Family- the foundation stone of faith during the Year of Faith
Family- The Foundation Stone of Faith Re-Nurturing faith in our families A Few Steps
A Family that prays together, stays togetherTHE DOMESTIC CHURCH
THE DOMESTIC CHURCH AS STATED IN CCC.• 1666 The Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith. For this reason the family home is rightly called "the domestic church," a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity.
WHATS THERE IN THIS CHURCH?• The Family Altar• The Family Members• Catholic Values• Sunday Mass• Catechism• Rosary• Daily Prayers• Personal Prayers
REVIVING & RENEWING OUR FAITH IN THIS AUSPICIOUS YEARIS OUR DOMESTIC CHURCH VIBRANT?
IS OUR DOMESTIC CHURCH VIBRANT?• The Family Altar?• The Family Members?• Catholic Values?• Sunday Mass?• Catechism?• Rosary?• Daily Prayers?• Personal Prayers?
REVIVING & RENEWING OUR FAITH IN THIS AUSPICIOUS YEARA FEW STEPS TO REVIVE THEDOMESTIC CHURCH
REVIVING THE DOMESTIC CHURCH• Make a shrine for the YEAR OF FAITH – the altar, statue, cross, candle, Bible.• Pray together as a family. The Rosary, The Angelus• Indulge in the Living Word of God – Daily Flash and Jivitacho Prokas• Seek each others blessings. Who knows, you may never return home that day…..
LIVING THE DOMESTIC CHURCH• The apple does not fall far from the tree.• Demonstrate love for your spouse, your children, your neighbors, and the world.• Talk freely about the presence of God in the joys and sorrows of your life• Allow your children to witness you in private prayer. Encourage your children to pray daily on their own, to listen for God’s call, and if heard, to respond.• Re-learn how to say "please" and "thank-you".
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO?• “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ” – William James• Family Traditions based on Catholic Seasons• What’s in a name?! Celebrating Name Days• Understanding the life of the family Patron Saint.• Retrospect & Renew your faith- Confessions, Adoration & Retreats• A Family Pilgrimage• We just don’t want you to contribute MONEY, we want you to contribute YOU!
By faith, we too live: by the livingrecognition of the lord jesus, present in ourlives and in our history. – Porta Fidei 13THANK YOU