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First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly:

 the offical Prayer with the Holy Father

 

 

 

X WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES:

 Pope Francis’ video message: a widespread and multi-centric event

 

 

 

10 Videos Amoris Laetitia:
the pope and families on the Apostolic Exhortation

 

A series of 10 videos inspired by different chapters of the Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”, encourages to reread this papal document and to rediscover the family as a gift, despite every problem, obstacle and challenge that families have to face today.

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First world Day for Grandparents and the Elderly:
the Holy Father's video message

 

 

 

Forum Amoris Laetitia:
 Video message of Pope Francis for the Amoris Laetitia Forum organised by the Dicastery

 

 

Initiatives and Resources

 

1.     Forum: “Where are we with Amoris Laetitia? Strategies for implementing the apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis,” to be held from 9 to 12 June 2021, gathering the heads of offices for family pastoral ministry from Bishops’ Conferences, International Movements and Family Associations.

2.     10 Videos Amoris Laetitia” Project: a series of ten videos in which the Holy Father will explain the chapters of the apostolic exhortation, along with families who will give witness by sharing some aspects of their daily lives. Each month, a new video will be released to enkindle pastoral interest in the family within Dioceses and Parishes around the world.

3.     #IamChurcha series of videos on the faith and ecclesial involvement of persons with disabilities.

4.     “Walking with families”: twelve concrete pastoral proposals for journeying with families, inspired by Amoris Laetitia.

5.      In view of the X World Meeting of Families in Rome in 2022, Dioceses and families around the world are invited to share and deeply explore the catechesis that will be provided by the Diocese of Rome and commit themselves to carrying out ad hoc pastoral initiatives.

6.      The celebration of World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

Resources will be provided for family spirituality, pastoral formation and activity for marriage preparation, young people education in affective maturity, on the holiness of married couples and families who live out the grace of the sacrament in their daily lives.

International academic symposiums will be organized to achieve a thorough understanding of the contents and implications of the apostolic exhortation in relation to highly topical issues that affect families around the world.

#IamChurch

A series of videos on the faith and ecclesial involvement of persons with disabilities.

During the Amoris Laetitia Family Year, a series of videos on the faith and ecclesial involvement of persons with disabilities will be made available. Read all >

10 Videos Amoris Laetitia

The Pope and families

A series of ten videos in which the Holy Father will explain the chapters of the Apostolic Exhortation, along with families who will give witness by sharing some aspects of their daily lives. Read all >

25-07-2021

WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY

Every year on the fourth Sunday of July

“This is the first fruit of the Amoris Laetitia Family Year, a gift to the whole Church that is destined to continue into the future..." Read all >

09-06-2021

Forum: “Where are we with Amoris Laetitia?"

Strategies for the pastoral application of Pope Francis' Exhortation

From 9 to 12 June 2021, gathering the heads of offices for family pastoral ministry from Bishops’ Conferences, International Movements and Family Associations. Read all >

19-03-2021

Our Daily Love

Opening of the "Amoris Laetitia Family" year

 

Walking with Families

Twelve ways to walk with families following "Amoris Laetitia"

 

The following twelve proposals are just some possible ways we can commit to the pastoral care of the family in light of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Each ecclesial reality is invited to consider which of these proposals can be developed or implemented at a local level, according to its own conditions and needs.

 

1. Strengthen pastoral programs for marriage preparation with new catechumenal itineraries at diocesan and parish levels (cf. AL 205-222), in order to offer remote, proximate and immediate marriage preparation, as well as accompaniment to new spouses in the first years of their marriage. This responsibility is especially entrusted to married couples who, together with pastors, become companions on the journey for engaged couples and those new to married life.

2. Foster the pastoral ministry of the accompaniment of spouses, by means of formation encounters and times dedicated to prayer and spiritual development, so that spouses may gain awareness of the gift and grace of the nuptial sacrament (cf. AL 58-ff. And 223-230).

3. Organize meetings for parents on the education of children and the current challenges  that they face (cf. AL 172-ff. and 259-290), in response to the advice of Pope Francis, who is encouraging parents to try to understand “where children are in their journey” (cf. AL 261).

4. Promote meetings for reflection and discussion on the beauty and challenges of family life (cf. AL 32-ff. and 89-ff.), which should expand horizons both in terms of recognizing the value of the family on a societal level, as well as in creating well-established networks of pastors and families who, by their own sharing and witness, can accompany those who are struggling.

5. Enhance the accompaniment of couples in crisis (cf. AL 232-ff.), to form them into an attitude of resilience, which will help them see challenges as an opportunity to become stronger and grow in love.

6. Involve married couples in the pastoral family care of the diocese (cf. AL 86-88), and in the formation of pastoral workers, seminarians, and priests, so that they may fruitfully collaborate with families and live up to the challenges of today’s world (cf. AL 202-ff.). To this end, it will be important to foster reciprocity between the “domestic Church” and the Church (AL 200), so that each may mutually discover and value each other as an irreplaceable gift.

7. Promote a missionary vocation in families (cf. AL 201, 230 and 324), by creating times for formation in evangelization and missionary initiatives (e.g., on the occasion of children’s reception of the sacraments, during marriage preparation, anniversaries or important liturgical moments).

8. Develop programs of pastoral care for the elderly (cf. AL 191-193), which seek to overcome the “throw-away” culture and societal indifference and promote initiatives that build bridges across the different stages of life, while also providing opportunities for the elderly to have an active role within the pastoral care of the community.

9. Incorporate into youth ministry initiatives which reflect upon and discuss issues such as family, marriage, chastity, openness to life, the use of social media, poverty and respect for creation (cf. AL 40). We must succeed in sparking young people’s enthusiasm, in enhancing their ability to commit themselves fully to great ideals and face the challenges that such ideals entail. Special attention should be paid this year to children, in order to make them aware of “Amoris Laetitia Family Year” and its suggested initiatives.

10. Encourage preparation for the X World Meeting of Families with catechesis and training itineraries, which will provide accompaniment for families towards the meeting with the Holy Father, through various steps and experiences.

11. Launch initiatives of accompaniment and discernment of wounded families (cf. AL 50-ff., 241-ff. and 291-ff.), to help them discover and carry out their mission within their family and in the community, which is founded in their Baptism.

12. Organize meetings in parishes and communities in which groups can take part in a more in-depth study of Amoris Laetitia, in order to raise awareness of the concrete pastoral opportunities that occur in individual ecclesial communities (cf. AL 199-ff.).

 

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X World Meeting of Families

“Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness”

 

Pope Francis has chosen this theme for the next World Meeting of Families, which will take place in Rome in June 2022.

“Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness.” As the announcement from the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life reads: “On the fifth anniversary of the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia and three years after the promulgation of Gaudete et Exsultate, this is intended to highlight family love as a vocation and as a way of holiness, so as to understand and share the profound and salvific meaning of family relationships in daily life.”

The meeting will be organized by the Diocese of Rome and the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life. It was initially scheduled for the fifth anniversary of Amoris Laetitia and the fourth anniversary of Gaudete et Exsultate—i.e. in the year 2021—but it has been moved to 2022.

For more information: https://www.diocesidiroma.it/Roma2022_en/