Families are the domestic Church

Particularly at this time the words of Pope Francis on praying together mean so much:

It is in the family that we first learn how to pray. Don’t forget: the family that prays together stays together! This is important.

There we come to know God, to grow into men and women of faith, and to see ourselves as members of God’s greater family—the Church.

In the family we learn how to love, to forgive, to be generous and open, not closed and selfish. We learn to move beyond our own needs, to encounter others and share our lives with them. That is why it is so important to pray as a family! So important!

That is why families are so important in God’s plan for the Church!

Resources for celebrating Holy Week @ Home

The Mission Team of the Archdiocese have developed a series of resources to celebrate Holy Week @ Home. These resources are offered to assist both spiritually and practically in a variety of domestic church settings: a) families with young children; b) young adults; c) adults. Also included is a Penitential Liturgy for use at home.


Download some special family prayers for Holy Week from Brisbane Liturgy.


Holy Thursday family prayer Good Friday family prayer End of Lent family prayer Palm Sunday family prayer