The Year of the Family

On March 19, 2021, Pope Francis launched “Amoris Laetitia Family” year, a year-long celebration around the family. 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 Importance of Family

Listen to Bishop David’s message celebrating the year of the family and the important role of the domestic church. 

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk

From inside the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the Family: Interview with His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, on the importance of family. 

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Articles on The Family

Learn more about the importance of the domestic church with some of our informative articles.

Pope Francis on the Family
Pope Francis on the Family

Activities For the Family

Find great family activities during the Liturgical Year! 

Theophany of Christ (Jan. 6) Feast of Jordan Activities for the Domestic Church (the family)

If you don’t have one print an icon for the feast at www.eeparchy.com.1. Look through photo...

Making a Family Christmas Hamper for Saint Philip’s Fast

Week 1:  Find a large basket or a box that you can fill over the six weeks of St. Phillips Fast...

St. Philip’s Fast For Families Week by Week Activities

Week 1:  Feast of St. PhilipRead: Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael, John 1:43-50   The next day,...

Protection of the Holy Mother of God (Oct. 1) Activities for the Domestic Church (family)

1. Learn about it! Access the Bozhi Dity (God’s Little Children) lesson on the Edmonton Eparchy...

5 Activities for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross With the Domestic Church

1. Learn about it: Access the Bozhi Dity (God’s Little Children) lesson on the Edmonton Eparchy...

5 Things to do During the Nativity of the Theotokos

Learn about it: Access the Bozhi Dity (God’s Little Children) lesson on the Edmonton Eparchy...

Dormition of the Holy Mother of God (Aug. 15) Activities for the Family

Learn about it:Access the Bozhi Dity (God’s Little Children) lesson on the Edmonton Eparchy...

Transfiguration of Christ (Aug. 6) Activities for the Domestic Church

 1. Decorate: Do you have white sheets, tablecloths or other linens? With your children, decorate...

Palm/Flowery Sunday Activities for the Domestic Church (the family)

Learn about it: by accessing the Bozhy Dity (God’s Little Children) lesson on the Edmonton Eparchy...

The Feast of the Annunciation 4 Activities for the Domestic Church (the family)

Learn about it: by accessing the Bozhy Dity (God’s Little Children) lesson on the Edmonton Eparchy...

5 Activities for the Feast of the Encounter of Our Lord, (Feb. 2) for the Domestic Church (the family)

Watch a video: about the Presentation (Encounter) in the Temple.  For Older Children:For Younger...

Family Activities for the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas)

On December 25th (January 7) we celebrate the Feast of the Nativity in the Flesh of Our Lord, God...

Amoris laetitia

Year of the family resources and further information.