On March 19, 2021, Pope Francis launched “Amoris Laetitia Family” year, a year-long celebration around the family. “Amoris Laetitia Family” is an initiative of Pope Francis, which aims to reach every family around the world through several spiritual, pastoral, and cultural proposals that can be implemented within parishes, Dioceses, eparchies, universities, ecclesial movements, and family associations.

The goal is to offer the Church an opportunity for reflection and an in-depth appreciation of the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, in order to concretely experience its richness.

The global pandemic experience has highlighted the central role of the family as the domestic Church and the importance of community ties between families. Such ties make the Church an authentic “family of families” (AL 87). The family deserves a year of celebrations so that it can be placed at the center of commitment and care from every pastoral and ecclesial reality.

You can find a webcast series produced by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Office for Evangelization and Catechesis and the Catholic Organization for Life and Family and also download the reflection booklet for the webcast series