We are made for relationship – God’s grace in Marriage supports us – Permanence and exclusivity – Birth of new life mirrors God’s creating – Care for elderly and those with special needs – No one outside God’s love – No perfect family.
Family is important to people everywhere. Families experience good moments as well as challenging times. Families need to support one another as never before.
This Lent the parish invites you to join with families locally in reflecting on how that support can be found through sharing experience, through our faith, and through the inspiration of Pope Francis's writing on this vital area.
Come along with a friend to either venue over the three weekly gatherings:
Dualla School: Tuesdays 13, 20, 27 March (7.30 - 9pm).
Boherlahan School: Wednesdays 14, 21, 28 March (7.30 - 9pm).
Some of the topics addressed in Week 1 are:
1. The equal dignity of men and women facilitating a sharing of roles and responsibilities.
2. Stresses on family life caused by unemployment, the pace of modern living, lack of suitable housing and poverty.
3. The values and dangers of social media.
4. The important role that grandparents play in handing on the faith.
Some of the topics addressed in Week 2 are:
1. We are made for relationship, to love and be loved.
2. The Sacrament of Marriage symbolises a couple’s public commitment to one another and through it a couple receives God’s grace to sustain them.
3. Permanence and exclusivity is countercultural in a world that values material things.
4. The couple that gives birth to new life is a living image of God who is the source of all life.
5. Pope Francis commends families who care for their elderly relatives and family members with special needs.
6. Jesus always preached a Gospel of Mercy and no one was outside his love.
7. There is no perfect family, but there are many great families.