Engaging in the implementation of the family of parishes model, includes engaging the lay faithful in this endeavor. The Great Commission of Jesus Christ calls us all to go and make disciples, and we can do that by making our Families of Parishes places where people can encounter Jesus anew, grow in faith as disciples, and be equipped to be his witnesses.
The current plan includes hosting the first Family Gathering on a virtual meeting platform that accommodates a large number of participants. Each participant is asked to register (see link at bottom). The second Family Gathering will be likewise to accommodate the needs and wishes of the Family in light of ongoing concerns and possible restrictions arising from the pandemic. If conditions permit it is optimal to have third Family Gathering take place in person at a designated venue within the Family.