Not only would I say that the family is important for the evangelization of the new world. The family is important, and it is necessary for the survival of humanity. Without the family, the cultural survival of the human race would be at risk. The family, whether we like it or not, is the foundation. – Pope Francis’s Address on Radio Catedral, 27th July 2013
This year the Lent Talks at Our Lady Immaculate Chelmsford will centre around the Synod on Family Life. There is Mass at 7.30 pm at Our Lady Immaculate Church, Chelmsford, and the talks will begin at 8pm in the parish hall at OLI.
- 25th February – Fr Graham Smith, Chaplain for Marriage and Family Life, Brentwood Diocese – “Patience with the Synod Process”
- 4th Mar – Dr Jane Deegan “The Human Person in the Catholic World View”
- 11th Mar – Edmund Adamus, Director for Marriage and Family Life for Westminster Diocese – “Speaking on Humanae Vitae”
- 18th Mar – Dr Charles O’Donnell – “Proclaiming the the ideal of Christian Marriage to the young – and not so young.”
If you’re able and near please come along, if not please keep the Synod Fathers and families in your prayers.