All family life is a “shepherding” in mercy. – Pope Francis
Our families are the starting point and the center of a vocation for justice. How we treat our parents, spouses, and children is a reflection of our commitment to Christ's love and justice. We demonstrate our commitment to the Gospel by how we spend our time and money and whether our family life includes an ethic of charity, service, and action for justice. ~ U.S. Catholic Bishops, Everyday Christianity
There is an undeniable missionary dimension to the life of the family. This means families are called out into the world, to be the face and hands of Christ to others. Look to your parish, your neighbors, and your friends - chances are, you will find a place to serve in a spirit of charity and generosity. There are also many opportunities to serve within the Archdiocese of Portland - please visit the Office for Life, Justice and Peace HERE.
Corporal Works of Mercy: