Family Conference '17
Post date: Sep 14, 2017 5:19:39 PM
Family Conference 2017
(Texas - Louisiana - Oklahoma - Mississippi)
Holy Family Nazareth Catholic Church,
November 18, 2017
8:00AM - 10:00pm
As part of the family enrichment, the Couples For Christ (CFC) Kids Ministry will be conducting a full-day retreat for the family. The CFC Family Ministries aims to target all members of the family, making each one a powerful instrument for evangelization, not only as an individual, but also together with their personal families. With each family member, or each “age group” in the family, focused on evangelization and empowerment, everyone is able to collaborate and share strengths with one another to become a powerful instrument in influencing and touching others with the love of Christ. With each family renewed, there is a bigger possibility of another family also experiencing the beauty of God’s love.
This is open to all families with children ages 4-12 years old (children older than 12 years old are encouraged to participate).
A minimal fee of $50.00 for a family of three(3) is charged to cover meals (Lunch & Dinner) and conference materials. Additional kids 12& under are $10, 13&above at $15.
To register, visit http://FamConReg.CouplesForChristDFW.org
Morning (8:00 AM - 12 Noon)
8AM - Registration Opens
Sessions 1 & 2
Afternoon (12 Noon - 6:30PM)
Evening (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Awarding & Closing Ceremonies
Session topics are geared to strengthening the family, partnered with workshops to provide practical activities for the family, parents & kids, teaching of action songs and family worship to enliven the experience. This becomes a shared experience among families which creates a support system during the retreat and a strong affirmation of faith within the community of believers.
Session 1: WE ARE FAMILY
This session aims to touch on the basic truth that children are a gift to the parents and that parents are a gift to the kids. God placed the children in their families so they can experience His love and learn how to love others. God has a very beautiful plan for our families.
However, all families are under attack. Spending less time together. Having too many distractions that lead to the weakening of faith. We need to guard our families from these attacks. We stand firm in our faith as a family through prayer. Parents are reminded that they are the primary pastors. Reminding them that a family that prays together, stays together!
Session 2: WE STAND FOR JESUS!
Isaiah 7:9 “If you do not stand firm in faith, you shall not stand at all.”
This session aims to emphasize on strengthening of faith. The home is a place where parents pass on the faith to their children. Jesus must be present in our home! Because where there is Jesus, there is love. The family is called to join daily in 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 Holy Spirit dwells. As a ministry, we want to highlight the importance of having a family meal, if not everyday, at least three times a week. As a family, this is our way of allowing Jesus to be present in our family and there is no greater foundation than having Jesus in our families.
Session 3: WE DO EVERYTHING IN LOVE
This session aims to provide directives to the family. As Christian family, it is our first calling to follow Him! This means our family should be full of love because Jesus is love!
Pope Francis said, “We are all called to love!”
L - Learn to forgive
O - Offer what we have
V - Value each other
E - Eat together
Empowering Children in Making Responsible Choices
This workshop focuses on how parents can empower children of the digital age in making responsible choices. We will learn the importance of reinforcing the parent-child relationship and developing a rooted Christianity. We’ll understand how to build a home for children to take refuge in times of outside threats that challenge their self-confidence. And lastly, together we’ll take on the challenge of how to direct children in making wise and healthy decisions.
The workshop will be led by Sister Eunice, a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth by vocation and a qualified parent-educator by profession. Sister earned her Ph.D. in Social Work from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., a certificate in Family Therapy from the Center for Family Learning in Rochelle, New York, and a certificate in Parent-Education from the Parenting Resource and Education Network, Fort Washington, PA.
Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church in Irving, Texas will be hosting the year’s events, conveniently located near the Dallas Fort Worth international airport.
Address: 2323 Cheyenne St, Irving, TX 75062
JC & Twinkle Cepe
Couples For Christ Dallas/Fort Worth