In observance of International Day of Families on Friday, May 15, the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC) Spiritual Adviser Fr Matthew Ragbir and Mental Clinician Crystal Johnson led a Zoom discussion on ‘How we can live Domestic Church during these times’. AFLC’s Episcopal Delegate Tricia Syms moderated the session.
Syms explained one of the reasons for the day’s discussion is to help persons understand the family and its role at home as a domestic church. “But a lot of people don’t know about that concept so we felt during the time of International Day of Families we would do several things to start raising awareness of that and what is our responsibility at home, in the Church and in the wider society,” Syms explained.
Fr Ragbir explained that COVID-19 has “forced” households to put a bit more emphasis on family, which, he said should have been there “all the time”.