Family: the heart of the Church

I thank God that many families, which are far from considering themselves perfect, live in love, fulfil their calling and keep moving forward, even if they fall many times along the way…there is no stereotype of the ideal family, but rather a challenging mosaic made up of many different realities, with all their joys, hopes and problems.

Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), 57.

Family: the Heart of our Church!


Families come in all shapes and sizes. In our Diocese of Parramatta, we are blessed to have families from many different cultural and language backgrounds. Our Church is not buildings, but people. Together, the families of our Diocese make up the Church!

With our family hub, we hope to reach all families around the Diocese. Here you’ll find interesting and interactive resources you can use and share with your family: documents from Pope Francis, prayer materials, videos, articles, social media tiles, even a place to share your own stories of love and kindness within your family.

This hub is also where you'll find important information about how the Church is celebrating the family, and about the World Meeting of Families, which will be held in Rome in June 2022.


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Family: the Heart of our Church!


Families come in all shapes and sizes. In our Diocese of Parramatta, we are blessed to have families from many different cultural and language backgrounds. Our Church is not buildings, but people. Together, the families of our Diocese make up the Church!

With our family hub, we hope to reach all families around the Diocese. Here you’ll find interesting and interactive resources you can use and share with your family: documents from Pope Francis, prayer materials, videos, articles, social media tiles, even a place to share your own stories of love and kindness within your family.

This hub is also where you'll find important information about how the Church is celebrating the family, and about the World Meeting of Families, which will be held in Rome in June 2022.


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FUEL FOR YOUR FAMILY

Here you’ll find resources to watch, listen to, share, read, and pray with your family.



Find more at the 2022 World Meeting of Family Website here

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Family members show love for one another in a diverse range of ways. How do you show the members of your family that they’re loved and valued? Maybe it’s through a smile, a kind word, helping them out with jobs, or doing unexpected little acts of kindness? Whatever you do, we’d love to hear from you!

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AMORIS LAETITIA FAMILY YEAR


Have you heard about the Year of the Family? Explore the boxes below to find out more!


What's the Year of the Family?

It's an initiative developed by Pope Francis to reach all families around the world.

Why are families
important?

Families are central to the Church and the place where we grow in faith and love.

What is the timeline of the YOTF?

The YOTF began on March 19, 2021 and ends with the World Meeting of Families on June 26, 2022.

What are
the goals?

The YOTF aims to reach every family around the world in every situation, providing resources and encouraging them to live their mission through evangelisation, catechesis and formation.

How can my family
be involved?

Visit the official website and explore the resources available.