Kathy Behrens – Family Support Coordinator

Some exciting news to share from our family support coordinator.


May 18, 2020 

  Karley Wake, the Family support coordinator, at St. James and St. Mary’s has some wonderful news to share-—with the support of Michele Lallier (principal at St. James and St. Mary’s), Father Bryan Stitt (priest at St. Mary’s Canton)  and Kathy Behrens, Dr. Ray Guarendi has agreed to come to speak at St. Mary’s in Canton on May 18th  at 6:15pm! He is a Catholic clinical psychologist and has a radio show on EWTN about parenting. Besides being a psychologist, he is a stand-up comic All his advice comes across in a hilarious way in which we can relate. Dr. Ray has 10 children, so he has been in the trenches for a long time.  

 We are considering his talk “Standing Strong as a Parent and Grandparent”.  

 Below is a sneak peek of some of his talks.   




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A message from our Family Support Coordinator Mrs. Behrens – Would you like to be together with parents who are going through the same thing as you, trying to raise faith filled, loving, smart, athletic, talented children in today society?

Here’s the group for you. Please join other parents once a month for a networking group.


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Here is a wonderful link. Take some time to listen to this. “We all know that perfect parenting does not exist, yet we still struggle with the social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLZhG90HFG8

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 Looking for parenting tips and podcast, look no further.  The following link will take you to some great podcasts. They are spoken from parents who are going through some of the same things you are going through. Take a look and listen you won’t be disappointed. Look for “Notes From a Backpack” this is where you will find the podcasts. 


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From our Family Support Coordinator – Kathy Behrens

Mindful Activities for the Family Dinner Table