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Walking Together in Hope 724x1024Walking Together in Hope – Spiritual Journey for Families

Year of the Family 2021/2022

What’s Another Year?

Having hosted the World Meeting of Families so recently we could reasonably ask - what’s another year going to do for us? Will, we not have enough on our plate adapting to the post-Covid church and society? Is this all a big ask? Can the two become one?

We propose a ‘family first’ emphasis for this year by offering accessible ideas for nurturing faith at home. The Archdiocese of Dublin will provide some simple and achievable ideas for families and parishes starting in September 2021. We want to encourage families to take part in various initiatives to support faith lived in the home and celebrated together in our parishes. Our goal is to celebrate moments of hope and joy in family life, with resources suitable for learning, living and leading faith that are complementary to the way family is lived today.

The ‘Walking Together in Hope’ initiative will be launched on 25 August 2021 at Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral on the third anniversary of the visit of Pope Francis to the ‘Pro’. Pope Francis asked for this special Year of the Family to be celebrated as a preparation for the next World Meeting of Families in Rome, June 2022.

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