Family Life Conference kicks off April 1-2

March 15, 2011

HOUSTON — April 1 to 2, the Office of Family Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will host its Family Life Conference. 
The conference offers professional development for clergy, lay pastoral ministers, parish staff, movement and organization leaders and key parish volunteers in leadership positions. It is also for professionals who work with Catholic families in areas such as social work, medicine, psychology and counseling, offering workshops that provide insight into the Catholic perspective. 

The April 2 sessions are for general attendance and are offered in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. The schedule is 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and the event is at the Auditorium at St. Dominic Archdiocesan Center, 2403 Holcombe Blvd., Houston. 

Some of the keynote presenters on April 1 are Bishop Daniel Flores from the Diocese of Brownsville, speaking on the “Challenges of Family in the Modern Technological Age” and Dr. James Healy from the Diocese of Joliet, Il., speaking on “Cohabitation: What do we know? What do we do?”
On April 2 Shelia Liaugminas, Emmy-award winning print and broadcast journalist, will present “That delicate exchange, human relationships in a digital world” and Dr. Marcella Colbert, Respect Life Office Director in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, on “No CC’s: The Human Person: Beautiful and Irreplaceable.”

Conference registration includes a light continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Limited lodging is available on site at the Cameron Retreat Center. Cost is $25 per person, per night, including continental breakfast. 

For more information and reservations call 713-741-8720 or visit †