Seeking God Together: Welcoming and Accompanying Family Life from Conception to Death
Thursday, June 6th, 2013 @ 2:20 pm
Inspired by Amoris Laetitia, we have gathered together the key elements of family ministry in England and Wales, in a practical Companion to support the vocation of families.
‘Seeking God Together’ is founded on the Catholic Church’s vision for marriage and family life, sensitive to the complex reality of family today and structured across nine seasons:
to starting school
adults and single people of any age
& family life
Nest and retirement years
families where they are – not where we think they should be – building on
strengths and accompanying them in a steady and reassuring way.
a response that often begins with listening to and serving a family’s practical
needs, enabling a relationship of trust to develop. This relationship is the
seed bed for connecting with faith in God.
space for conversations in ordinary every-day language, listening to and
learning from families about love and relationships, affirming that God is very
confidence and hope, offering a map or reference guide to the different
‘seasons’ of family life from conception to death, responding to the family’s
spoken and unspoken search for God in their love and struggles.
parishes to review their accompaniment of families, helping them to identify
some take-off and landing points for ministry where family life intersects with
the life of the Church
to recommended resources
‘Family’ is a life-long vocation to grow in love