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Family Life

The Pinecrest Family Life program seeks to build community among parents, providing them with the information, processes, support structure, and tools to maximize the home/school partnership necessary for successful implementation of the collaborative formative process of educating their children.
Most Family Life Programs are open to everyone. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us!
We are offering three areas of growth and enrichment for your family:
Parenting Enrichment, Spiritual Growth and Faith in Action

The Pinecrest Family Life program seeks to build community among parents, providing them with the information, processes, support structure, and tools to maximize the home/school partnership necessary for successful implementation of the collaborative formative process of educating their children.

Most Family Life Programs are open to everyone. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us!

Click on the links below for more information:

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  • 1. Parenting Enrichment

    A strong family life is one of the best gifts parents can give their children. The parenting resources can help to navigate the joys and pitfalls of parenting, especially during these challenging times.

    MILESTONE SPEAKER SERIES

    FOR ALL PARENTS:
    Dr. Leonard Sax, Sunday, Sept 17
    Leonard Sax MD PhD is a physician, psychologist, and author of four best-selling books for parents, including the the New York Times bestseller The Collapse of Parenting. In his presentation, he describes some of the challenges facing parents in 2017. He will answer questions such as “What do parents need to know in order to be effective in the modern culture?” “What can you do to boost the odds your child will grow up to be healthy, happy and successful?”

    FOR PARENTS OF 7TH & 8TH GRADERS:
    Real Love & Real Life, Saturday, Jan 27
    Presented by Family Honor, Inc., a family centered chastity organization. This weekend program is designed to help students and parents communicate with one another about important life issues including chastity and God’s gift of sexuality. Topics include the meaning of love and human worth, developing self-control and your whole self, handling peer pressure and fertility appreciation.

    FOR 8TH & 10TH GRADE PARENTS:
    Theology of the Body, Oct 10, Jan 16, Mar 6
    Family Life invites all 8th and 10th Grade parents to this event in which they will learn what their children are learning in the Theology of the Body class. The presentation will be given by Mr. Tom McCabe, Ascension Press’s Theology of the Body expert and former Pinecrest parent and faculty member. Tuesday, Aug 22 HS Parenting Wine and Cheese: Mr. Tom McCabe, Ascension Press’s Theology of the Body expert and former Pinecrest parent and faculty member, will lead discussions on the the latest parenting topics in an informal, relaxed and social atmosphere.

    FOR FATHERS:
    Strengthening your Role as a Father, Saturday Mornings Nov 4, Mar 17

    FATHER/CHILD ACTIVITIES
    Pinecrest Family Life hopes to offer parents, fun, one on one, opportunities to grow in faith and formation with their children.

    Conquest Camping Trips,  Sept 23 & 24 and Apr 14 & 15

    HS Father Son Ski Trip , Feb 16 through 18

    Daddy Daughter Dance, Friday, Mar 9

    Challenge Father Daughter Amazing Race, Saturday, Mar 10
  • 2. Spiritual Growth

    Raising kids is hard work! These faith building resources can help parents grow in their knowledge and love of God, providing time and space to be refreshed and recharged by God’s grace and perspective.

    FATHERS:
    Father Spiritual Band of Brothers, Tuesday evenings, Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 14, Dec 12, Jan 23, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 17

    MOTHERS
    Momsense, Wednesday mornings Sept 13, Oct 18, Nov 13, Jan 10, Mar 14, Apr 11
    Mom Sense is a casual get-together of moms – new moms, as well as seasoned moms. We share our techniques and struggles with the topic of the day. There will be a speaker followed by discussion. Coffee will be served with much laughter and wisdom. 

    Mother Spiritual
    Walking with Purpose, Monday mornings beginning Oct 9, 2017
    A 22 week Catholic Bible study for women that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ by offering personal study and small group discussion that link our everyday challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.

    Advent by Candlelight, Sunday, Dec 3, 2017
    This favorite Pinecrest tradition for preparing our hearts for Christmas is back again this year!

    Mother’s Prayer Group
    Advent Retreat Dec 13, 2017
    Lenten Retreat Feb 21, 2018

    COUPLES
    Half Day Couple’s Retreat, Aug 26

    Valentine Couple’s Night, Feb 10

    Beloved Video Series, Oct - Nov TBD
  • 3. Faith in Action

    Activities when the whole family can participate together to put their faith in action, serving others are offered each semester.

    Feed my Starving Children: Dec 16, 2017

    Holy Week Family Mission, March 29-31, 2017

    Do Dads: PA dad project to re-build the stations of cross and pathway – November 2016
Other spiritual activities offered at Pinecrest that do not fall directly under Family Life are listed below. Your children would love to see you at Mass!

Daily Mass: Mass 7:00am, Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel.
Rosary: Immediately following Mass.
Pre-K Mass: Every Thursday, 8:20 am in the Lower School Chapel
K-3rd Grade Mass: Every Friday, 8:30 am, LS Chapel
4th - 5th Grade Mass: Every Friday, 2pm, LS Chapel
All School Masses: First Friday of the month, US Gym
Holy Day Masses: Parents are always welcome to Holy Days of Obligation Masses at school when offered at school. Please check the Paladin Press regularly for information.
Adoration: Every Thursday all day and night. Exposition: 8:00am Thursday morning. Benediction at 6:50am Friday morning.
Confessions: Offered daily after 7:00am Mass. Tuesdays and Thursdays after 12:00pm. OLG Chapel
Blessing of Homes: Pinecrest families and friends who have never had their homes blessed are invited to have one of our priests make a visit for a blessing. Sign up by emailing Kathleen Nichols at knichols@pinecrestacademy.org.

Note: Pinecrest Academy does not offer formative preparation class for the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Communion, Reconciliation, and Confirmation). Preparation for these sacraments occurs in the family’s parish. Some parish programs recognize the foundation preparation process a student receives at Pinecrest Academy, but that decision is left to the discretion of each parish pastor. The Chaplains and Campus Ministry Office of each school are happy to assist families and students wishing to know who and how to proceed in this process.