X World Meeting of Families - Rome, June 22-26, 2022 - English/Español (Vatican) Join the families present in Rome and become the protagonist of the event directly from your home. Start your journey here. Catecheses are designed to accompany this event in June 2022, a spiritual journey to follow for the 10th World Meeting of Families. English/Español
Patris Corde, (With a Father's Heart), Pope Francis on the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. 150 years ago, Blessed Pope Pius IX declared St. Joseph as Patron of the Catholic Church, so that all could better appreciate this humble carpenter and his central role in the history of salvation. Now, Pope Francis is asking all of us to observe this important anniversary with the Year of St. Joseph, from December 8, 2020 - December 8, 2021.
Pope Francis Presents Apostolic Letter Declaring a Word of God Sunday - (CRUX) To help the Church grow in love and faithful witness to God, Pope Francis has declared the third Sunday in Ordinary Time to be dedicated to the word of God. With this apostolic letter, the pope “invites us to hold the word of God in our hands every day as much as possible so that it becomes our prayer” and a greater part of one’s lived experience. Francis also encouraged people to read the Second Vatican Council’s dogmatic constitution, Dei Verbum, and Pope Benedict XVI’s apostolic exhortation, Verbum Domini, whose teaching remains “fundamental for our communities.”
The Apostolic Letter - issued “MOTU PROPRIO” by the Supreme Pontiff Francis APERUIT ILLIS instituting THE SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD
Pope Francis Announces a Synod on Youth (secretariat dot synod dot va) Pope Francis has dedicated the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. to be focused on the theme of "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment." It will be held in Rome in October 2018. Pope Francis noted: "The theme, an expression of the pastoral care of the Church for the young, is consistent with the results of the recent Synod assemblies on the family and with the content of the post-Synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Its aim is to accompany the young on their existential journey to maturity so that, through a process of discernment, they discover their plan for life and realize it with joy, opening up to the encounter with God and with human beings, and actively participating in the edification of the Church and of society."
Youth and Young Adults Synod (USCCB) Our bishops have a page dedicated to the upcoming synod with lots of information on the upcoming Synod. Check this out for links, resources, and more.
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