Area families united in faith

Anthony & Catherine Granata
Lucy Hurley & children
Parents Nathan and Denise Kropp and children Max & Izzy.

For the past 10 years, members of St. Joseph Church in Fredonia have joined together each month to celebrate the family as a constant source of strength and light, a reservoir of faith and hope in good times and bad.

The well attended intergenerational program called “Generations of Faith,” continues to unite a mosaic of families of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds. All are invited, including parents, grandparents, teens, preschool and school age children, aunts, uncles, cousins and guardians. Activities designed to promote and strengthen the family unit are shared by all, from seniors to toddlers.

With today’s fast pace, stresses and uncertainties, the importance of family life is even greater than imagined. The family, with all its joys, hopes and challenges, is the first and foremost influence on a person’s life, playing a major role in shaping each individual’s contribution to society. Family life teaches us to live, work and pray together, training each person to live peacefully in the greater world that is also called home.

According to Pope Francis, the importance of the family cannot be underestimated. The future of the world depends on the welfare of the family. “It is where we first learn to relate to others, to listen and share, to be patient and show respect, to help one another, and to live as one.”

For more information on how your family can become a part of this year’s “Generations of Faith” program, call Judy Bradley at 679-4116.