The Christian family constitutes a specific revelation and realization of ecclesial communion … it can and should be called a domestic church. It is a community of faith, hope, and charity (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2204).

The Diocese of Scranton is joyfully committed to celebrating and supporting families.  Families are the Body of Christ, peopling our parishes and bringing our diocese to life!  For further information or assistance, please contact your pastor or the Office for Parish Life.

The family is the domestic church.

-What does this mean? 

-How could my family do it?

Click below to watch a short video to help you understand how your family is/ can be holy:

In English

In Spanish

Don’t miss the reflection questions at the end!

A family often begins with a marriage.  In these cases, the marital relationship is the foundation upon which all other family relationships are built.  Please click here to access a wealth of resources to help strengthen and sustain your marriage.

“If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family.”
 – Mother Theresa

Family Enrichment
Family Support