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Events & Topic Ideas

Talks, presentations, and retreats, past and upcoming.




       Here are talks, workshops, presentations, and retreats the Finleys have given or are scheduled to give.  Kathy and Mitch—together and separately—are experienced presenters on a wide variety of topics related to practical spirituality. They present both locally and nationally, to groups large and small.  See below on this page for topic ideas. If you are interested in having one or both of them speak to your group, click on the Contact Us button above.

Spirituality 101
(Kathy Finley)
Wednesday Afternoons, 11:00am -12:30pm: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 & Nov. 5 & 12; Part II in Spring semester.
The Ministry Institute at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
Click here for a .pdf of the flyer for this series.

Christian Vocations of Marriage and Single Life
(Kathy & Mitch)
Feb. 10, 2018, 5:30pm
Sacred Heart Parish, Pullman, WA
Click here for a .pdf of the poster for this event.

Two Key Marriage Temptations: Keeping Score & Having Other Priorities
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:30pm
Hamblen Park Presbyterian, Spokane, WA

Hospitality: Cultivating Time
(Kathy) Retreat for Hospice of Spokane volunteer chaplains
Oct. 24, 2018; day-long retreat
Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, Spokane, WA

Spirituality of a Justice Seeker: Dorothy Day
Nov. 5, 2018, twilight retreat
St. Aloysius Parish, Spokane, WA

Marriage Preparation Perspectives & Skills
Nov. 30, 2018, 12:00pm
Washington State Association of Family Therapists

What is Christian Spirituality?
Dec. 16, 2018, 1:00pm
St. Aloysius Parish RCIA, Spokane, WA

Mitch and Kathy spoke on a panel at the World Meeting of Families, in Philadelphia, in September 2015.

October 9-11, 2015
Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA
Click here for a .pdf of the brochure.

October 10, 2014
St. Anne's Parish, Medical Lake, WA
For The Best of Times and The Worst of Times: Grace and Asceticism in Marriage
(Mitch & Kathy)
Click here for a .pdf of the flyer.

March 10-13, 2012
St. James Basilica, Jamestown, ND
Parish Mission on Family Spirituality
(Mitch & Kathy)

October 14, 2011
Diocese of Boise, Fall Conference
St. Pius X Parish, Coeur d'Alene, ID
The Ups and Downs of Faith Formation in the Home
(Mitch & Kathy)

April 4-6, 2008
Women's Retreat, St. Theresa's Parish, Orofino, ID
At Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, Spokane, WA

January 27-28, 2007
Women's Faith Sharing Days
Palisades Retreat Center, Federal Way, WA
Click here for a .pdf of the poster.

Topic Ideas

       Kathy and Mitch are available for a variety of informative, lively presentations, either separately or together.  Here are samples of some topics they can address for your group or gathering . . .

The Sacraments In Our Marriage

Love, Sex and the Laundry: This is Holy?

What is Spirituality and What Makes It Christian?

Seeing the Sacred in Family Life: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

Why Talking to You is So Complex

Experiencing God in the Ordinary: Women's and Men's Perspectives

Why Sex is So Good for Your Marriage

The Cycle of Marital Intimacy

The Value of Not Keeping Score

The Liturgy of Women's Experience

Claiming Our Deeper Wisdom As Women and Mothers

Male and Catholic: A Real-World Spirituality for Men

When Teens or Young Adults Say They Don't Want to Be Catholic

Created Male and Female: Listening and Working Together

The Spirituality of Parenting

Advent and You

Lent: Season of Renewal

And of course, we're always open to your suggestions . . .