August 2020 Newsletter

Dear AFC Family,

In this month dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, let us be strengthened by her call: “Do not be afraid!” As she said to Sr. Lucia at Fatima, “My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.” We have our sword and shield, the Rosary and Scapular. With these spiritual weapons, we are united with the power of the Holy Family and ready to engage in the battle to save the family and take back our society. St. Joseph is the Terror of Demons and Our Lady can crush the head of Satan, so there is no need to be afraid! 

We have now completed this year’s Holy Family Fest℠ season. This summer, we encouraged the families with a spiritual battle plan called 7-Day Preparation for Family Consecration: To Jesus, through Mary, in Union with St. Joseph. If you would like us to send you a complimentary copy of this guide, please send your contact information and request to [email protected].


Please register for our upcoming Totus Tuus Family Conference℠ (Oct. 9–11, 2020). Our theme this year is St. Joseph, Pillar of Families, and we have an amazing lineup of presenters to teach you more about this great saint. Plus, the world famous, official International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima will also be at the conference.  Click here to learn more. READ MORE

AFC Pillar of Spirituality 

Build a Chapel in My Honor: August 19 Fatima Apparition


Lucia asked the Lady to cure some sick people. “Yes, I will cure some of them during the year,” the Lady promised. And then she said very sadly, “Pray, pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners; for many souls go to hell, because there are none to sacrifice themselves and to pray for them.”  READ MORE


Any prayer requests? We would love to pray for your intentions.

[email protected] or (740) 567-7700

AFC Changing Lives

Better than Disney


By Sheila, Holy Family Fest Mom

Two years in a row, my brother tried to invite us to CATHOLIC FAMILYLAND® in Ohio. We thought it was some kind of charismatic, fringe element in the Church and shelved the idea. But, our lackluster vacations of years past led us to finally taking them up on the offer and we joined them. My kids have never experienced such freedom, and I have never experienced such confidence in allowing them to roam a park. At Disney, we needed those harnesses and leashes. READ MORE

The Latest on AFC Events

Laborers in the Vineyard (23+) Retreat


Young adults, mark your calendar for the first ever Laborers in the Vineyard (LIV) retreat at Catholic Familyland®! October 23–25, 2020. The weekend will include time to relax, play sports, and catch up with CFL friends. Plus Mass, Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, and a couple of formation talks. More info here! READ MORE


Registered for the  2020 Totus Tuus Family Conference? 
The conference fills quickly so we encourage you to register soon. And bring a friend!

October 9-11, 2020

What’s New at CFL: A Place Set Apart for Families

Fun & Games at the Holy Family Fests


The miniature golf course has been very popular and enjoyed by all ages this Holy Family Fest℠ season. Throughout the summer, we continued to add obstacles to the mini-golf course and other attractions around Catholic Familyland®. Just before the fourth Holy Family Fest started, our CROSSNET games arrived. CROSSNET is a game that combines foursquare and volleyball. Once folks figured out how to play these games, they became in demand.  READ MORE

Membership News

New AFC Disciple Life Members


We are so happy to welcome Mike and Stephanie Giles and Peter and Michele Heim as Disciple Life Members in the Apostolate for Family Consecration®. READ MORE


How We Help Families
The Apostolate for Family Consecration® is a nonprofit organization that supports and challenges Catholic families to grow in holiness, grow in truth, and grow together, so that they can become fully alive in Christ. Through our events ministry, online formation, members, and prayer community, together with your support, we lead families to an encounter with the Holy Family and accompany them in their journey of faith.

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