Year of the Family “Treasure Chest” Parish Resource Starter Kit


The Office for Parish Life Team has collaborated to create for each parish a “STARTER KIT” to facilitate your planning across the entire upcoming Year of the Family.  Please unpack it eagerly and with great care – making sure to share its contents with any parish leaders who will need to know about and will benefit from the contents.  You will be receiving more details about each of these resources, but for today, the enclosures include:

  • Resource for Grandparents/Elders Day – July 25, 2021
  • Liturgical Resource to be utilized throughout the Year of the Family
  • Project idea for “Our Family Recipe” – with samples and many variations for your parish
  • Sample “ticket” invitation for a Diocesan Family Day at Knoebels – Sept 18, 2021
  • Invitation card for three upcoming initiatives to support young families: faith-sharing groups, tips and tricks for parenting, and prayer partnerships
  • Flyer describing three upcoming Family Faith Festival Workshops – join the workshops in order to prepare the actual Festival to host in your parish
  • The blessing of love and continued support from each member of the OPL Team as you bring the Year of the Family alive in your parish

Digital files of the starter kit contents can be found below:


Year of the Family Liturgical Resource

Year of the Family Recipe – Explanation

Year of the Family Blank Recipe Card

Year of the Family Sample Recipe Card

Year of the Family Blank Recipe Card in Spanish

Holy Family Ministry

Resource for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly




Resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

More information and resources for this initiative may be found on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s website at:



Putting Amoris Laetitia into Practice Family Kit from Sadlier

This kit, available in both English and Spanish, offers activity suggestions by Dcn. Matt Halbach, PhD, to support families in putting the pastoral letterAmoris Laetitia into practice during the Year of Amoris Laetitia Family. Activity 1 relates to the first three chapters of the nine-chapter papal document; Activity 2 relates to the second three chapters, and Activity 3 relates to the final three chapters.  Click here to visit the Sadlier website.