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Quebec Family Week
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The Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and Family is happy to share some resources with you for Quebec Family Week and the National Week for Life and Family. The theme is "Being there for the family, the Domestic Church". 


We have all experienced this year, through the pandemic, of how much our families became the privileged place for living and celebrating our faith. We hope that this theme will resonate with you too!

Below you will find resources for:

  • Communication of the events
  • Formation Opportunities (parents and pastoral workers)
  • Prayer and liturgy
  • Activities for the whole family
     

It is also a special time in the Church, with three special celebrations: Year of Laudato Si’, Year of St. Joseph and Year of Amoris Laetitia. Our resources have been created and selected around these themes.

 

1- Poster and banner for parishes and social media

We have created a special poster and a banner that can be used in your parishes and shared through social media.

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2- Mass for Life

A special Mass for Life was celebrated by Archbishop Christian Lépine on Sunday, April 25, at 5pm at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral in anticipation for the National March for Life. This mass was celebrated in French. All are welcome to watch the video of the homily and pray for the dignity of all human life! For more information, please contact the Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and Family at centredmvf@diocesemontreal.org.   
  
"You are not alone" is the theme of this year's March for Life which will be celebrated on May 13.  For more information regarding both in person and hybrid activities related to the March, please visit: https://marchforlife.ca/   
  
"Caring for life from the beginning to the end. What a simple thing, what a beautiful thing...Go forth and don't be discouraged. Care for life. It's worth it." Homily by Cardinal Bergoglio (Pope Francis) August 31, 2005  

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View this video HERE

 

3- Resources for prayer and celebration from the National Office for Life and Family

The National Office of Life and Family has created resources for our parishes, with readings for mass, prayer intentions, prayer for families, activities around the theme of "Family, the Domestic Church: A Sign of Hope and Life".  They may be found here: https://www.cccb.ca/national-week-for-life-and-the-family/

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4- Transform your Family Culture

As part of the Quebec Family Week, the Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and Family is happy to invite all parents to a workshop on family culture. In this workshop, Ms. Talitha Cere, culture consultant and certified coach for organizations and families, will guide us in evaluating our behaviors and decisions so we can gain insight into having a more satisfying family life. 

For more informations, click Here

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5- Retreat day

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The TPPF (Table provinciale de pastorale familiale) invites everyone to a retreat day by Zoom on Tuesday, May 11, from 9am to 4pm. The theme of this retreat will be “Mission famille: accueillir, accompagner, discerner, intégrer” and it will be led, in French only, by Mgr Christian Rodembourg, Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe.
For more information, please contact the TPPF at: tppf.famille@gmail.com 

Zoom link : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84996725435

 

6- Hybrid activity for families

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Celebrating Your Family: Together create a word cloud in real time! During the pandemic when many of us cannot be close to our families, we invite you to participate in this online activity that can involve the whole family, those who are near and those who are far.  Create a special memory together!

Instructions: click Here

 

7- Bible cookie recipe

Do you like cookies? Do you like to bake? Then this project is for you! This fun activity was proposed by the CECC.  Great for families with children, young or old.

 

8- Website for the Year of Amoris Laetitia

Promote this special Amoris Laetitia website and all the videos on the family. Please visit the website

 

9- Year of Laudato Si’ 


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Let's get outside and enjoy nature with this special nature scavenger hunt!  Spend some quality time together outside and challenge yourself and your children while learning to pay attention to God's gift of creation.  Share it with other families in your parish and join up on Zoom after to share about the experience!

https://www.doinggoodtogether.org/bhf/nature-scavenger-hunt  
https://www.pinterest.ca/suzelaine55/nature-scavenger-hunt-ideas/


10- Year of St. Joseph

Print off these special coloring pages and share as a family about St. Joseph and who he is in the life of Jesus.

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To download click Here  

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To download click Here

 

11- Website and resources for Quebec Family Week 


This site also has many great suggestions for activities.
https://www.quebecfamille.org/2021-edition

 

We hope that these resources can be useful to families in your area and help your communities celebrate this week in this pandemic context.