Family: The Domestic Church

Church of the Home • FamilyFaith@Home

Using the U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Message to Families, Follow the Way of Love, as a foundation and springboard, family members will explore the meaning of "the domestic church"

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Celebrating a Family Meal • Generations of Faith

Use this activity to reflect on and thank God for the special qualities of your family.

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Exploring the Mission of Our Family: Our Church of the Home • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

A family reflection that focuses on our family mission: to love God, to love each other, to forgive, to serve, to reach out to those in need.

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Church: Community of Faith • FamilyFaith@Home

Participants will be able to identify Church as a community of faith that transcends time and space.

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Home Activities: Church • FamilyFaith@Home

Ideas for exploring the idea of Church at home.

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For the Domestic Church

Communal prayer based on Article 52 of the Constitution on the Church in the Modern World. • By Bill Huebsch

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Love is Our Mission! • Faith Festivals

The theme of the 2015 World Meeting of Families with Pope Francis was Love is Our Mission: the Family Fully Alive. Inspired by the gathering, this extended event provides a gathering for families of all ages in your parish. Youth can help facilitate the day and participate with their families. • By Tom East

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Families: Our Treasure • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to help households explore Pope Francis' quotes and teachings about family. This session facilitates a local conversation about family and its gift to its members and society. • By Mariette Martineau

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