Family and Faith

Today, more than ever, the Church is called to accompany families in the joys and challenges in what it means to be a family today, especially in the family’s mission as the domestic church in passing on the faith to their children and grandchildren.

Turning Opposition into Cooperation

God grants the awesome responsibility of being parents which is the most rewarding and sometimes the most difficult job there is. Therese McDonald (Chesterton House, Mundare) has 30+ years of accompanying parents who want to see their child reach their full potential, see their family overcome the hard things life throws their way, and find a way to maintain faith and sanity throughout.

Therese addresses the following questions:

• Tired of parenting via rewards and punishments? Stop the cycle.

• Fed up with threats, counting, the need to raise your voice? Get a first-time, yes.

• Looking for a parenting method that brings peace to your home? Learn to parent more effectively.

The Importance of the Family

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

Activities For the Family

Find great family activities during the Liturgical Year!

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Rosary For the Family eBook

“Prayer is the breath of faith”, explains Pope Francis. Even in the family “it also means encouraging family prayer during the week”, because “the family that prays together stays together”. (AL n. 227)

Praying the Holy Rosary is a special time to share with one’s family members and other families as well. During the year dedicated to St. Joseph, praying the Rosary as a family is also a concrete way of obtaining plenary indulgence. In any case, “this can do immense good for our families”. (AL 318)