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New conference website

Posted by nechc on October 21, 2011

The NECHC 2012 is being sponsored by Thomas More College of Liberal Arts.  There is a new website with up to date information.

This website is being phased out and taken down.  PLEASE follow this link to the new site.


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NECHC 2012

Posted by nechc on July 12, 2011

Save the Date!

NECHC 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

sponsored by  Thomas More College of Liberal Arts.
The conference will take place at
Saint Monica Parish
212 Lawrence Street
Methuen, Massachusetts 01844
Click here for more information

Please pray for your conference, laying all our needs before the Sacred Heart of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Opinions Please!!

Posted by nechc on July 9, 2011

We would love your candid feedback on the Conference-  Let us us know what you thought of the Speakers, Vendors and your whole day!  It will help us make next year better.​578065/New-England-Catholic-Ho​meschool-Conference-2011

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Talks 2011

Posted by nechc on June 27, 2011

  • 9:30 Seton’s Deacon Eugene McGuirk in Library “Why Should I Study That? I’ll Never Use It Again!” Listen Here
  • 10:30 Fr. Henry Dorsch on Appreciating Adoration Listen Here
  • 2:30 Steve and Katie O’Brien on Marriage, Discernment and
    Homeschooling “For Homeschooling Couples”
    Listen Here
  • 1:30 Sr. Christina Miriam Wegendt, FSP, from Pauline Books
    Media Mindfulness: Unwrapping God’s Gifts to Us Listen Here
  • 11:30 Patrice MacArthur on Art in the Homeschool Classroom Listen Here
  • 12:30 Steve O’Brien, PhD on “Fact vs Fiction: Catholic History in the Homeschool Arena” Listen Here

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Thank you!

Posted by nechc on June 26, 2011

Attendees– for your kindness, appreciation, and participation.
Speakers– for sharing the Wisdom and Knowledge God has graced you with humbly.
Priests and Religious– Your vocations inspire us.
Vendors– your sacrifice in attending, shipping, discounts, and advertising is deeply appreciated.
(especially Seton, HSLDA, Pauline Books and Media, Kolbe, Nancy Larson Science, Teaching Textbooks and the colleges and the new vendors who gave us a try.)
St. Stanislaus Principal, Priests, Janitors and Volunteers– Your welcome and hospitality during such a hectic week was so kind and Christlike! And your pierogi’s are so delicious!

(My fellow committee members– your generosity and your hardworking husbands bring me to tears. I love you and thank God for you always.)

Our biggest Thank You this year is to Thomas More College, Mark Schwerdt and Dr. William E Fahey. TMC has offered to take over running and hosting of the New England Catholic Homeschool Conference for its 4th year at their Merrimack, NH campus. This will be a ministry to the poeple of New England and Catholics everywhere.

They will be managing the website, email and logistics. I am sure homeschoolers who want to help will be greatly appreciated.

Come back here soon for information on next year, MP3 Downloads of this year’s talks and photos of our day which should be available within a week.


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Vendors– Last Minute details

Posted by nechc on June 24, 2011

1. Please arrive in time Saturday to be set up by 9AM. Hall will open at 6AM.

Address is 534 Front St Chicopee, MA 01013 and here are Directions
2. We have food for you in the cafeteria— I’ll give you a coupon to show Sr Ceil to get coffee, water and food free.
3. Have my cell number in case you get lost. 413-427- six one two four

Driveway will be marked by our banners and balloons.

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Posted by nechc on June 21, 2011

We learned that there may be a traffic issue 9:45-10:45. Details coming. But you really want to hear the 9:30 and 10:30 talks anyway! Don’t worry we have coffee.

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Seton Discount

Posted by nechc on June 20, 2011

Seton Home Study School offers a $30 enrollment discount to Conference attendees as a thank you for registering and making the conference possible. A wonderful local family who has used their curriculum for years and helped our conference since it started will be available to help you make your purchases. They are also sending Deacon Eugene McGuirk to speak.

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Conference update

Posted by nechc on June 17, 2011

We heard from Kolbe Academy today. Unfortunately, they will not be able to attend as planned due to the high costs of transportation. They will still have a table, however, as a local homeschool family has generously volunteered to cover a table for them and distribute order forms. We are saddened that their representative cannot come, but we are joyous that they will still have a presence at the conference.
We have added two more vendors today, as well. Intellego Unit Studies and Art and Music Games will be vendors.
We were also contacted by Carolee McGrath of Real to Reel. She will be covering the conference for Real to Reel. We are excited to have her coming and look forward to her piece on the conference.

See you all next weekend!

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Posted by nechc on June 15, 2011

There is just enough time for 9 days of prayer for our Conference. Please pray for the Speakers, Vendors, Parish, Volunteers, and the parents God is calling. It seems like a lot to spend but remember: free shipping, door prizes, welcome bags and exploring new ideas in fellowship!

Today we packed the Welcome Bags and I created a tab at the top of the page listing the many Doorprizes available to those who registered. We are looking forward to seeing you!

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