Club, Gordon Elliot, and CBS This Morning.  His first book, You’re a Better Parent Than You Think! is now in its twenty-eighth printing.  Other books include: Back to the Family, Discipline That Lasts a Lifetime, Good Discipline, Great Teens, Adoption: Choosing It, Living It, Loving It, Raising Good Kids: Back to Family Basics, and his newest book, Marriage: Small Steps, Big Rewards.

What people are saying about Dr. Ray:

"The reception and appreciation of Dr. Guarendi's presentation by this well-educated audience can only be described as remarkable ... The enthusiasm presented by this man provides his audience with an unforgettable experience ... Truly, someone to be heard." Dr. Harold R. Walker, Ohio School Boards Association

''These adjectives come to mind after hearing Ray Guarendi speak: Dynamic, innovative, unforgettable, humorous. He reaches people personally." Jay Paris. Sr. Editor Ohio Magazine

"It has been several years since I have received as many requests for a repeat performance by a speaker as I did after your session." Pat Waddell, Assn Director Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Services

"Outstanding ... energetic ... highly recommend." Tom Nelms, Prog. Planner AT&T Network Systems

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