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May 13-19 is National Family and Life Week

Posted : May-06-2024

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) warmly invites the Catholic faithful to celebrate National Family and Life Week 2024 (NFLW), which will take place from May 13 to 19, 2024.

This year’s theme, “Love hopes all things,” is inspired by the words of Saint Paul, the Apostle: “[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:7). This theme, linked to Amoris Laetitia, a discourse on love by Pope Francis, guides us towards hope, a theological virtue that renews our relationship with God and others.

The CCCB Standing Committee for Family and Life and its corresponding Office have developed a pastoral toolkit specifically designed for the “domestic church” in our national context. Each day of National Family and Life Week 2024 is built around specific themes, proposing prayers and activities adapted to different ages, cultures and circumstances. The kit includes a message from the CCCB President, the official National Family and Life Week 2024 logo, a catechesis, prayer intentions, daily activities for families and parishes, graphic resources for daily social media campaigns, with quotes on Christian hope, and pastoral suggestions for a family and life Mass.

Concluding on the Solemnity of Pentecost, National Family and Life Week 2024 offers a special opportunity to ask the Holy Spirit to accompany us in this celebration of life and the family.

For more information and resources, visitt: NFLW 2024 – Resource page on the CCCB website