Dr. Peter J. Colosi explores chapter 5 of Love is Our Mission Preparatory Catechesis, “Creating the Future.” This chapter explores the Catholic understanding of family, the family as a school of love and the basic building block of a healthy society, as well as the Parish as a family. Dr. Colosi was a consultant for chapter 5 and is author of the monthly “Homily Ideas”. The “Homily Ideas” are related to the Catechesis, which has 10 chapters, and the idea is for the priest to deliver one homily per month to prepare his parishioners for the WMOF. The Homily Ideas can be easily adapted to other settings to enrich study of the Catechesis. Basing his talk primarily on the Homily Ideas for Chapter 5, he gives a brief overview of key ideas from the first 4 chapters to bring out the integral message of the entire Catechesis.

The most recent “Homily Ideas” are posted each month on the official World Meeting of Families webpage here: http://www.worldmeeting2015.org/get-involved/prepare-parish/ The collected Homily Ideas of the previous months are available at the Office for the New Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia webpage here: http://www.phillyevang.org/wmof/#monthlythemes

This was a conference call for The National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers on 2/19/2015