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Family Series

Strengthening Catholic Families: 9-Part Series

September 2019 - May 2020
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Parish Hall

We invite all school and parish families to reinforce their skills as Catholic parents. The success of St. Maria Goretti is based on the success of our families. We find it very important to support our families with resources that build family bonds and strengthen the tools parents need in an ever-challenging world.

Justin Bangert, MS, LMFT is a Catholic Marriage and Family Therapist who, for more than eight years, has been professionally devoted to promoting healthy marriages, families, and communities from a Christian perspective. Monthly, from September through May, he will be presenting on various aspects of Catholic parenting. Topics will include faith, communication, social media usage, integral sexual development, and more.

Sessions are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

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Upcoming Topics

  • Wednesday, December 18 - Parenting Boundaries with Love, Logic and the Lord (Connection)
    Parents with children of all ages are invited to join Justin for a candid discussion about common challenges all parents face when attempting to raise children as God intended. With humor, stories and practical techniques, Justin will invite you to explore Biblical concepts and research-proven parenting skills that will help you parent with a focus on connection and correction, from a place of confident love.

  • Wednesday, January 15 - Topic TBD
  • Wednesday, February 19 - Topic TBD
  • Wednesday, March 18 - Topic TBD
  • Wednesday, April 15 - Topic TBD
  • Wednesday, May 20 - Topic TBD

Past Topics

  • Wednesday, November 20 - Talking So Your Kids Will Listen, and Listening So They Will Talk (Communication)
    Communication Handout (PDF)
  • Wednesday, October 16 - The Over and Under of Parenting (Balance)
    Balance Handout (PDF)
  • Wednesday, September 18 - Family as the Foundation of Faith Formation (Intentionality)
    Intentionality Handout (PDF)

About the Speaker

Justin Bangert is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over ten years of experience working with families, couples, individuals, children and adolescents in multiple settings including day-treatment centers, in-home facilities and outpatient service agencies.

He is devoted to helping people create a solid foundation for their significant relationships as well as their walk with the Lord that is based on friendship and trust, which will allow them to overcome their differences and essentially create a shared meaning throughout their journey of life together.

As a father of three and married for over a decade, he offers himself as a devoted Catholic, trying to live out God’s calling as a father, husband, family member, and contributor to the local church community.

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This presentation was very helpful and thought provoking. It will help our family start some good dialogue. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

Family Series Participant

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