Canada: Week for Life and Family

Stephane Bürgi and family

Edited from www.vaticannews.va

Sunday, May 9 marked the start of National Week for Life and the Family, which is focused on the family as a domestic Church in Canada. This year's theme is “Family, the Domestic Church: A Sign of Hope and Life.”

The President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has reminded that, as a domestic Church, all Christian families are called to proclaim joyfully the good news of salvation, in spite of their human weaknesses. The Canadian Bishops’ Conference has published a number of resources offering suggestions on how to celebrate the national week, either at home, remote, or in the parish. Amongst other things, families are encouraged to gather in prayer at home once a day, before or after dinner, to teach their children the basics of the Catholic faith and to pray, also with entertainment activities.

During the week, Canadian parishes are invited to give a special blessing at the end of Mass for couples who are celebrating a significant marriage anniversary. The CCCB website further provides a number of links to documents or videos on the theme of family ministry. Finally, the faithful will be encouraged to participate in the March for Life in Ottawa which will take place Thursday, May 13.

Read the original article here.

May 10, 2021 - 11:33am

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