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Our Family Masses

A warm welcome to our FAMILY MASSES this weekend, especially if you no longer live in the parish — I hope your presence today will recall happy memories. Pope Francis urges families to pray together: “It is,” he says, “a matter of humility: of realizing that we need God.” He calls families to lives of Christian witness, asking them to model their lives on the example of St. Paul, who kept the faith by sharing it. “Christian families are missionary families,” says Pope Francis, “in their everyday life, in their doing everyday things, as they bring to everything the salt and the leaven of faith!…The family which experiences the joy of faith communicates it naturally” Finally he prays: “Holy Family of Nazareth, reawaken in our society the awareness of the sacred and inviolable character of the family, an inestimable and irreplaceable good. Let every family be a welcoming place of goodness and peace for children and the elderly, for the sick and lonely, for the poor and needy.”