Official Family Prayer

God, our Father,

We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,

One family, in the Spirit of your love.

Bless us with the joy of love.

Make us patient and kind,

gentle and generous,

welcoming to those in need.

Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.

Protect all families with your loving care,

Especially those for whom we now pray:

(pause & remember family members and others by name)

Increase our faith,

Strengthen our hope,

Keep us safe in your love,

Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.

This we ask, through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.


Saint Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.


Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.


Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, pray for us

Service Commission

Current Events and Programs

Family Concerns

Next World Meeting of Families to be held in Rome in 2021

The 9th annual World Meeting of Families took place August 21-26 in Dublin, Ireland.  Click image above for videos and texts from the official web site.

Click the image above for the

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 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