Our parish is hosting a magnificent speaker, Jean Twenge, PhD

Media is a powerful tool – a good servant, a bad master.

I ask you to join me in taking a risk. On January 13th, 14th 2019 I have invited Jean Twenge, PhD, a professor at California State University San Diego to give some lectures here at St. Juliana. Please take a moment and GOOGLE Jean Twenge, take time to read her recent book; iGen. The “i” stand for Internet Generation. She has a few YouTube videos and TED TALKS on line. Her researched specialty is our youth, how to understand and direct them.

On January 13th her audience will be primarily the Confirmation classes, sponsors, and parents, yet all are invited.

On January 14th her audience will be YOU and ANYONE YOU invite. Please cast a huge net. Invite your friends at any school – grammar, high school, or college – Catholic or not Catholic.

I believe Prof. Twenge to be the best we can hear speak about our youth. Mark the date and invite your family and friends now. Learn how to understand “the kids” - she will be good for Grandparents too! Her other books include Generation Me, The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement, and The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant.

I’ve read all but the last one! ~ extracted from Fr. Mike’s Oct 21 bulletin article

Jean M. Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University,

is the author of more than 140 scientific publications and books.

Dr. Twenge frequently gives talks and seminars on teaching and working with today’s young generation based on a dataset of 11 million young people. Her audiences have included college faculty and staff, high school teachers, military personnel, camp directors, and corporate executives. Her research has been covered in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post, and she has been featured on Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Fox and Friends, NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC, and National Public Radio.

She holds a BA and MA from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She lives in San Diego with her husband and three daughters.




Sunday, January 13 from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at St. Juliana Parish Center – target audience is confirmandi + parents


Monday, January 14 from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. at St. Juliana Parish Center – target audience is adults, teachers, principals, faith formation directors, youth ministers and young adult ministry and clergy – followed by an optional dialogue segment from 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.


Monday, January 14 from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. St. Juliana Parish Center – target audience is parents of elementary students.


Parents/Adults are welcome at any or all – but children under 9th grade should not attend as subject matter is not appropriate for younger teens/children. 


St. Juliana is located at 1316 N Acacia Ave. in Fullerton. For more information or to RSVP, visit: https://igen.eventbrite.com.

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