Christian Family Life Oral Report toProvincial Convention 2016 – Sharon Geiger
Did you know that the March For Life Victoria has many organizations with many talented and knowledgeable people working on the committee? All these organizations need our help and support including United for Life BC and National Campus Life Network. I encourage you to go to their websites and find out what you can do to support them. As part of the March4Life committee I have been made aware of so much information and realized the tireless work that these people do for us to promote pro life issues. Please keep all of them in your prayers -
The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia last September brought much hope for the value of families in society today. The ninth World meeting of families will be in Dublin in 2018. Will you be there to share in the joy?
Pope Francis has written a Post Synod Apostolic Exhortation on Love In The Family. It is a letter about faith and the family, and affirms the Church's teaching that stable families are the building blocks of a healthy society and a place where children learn to live, respect and interact with others.
Our Holy Father tells us that "The Joy of Love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church. As the Synod Fathers noted, for all the many signs of crisis in the institution of marriage,' the desire to marry and form a family remains vibrant, especially among young people, and this is an inspiration to the Church'. As a response to that desire, 'the Christian proclamation on family is good news indeed'."
There are two workshops on The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) website that I would encourage you to use within your councils. One is called “Families, Christ calls us to sow Joy and Hope” and the other one is “Parents, will your children be happy?” These are excellent resources.
During this year of mercy let our hearts be filled with compassion and love for Christian traditional marriage, our families, youth, the separated, elderly, widowed and divorced and the mentally and physically challenged and vocations in the religious.
I have gained tremendous knowledge, passion and inspiration by being part of an executive team which will give me confidence on my next journey.