MEET THE PRESENTERS
John and Kristin Wood & Family
Dr. John R. Wood is an eye doctor and the author of three books, including “Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Mission: 5 Steps to Winning the War Within,” which has over 240,000 copies distributed to date. He has spoken at hundreds of parishes and schools across the country. His wife Kristin is certified in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd education model which she uses to teach the 2nd grade sacramental year.
John and his wife Kristin have five children, and their entire family is involved in putting on the Dragon Slayers retreat. Their family has a deep passion and love for the Catholic faith. Their dedication to the faith earned them the 2011 Centurion Award from the Diocese of Toledo, given for “Outstanding service to their parish.”
The ideas, names and methods used in this retreat are based on the book DRAGON SLAYERS, by Sir Wyvern Pugilist, copyright Joyce Denham, and are used with permission of the author.
To purchase DRAGON SLAYERS by Sir Wyvern Pugilist, go to his website dragonslayersbook.com.
I believe John is one of the great emerging Catholic voices of our time…John Wood has a passion that is contagious. Read this book... and make an effort to go and hear him speak!
Author of “Rediscover Catholicism” and “4 Signs of a Dynamic Catholic”
Parents have more sway over the religious lives of their children than is often perceived. While many churches have focused on the educational content of Sunday school, youth group meetings, and small group Bible studies, the study suggests that the "hidden curriculum" of parental lives is the most powerful religious curriculum of all.
The National Study of Youth and Religion (University of Notre Dame and North Carolina Researchers, 2001-2015)
Seventy-four percent [of adults] said they stopped identifying as Catholic between ages 10 and 20, with a median age of 13.
St. Mary’s Press and Center for Applied Research (National two year study, released Jan 2018)
A child’s moral and spiritual foundations are mostly formed by age 9.
Half of U.S. Catholics don’t know the Catholic Church’s teaching on the Real Presence. 71% of US Catholics don’t believe in the Real Presence.
37% of Catholics who attend church WEEKLY still don’t believe in the Real Presence.
Pew Research: “What Americans Know About Religion” released July 23, 2019
Of over 500 anonymous parent surveys...
PRIOR TO THE RETREAT, 50% OF PARENTS BRINGING THEIR CHILD FOR THE SACRAMENT DO NOT GO TO MASS REGULARLY, SOME PARISHES AS HIGH AS 75%.... 14% RARELY OR NEVER GO
AFTER THE RETREAT, OVER 77% SAY THEY DO PLAN ON GOING MORE REGULARLY,
20% SAY MAYBE, AND ONLY 3% SAY THEY DO NOT PLAN ON GOING MORE REGULARLY.
PRIOR TO THE RETREAT, ALMOST 70% OF PARENTS SAY THEY RARELY OR NEVER GO TO CONFESSION
AFTER THE RETREAT, 95% SAY THEY WILL GO TO CONFESSION!
AFTER THE RETREAT, 98.5% SAY THEY WILL BE MORE ACTIVE IN FAITH!
“This was AMAZINGLY! Impressive…
Great job and Thank you!”
A dad who reports that before the retreat he believed the Eucharist was “just a symbol of Jesus” and only goes to mass “Most holidays and a few other times a year.
8 VIDEO SESSIONS
Becoming a Dragon Slayer
The Light of the World
The Prodigal Son
The Examination of Conscience
Jesus is the Bread of Life
A Message for Parents
The Family Challenge
Initiation into the Order of Dragon Slayers
BONUS: Dragon Slayers interactive Jeopardy Game!
25 WEEKLY FOLLOWUP EMAILS
A Deep Roots Video Series for parents in which John and Kristin Wood share ideas, resources, and advice on building deep roots of faith in the home.
A Dragon Slayers Challenge for kids featuring 25 “Diving into the Mass” videos from My Catholic Kids to help the mass come alive!
The Knights of Columbus “Into the Breach” Video series for men
FREE DOWNLOADABLE & STREAMABLE RESOURCES
Including bonus presentations from Dr. John Wood's live presentations.
EXCLUSIVE LIST OF HIGHLY DISCOUNTED & FREE RECOMMENDED RESOURCES
Including a beautiful wooden crucifix for each family! (The crucifix is only available for the parish membership options.)
LEARN HOW TO GET DRAGON SLAYERS AT NO COST TO YOUR PARISH!
We have teamed with many local Knights of Columbus councils.
Please share this video with your local council.
We are confident they will help fund most, if not
all of your retreat costs!
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If you are signing up as an individual or for your own household, please select the “Single Family” option.
If you are signing up as a parish, please make your selection based on the size of your Sacramental class.
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Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Mission
"Become a Saint. Be Not Afraid!"