Inter-Parish Marriage Enrichment Team
For over ten years, IMET has been coordinating resources across parish boundaries to deliver relevant and up-to-date marriage enrichment programs that strengthen marriages throughout the Joliet Diocese. With the support of our sponsor parishes, over 2,000 people have attended IMET events since 2007.
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
Holy Spirit Catholic Community, 2003 Hassert Blvd., Naperville, IL
Spark a Dialogue Between You and Your Spouse
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.
Learn more about their ministry and resources at www.messyfamilyproject.org.
"I cannot say enough about Mike and Alecia. I've listened to every podcast episode, and they literally make me want to have 10 kids! Their advice is solid, inspiring, realistic and in tune with God's plan for the family. I cannot stress how important their ministry is because of how very real the attack is on the family in our society today. I plan to support them every step of the way!"
Marriage and the Messy Family Conference
Regular Price: $50 per couple
Below you may register for Marriage and the Messy Family conference with a credit card via PayPal or you download a registration form and mail your check into IMET.
Please note that you do not need at have a PayPal account in order to pay by credit card. Receipt of the fee will confirm your registration.
To register online choose from the drop-down menu either a couple or single ticket for the event. Please fill in the remainder of the form as appropriate. When finished, click on the Buy Now button.
Register by PhoneCall Cathy and Phil Gorski at (630) 971-2406.
Regular Price: $50 per couple
To Register by Mail
Please click HERE to download a registration form. Print the form and fill in the appropriate information and mail the registration form and your check to back to IMET. Mail to:
Cathy and Phil Gorski
Register with Sponsored Parishes
Please look for your Parish Representatives and they will be happy to register you for the conference. Contact Us.
Tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend this event, please utilize the ministry opportunity to offer the tickets to another couple who may not otherwise be able to attend.