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Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive
from on October 16, 2014
World Meeting of Families to be held in Philadelphia, PA September 21-25, 2015
Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. Each World Meeting of Families has a theme that energizes and enlivens the event while adding great depth of meaning to our understanding of families. The theme of the World Meeting of Families to be held in Philadelphia, PA September 2015 is “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society.
Ahead of next year’s meeting, Pope Francis has called 200 Bishops to Rome for a two-week meeting taking place now to discuss challenging issues Catholic families around the world are facing as part of daily life.
Within the joys and struggles of family life, the prayer below directs us to remember how much we as Catholic Christians of Anthem are a part of the Church and how our hopes and needs are related to those of people around the world.
We invite you to participate in the Synod by making the prayer of the Synod a regular part of our prayer lives.
Prayer for the World Meeting of Families — Philadelphia 2015
God and Father of us all, in Jesus, your Son and our Savior
you have made us your sons and daughters in the family of the Church.
May your grace and love help our families in every part of the world
be united to one another in fidelity to the Gospel.
May the example of the Holy Family, with the aid of your Holy Spirit,
guide all families, especially those most troubled, to be homes of communion and prayer and to always seek your truth and live in your love.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us.
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