Made in the image of God, humans are social beings.
It is within the family that we first learn to build loving connections with others, based on the deep knowledge that we are loved. Sometimes these ideal relationships are absent, or they break down. At these times the Christian community needs to rally around to support the individuals and the family to rebuild deeper, more nourishing relationships. It is here that the partnership between CatholicCare and Catholic schools and parishes can be most active.
For this reason, after consultation with many schools, CatholicCare’s theme for Family Week 2018 is Building Connections; Growing Together. This year’s resources focus on the dynamic concept of Family Wellbeing – how it can be celebrated and strengthened within a school or parish community, and how CatholicCare programs contribute to the wellbeing of families of all backgrounds.
As an expression of the mission of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and the Diocese of Sale, CatholicCare’s work centres on supporting people who are vulnerable and marginalised. Through its wide range of programs, it seeks to break down the barriers to social inclusion to build a stronger, more resilient society.
You, your parish, community group or school are invited to participate in Family Week 2018. The dates are: 14-20 May in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, and throughout August in the Diocese of Sale. Family Week resources are now available for download below.