During the closing Mass of the Eighth World Meeting of Families on Sunday, September 27, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pope Francis said, “Love is shown by little things, by attention to small daily signs which make us feel as home. Faith grows when it is lived and shaped by love. That is why our families, our homes, are true domestic churches. They are the right place for faith to become life, and life to grow in faith.”
There have been many challenges posed during this Covid-19 pandemic; however one of the blessed opportunities has been a refocusing on family life. It is out of this spirit, that the Diocese of Owensboro is pleased to offer a virtual family retreat called “Building a Family of Faith.”
These 3 hour retreat experiences are geared towards the whole family and will consist of brief talks equipping parents, family prayer experiences and engagement, and guidance in creating a family plan for establishing your home as a community of faith. You will not just hear about, but actually engage as a family in practices of faith during the retreat experience. The retreat is broken up into the following 3 sessions:
- Session 1: A Family that Prays Together
- Session 2: A Family that Talks and Shares Together
- Session 3: A Family that Plays, Worships, and Serves Together
At the close of the retreat, there will be guidance in creating a Family Faith Plan.
This retreat experience is a FREE event and will be offered at two different times. You only need to choose one of the two options if you wish for your family to attend. We are limiting registration to 20 families at each option with the hope of offering this retreat again in 2021 if it fills up or the times or dates don’t work for your family.
Option 1: Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 | 9:00AM-12:00PM– CLOSED
- Option 2: Sunday, November 22, 2020 | 1:00PM-4:00PM
Register at https://bit.ly/3lJRVxy
Upon registering your family, you will be sent a link through Zoom Video Conferencing to your email to gather with us on the day of retreat. Please contact Danny May ([email protected]) with any questions you may have about the retreat or pre-registering. This retreat is hosted by Danny May, Office of Marriage and Family Life, Charlie Hardesty, Office of Youth and Young Adult, and Ben Warrell, Director of Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp.