YOU. Life, Love, & Theology of the Body | 10-Part Series
April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm- $15
High school Teens & their Parents are invited to participate in YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body a ‘life-changing experience’ produced by Ascension Press
*To REGISTER complete the form at the end of this page*
10-part series meeting on Tuesday evenings:
Feb 27, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7
* We will not meet on April 2 due to Spring break
6:00pm – 8:15pm
Location: Immaculate Conception in LaGrange
502 N 5th Ave, La Grange, KY 40031
WHY should you and your high school Teen(s) participate?
At various stages and ages, children wonder about human sexuality. Some will ask questions to their parents or other trusted adults, but many won’t [the large majority will turn to peers or other inadequate resources]. Approaching these topics &/or providing appropriate responses to questions often induces anxiety in parents because they either feel uncomfortable or uncertain OR because they fear their responses may influence their children to act in a certain way. “YOU“ is here for you and your teens.
In our current culture, teens receive conflicting messages everywhere they turn. To be prepared to make decisions and live independently, they deserve to know more than the rules of what’s right and wrong.
“YOU” will provide the whys behind the whats, and pave the way to authentic freedom and true happiness!
Personhood is being challenged in ways that our parents and grandparents could have never imagined! Providentially, Saint John Paul II’s writings and vision of the human person known as “Theology of the Body” has come to us for a time such as this!
“YOU” is based on Theology of the Body and the teachings of the Catholic Church!
YOU. Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body
Recipient of the 2022 How to Homeschool Award
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Who Will Facilitate?
Vincent holds a BS in Economics and a BA in Spanish (he speaks it fluently). After college he served as a permanent substitute high school history teacher at a local Catholic school.
Maria holds a BA in Psychology. After college she served as a private aide for a kindergarten student with Down Syndrome at a local Catholic school.
Justin holds a BA in Theology and is pursuing a MS in Psychology. After college he served as a FOCUS missionary for three years in Ohio. Justin has completed (6) masters level courses at the Theology of the Body Institute in pursuit of this TOB Certification.
Currently, Vincent, Maria, & Justin all serve as Content Specialists & Presenters for Family Renewal Project. As a Team they givepresentations on ‘healthy relationships’ to middle & highschoolers in over 40 schools throughout KYANA. They are great witnesses to and passionate about the Catholic faith; and are committed to helping youth understand, embrace, and live their dignity and infinite potential.
Susan is a Co-Founder of Family Renewal Project. As a volunteer she serves as the FRP Education and Formation Advisor and provides Administrative Support for Good Shepherd Institute of the Bluegrass (Catholic counseling for individuals, couples & families).
Ascension Press describes the YOU Series as a “life changing experience for teens”. In an age of “selfies” and egocentrism, YOU cuts through the noise to present an authentic view of the human person. It presents young people with the extraordinary story of their creation as unrepeatable individuals. But the program doesn’t stop there. YOU. Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body introduces teens to the truth that life is not, in fact, all about them; it is about going out of themselves to be a sincere gift for others.
WHAT is the COST and What is Included?
The cost is $15 per family
-Every Teen will receive his/her own JOURNAL to use throughout the series for taking notes and writing personal reflections
-Every household will receive one YOU: Life, Love, and Theology of the Body PARENT GUIDE to follow throughout the series and keep as a reference for the future
-Each week all participants will receive a handout with an outline and questions for the evening
-Pizza, Water, & Snacks will be provided at each session
*Ascension Press also has a ‘student workbook’ that corresponds with the series. Based in prior experience, the student workbook isn’t necessary; plus, we don’t want the teens to have the sense that this ‘like school’. If you, as a parent, want to purchase the workbook for your family, you can buy new from Ascension Press [$20 each + shipping HERE] or USED copies are plentiful on websites that sell second-hand books and for a fraction of the cost.
* SHOUT OUT * to LITTLE CAESARS Pizza in Crestwood. All of the free-standing Little Caesars locations throughout the Louisville area are owned by a local Catholic family. The family is generously donating the pizzas for all 10 weeks of this series! PLEASE remember their kindness and whenever you purchase pizza in the future, buy it from Little Caesars!
NOTE TO PARENTS
Family Renewal Project is honored to facilitate the YOU program for high school Teens & their Parents. This program will provide the opportunity for your sons and daughters [and, oftentimes, parents as well] to discover God’s beautiful plan for human sexuality and personhood through the lens of St. John Paul II’s magnificent work known as the Theology of the Body.
Understanding the truth of what it means to be a human person made in the image and likeness of God is absolutely essential to stand against the culture and the lies of the enemy who has waged war against the family and the souls of our children! YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body will cover many topics, including these more sensitive topics: gender identity, same sex attraction, contraception & abortion, pornography, and sex outside of marriage. All information is shared with utmost respect and sensitivity in an age-appropriate manner and faithful to the magisterium of the Church.
Honoring that you, as parents, are the first and primary teachers of your children; this program will supplement & in some cases provide information you teach at home. Your role in shaping your children’s lives is pivotal. Even if it does not appear to be so, they are watching and listening to you. Studies show again and again that parents have the largest influence on their children. Not peers, sports, video games, social media, etc. – but parents! You are to be commended for enrolling your child (and you/your spouse) in this program!! Children (especially teens) may shy away from saying it out loud, but they actually do want their parents to be lovingly engaged in their lives.
Each week teens will gather in one room with two facilitators, and parents will gather in another room with two facilitators. [Susan will always be with the parents, while the young adults will rotate from week to week.] Everyone will follow the same schedule and the same topics will be covered in the same order with both groups; providing you and your children the opportunity to journey through this life-changing program together. The ensuing conversations you have with your sons and daughters about the topics discussed will enrich their experience, deepen your
By completing the registration form, you acknowledge that you‘ve read this ‘note to parents’ and consent to gather in a separate room with other parents for each session while your child(ren) are with the other teens. We (the facilitators and leaders of FRP) will always honor your parental authority and do not take the trust you have placed in us for granted. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Susan (on-site facilitator) or Donna (director of FRP).
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What is Theology of the Body?
YOU. Life, Love, and Theology of the Body – 40 minute Parent Video
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