DECember 2022 Newsletter
There were only 6 families at our first-ever Holy Family Fest℠ 30 years ago. This year we hosted over 1,000 families at our events, ran the first-ever back-to-back Holy Family Fests℠, and got a 98% satisfaction rating. We now offer retreats every month of the year! Your donation builds a spiritual army of families who support each other throughout the year. We're excited to tell you more during our 4th annual Phone-a-thon tomorrow and Saturday! Donate now.
"When our child was diagnosed with leukemia, we did not carry this cross alone. Families we met at the Holy Family Fests reached out to support and pray for us and our son’s healing. CFL is a treasure beyond measure to our family!"
- A Mom from Illinois
Over the past 2 years, we've distributed more than 4,000 copies of 7-Day Preparation for Family Consecration. Recently the Knights of Columbus and the Council of Catholic Women brought this resource to families in Wisconsin and Minnesota. We've also partnered with Catholic radio stations to reach more families in the surrounding region. EWTN continues to air some of our programs, including the show we filmed this year with Dr. Ray Guarendi. Finally, we're very grateful to our event sponsors for their support!
We welcomed Bishop Edward Malesic (Diocese of Cleveland) for the first time at CFL. He said “I am proud of what happens here. I appreciate the family focus.” We also welcomed back Bishop Joseph Strickland (Diocese of Tyler, TX), Bishop Joseph Coffey (Archdiocese of the Military), and Bishop Jeffrey Monforton (Diocese of Steubenville) to Catholic Familyland®. All four bishops were enthusiastic about our ministry to families! The Cleveland Diocese even published an article about Bishop Malesic's visit.
"We learned that the consecration was to Jesus, through Mary, in union with St. Joseph. And the message of Fatima is the greatest message in the world right now because the family has never been under attack like it has in the last decade. In 2010, we didn't pray the Rosary, daily Mass wasn't a thing, and we didn't have a prayer spot in our house. And those were the 3 things that were really pushed that first Holy Family Fest."
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