Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during January 2015

Monday, December 22, 2014

img 1During 2015, the World Meeting of Families will take place in Philadelphia in September and the General Synod of the Bishops on the Family will meet in October in Rome. Throughout the year, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will continue to post possible homily ideas and prayers of the faithful to help link the Sunday liturgy with the national pastoral initiative for life and family. The proposed texts for the first month of 2015 include suggestions from the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, January 1, to the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 25, including suggestions for the Sunday celebrations of the Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord. January 1 is also the World Day of Peace. The theme chosen by Pope Francis for his World Day of Peace Message is “No longer slaves, but brothers and sisters”. As usual, the suggestions for homilies and prayers can be easily adapted for family prayer, as well as for personal prayer or for use with other groups or organizations. The texts for the month of January are available on the special Life and Family webpage, under the section “Documents and activities proposed by the CCCB“.