The family, a critical force for evangelisation, is all too often considered something to be ‘serviced’ rather than empowered for the mission. At the heart of the family is the couple, whose sacramental witness is the powerhouse of the family in its mission, and it is through the couple’s relationship that the evangelising mission of the family has it potency. Drawing on the inspiration and insights of Pope Francis’ teaching on marriage and the family in Amoris Laetitia, and extensive experience in parish-based programs and accompaniment, this workshop will unpack how to make the notion of evangelisation through the family a practical reality in every home and parish.
About Francine & Byron
Francine & Byron Pirola are the directors of the Marriage Resource Centre, an Australian based organisation that develops powerful resources for parishes. Married for 28 years, they have introduced their programs into UK, Italy, NZ, Uganda, Malaysia and Singapore. They are also the chair of the Australian Catholic Marriage and Family Council.