Marriage and Family: Year of Amoris Laetitia Family
“May the Virgin Mary grant that families throughout the world be increasingly fascinated by the evangelical ideal of the Holy Family, so as to become a leaven of [a] new humanity and of a genuine and universal solidarity.” Pope Francis
On March 19, 2021, the Church celebrated the fifth anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, on the beauty and joy of love in the family. On this same day, Pope Francis launched the year “Amoris Laetitia Family,” which will conclude on June 26, 2022, during the X Meeting of Families in Rome with the Holy Father.
Read the full text of Pope Francis' post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia.
Amoris Laetitia Resources:
Vatican Amoris Laetitia: http://www.laityfamilylife.va/content/laityfamilylife/en/amoris-laetitia.html
Catholic Mom on Amoris Laetitia: https://www.catholicmom.com/articles/2016/04/08/amoris-laetitia-joy-love
We often refer to our church community as our faith family, and we hear our homes referred to as the domestic church. These terms assume that we share an understanding of what a family should be -- the people who will embrace us in our joys and our stumbles... the circle who will see the best in us and yet still challenge us to grow and strive... the place where we are nourished and safe... the feeling that most closely resembles God's love for us. In this year of Amoris Laetitia, we strive to support the family through our reflection of Christ.
Here is the prayer that our parish will be praying at each weekend Mass from the Feast of the Holy Family through June 2022:
"Date Night In" Ideas
Celebrate World Marriage Day (the second Sunday in February) and Valentine's Day (February 14) with some of these ideas: Date Night In
Of course the fabric of our families is strengthened and enriched by the love and interaction of multiple generations. Visit our website's pages dedicated to:
For Family Life:
Home - Our Mission is to Support & Empower Caregivers Through the Gift of Faith (nourishforcaregivers.com)
How To Take Young Children to Mass - For Your Marriage
Praying with our kids - Catholic Digest
Family Prayer | Faith First
Domestic Church Formation :: Domestic Church :: North America (domesticchurchfamilies.com)
Home - Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (healthymarriageinfo.org)
Ave Explores: Catholic Family Life | Ave Maria Press
Walking with Moms in Need
A Catholic Mom's Life: A Catholic Mom's Life - YouTube
One of Nine: one of nine - YouTube