Workshops & Retreats


Catholic Marriage

The Foundational Intimacy: The Eucharist as a Model for Marriage

A full-day (or overnight) workshop/retreat for Catholic couples to discover new behavioral insights into how the Eucharist (the “source and summit of our faith”) serves as a direct model for marriage. This is skills based yet rooted deeply in Catholic theology.

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Becoming a Sacrament of Pro-Activity: Keys for the Newly Married

A full-day workshop that helps newly married couples learn practical ways to strengthen their Sacrament in the critical first three to five years of marriage.

Five Keys of a Holy, Healthy, and Happy Catholic Marriage: Unlock the Power of Your Sacrament!

A full-day workshop that helps Catholic married couples understand and utilize five essential keys that all marriages need. Using 21st century brain biology, Catholic theology, and some good humor, Jim and Maureen share specific ways to make any marriage thrive!

Catholic Parenting

Catholic Parenting in the Digital Age

A two to three-hour workshop that guides parents in setting digital boundaries for their children, deriving these principles from our Catholic identity.

The Daily Dozen of Catholic Parenting (K-12)

A day-long (or shorter) workshop that offers parents the skills to create healthy, happy and holy families by fostering behaviors that transform family life. Useful for all parents and grandparents, and ideal for parents of children preparing for reception of the sacraments.

Adults at Special Stages

Catholic Spirituality of Retirement

A day-long workshop providing strategies for retired Catholics to enrich their identity as cherished members of the Body of Christ. Incorporates current research on brain biology, generativity, and wellness.

Naming and Taming Compassion Fatigue for Lay and Ordained Ministers

Using updated theological, psychological, and biological research and sources, this workshop presents practical strategies for ministers to avoid burn-out and thrive in ministry.

Adults at All Stages

Deliver Us from All Distress:

Finding Peace in Our Stress-Filled Days This all-day workshop helps participants adopt strategies to create more peace in their lives and relationships by drawing on the teachings of Christ, the Prince of Peace.

For Men only:

“Men’s Spirituality: Breaking the Chains that Bind Us!”

In this presentation, Jim shares with men principles that help men break free from common male chains that prevents us from living out our Baptismal call to holiness as Men. Issues covered include: Lust, Power, Work, Titles, Electronics, and Chemicals. Beginning with our great identity as sons of God, and incorporating lessons from being a 3rd degree black belt, Jim empowers men to become more of who they currently are: blessed and called to holiness.

Looking for a Keynote talk for Diocese or Parish? They do those as well! The Lord has blessed both Jim and Maureen with over 40 years of working as Catholic ministers at the Diocesan and parish level. With their experiences and high energy, they love to work with parishes or Dioceses building the Kingdom. Email Maureen if you have a specific need for a Keynote talk.