National Family & Life Week (NFLW), May 7-14, 2023, is an invitation from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to the faithful in Canada to celebrate the joy and beauty of family and life by seeking out new and creative ways to live out this call in our daily lives. The NFLW theme is Jesus’ words, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (John 13:34). Love is at the heart of familial relationships and our families are a communion of love in Christ. We are “guardians of life” when we love one another within our families, as well as in wider society when we show kindness toward and care for the vulnerable and marginalized.
Explore the Pastoral Toolkit provided below, which proposes daily resources for homes, parishes, and faith communities. Let us spend NFLW 2023 united in prayer, reflection, and action, demonstrating our active support for family and life. May this special focus on family and life be a springboard for renewed pastoral action in support of families throughout the entire year!