Family and Life

National Family and Life Week

The virtue of hope, together with faith and love, allows us to foster deep and lasting relationships within our families, with others, and with God. Through God’s love, we see others with ‘the light of hope’ (AL,117), adopting the compassionate gaze of Christ and witnessing to his steadfast and merciful love.

The CCCB Standing Committee for Family and Life and its corresponding Office have prepared a pastoral toolkit to support dioceses, eparchies, parishes, families, schools and other related movements and associations in promoting National Family and Life Week (NFLW) from 13 to 19 May 2024.

The 2024 celebration of National Family and Life Week draws its theme, “Love hopes all things,” from the words of St. Paul: “[Love] endures all things, trusts all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:7).


Message from the CCCB President
Suggestions for use:

  • Download and distribute the PDF across the diocesan and parish network, including Catholic universities, schools, or other relevant institutions
  • Share with Catholic family groups, ecclesial movements and associations
  • Include a copy in parish bulletins or post the text on your website


Catechesis for Families and Parishes
Suggestions for use:

  • Tool for discussion during catechetical and faith formation contexts
  • Ideal for groups with young people, couples, families
  • Insert in the parish bulletin or handout after mass leading up to and in preparation for NFLW 2024


Daily Prayers and Activities for Families and Parishes
Suggestions for use:

  • Print copies and distribute them to parishioners and families after mass
  • Share it digitally with family faith groups, ecclesial movements and associations
  • Invite families to sign up for a daily email during NFLW 2024
  • Facilitate a daily online session with other families to pray and discuss the activities


Social Media Campaign
Suggestions for use:

  • Share the daily saint images on your social media account (personal, parish, group, diocesan)
  • Image sizes ready for Facebook/Instagram, and Twitter
  • Consider using the suggested post text on your social media accounts found under “Guidelines for use”
  • Use the official hashtag #NFLW2024 and like other #NFLW2024 posts
  • Invite others in your faith community to share on their social media pages


Pastoral Suggestions for Mass
Suggestions for use:

  • Distribute to clergy and parish leaders
  • Includes a homily idea and suggestions for the Prayers of the Faithful


Communications Toolkit
Suggestions for use:

  • For webmasters and communication officers
  • Official logo files, style guide, webpage banner, press release, and more


Download the Full Pastoral Toolkit