Year of the Family


“The spirituality of family love is made up of thousands of small but real gestures.” —Amoris Laetitia, 315

Pope Francis has announced a special Year of the Family for March 19, 2021, to June 26, 2022. The year commemorates the fifth anniversary of the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Enjoy resources from Loyola Press that honor families and help families grow in faith and love.

Living as a Catholic Family

“The family is the first school of human values.” —Amoris Laetitia, 274

Family, Faith, and Fun

Holidays and Special Occasions

Liturgical Year Family Activities

Connecting Generations Choice Board

Pop-Up Catechesis Videos

Two Simple Ways to Practice Ignatian Spirituality with Family by Ginny Kubitz Moyer

Sharing the Wisdom of Time for Families

What Does Ignatian Spirituality Have to Offer Parents? by Becky Eldredge

Spirituality of Family Life by Tim Muldoon


“The family is called to join in daily prayer, to read the word of God and to share in Eucharistic communion, and thus to grow in love and become ever more fully a temple in which the Spirit dwells.” —Amoris Laetitia, 29

Praying as a Family

Family Prayer Card | Tarjeta de oración en familia

40 Ways to Foster Prayer in Your Home
40 formas de promover la oración en el hogar

Prayer in Family Life by Becky Eldredge

Pop-Up Catechesis Videos

Memories of Family Prayer by Joe Paprocki

Family Prayer Stories by Tom Quinlan

Traditional Prayers with the Family by John M. DeJak and Amy Welborn

Blessings in the Home by Elizabeth M. Kelly and Robin Davis

Music in Family Prayer by Jayne Ragasa-Mondoy and David and Mercedes Rizzo

Raising Faith-Filled Kids

“No family drops down from heaven perfectly formed; families need constantly to grow and mature in the ability to love.” —Amoris Laetitia, 324

Raising Faith-Filled Kids Flyers

These one-page flyers (PDFs) give practical parenting advice around specific themes. Flyers are available in English and Spanish.

Volantes Educando hijos en la plenitud de la fe

Estos volantes de una página (en formato PDF) ofrecen consejos prácticos para los padres sobre temas específicos. Los volantes están disponibles en inglés y en español.

How Your Family Can Learn to Notice Sacred Time Cómo lograr que su familia aprenda a descubrir el tiempo sagrado
How to Build on the Rituals You Already Have Cómo construir a partir de los
rituales existentes
How to be a Genuine, Spiritual Parent Cómo ser un padre espiritual auténtico
How to Cultivate a Forgiving Spirit in Your Home Cómo cultivar el espíritu de perdón en el hogar
How to Show Your Children What God Is Like Cómo demostrarle a sus hijos que Dios es semejante a . . .

Books and More

Use the parent resources that accompany your child’s religion book.

Christ Our Life

Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts

Parish Resources for Serving Catholic Families

“In all families the Good News needs to resound, in good times and in bad, as a source of light along the way.” —Amoris Laetitia, 290

Finding God Family Catechesis

Christ Our Life Family Catechesis

Springs of Faith

Finding God Adaptive Program

Books for Families

Six Weeks with the Bible: Finding Christ in Your Marriage

The Beatitudes for Families (50-pack; English or Spanish)

The Works of Mercy for Families (50-pack; English or Spanish)