“The Christian proclamation on the family is good news indeed”
~ Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, 1
Proclaiming the Year of the Family
Pope Francis established the Year of the Family on March 19, 2021, the Solemnity of St. Joseph. This marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of his Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, which means "The joy of love" and explores the beauty and joy found in family life.
The Year of the Family will conclude on June 26, 2022, on the occasion of the tenth World Meeting of Families in Rome with the Holy Father.
Pope Francis established the Year of the Family to help strengthen faith and live God’s joy more fruitfully in family life.
Celebrate the Year of the Family
Sign up for At Home with Faith
Sign up for weekly issues of At Home with Faith, delivered to your in box, from the Archdiocese of Seattle's Office of Marriage and Family Life. Each issue will help your family celebrate the joy and beauty of family life with great conversation starters, faith formation resources, and more.
Pray as a family
Take this opportunity to go deeper in prayer with your family with suggestions here. Join Pope Francis to pray for families to be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic churches. Find the Year of the Family prayer below.
Discover Amoris Laetitia
Pope Francis' Amoris Laetitia means "The joy of love" and explores the beauty of joy found in family life, and it will inspire you and your family to live this joy more fully in your every day life. Sign up for At Home with Faith and get a short excerpt from Amoris Laetitia every week.
Participate with your parish
Year of the Family monthly videos
Check back often for Year of the Family videos from Pope Francis and the Discastery for Laity, Family and Life.
This is a welcome video from the Undersecretary for Family and Life and the Secretary for the Discastery. More videos can be found here.
Materials for parishes
Parishes can use these materials in their digital channels.
Follow Archdiocese of Seattle Facebook @ArchdioceseofSeattle for ongoing Year of the Family inspirations and resources, including the latest issues of At Home with Faith from the Office of Marriage & Family life.