IMET invites you to join us for our 15th annual event

Marriage and the Messy Family

Making the Most of Your Mess

LIVE In-Person Presentation

Saturday, March 4, 2023

9am – 1:00pm CST

Holy Spirit Catholic Community, 2003 Hassert Blvd., Naperville, IL 

Regular Price: $50 per couple

Spark a Dialogue Between You and Your Spouse

Spark a Dialogue Between You and Your Spouse
Develop an Intentional Catholic Family Culture
Embrace Your Role as Spiritual Leaders of Your Family

You are not alone!  Marriage and family life are messy and unpredictable, but they are the greatest adventuress you will ever have.  Families come in all shapes and sizes and develop their own unique cultures.  Gain insight, inspiration and practical tools to nurture your marriage and build unity and a Catholic culture within your home whether you are a parent or a grandparent.  Join Mike and Alicia Hernon as they share practical advice on how to make the most of your messy family life and spark a dialogue between  you and your spouse that leads to greater unity and intentional Christian parenting in your home.


We our excited to announce that the 2023 IMET Marriage Enrichment event will be an in-person event.  We are proud to announce our speakers Mike and Alicia Hernon.  Mike and Alicia are co-founders of The Messy Family Project, a ministry serving overwhelmed, busy, and distracted families.  Their podcast, The Mess Family Podcast, focuses on marriage, parenting and Catholic family life and reaches over 38,00 listeners a month.  Mike and Alicia have been married 28 years and are parents of ten children ranging from 10 to 27 years of age. 


Co-founder of Messy Family Project and father of ten, lives in Steubenville, OH with his wife, Alicia and their children. He has extensive experience in fundraising, development and politics and currently serves on the local city council. When he's not doing all things Messy Family Project, you can find Mike enjoying family time, especially with his wonderful grandchildren!


Messy Family Project co-founder, married Mike in 1994. She's the second of the ten Doman children and mother to her own ten. Her grandchildren are her greatest joy! She founded a Montessori school in Steubenville, OH in 2011 and still serves on their board. You can find Alicia at home working in her garden, reading and watching football.

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