Amoris Laetitia: "The Joy of Love"


Faith begins in the Family: Bring your Views and News
Saturday, October 20, 2018

“The family is the community in which, from childhood, one can learn moral values, begin to honor God, and make good use of freedom. Family life is an initiation into life in society. (CCC #2207)” Home is the setting where an individual’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth is supported. Like a garden, a home must be tended, appreciated, nurtured and respected in order to thrive. As Pope Francis describes, in Amoris Laetitia: "The Joy of Love", families today need more support than ever as they raise the future generation of the Church. His document was meant to be a working document to support families. Let’s talk about how we can create Family Ministry within a parish: what is needed, what is possible, what are your thoughts? All are invited to join us on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 to provide input, practical advice on how we can create strong family ministry and how we can help parents and children thrive and grow in their faith, connect to their church community and invigorate parish life.

Date:  Saturday, October 20, 2018

Where:  Chancery Office, 700 King St. W., Hamilton

Time:  10:00am - 3:00pm 

Please contact Teresa Hartnett to register.

Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family

On Friday, April 8th, 2016, the Vatican released the post-synodal apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis, titled Amoris Laetitia, on love in the family. It brings together the results of the two Synods on the family convoked by Pope Francis in 2014 and 2015. 

For more information regarding the document, please contact Teresa Hartnett.

We invite you to read the documents below:

Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia - EN

Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia - FR