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News from Catholic Social Services
Date:  9/25/2012
ArticleType:  Press Release

For Immediate Release
For more information contact:
Kim Custenborder, CSSMV Development Coordinator–Northern Counties
September 24, 2012

Parenting 101 Class Offered at October Parish Café

Versailles, OH -- St. Denis and Holy Family parishes in collaboration with Catholic Social Services will be hosting their second “Parish Café” workshop for parents and other adults this year to provide information and professional support to those who wish to bring faith and values into the everyday life of their family.
This speaker series is open to the general public without cost. Programs will be held at St. Denis Catholic Church Basement, 14 East Wood Street in Versailles on the second Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted.
October’s topic is “Parenting 101” which will be held on October 10th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm and will feature speaker Michele Paulus, MS, LPCC, a Therapist at Catholic Social Services who works with children and families. Paulus will share parenting concepts that can benefit children of ages. Topics will include: bonding with your child, modeling positive behaviors, encouragement, setting reasonable expectations, and finding opportunities to express our love.
“I want to share with others how we can effectively move our children from cradle to adulthood, above all else, the importance of acting with love,” states Paulus.
Area residents of all faiths are invited to attend, enjoy light snacks and gourmet coffee.
“Parenting is such an important topic when building strong families,” explained St Denis and Holy Family pastor, Fr. David Vincent. “We should never feel we are too old to learn new and effective parenting skills. Building strong families will help us build a strong church and a strong community.”

Other upcoming offerings include:
November 14
Balancing Sports, Family, and Faith
Featuring basketball standout, Justine Raterman, her parents Jim and Karen Raterman, and Coach Jacki Stonebraker

December 12
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of America
The story of the apparitions, the roses, the tilma, and the resulting conversions will be presented in a play.

January 19
There was a wedding…celebrating the feast of the Wedding in Cana
Dr Ray Guarendi – “10 Small Steps that Lead to Big Rewards in Marriage”
Socializing, Learning, and Dancing in the for couples of all ages,

For more information about the Parish Café programs, please contact Jane Pierron of St. Denis and Holy Family at (937)-526-4945. Or visit Facebook pages of St. Denis and Holy Family Catholic Parishes or Catholic Social Services for updated information.