"Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor."
Luke 2: 51-52
Not Just Good, but Beautiful
At a time when marriage is in unprecedented crisis, Pope Francis and 15 religious leaders from around the world explore the beauty of marriage and the complementarity of man and woman as a universal cornerstone of healthy families, communities, and societies.
Questions about Vocations?
The ABCS of Fostering Vocations is among several good web resources for parents to introduce and discuss vocations with their children. For example:
A: Answer your children's questions honestly
Connect to the complete list here.
Ideas for Fostering Vocations, from
Links and Documents:
National Week for Life and the Family 2017:
"In his recent apostolic exhortation on marrige and the family, Pope Francis reminds us of the importance of family life and its mission to be an environment of life and love, where every member of the family is taught, cared for, and supported," said Bishop Brian Dunn.
Some suggestions for celebrating National Week for Life and the Family this year:
In September 2015, the Chafe and McKenna families and Bishop Dunn represented our diocese at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Plans are ongoing for ways to support and engage family life in our parishes and communities.
“Recognizing that much more research and discussions are needed on many aspects of family life, the committee is suggesting the following ideas which might foster family relationships," said Bishop Dunn. These ideas include:
Parishes are encouraged to discuss these and other ideas regarding family life, especially at the level of the parish pastoral council," Bishop Dunn said.
Click here to download Bishop Dunn's letter on Diocesan Family Ministry.
Family Life Ministry:
Bishop Brian Dunn