Family Prayer

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
in you we contemplate
the splendor of true love,
to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again
experience violence, rejection and division:
may all who have been hurt or scandalized
find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
make us once more mindful
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God's plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

graciously hear our prayer.


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Family Concerns

On March 19, 2021, the Church celebrates the fifth anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, on the beauty and joy of love in the family.  Pope Francis will launch the year “Amoris Laetitia Family,” which will conclude on June 26, 2022 during the 10th Meeting of Families in Rome, Italy

10th World Meeting of Families

Rome, Italy

June 2022

"Family love: A vocation and a path to holiness"

"The aim is to emphasize family love as a vocation and a way to holiness and to understand and share the profound and redeeming significance of family relationships in daily life."

Vatican Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life

“As this World Meeting of Families (WMOF) will fall on the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Amoris Laetitia, the meeting will reflect on the spirituality of the family in light of the call to holiness expressed in Gaudete et Exsultate.”

 United State Conference of Catholic Bishops

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Amoris: Let’s Talk Family! Let’s Be Family! Web site guide to the six chapters of The Joy of Love, the apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis on love in the family.

(Click image to download NCCW Domestic Violence Resource)

Click on the above image for more information on the 2014 -2015 Synods of Bishops on the Family

2015 Papal Visit Speeches & Homilies

Click on image for USCCB links to speeches/homilies