The Family Institute of Washington


2022 Parenting with Purpose Conference

"Strong Marriages, Happy Families"

A family conference for married and engaged couples Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m. to 2p.m.

Note: Fr. Scalia will offer 8 a.m. Mass at nearby Our Lady of Mercy Church.

Congressional Country Club, 8500 River Rd, Bethesda, MD On-site child care available.


Good familiesdon’thappen bychance. Effectiveparenting is an artthatrequiresfaith, hope, heart, humor, courage, good communication, organization skills, and especially, support from other good families.

Comeandenjoy hearing andmeetingour speakers

They willsharetheirexperience on whatmakes for strongmarriages and wholesome familylife. Minglewith othercoupleswhoaresimilarlycommitted to raising happy, vigorous, faith-filled children. Engagedcouplesarealsowelcome.

Fees: $90 per couple

$400 table of 10

$120 per family with Child Care (includes snack); please indicate names and ages


8:00 *Mass available at nearby Our Lady of Mercy parish

9:00 Fr. Paul Scalia - “Couples: Awaken Your Love

10:0 Dr. Mary Ortiz: Fostering Gratitude in Young People

12:00 John and Annie DeJak: Keeping Your Marriage Young and Your Parenting Creative

1:00 Austin Ruse: "No Finer Time to Be a Catholic.

Our emcee is Tom Spence


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A resource for engaged couples: for a solid Catholic pre-cana course, go to

10:30 Michael and Katherine Pakaluk: The Navigators Conference.

11:30 Continental Breakfast

12:15 Phil and Kathleen OBeirne: Smoothing marital speedbumps: sharing some experiences

1:00 Final Q and A

Our emcee is Tom Spence

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