The Joy of Love: Parishes Through the Family and Couple


Whilst often perceived to simply be something which is “serviced” in a parish, Byron and Francine Pirola explain rather how the family should be the primary evangelising unit of the parish and how they should be empowered for mission. Byron and Francine elaborate by explaining the potency of a couple or family’s witness when they live the Gospel, as a genuinely powerful testimony to the faith, to the Church and to the potential of the family unit. They also draw from the teachings found in Amoris Laetitia, in particular Pope Francis’ teachings on marriage and the family.


This presentation was part of Proclaim 2016 on the theme “On a Mission of Mercy: Evangelising Parishes”, organised on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and hosted by the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay.

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