NICHE - Northeastern Indiana Catholic Home Educators

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We hope you've found your Niche 
here in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Please pray for Pope Benedict XVI           Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.       Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.     Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.     Amen.

Hello! We want to introduce ourselves.  We are a group of Roman Catholic homeschooling parents trying to serve God, our families, and other homeschoolers in Fort Wayne, IN and surrounding areas.  Our primary activity is 9am Mass at Our Lady of Good Hope Parish 7215 Saint Joe Rd., Fort Wayne, IN on the First Friday of each month in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  We usually have an activity after mass at no cost.

Attendance at activities is open to all persons, single or married, regardless of religious affiliation, whether homeschooling or non-homeschooling.


The easiest way to get around is by the sidebar buttons on the left.  There are also links throughout the pages.  As you put your mouse over the link, click the left-hand button on your mouse and they'll take you to the various pages.  Please explore the site!


      Please contact Grace  for information about joining our group.  You can e-mail her by clicking on her name, or call (260) 747-6077.

Membership includes :

  • A bi-yearly newsletter of events & activities
  • Access to the members-only message board
  • Newsletter articles written by members for members
  • Articles from guest speakers to our members
  • A photo directory of members
  • Field Trips
  • Mom's Nights Out
  • Potlucks
  • Book It! Nights when children can recite a poem, or read a book report.
  • Annual Curriculum Share
  • Multiple spiritual, service, social, field trip & other activity opportunities


Annual Event - Our Annual Curriculum Share occurs early in the year and you're invited!  We get together with some of our favorite books and share what has and hasn't worked in our homeschools that year.  Moms and Dads are both invited!  It's a good way to see something of our group and get a peek at homeschooling, if you're looking for one.  Many of us find it rejuvenating and are encouraged by each other.

Homeschool Info - General information on getting your Catholic homeschool started.

Community Information - These are things in our local community that may be of interest to a homeschool family.  There is contact information as well as general information about places & events you may be interested in.

Diocese Statues - Our Bishop, John M. D'Arcy, promulgated statues and a pastoral letter to be effective as particular law for the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend on Sept. 15, 2006.  In the Guidelines, Bishop D'Arcy  reffers to the United States Council of Catholic Bishop's Approved Book list.  This is the link to it : USCCB Approved List

Canon Law - This is a PDF file of the Thesis of Father Mark Guertner, Pastor of Our Lady of Good Hope Parish.  His subject matter was Homeschooling and Canon Law.  It's 65 pages (so a little cumbersome to print out), but a good read for those that want to know what the Catholic Church's position is on homeschooling.

Community Resources - These are things in our local community that may be of interest to a homeschool family.  There is contact information as well as general information about places & events you may be interested in.

Indiana Laws - Is homeschooling legal?

 

Many of our members are very physically or spiritually involved in the battle for lives.
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