“Family Love: A Vocation and a Path to Holiness” is the theme for the 10th World Meeting of Families which takes place this summer during the week of June 22nd – 26th.
The main event will be held in Rome and will be attended by delegates from Episcopal Conferences all around the world as well as representatives from international movements involved in pastoral care for families. Catholics across the globe are invited to download the World Meeting of Families app and so participate virtually in the events with the Holy Father via live streaming throughout the week.
Dr Antonia Braithwaite, chair of the Diocese of East Anglia Commission for Marriage and Family Life, said: “We are encouraging families and couples to download the app, which can be obtained from the official WMF website, and listen in and watch the talks and workshops and events.
The Meeting will begin with a Family Festival, followed by two and a half days of Theological-Pastoral Congress. These discussions and workshops will involve married couples, families, pastors, theologians, and family life professionals holding discussions around this year’s theme. The Meeting will end with a final Eucharistic celebration and a mandate to families at the end of the Year of Amoris Laetitia Family.
Seven catechetical lessons have been developed to accompany this World Meeting of Families. To explore these further, the Marriage and Family Life Commission in our Diocese will be holding a series of events for families throughout the coming year. These will be held at religious houses, where parents will work through these materials together while their children play.
More Information about the events at the World Meeting, as well as the catechetical materials can be found at: https://www.romefamily2022.com/en/