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Webinar—Catholic Moms: Building and Sustaining Small Groups to Support the Vocation of Motherhood

March 8, 2011

3 p.m.–4 p.m.

In partnership with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and the National Association for Lay Ministry, Ave Maria Press is pleased to present this webinar, developed with your ministry in mind!

Today’s population of Catholic Moms want and need spiritual support just as past generations did, but reaching out to them and meeting their various needs can be a challenge. In this webinar, Lisa M. Hendey of and The Handbook for Catholic Moms will discuss a variety of suggestions for communicating with, encouraging fellowship among, and spiritually empowering the Catholic women of your diocese, parish, or organizations. Topics will include “What moms want," logistical and practical considerations, potential “Moms Group” ideas, and using the latest social media technologies to support and nurture the faith of your Catholic Moms.

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About Lisa M. Hendey

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs, including Catholic Mom TV and Making the Grade, a program aimed at promoting quality Catholic education. Lisa has additionally appeared on EWTN, CatholicTV and as a part of the Momnipotent DVD series. Hendey is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. She blogs at Patheos, New Evangelizers, Integrated Catholic Life,, and Productivity At Home. Her articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor.

Hendey travels nationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic new media topics. In 2013, she was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow and traveled with Catholic Relief Services in Rwanda to study and write on the aftereffects of the Rwandan genocide on the eve of its twentieth anniversary. This experience inspired the launch of “World View Wednesday” at, an initiative to keep busy mothers informed about world news developments and to aid their families in prayerfully and materially contributing to global crises and causes. Hendey speaks internationally on faith, family, and technology issues. Her schedule has included the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Catholic Marketing Network, the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, the Midwest Family Conference, and the National Council of Catholic Women. Hendey lives with her family in Fresno, California.


1 Alyssa Touey

Feb. 14, 2011
Hello Ms. Hendey, I am excited about your webinar. It will be my first ever! I have been involved in a moms group for about 10 years. I find myself in the leadership position and thirsty for some new ideas. However, I must say, my first question would be...Why is the MOMS webinar scheduled for 3-4pm??? I am a mother of five and that is my busiest hour of the day!!! Still, I am looking forward to it :) Peace and Blessings, Mrs. Alyssa Touey

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