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With Open Hearts We Prepare for Pope Francis

24C26B2400000578-0-image-a-97_1421420313861There is much excitement and anticipation for the visit of Pope Francis this September. A vital part of the preparation for the papal visit is catechetical preparation.

For those attending the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in Philadelpia, a special preparatory catechesis has been developed.  The USCCB Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth is offering a series of reflections on the official WMOF catechesis.

Even if you are not attending any event you can still reflect upon the beauty and joy of God’s plan and continue to learn and grow from the teachings of  Pope Francis.

As Pope Francis begins his 2015 Apostolic Journey to the United States on Tuesday, September 22nd – Sunday, September

27th, Telecare Television Network will live, uninterrupted coverage of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit to the United States of America. Exclusive live coverage begins on Tuesday, September 22nd.

View or download the Telecare Schedule for the Papal Trip to the US

For more information visit www.telecaretv.org

Resources for catechetical preparation:

World Meeting of Families

World Meeting of Families Prayer

God and Father of us all,
in Jesus, your Son and our Savior,
you have made us
your sons and daughters
in the family of the Church.
May your grace and love
help our families
in every part of the world
be united to one another
in fidelity to the Gospel.
May the example of the Holy Family,
with the aid of your Holy Spirit,
guide all families, especially those most troubled,
to be homes of communion and prayer
and to always seek your truth and live in your love.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!
World Meeting of Families — Philadelphia 2015

For more information or resources visit the www.worldmeeting2015.org