The Catechism of the Catholic Faith refers to the family as a “domestic church” (2204). A family helps us to understand God's love because the communion of persons that we call family best exemplifies the communion of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The gift of children to a family reflects the glory of God’s creative acts. The family is a sign of God’s love.

Being a sign of Christ’s love every minute of every day challenges each member of the family. As your family shares the joys and struggles of relationship, you may find the resources on our For the Family webpage helpful. May God bless all of your good efforts!

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REBORN: YOU, YOUR CHILD, AND THE HEART OF BAPTISM

A traditional rite, an important symbol, an excuse for a family photo op around a newborn… Baptism means a lot of different things to those who experience it. What if there is a lot more happening in Baptism than most people realize?

DIVE DEEP INTO THE TRUE MEANING OF BAPTISM

The home-edition of Reborn features 3 DVDs that explore personal and sacred nature of  of Baptism for parents, godparents and, most importantly, the baptized.  With a step-by-step explanation of the rite itself, including it's place in Scripture and Tradition, Reborn shows how baptism reveals the heart of God's love for His children.  It offers practical guidance for the catechumen, the parents, and the godparents.  

For more information or to borrow a copy of Reborn, please contact Michael Horn at michaelhorn@archstl.org or 314-792-7178.