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Family Life

Family Life

"Inspired and sustained by the new commandment of love, the Christian family welcomes, respects and serves every human being, considering each one in his or her dignity as a person and as a child of God." Blessed Pope John Paul II, On the Family, no. 64

The family exists at the heart of all societies. It is the first and most basic community to which every person belongs. There is nothing more fundamental to our vitality as a society and as a Church. For, in the words of Blessed Pope John Paul II, "The future of humanity passes by way of the family" (On the Family, no. 86). A family is our first community and the most basic way in which the Lord gathers us, forms us, and acts in the world. The early Church expressed this truth by calling the Christian family a domestic church or church of the home.

There may be families who do not understand or believe they are a domestic church. Maybe they feel overwhelmed by this calling or unable to carry out its responsibilities. Perhaps they consider their family too "broken" to be used for the Lord's purposes. But remember, a family is holy not because it is perfect but because God's grace is at work in it, helping it to set out anew everyday on the way of love. (Excerpts from Follow the Way of Love: A Pastoral Message to Families, USCCB, 1994)

 
Director of Marriage and Family Life
 
Job Announcement (June 2016)
It is with great joy that the Archdiocese announces the new position of Director of Marriage and Family Life. The person who fills this position will advance the New Evangelization in this critical area of marriage and family life with a comprehensive and strategic scope of activity, working in the areas of marriage preparation, Natural Family Planning, marriage enrichment, and marriage support. From visiting parishes to help develop and strengthen efforts in NFP education, to collaborating wit
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World Meeting of Families - September 2015
 
Weeklong Congress: September 21-28, 2015
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Weekend Papal Mass: September 25-28, 2015
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